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    Hi all

    i was just wondering if there is any legal justification on finding out how much im being charged out for ?

    im not sure if there is but i would like to be able to wave legal document x.y.z to back me up if possible thanks

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    No - it will be confidential between your agent and end-client. If you're not happy with your rate, re-negotiate or walk.

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    get a life....if you're not happy with the rate then don't take it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Craig~ View Post
    get a life....if you're not happy with the rate then don't take it!
    thanks i understand you guys point completely i was just wondering if there was anything legal to back me up, yeah im looking around for new rates will prob see my contract out

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    It's nowt to do with you squire, but it's always a shock when you find out how much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blinko View Post
    Hi all

    i was just wondering if there is any legal justification on finding out how much im being charged out for ?

    im not sure if there is but i would like to be able to wave legal document x.y.z to back me up if possible thanks
    I had a similar problem when I went to get a new car last year. I signed on the dotted line , drove the car away but then I had second thoughts. I wanted to know exactly how much the car had cost them to make, how big their margin was and whether I was being ripped off.
    They told me I was a fool and to ***** right off.

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    Welcome to the board though, blinko.

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    Ask the client or ask the agent.

    Some will tell you their margin, some won't. My current one says that they won't tell me, but they will tell the client how much they are paying me.
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    The advantage of being a PM is that you are usually in charge of a budget that will include your own costs to the client. I'm never sure the agencies have twigged that, but I've never been sold in at more than 20% over my day rate - and the last one was 4%.

    OTOH I was working for a major supplier for a while and got asked to take on a short-term consultancy role at one of thier clients. I was charged out at £2k a day for a week's work when I was on around £450.

    It's rarely the agencies taking the michael, it's the big consultancies. If only the clients would work out that they could get the same people on the same risk basis for around a third the cost...
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    Often it is public sector clients that are coughing up the £2K a day for a £400 per day skillset.

    But since they are unaccountable, with a bottomless tax-payer derived budget, why worry? £2K, £20K, £200K/day, makes no odds.

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