I had an interview that was arranged through a recruiter. I asked the person conducting the interview what the pay was like and he said "that's between me and the recruiter". I then spoke with the recruiter and she told me I wasn't supposed to ask the interviewer that. Why not? It's the company that would be paying me, not the recruiter. If the recruiter takes a cut of the pay I would otherwise be getting, is it bad to use recruiters?
The recruiter had said she submitted my request for X dollars per hour, but to me this doesn't mean anything and that's why I asked in the interview. Are there any other rules I should be aware of?
I wouldn't expect an exact answer, but knowing approximately what they pay is nice. If they pay minimum wage I wouldn't want to waste their time or mine in any more interviews.