Questions relating to employees brought in from outside the company. Usually for a predetermined amount of time or for the duration of a project.

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As independent contractor could an employeer require me to work a specific number of working hours? [closed]

I have a Independent Contractor Agreement with a company in Texas (I'm outside US). The agreement says: "It is understood that Contractor is an independent contractor in the performance of this ...
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Potential employer/client is vague, texts me on WhatsApp

I am a software engineer looking for short-term employment and/or work on a for-hire basis (for a number of reasons - I know I'll have other commitments in 2017-18). Now - there is this guy, who got ...
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Is it possible to handle breaking a contract in a professional manner?

I work for Staffing Firm A as a Contractor, currently working at Company A as my assignment. The contract is slated to last a year — June 2015 to June 2016. I have been freelancing for Company B in ...
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Contract renewal [duplicate]

I work in IT, as a contractor, and my renewal is coming up in a couple of months and I am wondering how the process is for asking a raise? I have researched around and I am being paid below market ...
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How best to handle issues within a team that I'm a member, but not manager of?

I'm part of a small team (<10) that's only been together for 6 months. Most of the relationships within the team are very good, but we have a contractor who very blatantly spends in the region of ...
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How good do I have to be to be a contractor? [closed]

Firstly, I am a programmer. I am currently working in a company building a .NET web app. I have 4.5 years of programming experience in companies but I have been programming website applications for 10 ...
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Too much additional responsibility as a part-time employee

Context I have been working as an independent contracted employee for a start-up for 1.5 years, part-time (10-15 hours per week), and am the sole developer. I am also a full-time university student ...
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DHS public trust clearance

One of the TOP ten government contractor applied for DHS Public trust clearance for me. It took about 5 months for approval. By that time clearance being approved, I joined another job which does not ...
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How to deal with being pressured into leaving your job?

I have recently (in the last month or so) come under a lot of pressure from my supervisor, supposedly regarding the quality of my work. He said it hadn't been of the required standard ever since I ...
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Contracting job, employer wants Social Security number and date-of-birth for adding me to payroll

I'm an artist, and I got a message through my website the other day asking if I could create a vector version of an illustration for an ad campaign. After a brief negotiation for payment, I accepted ...
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Is the company I work for going down? [closed]

I have been working here for two years and for the past year and a half I've noticed the following: People are leaving pretty much every week There is a recruitment freeze, so when one person leaves ...
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Pro help: How to sneak out for an interview when I am still newly employed? [duplicate]

So i had this interview on friday and I have work on that day. I plan to take a half day leave but the problem is I DONT KNOW WHAT REASON TO TELL MY MANAGER WHY I WILL HAVE TO TAKE A LEAVE! Of course ...
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When hiring a contractor for a gig, how to figure out what to pay them?

I hired a contractor for a very-short term programming gig. But he claimed that he took extra time in doing it. And wanted a bonus. When it came time to pay, I got an email reading : Can you ...
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How should a part-time independent contractor ask for a raise

I work part time for an engineering consulting firm. I have been working there for about 9 months with the last 6 months being very consistent - the engagement built up slowly. My hours vary between ...
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Is it ethical to demand a rate increase in the middle of a contract? [duplicate]

If I engaged in a one year employment contract, and 6 months in I decide I am unhappy with my hourly rate, would it be unethical to demand a rate increase?
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When to ask about contract extension [duplicate]

Today, one of my coworkers was hired on full time from a contract position. This got me a little bit worried about my future at my current company (explanation to follow). I was hired back in ...
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Am I morally obligated to use my own time to fix bugs in software projects?

When a project has gone over the allotted hours, am I morally obligated to spend my own time fixing bugs or finishing the project? I've been working about 20 hours per week as a C# programmer for ...
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Independent contractor question [closed]

If you are an independent contractor for an entity with an annual contracting cycle and have been awarded work/appointments (this is for a non-profit interpreter agency) that extend into the next ...
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Is it appropriate for a software contractor to charge outside the contract for project-related tools? [closed]

Software contractor A has been under a remote-working contract to company B for a long-term project. During the time-span of the contract, A wrote some build-related tools, which were included in the ...
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How can a subcontractor or temporary agency comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

If a subcontractor or temporary agency is the legal employer of an individual, how can they comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirement to provide reasonable accommodations to ...
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Pros & Cons of Contracting from Employer's perspective

What are the pros and cons of hiring contractors and consultants from the employer's perspective? If you are a manager, product owner, senior engineer, or someone higher up with the company's better ...
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Recruitment Process and Fixed Term Contract

In my current role, I found out that I was the only person who wasn't offered a permanent role. But a fixed term contract. When I applied I was unaware that this was the case, but due to the ...
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Discussing transitioning to a full time position with manager from a contract position

Currently, I am working as a third party contractor to a client in the financial services industry. In approximately 2 months, my contract ends. I enjoy my responsibilities, my coworkers and have a ...
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What are the things to look for in a contact for a software developer working remotely [closed]

I may have an opportunity to work remotely from different country for my current employer. If they do offer me a contract what would be the main points (gotchas) to look for in there from a position ...
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From contract to permanent (same company) - Is it absurd to ask “whatever you originally paid the contracting company” as my salary?

I'm currently working for a contracting company (X) and I've been assigned to this other company (Y) that needs a web developer. However, I'm planning to leave X after my existing contract and work ...
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Invoice for services as a contract employee

I recently graduated from graduate school and am currently working in a firm under a contract with a staffing agency. Technically, I would be considered a contract employee under the staffing agency ...
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Reporting authority when working under a contract agreement [closed]

I arrived at my current position on being placed with the client through a third party staffing firm. The position as stated in the contract I signed is a contractual position with the prospect of ...
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I'm going to accept another offer. Who do I tell first: my employer or my team?

I work in software development and was 'hired' by a major company (B) through a staffing agency (A). The agency put me on temp-to-perm assignment with B about six months ago; the contract is at-will ...
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In California, can a contractor get time and a half for overtime if it's in his contract? [closed]

California passed this law making overtime pay exempt for certain employees. If I were an employee, I would be exempt. But, I am about to work as a contractor for a company and I would like to ...
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1answer
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Postponing international move for a month?

I've been working for an IT company in the EU for the past 10 months, through an outsourcing company based in Eastern Europe. The client I've been working for has invited me to move to their HQ and ...
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I am a software contractor and I had to be hospitalized for several days for a mental health condition, now I might lose my job

Basically, past Sunday night I informed my manager via e-mail that I was admitting myself to the hospital. I'd rather not say the exact symptoms but I was not thinking correctly or safely. I have ...
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2answers
361 views

How can I avoid making up hours I am taking as PTO? [closed]

I'm a full-time salaried employee for Company A, contracted out to Company B (I am not considered an employee of Company B, though I work in their office). The end of the year is coming, and I have a ...
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5answers
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Can a company force contracted employees to take a vacation? [closed]

The company I work for has a large contractor 'population' and we just received word the company has mandated a 2-week, unpaid vacation for all contractors. With the holidays just around the corner, ...
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State in the contract that software developer delivers only binary code not source code? [closed]

Is it resulting by the assumtion I was hired by a company as software developer then I have to give source code to the payer? As a software developer once I had the impression that partner company ...
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How can I “extract” a client from an agency to work with me directly?

I build websites and webapps for companies and agencies. About five years ago, an agency hired me to build out a big website for a client. I host the website on my server but the billing to the client ...
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Are salary and benefits usually balanced?

I am a contract employee for a multinational manufacturer. I have been here for just over 6 months and have a review scheduled with my supervisor next week. I am trying to work towards a permanent ...
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Recruiters are very strongly encouraging me to be a full time employee instead of a contractor. What is their motivation? [closed]

I've been working with some 3rd party recruiters to find my next job. Originally, they were looking for full time positions for me. But in the process of my job search I decided I'd like to try to ...
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As a contractor, are on-site perks for you? [closed]

I was hired as a contractor by my former employer almost immediatly after my resignation. I worked from home as much as I could, but they preferred that I worked on-site. The company in question has ...
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Being a contractor with a W2

I'm considering doing some consulting for a company, and I think the normal way contractors are paid is with checks made out directly to them, with no taxes withheld. In other words, it's up to the ...
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Is it normal to be given a higher salary (contract) than originally offered by a recruiter?

I recently accepted a full time w-2 contract position and have been working on-site for less than a month. When I initially received the first call back from my recruiter before my first interview, ...
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How do I determine what percentage of a billed rate should a software consultant be paid? [closed]

I've worked for a consulting company for about five years and have been doing more work on contracts and budgets. I was surprised to see that my billed rate was more than 50% more than my salary. I ...
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W2 vs 1099 - Rate Difference

I've been a full-time employee for a while and just started contracting work end of last year as W2. With the advent of ACA, I just realized that I can get more benefit from the heathcare exchanges ...
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On month five of a six month contract, my consulting agency is forcing me to sign an Arbitration Agreement that was not in my original contract [closed]

Update: I have hired an attorney, but would like to get opinions of folks who have encountered situations like this before to see how they handled it. I am not seeking legal advice. First off, I ...
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I am ahead of schedule; what to do

I have this simple question: sometimes I am ahead of schedule on the task (software development) that has been given to me. For example, I am supposed to accomplish a task in one month, but I finish ...
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Is it appropriate to list a long-term contract job as my employer on social media?

For the last 3 years, I've been working as a contractor, providing services to a large company--let's call it "XYZ". I've chosen not to become a permanent employee of XYZ because my hourly rate as a ...
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Delayed Workload - Contractor

I am a software developer, working as a contractor in the UK. I am hired on a 6 month contract and paid at day rate. I am working from home unless I need to attend a meeting. Each month (they pay ...
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How should I represent my first short term role on my CV after a very conventional career path?

For the last 9 years I've pursued an extremely conventional IT career path with jobs of 2 - 3 years with increasing responsibilities. As such, my CV nicely represents a "reverse pyramid", with the ...
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Should I announce my future resignation before I know a precise date? [duplicate]

I'm a contractor for a small company and I work for a big one, should I announce that I'm already applying for other position elsewhere, or should I close my mouth until I'm sure of the date of my ...
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How can I get my colleagues to speak a language I understand?

I'm working in an office where neither French (my native language) nor English (a language I speak pretty nicely) is used as the default language. English is supposed to be used, since we are an ...
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Becoming a I.T Contractor - Need Advice & Tips [closed]

I am currently a full time employee, changes have happened that have made me consider my employment at this company. I been just looking around and seeing if anything better is out there. At first I ...