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I generally send text specific to solicitations in response to the first message specifically addressed to me.

I am trying to deal with buyer-seller labour relations in a manner which is fair, equitable, and yes gracious. For some, operating in an implicit master-slave rather than a peer-peer model of production, an aperception of arrogance or defensiveness may occur. Other than not being arrogant or defensive there is little I can do about this than note it, advise, and move on.

Below is general text for the 3 broad classes of solicitors.

  • General (IT Labor Buyer)
      I'm a Sr. SW Engineer in the Niagara Frontier region. Current rates: 30/hr for  retained support to  € 60/hr for all
      inclusive and  on-site rate  in  North America,  € 100/hr elsewhere.  A  minimum  of  two 8 hour days for on-site in
      the North-Central US and Canada, 5 days elsewhere, or a flat € 300/mo required to retain my services by  new clients
      and net 30 terms are generally available thereafter. 
      I can normally give fixed cost bids for already well defined tasks. If you are not an experienced technical manager,
      you may want to keep these facts in mind when considering the cost of IT labor: 1) what it costs for other skilled/
      professional labor (e.g. auto mechanics), 2) the well known high risk and failure rate of IT projects; with 30 years
      experience I can often guarantee my work and generally take a fraction of the time of a less experienced worker and
      3) by low balling your work you may end up paying considerably more or not completing the project at all. Also with
      respect to  the  focus many buyers have on specific packages, I generally find the time familiarizing myself with a
      new package is a fraction of the time spent analysing the project requirements, existing codebases, etc.
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  • Canadian Employer ( U.S. one with equivalent benefits or W2 job shop.)
      I'm a  Sr. SW Engineer in the Niagara region applyng for the subject job. I am open to being a T4 or W2 employee and
      have done so recently (as W2) though most of my career has been as a contractor, either independent or  thru various
      3rd parties. Regardless of the circumstances of hire, I retain  an  entrepreneurial outlook, and essentially look at 
      these gigs as 1 to 3 year contracts. My longest association with a single compay was with IBM (as a contractor thru
      various job shops) over a three distinct periods with a combined length of about 7 or 8 years in the 80s and 90s.
  • Recruiter or other Job Broker
      If you are a 3rd party that can't verify your  clients interest  first using the resume materials to your left,  the
      calendar above, and other web matter so that you can close quickly with me then you are wasting your time here. 
      I generally do not deal with third parties. Recruiters who are hired by an Employer on a retainer basis and of course
      in house recruiters are an exception (because they're not third parties).  Contract shops that aren't essentially Job
      Brokers are also not third parties (in effect thier clients become the third party). You are welcome to send my resume
      under your name if you can access it here and I have no problem with your collecting a fee for your efforts.
      FWIW, this is not a new policy and one I am only likely to refine as I have worked with only 1 or 2 brokers in the last
      ten years.