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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How to react when a recruitment agency lies to a company about salary?

I am temping for a company, and a week ago we found out that the recruitment agency has been lying to both me and the company about the salary. They are charging the company X dollars, and have told ...
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How much notice is required if a company sacks a temp before the contract is over? [closed]

I am on a 3 month contract, but now the company says they can not afford me and have hired someone else permanently to do my job (they couldn't hire me because of a clause in the agreement with the ...
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How to deal with a contracting client trying to get me to go fulltime [closed]

I work for a contracting firm contracting for a major company. I've been working at this company for almost 6 months now and everyone is very satisfied with my performance. One of my superiors, a ...
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Discussing salary as a jr developer [duplicate]

I'm currently employed as a contractor as a jr php developer. I will be finding out within the next week if I will be hired as a full time employee. This is my first 'real' job and make a nice ...
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Switching from full time employment to company - company contract. What conditions to negotiate? [closed]

I have decided to leave my current permanent employment and start a private limited business. My current employer would like me to stay a few months longer and, knowing that I will be starting my own ...
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Changing emotive wording in a factual document

A colleague is putting together a PID (Project Initiation Document) to outline some issues with some of our IT architecture. She's a Project Management Team Lead, I'm an outside contractor brought in ...
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How do I decide over my expected salary that I can ask my employer while I'm hired as permanent employee?

I was hired as temporary employee to X company by a contracting agency. I was given a hike of 60% while I joined as contractor and its hardly six months since I had joined the X company my manager ...
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Company still hasn't sent my 1099 tax form

I am a translator for a company. I work from home on my computer and they send me emails with documents they need translated when needed. Come March I still had not received any tax form from them. I ...
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We're contractors who think the main perm guy isn't very good. Do we say anything?

(I don't believe this is a dupe of What can I do to make a coworkers lack of effort more visible? because that question is about effort, whereas this one is about ability.) I'm a contractor (UK) but ...
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Unethical Employer force me to file a resignation [closed]

I've been in a company for 8 months now and I have signed a contract for 1 year and I have finished my project. My contract is not specific to this project; it is a year term of employment for the ...
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2answers
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When should I let my contractor know that I won't be staying?

I am currently employed as a contractor for Company X through a consulting agency until mid June 2016. The consulting agency has a very good history of converting contractors to FTEs with Company X. ...
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Can the interviewer apply for the same job?

I currently work as a contractor, but for all intents and purposes I am treated as as if I were a full time employee. A permanent role was advertised for a position with job responsibilities very ...
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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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6answers
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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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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 ...