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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Thank you

    So you ask the agent what the going rate is for your field of play but then quote a huge range of £350 to £800 yourself and then say the agent generally don't know the going rate...

    On the occassion you mentioned (the extra £100 per day), the client isn't paying you anything, the agency is. To say that the client is paying an extra £100 a day and that you'd miss out quoting a lower rate is something a chancer would say...
    And thank you too.
    I don't 'quote' that range. It's the range that's been paid for what I do. There's a difference. Also being a 'chancer' has been quite lucrative for me, so I'll take that as a compliment, thanks ever so much and cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliegirl View Post
    And thank you too.
    I don't 'quote' that range. It's the range that's been paid for what I do. There's a difference. Also being a 'chancer' has been quite lucrative for me, so I'll take that as a compliment, thanks ever so much and cheers.
    Pretty sure you said 'and then I tell them about the range that I had been interviewed for/approached/accepted, which is anything between £350-£800'

    Nothing wrong with being a chancer, I've built a career on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Overall, I don't see the issue with asking for previous rates. The only contractors that have objected in the past tend to be the assholes that waste my time and chancers that think by not saying their previous rate that they're suddently worth an extra £300 a day...
    Oh, Thanks! I can take from your post that I'm an asshole.

    The contractors from the past have more experience to catch "smart guys".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Pretty sure you said 'and then I tell them about the range that I had been interviewed for/approached/accepted, which is anything between £350-£800'

    Nothing wrong with being a chancer, I've built a so-called career on it.
    FTFY
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    FTFY
    Ouuuuch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bee View Post
    Oh, Thanks! I can take from your post that I'm an asshole.

    The contractors from the past have more experience to catch "smart guys".
    Possibly but I don't know you so hard to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    FTFY
    good one!

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