Is it appropriate to ask what a prospective employer's expected margin would be?
I'm a contractor working on an established, long-term contract, and I'm currently in talks with a new staffing firm to represent me going forward. While trying to figure out an appropriate rate, I'm wondering if it is appropriate to ask what type of margin my prospective employer would be expecting?
I'm privy as to what my current billable rate is, and looking to ensure that my negotiations will yield a fair balance for me as well as my employer. But in doing so, I also do not want to overstep my boundaries.