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Not "Agent", but the word "Employer" is a bit heavy. any other smoother nicer word that means Employ

 
 
Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 01:19 pm
I am building a website 2 connect talents with Agents, but Agents can be a bride looking for a singer for her wedding or a chef for her dinner party. I am afraid the audience will not link the word agent to any kind of employer, and the word "Employer" sounds heavy. What other words can you suggest?
 
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 01:27 pm
Perhaps 'client'. The word 'agent' does not mean what you seem to think it does.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 01:45 pm
@contrex,
em·ploy·er
[əmˈploiər]
NOUN
a person or organization that employs people.
synonyms: manager · boss · proprietor · director · chief executive ·
chief · president · head man · head woman · bossman · skipper · padrone · company · firm · business · organization · manufacturer
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 01:51 pm
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:
em·ploy·er

Mansplaining what 'employer' means... yes, I knew that, but the person who uses the web site to find a wedding singer or chef, or whatever, is a client of that web site. When I worked for an employment agency, the people or companies who used us to get temporary workers with specified skills for a day or a week or six months were the 'clients'. We linked workers with clients, and made money by charging the clients a fee for our services.

cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 01:57 pm
@contrex,
There's still a boss/employee relationship.
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 02:08 pm
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:

There's still a boss/employee relationship.

What the OP was asking about was an alternative to 'employer' and I supplied 'client', which has a history of use for this purpose.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 02:13 pm
@contrex,
Boss/employee, boss/client, and boss/customer.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 02:18 pm
The OP wanted an alternative to employer, and seemed to be using 'agent' which will not do.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 02:19 pm
@contrex,
manager · boss · proprietor · director · chief executive ·chief · president · head man · head woman · bossman · skipper · padrone · company · firm · business · organization · manufacturer
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contrex
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 02:23 pm
You're still missing the point. Or maybe you are being mischievous. If the OP thinks 'employer' is a bit heavy, then they aren't going to think much of 'padrone', 'boss', etc. Your choices seem to have a heavy bias in favor of gung-ho 'guy in charge' type meanings.
perennialloner
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 02:26 pm
@Alexanaim,
maybe sponsor or patron, if you're trying to connect people with talents who want support/funding. client's probably the best option tho
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 02:34 pm
@contrex,
How about Generalissimo?
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 02:38 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

How about Generalissimo?

Even better, Führer.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 02:40 pm
Headhunter.

Actually, here in the US, they're usually called recruiters or acquisition managers (if they are higher up in a company) but those people are in the business of looking for employees.

A bride looking to hire a wedding band is a kind of manager and the band, chef, dressmaker, etc. are vendors.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 03:02 pm
When I did book-keeping gigs via the agency I later worked for in their HQ, it was made very clear to all concerned that the companies (the clients) I was working at were not my employer. I was not to be subject to their internal disciplinary processes. The agency took care of all that.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2016 03:04 pm
@contrex,
That's because your employer understood that some "scientific" adjustments were not GAAP.

I like Führer.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 06:56 am
@Alexanaim,
Contractor?

Host?

Organizer?
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Alexanaim
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 10:38 am
@contrex,
Hi, Thanks alot for your help.

I did think of client, but I think client is more of a professional or serious word, I was looking for something more smoother or cooler if you know what i mean.
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Alexanaim
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 10:39 am
@contrex,
Hi, thanks alot for your help.

I did think of the word "Client" but was looking for something smoother or cooler. Smile
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Alexanaim
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 10:42 am
@contrex,
Hi thanks, I guess you understand what I mean, that's true these words are great but does not fit where I want it to fit.

To help you a little more, I was even going as far as cool sentences like "I have the money" or "The person that wants you for a job" but unfortunately these are too long too RazzRazz
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