tim.volovsek's picture

Contracted Work Days

I am completing contract negotiations and would like some data to make some comparisons.

Contract days for the following positions:
HS Principal -
MS Principal -
EL Prinsipal -

Thanks for your feedback,
Tim Volovsek

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Ballard's picture

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