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Questions tagged [contractors]

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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Exploring Customers' Buildings

I regularly work at different locations, depending on the customer. I like to know my surroundings by exploring the buildings and finding short cuts to point B. As an external contractor, is this ...
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Inappropriate Comments by Manager to Contractor [closed]

What are the actions to take if a direct manager makes inappropriate comments to a contractor? This is a right to work state, which means that an employee can be terminated at anytime without cause. ...
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As a front end contractor, do I need insurance [closed]

I am new to contracting and have Ltd. Company while my work just be front end, I been told by someone that insurance in a must but I didn't understand why, as a front end you hardly touch a backend ...
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Does right to Data Access request /GDPR supersede restrictions in Employment contract of previous employer? [closed]

Does right to Data Access request /GDPR supersede restrictions in Employment contract of previous employer ? Data - attendance & record of internal formal email communications between employee &...
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Remote Non-US. What is the difference between Full-Time and Independent Contractor?

I'm working remotely for a US company as an independent contractor. I'm in Latin America, non-US citizen. I've worked for almost 2 months part-time. They said they will be making me full time after 2 ...
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Not being given enough information to do task

I work for a staffing/marketing agency as a contractor (I actually work for several but this question focuses on one in specific). I have never met any of the people I work with in person, only ...
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Contracting experience

I have been contracting since 1998 for several different contract companies working power plant and refinery shut downs. The work I do is specialized but I do it for at many different sites for these ...
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Can I renegotiate my salary as the offer letter signed was 4 months back

I have been working as a contractor in a company in the US from last 1.6 years. Around 6 months back, they offered me a full-time role. I gladly agreed as I like the company and wanted to continue ...
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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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For the same payrate, what difference exist between employees and contractors in terms of tax [closed]

This may sound silly but I think I may be under a misunderstanding. I understand that employers don't take off tax from a contractor, so they need to do it themselves. If employers take off tax for ...
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Can 1099 contractor receive per diem and car allowance? [closed]

As a W2 worker for a US company, my monthly pay was divided into 3 quantities: $X in salary, $Y in per diem, and $Z in car allowance. The benefit was that I would only pay tax on the salary, so my ...
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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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As a contractor, how to fill in those end-of-year weeks?

For 46 weeks of the year, there's lots of freelance and contract work However, I find that right around now it's basically[2] hard to find any contracts or freelance work. I find there's just not ...
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Help UK agency threatening [closed]

I work as a independent contractor for an agency. Employed at one of Energy end-client through yet another consultancy. I am nearing to end of contract & don't want to extend due to not so good ...
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How to get a raise while working for 3 companies at same time?

I am a remote software developer involved with 3 companies: Company A sign my papers, pay me every month and sell my hours to Company B. Company B gives me equipment, an office and his important ...
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Mechanical Engineer looking go back to Mechanical Engineering

This is my first post here and so I apologize if this is mistakenly posted here. Background: I graduated in May of 2016 with a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. I accepted an offer for a ...
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How to deal with a contractor who are present when he should not?

The company I work for has a contractor. This person is here since the beginning of the company, and he works for me. He helped built the framework the company is using so he has some legitimacy. He ...
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Isolation in a team

I am having the following situation and would appreciate some feedback how to revolve it: I have been working for 7 months in a Small software dev team. 2 backend devs, 1 front , 1 senior developer ...
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I'm being “forced” to put a company magnet on my personal car

I'm not sure how to handle this situation without being fired, even though I think that would be an extreme measure. A little background: I work for a company that frequently requires employees to ...
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How can I politely tell a fellow contractor that I'm very disappointed in the effort he's put into an assigned task?

Quick summary: I "manage" a contract software developer whose efforts are substandard, and before I say something to our mutual employer, I'd like to find a way to light a fire under him and get him ...
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California employee being misclassified as a contractor, what can I do about it?

I was hired as a graphic designer at a locally owned stationery store in California about a month and a half ago. From the start I knew something was kind of strange, as I was hired for full time but ...
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As a contractor, what information do you need from the company to complete tax? [closed]

I'm not very skilled at doing tax. I had worked as a contractor for a few different companies, and most have told me "as a contractor I'm responsible for doing my own tax". This isn't very clear to me ...
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What resources exist, or how should a woman describe the details of sexual harassment (assault)?

A female friend of mine is telling me about a sexual harassment, which was in reality a sexual assault involving a coworker physically grabbing her backside with both hands, from upper hip with the ...
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Backing out of a job contract while waiting for a contract with another company [duplicate]

(The positions discussed are all contractor positions) - Canada I already signed a contract for a PT offer with Company A about a week ago. It states that the agreement can be terminated with 6 ...
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How to tactfully resolve a discrepancy in pay over just one hour?

For over a year I've been working for a marketing/staffing agency where I go to different retail stores to promote/demonstrate various products. I have had a very good relationship with this agency ...
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Right time to ask for extension of contract

I am a contractor and it is coming to a end in a month but there are chances to getting it extended or contract to permanent. When is the best time to ask the manager? I do have deliverables, should I ...
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Customer told me to stay out of discussion regarding status of my delivered product

I'm an independent contractor for company X. There was a certain ambiguity over whether a final product had to contain feature A. I produced them containing feature A. I liaise with person 1 and 2 in ...
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Offered a contract job with no interview?

Got offered a job as a contractor without talking to the actual client. The client is a really big company. It all seems a bit too good to be true, is there anyway to verify. Events: Saw an advert ...
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How to protect myself from a manager potentially playing with verbally assured comp time as a contractor?

This will require some background. I am an hourly contractor working on an HRIS migration for a small company. When I interviewed, I told the the VP and my eventual boss that the timeline was ...
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Will I get a raise in a contract-to-hire position? [closed]

Sorry if this question has been asked and if so please share any links with me. Currently I am working in a contract to hire position and my manager through the final company has already spoken to ...
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How do deal with employees who keep asking advance payments for made up reasons? [closed]

I manage two employees who work under contract. They report everything to me including work progress and payments. The problem is they repeatedly bring up personal issues like sick family member, no ...
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I got an offer but the some details in the contract are not what we talked about during the interview process

I interviewed for a contractor role and they offered me the job. During the process, the recruiter told me that it is a 40 hours per week job and also 40 hours per week was written on the job ...
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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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Withdraw from job before starting [duplicate]

I am in the UK and am about to start a short term contract that I would like to back out off. My employment contract is for two months, I have no probation period and there is no notice period ...
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Relocation expenses - Contract job [closed]

In Canada, I have been offered a new contract job, located in different province. Quebec to Ontario To start my new job, I need to relocate from current province. As the new job offer is contract ...
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Can a contractor quit whenever he wants? [closed]

Where I live there technically is no law requiring a person to give notice when quitting. I've never worked as a contractor before but a company made me an offer with the clause Company has the ...
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Had to cancel shift and now been removed from roster

I'm not sure what to call it but for work I go around to different locations and promote various products to increase sales (so usually I'm giving out free samples and educating customers). There are ...
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Can I add extra hours to my invoice to compensate for my faster delivery? [closed]

I'm an individual contractor (out of the US) and work on a Time & Material basis. I do knowledge work. My "problem" is that I do things much faster than the average knowledge worker. For example, ...
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Contracting problems left and right - where do I start? [closed]

In April, I signed a contract-to-hire agreement with a company I’ll call LF - my first real contracting gig, since most of what I'd done since graduation was smaller projects (i.e., setting up ...
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As a contractor taking on more responsibility, who do I talk to about getting a raise?

I work for a small-ish contracting agency, working on the systems of a much larger corporation. While I was hired as an entry-level QA, my role has since shifted to being more of a data analyst and ...
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Should I quit my full time job before I start applying for contracts? [duplicate]

I want to switch from FT to contracting, but it seems that I need to be on 2 weeks notice maximum, according to various recruitment offices I spoke to. Should I hand in my [2 months] notice and wait ...
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Customer is unhappy about my progress [closed]

Background: I have been deployed to a customer that has got a massive testing framework in place; in order to properly meet their expectation, I need to spend some time on learning their framework as ...
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Can I “rent” a Canadian Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)? [closed]

I'm working with a startup in Canada, and we're at about the 18 month mark where we get to do our final sales demo. Everything has gone great so far, and we've grown the company from 2 employees to 20,...
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Ten weeks into a contract-to-hire and company wants to cut out the “to hire” part [duplicate]

I accepted a position through a recruiting agency and was told that I would be a contractor for no more than four months, at which point I would become a salaried employee, receive a substantial pay ...
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What does a job description mean by “candidates need to be able to work on a W2 basis”?

If a job description requires candidates need to be able to work on a W2 basis, what does it mean? What does it prevent? For example, does it mean no contractor from a consulting company? Is ...
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Contract Employee - They want me to stay but I want to resign [closed]

I started 6 months ago at a software consulting company, with a temporary contract for 9 months. Last week, I was contacted by HR, and they said that I would be having a meeting with my manager, the ...
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How to deal with offensive jokes from our client's project manager?

I work for a government contractor as a third party independent contractor for about a month now. I directly report to and take orders from the government employee that I interviewed with before ...
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How do I handle not getting paid by an ex-employer for contract work? [closed]

I worked for a small company for ~2 years. During that time, I made myself invaluable, etc. However, I eventually received an offer from another company that I decided to take. As a gesture of ...
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Contract negotiation [closed]

I have been put forward to an employee, by a recruiter, for 550 per day. After the interview they wanted to make me an offer but I said: Given the company and what I have heard, I want 650. The ...
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Contract complete and client now asking for lots of personal info

I friend of mine connected me with a job to create a computer program, given a set of specifications. My only point of contact was an anonymous email address (e.g. joeblow@example.com ). They never ...