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Questions tagged [contracting]

Questions related to the act of being a contractor up to and including the projects one is working on and the contract one is bound by

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Is it wise, or acceptable to leave a full time contract in favour of acting as a consultant [on hold]

I've recently moved to Senior Developer position in the last year. The last 3 jobs on my CV have all been under 2 years due to various reasons (Salary, toxic envrionment, I've been sat with no work ...
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How to renegotiate permanent job into a contract

I have been working with a company for less then a year as a permanent employee, I'm on a good salary and have passed my probation period. They have lots of projects going on and they already hired a ...
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My boss gave me an end date for my job- but he wants a very complex project done before then

I've been working as a software engineer contractor for the last year and a half, at a company that has been promising to onboard me as a full employee for over seven months. However, I was recently ...
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As a contractor should I bill my hours even if there's no work?

I have a contract with a fairly large company doing a specialized task. The contract states I will work a maximum of 10 hours a week for 8 months. Because of this, I have allocated 10 hours a week of ...
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Is it acceptable/appropriate to cut a contract short to take a vacation?

I'm currently on a six-month contract and there is a cruise I would like to go on that overlaps with the final days of my contract. I can see a pro and a con to asking for this. Pro: Taking a ...
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Doing independent contracting during vacation time [closed]

I've had my first full-time job for almost 3 months when I got an opportunity to teach a 2-week course for another company on a technology that my current company is about to start using next year. ...
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As an outsourced employee, is it reasonable to ask for benefits that regular employees have on business trips?

I work for company A. My company outsources 10-15 people (including myself) to company B. I go to a business trip to a foreign country as the only person from company A (there are a few people from ...
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Can a contract require a contractor to not disclose their pay (in the USA) [closed]

My friend says that she's signed a contract that prohibits her from disclosing how much the contract is for. She's playing piano in a show, if that makes a difference. Is this legal? I know employees ...
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Contract Expired, carried on working for 3 years

I've been working at a place as a consultant for just over 3 years... I signed a contract but was never sent a copy... A month ago they told me (verbally, nothing ever in writing) that there wasn't ...
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UK - Being Made Redundant and coming back as a Contractor

Backgound I currently work in the Southcoast in the UK for my employer. They are shutting our site (my contracted place of work) and making the whole workforce redundant and moving the site to Oxford....
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Is there a ballpark industry standard for recruiter fees? [closed]

I've been dealing with a recruiter recently who - as far as I can see - doesn't have a transparent fees structure. In my current role - from talking to the manager I found that the recruiter takes ...
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Should I commit to a job I cannot afford to keep? [closed]

An agency is submitting me to a job that has plenty of upsides, except for the pay. The jobs I typically get, and the ones I've been applying to lately, pay about twice what this one does. I will have ...
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My work contract was renewed - should my PTO days get renewed too? [closed]

I started a work contract in August 2017, which came with 10 days of paid time off. I was not actually given access to my contracting company's PTO system until December 2017 though, so until the end ...
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Freelance programmers: do you charge when you get stuck?

I'm contracting with an awesome company that gives me challenging work and is very supportive. Occasionally I can't figure out why my code isn't working. Classic programming, but I feel bad billing ...
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How do I ask my employer for a contract after working here for nearly 3 years without one? [closed]

I work for a small company that has only 4 employees (2 directors and 2 workers). I am one of the 2 workers. I have been working for this company from its beginning. They did not give me a contract ...
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Change in attitudes from contractor to employee [closed]

I started work at a company as a contracted software engineer that was brought in to build some software to help the company communicate with their external clients. The people were helpful and sort ...
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Show 2 current jobs in my resume?

I am working with 2 companies, one full-time and one part-time. Should I only show my full-time company on my resume or both when applying for a new job? Both of these jobs are in the same field of ...
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Disclosing conflicts of interest after one company decides to switch strategy

I'm working on delivering a training module on conflicts of interest and professional ethics, and I got asked an interesting question: Serina is an independent contractor working for both company X ...
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How can I retain intellectual property of a specific project?

I have been working on contract for 4 years developing software. (and more than a decade before that as a regular employee elsewhere) The contract is conventional in that the work I do for them ...
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Can I list in my CV company that I work for, but not employed? [duplicate]

After graduation I was hired by big well-known international company (say "Company X") for an entry-level contractor position, that means that technically my employer is not Company X, but third-party ...
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How should I go about switching teams, but staying with the same client?

I am a contract IT worker for a large American corporation. I show up to their headquarters (almost) every day and bill this company (which I'll refer to from now on as the "client") for 8 hours. I ...
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How to tell client I cant do any more changes till they pay invoice?

I am new to freelancing. I have developed a project for a client. I am waiting for the final invoice to be settled - fixed price project. The client has requested revision changes 3 times. By revision ...
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Contracting with a young family - how stable is it in the UK compared to permenant? [closed]

I am currently in a permanent position and considering making the jump to contracting as the financial side is considerably better. I'm a senior developer and have over 12 years experience as a .net ...
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Being sent to a company as a contractor after being rejected from that company for another job [closed]

Asking for a friend: A few months ago my friend learned that his company would be making him redundant so naturally heapplied for a few jobs. It was around Christmas time so there weren't many around....
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How do I ask my current company how long they want to keep me around? I'm an independent contractor

How do I ask my current company how long they want to keep me around? I'm an independent contractor. My contract is about to renew they confirmed they want to continue with me, but they are also ...
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Circumventing recruiter when client known beforehand

I'm in contact with a recruiter for an contract opportunity at Company A, and we have a interview with his client scheduled. This is my first time working with this recruiter, but it has been a ...
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How to drop a rude/unprofessional client?

I have been working with a client for a few weeks, and recently I have needed to liaise with another of their contractors to sort out some technical issues relating to the work. During the course of ...
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Listing contract position on resume [duplicate]

I've been contracted for 4 months as a programmer. This is my first ever programming related job. I was wondering if I should list contract positions on my resume? As far as I know, contracting ...
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Client does not realize how bad previous contractors work is [closed]

I'm working on a project as a freelance web developer. Apparently I am the fifth dev in 1.5 years to work on this project. The web app has fairly low complexity. It is an online assessment. User ...
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How long is it acceptable to think about an offered software engineer contract role in the UK? [duplicate]

When offered a software engineering contract role in the UK, how long is it acceptable to think about it? For a permanent position, I would think a few days is acceptable, but unsure if this also ...
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Getting set up with a working contract without my knowledge. Is this possible?

I'm a foreign trained physical therapist. I am under a working contract with a company for 3 years. They gave me a job assignment through verbal (phone) agreement and I haven't signed any contract ...
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How to calculate VAT on already given daily rate? [closed]

As a contractor in the UK, I have been offered a daily rate of 500 from the recruitment agency who is the intermediary between me (Ltd) and the client. Do I add 20% VAT on top of that, i.e. charge 600 ...
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Is changing employment term contract and asking for a per project rate in current employment good? [closed]

I am working as a consultant in an organisation, I get good pay of which I save 80% even after living well. But I see there are some other consultants who get paid less but the difference is 10x in ...
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Consultant travel rates [closed]

I work as a consultant through my own limited company for a large international organisation at an agreed day rate for 7.5 hours working time per day. (External Consultant) Recently I've been asked ...
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As a software contractor, what should and shouldn't I bill for? [closed]

I've been a software engineer for 4 years and I've recently picked up a side gig doing some contract work for another company. I've had a few initial introductory and knowledge transfer meetings. I ...
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Moving to a different contract within the same contractor?

I've been working on the same contract for the past two years. The client is starting to shift their mission and objectives, and I believe that my skills could be better applied elsewhere--so, I began ...
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Continuing employment with current job as contractor or employee? [closed]

I'm going to leave my current job as a part time IT Assistant/Web developer soon and move to another state. When I resign, I want to bring up the possibility of continuing employment working remotely ...
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Prospective employer wants me to spend the first month as an independent contractor

I interviewed for a job at a young startup, got an offer, and negotiated compensation. After the negotiation, they called and said that they've been having employees work as ICs for the first month ...
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Negotiate for higher salary at the end of a contract period

I'm about to start a contract-to-hire position at a new company. During the four-month contract period, I will technically be an employee of the recruiting agency who found me for the position at an ...
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Establishing myself as an Independent Contractor [closed]

Need some advice here, as I am not sure where to start.. I have been a contractor for 2 years now and I love the flexibility. Currently, I have agreed to contracts through recruiting agencies and now ...
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Should I list side jobs on my resume?

Here's the situation. I work one full time job as a Systems Admin. This job provides me with 85% of my income. I also work two other ongoing side contract gigs, also both as Sys Admins, for small ...
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Becoming self employed in the UK, what do i need to think about? [closed]

I am considering moving out of full time employment and becoming self employed and moving into contract work. I will be working as a .NET developer (full stack web, desktop or mobile), and will be ...
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Reduce limited company expenses when no trading

I'm software developer in the UK. By October last year I became a contractor and completed two assignments (2 to 3 months each), using my new limited company. For the last 3 months I was not working ...
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Guidelines for what to charge for a contract gig

I'm a software developer. I have come across an opportunity for a short-term (less than a month) contract gig with a public university. At my regular job I make around $35/hour plus a typical, ...
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How to professionally ask someone to give you appropriate and achievable timelines in a project

I work in company x and my role require that I have to work closely with company Y.I am a contractual worker and I am supposed to complete my project within the stipulated period.However I have not ...
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Should I keep my IC wages the same even though I have a salaried job already?

Not sure if this is the correct stack but I'll give it a shot: United States Software Designer/Dev Scenario: I have a salary job, lets say 100K a year, and I now also have opportunities to work for ...
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Can I work for a client if my company's contract has expired? [closed]

I work for a small company and they lost the contract with a client. It is a maintenance company. The client wants to hire me but says that the contract states that they cannot. Does anyone know how ...
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I retired from a job and went back a year later as a contractor. How do I list both stints without duplicating the responsibilities? [duplicate]

For years I worked directly for a large company. After retiring I worked three years for a company who contracted me to a second company, who contracted me back to the original company doing the same ...
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Planned change in circumstances - when to approach current employer

I'm currently contracting for a firm in the UK. I am on a 12-month contract which comes up for renewal end of April. I'm also planning on moving to a new city in the summer (some time in August). ...
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How would my role as a contractor differ from my permanent position?

I am, and for the last 7 years have been, a permanent employee of some type of digital agency or software house. I've worked for 4 companies and have a good idea of what's expected of me when joining ...