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Old 04-09-2019, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Pittsford, NY
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Only if you want to, you can make an independent contract work, and work right for you and not just for a fake w-2 position. Lots of places will respect it when you bring out a contract, they will then allow you to set your hours and so on. I was not really a computer consultant, but an engineer, but a book with an easy to use example independent contract and lots of good information how to structure it right with an easy contract is:

Janet Ruhl, The Computer Consultants Guide.

Every company I used the contract in there (with my LLC name) with worked out for me and for them. It is a two way street and if they are above the table they will want this. If not you go the other way and not look back.
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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This is endemic in my field (loosely, graphics, web design, marketing). And it's nearly always a total shuck; I've never even heard of a temporary or contract position going full time. It's a cheap dodge to get someone in to do fixed-term work or a project at rates far below full hire or an openly negotiated vendor contract. And funny, the work runs out just about the time you were promised full hire.

Another of those "secret tricks" business learns from airplane books and webinars.
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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i applied for a w2 FT position that would be about 50% remote. at the interview the owner said he thought i might be a better fit for a diff position. it would start out as 1099 for about 6 months for some short term projects, then the person in that position would work FT in another capacity within the org. The position itself sounded great. However, he is expecting this 1099 position to be 40 hours in the office. I'm not sure how that would work b/c the only 1099 position I've ever done was a remote position. Can he even mandate that I be in the office for 40 minutes? I thought that's a big no no for 1099 employees? So I feel like I'm getting all the hard things about being a 1099 w/o any of the benefits. Thoughts?
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/underst...or-designation

It doesn't sound like a legal 1099 position to me. He is setting the work location, working hours, probably expects to direct your work as well. Unless you are desperate for income you ought to pass on this one.

A true 1099 employee is contracted for a task and works independently.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:15 PM
 
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I'll bump the thread I have on this topic but I was just offered 1099. I said cool but it can only be part-time and remote (not leaving my FT job for 1099 with a nearly 75k annual pay decrease)
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I'll bump the thread I have on this topic but I was just offered 1099. I said cool but it can only be part-time and remote (not leaving my FT job for 1099 with a nearly 75k annual pay decrease)

Why even bother to work for that much less per hour than your main job?
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:57 PM
 
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Why even bother to work for that much less per hour than your main job?
They'd basically have to give me the same hourly as my current job it would just be less hours. I can only do 10 hours a week at best anyways.
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:01 PM
 
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i applied for a w2 FT position that would be about 50% remote. at the interview the owner said he thought i might be a better fit for a diff position. it would start out as 1099 for about 6 months for some short term projects, then the person in that position would work FT in another capacity within the org. The position itself sounded great. However, he is expecting this 1099 position to be 40 hours in the office. I'm not sure how that would work b/c the only 1099 position I've ever done was a remote position. Can he even mandate that I be in the office for 40 minutes? I thought that's a big no no for 1099 employees? So I feel like I'm getting all the hard things about being a 1099 w/o any of the benefits. Thoughts?
Does your contract say that this is a remote job? If yes, they can go pound sand.
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