Re: Translation rate basis
>In return, these big companies push theirCount me out. If they're going to own you body and soul anyway, let
>subcontractors really very hard, including inquiries of their expenses,
>pushing their price as low as they can get, and also try to set-up the
>contract in the most advantageous way for themselves, and the least
>advantageous way for contractors.
'em hire you as an employee and pay your health insurance and pension
Just MHO. :-)
> But,I think this is the most dangerous way how to run your business. This may
> to get a contract from such big company means to get high volume work
> secured for several years.
lead to you dependence on one source of income. And consequently, you become
more "flexible" to any request of your one (two, three) big multinational
customers. I have always tried to avoid such situation. Once such customers
drops you this might mean a couple of months before you recover from such
loss. Of course, if you manage to have big volume customer it would be
nonsense to let him go. However, I prefer to subcontract a part of my work
(even if this means more proofreading for me), in order to both keep my
customer satisfied and avoid my dependence on him.