My wife just received (through zip recruiter) notice of an opportunity for an inbound call center position as an independent contractor.
The company claims to service "several multi-million dollar clients", each with their own training and certification requirements.
So far, so good, but the notice had two provisions that set my alarm bells going.
An unspecified "training fee":
For each Client Certification training that you attend, there is a training fee that goes directly to the client
A monthly "administration fee":
There is also a platform usage/Admin bi-weekly fee of $49.75 once you have completed training and are in production.
What are the standard industry practices for independent contractors?
Right now, we're planning on running away from this "opportunity" (on the suspicion of it being a scam) unless someone here lets me know that this is more or less standard.