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    Hi all, first time poster with only 1 contract under my belt. I've a quick question, I was hoping to get some thoughts on.

    If I was to accept a day rate less than what I normally charge (have charged for first contract role) could subsequent employers only pay me my last day rate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeard View Post
    Hi all, first time poster with only 1 contract under my belt. I've a quick question, I was hoping to get some thoughts on.

    If I was to accept a day rate less than what I normally charge (have charged for first contract role) could subsequent employers only pay me my last day rate?

    Thanks,
    Blackbeard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeard View Post
    Hi all, first time poster with only 1 contract under my belt. I've a quick question, I was hoping to get some thoughts on.

    If I was to accept a day rate less than what I normally charge (have charged for first contract role) could subsequent employers only pay me my last day rate?

    Thanks,
    Blackbeard
    Sounds like you've been hoodwinked by an agent.

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    In most cases never divulge your current rate when discussing next role. It will have no bearing.
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    Normally charge? You charge what the agent is willing to pay and can negotiate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Normally charge? You charge what the agent is willing to pay and can negotiate.
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    Most proper contractors have a normal rate card and invite clients to bid up for their in demand skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeard View Post
    Hi all, first time poster with only 1 contract under my belt. I've a quick question, I was hoping to get some thoughts on.

    If I was to accept a day rate less than what I normally charge (have charged for first contract role) could subsequent employers only pay me my last day rate?

    Thanks,
    Blackbeard
    Maybe. I would talk to your manager about it during your yearly performance review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeard View Post
    If I was to accept a day rate less than what I normally charge (have charged for first contract role) could subsequent employers only pay me my last day rate?
    They could - it depends on how well you negotiate.

    Likewise, they could pay you significantly less or more than your last day rate - it depends on how well you negotiate.
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    Most contractors take a lower first rate to get established. Then increase to build a war chest.
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