.....you'll need to agree to the cut rate, bargain-bin fee the other agencies agreed to.  The position has been open since December and we really need someone ASAP.  Do you have anyone?  The manager is losing his mind - and taking it out on me!



This happens ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!


So let me get this straight.  Your company found a few recruiters during the recession that agreed to cut their fee in half?  Good job.  Thank you for helping some of the bottom feeders hang on just a bit longer.  How kind of you.




Now that Cutfee and Associates have found better clients and moved on - you expect ME to lower my fee to whatever rate they agreed to?  What am I - an idiot?  Am I not supposed to put 2 and 2 together here?




Why in the world should I be forced to make the same agreement some other bozo made with you?  (Who then could not deliver.....and has bailed on you....or perhaps left the industry all together?)



Here's an example.  I would LOVE a new Corvette.  The one I'd like is $79,000.  I convinced a salesman to sell it to me for $50K.  I was ready to buy.  That was a month ago - haven't heard from him since. 


What are the odds on the next dealership hooking me up?

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Comment by Amy Ala Miller on May 3, 2012 at 4:14pm

So true.

Comment by Maureen Sharib on May 3, 2012 at 4:33pm

Jerry, are you having a mid-life crisis?

By the way, are you and yours stopping by this summer?

Corn might come in around mid June Bob says before July 4.  If the coons and deer don't get it.

Comment by Jerry Albright on May 3, 2012 at 4:37pm

Mid life crisis? No way.  I'm quite possibly the most centered, focused, content person in my general area. 

I love corn.  Tell Bob I said hello.

Comment by Sandra McCartt on May 3, 2012 at 6:50pm

I keep tellin you Jerry, the answer to that proposal is to ask the question:

"Do you know the difference between a 50.00 dollar a night hooker and 2500.00 a night hooker?


"I didn't think so".  Call the state workforce they have some recruiters there who might help you out.


Comment by Noel Cocca on May 4, 2012 at 12:57am

Another spit my coffee on the monitor, laughing (and crying) out loud post Jerry!

Comment by Cindy Cremona, CPC on May 4, 2012 at 6:15pm

Cutfee & Associates sounds like the next best source for candidates - coz you know if they're dissing you, they're dissing their employees too!

Comment by Linda Stokes on May 4, 2012 at 6:33pm

Great Post, Jerry! Loved your comment Sandra, I think I will borrow that one. 

Comment by Scott Corwin on May 8, 2012 at 4:24pm

OK, How do I clean that post up and use it in an email blast? While still keeping the punch needed to jar some of the uneducated... Of course adding Sandra's key qualifying question. 

Comment by stephenbooth.uk on May 9, 2012 at 11:16am

Sandra,  I've heard recruiters equated to slave traders before but never that particular profession (though I can think of a few who would probably fare well as pimps/fixers).

What's wrong with a simple "Sorry, the market has moved since then.  Our fees are competative for the level service we deliver.  You do get what you pay for."?

Comment by Russ Recruits on May 9, 2012 at 1:06pm

I can confirm that its the same over here!

I've been with those bottom feeders. Done the crime & the time.

I have had even recently a software customer ask if I could help in a recruitment capacity for a role open for 6 months thus far, but got the "we only pay £1k flat fee ($1600?)..."

Sorry Mr Customer - I wont even log into Linkedin for that....



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