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ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Nov-1-2007 20:21

I just want to get a feel for agencies that charge rent to detectives in their respective agencies. Arent these people working for you? Since when do I get a job and instead of getting paid by my employer, I have to contribue to the rent. I don't wantthis to be a flame war, but think about it. Ok I work for you heres all my money!!!

Don't hijack this thread, I just want feeback, my agency will not charge rent

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crunchpatty
crunchpatty
Old Shoe

Nov-1-2007 23:17

*sings in his hijackingest voice*

525,600 minutes.
525,000 moments so dear.
525,600 minutes - how do you measure,measure a year?
In daylights?
In sunsets?
In midnights?
In cups of coffee?
In inches? In miles? In laughter? In strife?

In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life?

How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love.
Seasons of love.

SMRT might occasionally sing from the show 'Rent', but we'll never ask new players to pay it. My feeling on this one is that if an agency hasn't built up enough stored cash to cover daily costs, it's probably not going too far.

Where's the love?


Stooby
Stooby
Well-Connected

Nov-1-2007 23:43

I don't think rent is a bad idea. £1000 a week for example is such an easy amount to find but it soon builds up the coffers. You've then got a good base there for helping people out if they get stuck for cash on an AV hunt or can't afford to pay off Shady.

So yes Ctown if all you are doing is asking for rent to cover the rental costs then that's a bit low but for agencies who like to help members out if they get stuck rent is a good way of working as a team.

But as Crunchy says it wouldn't be fair to ask for rent from new guys.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Nov-2-2007 00:40

ok crunch, I wanted this to be a serious post, you however want to make it a joke, there are other boards boards for that.

Thank you Stooby for a post in the spirit of which I was looking for.

I hope that this thread can continue much like Jojos Editorial post from way back when where we can discuss intelligently. No offense to you crunchy.

I reitertate, is it fair to sya come work her and pay me for the priveledge?

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Nov-2-2007 00:40

ok crunch, I wanted this to be a serious post, you however want to make it a joke, there are other boards boards for that.

Thank you Stooby for a post in the spirit of which I was looking for.

I hope that this thread can continue much like Jojos Editorial post from way back when where we can discuss intelligently. No offense to you crunchy.

I reitertate, is it fair to sya come work her and pay me for the priveledge?

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Nov-2-2007 00:42

ok those typos were bad

I reitertate(I admit , can't spell it) , is it fair to say come work here and pay me for the priveledge?



Stooby
Stooby
Well-Connected

Nov-2-2007 00:46

I admit I can't spell or type either... or get all my thoughts together in one go! So in addition...

Say you've got a "Officers and Directors only" rent rule. If you've got a rookie or agent that isn't pulling their weight (We've enver had one all you Endeavour guys!!!) and has been with you ages but isn't making it the effort to do what is required to be promoted I think it would be fair to ask them to pay the rent. After all they are enjoying the benefits but taking liberties in terms of the team work.

Oh and it helps if directors can inject a big sum of cash at the start for a good back up...

Gena Long
Gena Long
Sleuth About Town

Nov-2-2007 04:58

I don't know about rent, but agents Should feel the need to share the wealth after they accumlate some riches, after all they are using shared equipment and asking for Shady bail money. I have always contributed heavily to any agency I've been a part of, they were all better off when I left than when I started.




shell marple
shell marple
Con Artist

Nov-2-2007 05:49

Shaded Legends has tried asking for a weekly rent from it's established agents, but we decided we didn't like that approach. We prefer the contribute to the agency if and when you wish, in the amount you can afford.
Having said that there is one flaw in your statement ctown, you said
"Since when do I get a job and instead of getting paid by my employer, I have to contribue to the rent."
The problem is here in sleuth we are not getting paid by our agencies (employer) our employer is the client. The agencies actually are a benefit to detectives giving them advantages in solving cases. Think of rent like paying union dues..

Dark Raven
Dark Raven
Trusted Informer

Nov-2-2007 06:56

I have to agree with Mrs. Marple. Joining an agency is gaining access to ressources. The Lab, the case file, the other detective's skills, the equipment locker. Those ressources do cost money.

I also would not consider joining an agency as accepting a job. But implementing a rent for everyone, i don't know. I agree with the concept of putting money when you can. I think it's fair. Also I believe that if you are highter in the agency, you should contribute more to it and not let the same person pay for it.

Thanks Mrs. Marple for the refreshing view on things...

roamie
roamie
Well-Connected

Nov-2-2007 08:23

Miss Marple has a great point about the Cleint being the boss, not the agency. At Ona Mission we do have a stipulation in our bylaws that Officers should pay a weekly rent. This cost would be the payment of 1 AI level case. I dont really think anyone would miss it. In return, we help pay off FAs, help with travel expenses for treasure hunts, upgrade gear without charging for it, etc.

Also, the agency belongs to everyone, not just the directors. An agency is definitely a team effort. Everyone gains from a small contribution.

So, after saying all of that, I dont see paying agency rent as being all that bad. I have heard rumors that some agencies in the past have taken agents money and had ridiculous rents. But those agencies dont last long anyway and newer players need to find a good, stable agency with established directors.

And I'm sure I have typos and misspellings as well. Darn keyboard!

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