I just read an article in HNH about bullfighters undercutting rates for events. The gist of the article was that if a bullfighter is getting $500 for an event, a newcomer or someone not wanting to do it for a living comes along and offers to do it for $250 or $100, and the rodeo or bull riding manager takes them up on it. I knew this kind of undercutting was happening in the medical transcription profession (I'm an MT manager), and it's sad to see it happening here too. These guys and gals are putting their lives on the line at a per event rate. If they're not getting what they're worth, are the good ones going to continue to do it?
I know that bull riding and rodeo in general are a tenuous way to make a living, but it seems like the scales are so wide regarding payment. Is there a standard fee for the bullfighters, a bullfighter association, or anything like that which can protect the rates for the fighters?
Post by onehotcowboy on Nov 20, 2005 23:51:37 GMT -5
Well, unfortunatly thats the way it works 80% of the time. Like you mentioned, it happens with everything in the world. Whether your a carpenter, mechanic, bullfighter.......people underbid all the time. NOT everyone...but alot. I may charge more, and get less work for it.....but Im making more by doing less...if that makes sense. Especially if you take into consideration all your travel expenses. There are no standard fee's, there ARE some bullfighting associations, that help there members, and would like to help the industry as a whole.....but...EVERYONE has to comply. And you know the ole saying about one bad apple. Hope this helped....
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