I appreciate the response Amy. From your responses here, I think you fall outside the norm for what I experience on a regular basis. Most of my interactions with recruiters are not positive for me. Before getting to know me, the conversation goes from “hello” to “what’s your current salary” in one phone call. If I chose to disclose my compensation, then I get a “that’s very high for the market”, as though my compensation exists in some alternative market.
Perhaps we can add each other to a virtual “rolodex”.