Originally by: Corian Teranos
thus when you come to them they will say hey here is an opertunity to deprive our rival of a very effective asset so lets hire him his portfolio is impressive
Don't forget to balance this against the whole, "this capsuleer is the most evil, vile, reprehensible entity in all of known space - responsible for the enslavement of entire planets, the destruction of countless of our fleets, and the advancement of our mortal enemies" thing.
The faction/corporation reactions to your capsuleer are represented by the standings system. If you help a faction or its allies, your "standing" with them goes up - they're willing to pay you more to retain you. At the same time their enemies revile you more - to the point that they will stop offering you any work at all.
When you're at the bottom of the ****-pile, you get the really poor "capsuleer welfare" jobs, because nobody likes you
. You start on the metaphorical "ground floor" and have to work your way up.
If you train the "Social" and "Connections" skills, you'll have a much easier time of climbing that corporate ladder. You yourself are not a valuable asset, you are merely an egger, working for whoever pays you the most. The corporations realise that, and will take advantage of their power position.
You are not special and unique. You are merely one of tens of thousands of capsuleers. Don't go expecting some kind of royal treatment when you are the thing most mortals despise. Sure, we're extremely powerful and immortal - from the mortal person's point of view we're the very lowest of mercenaries, acting with absolute disregard for the lives of the people in our employ, or indeed anyone who is not a capsuleer.