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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How much should my wage be cut when I am directly hired instead of a contractor, and thus receiving benifits?

Another Workplace SE answer describes the situation well in the USA: [Many contractors are employed under] W2, [which] means that you're an employee of the contracting agency. They handle the ...
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Working for a US company, from abroad [closed]

There are now a number of IT companies (including StackExchance itself! :) ) that are looking for candidates all over the world, allowing them to work remotely. I have some questions about this kind ...
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What's the best way to go about renegotiating my contract?

I started working as a contractor out of college because with my relative lack of professional experience it seemed like the only kind of work that I could find. Now I'm coming up to month 8 of my ...
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As a contractor Is it inappropriate to invoice meetings?

I'm a developer and i'm working on a particular php project. As a contractor, Is it inappropriate to bill for meeting time? Meetings that consist of clarifying scope and intent of work? Or is it not ...
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SharePoint Consultant just writing Excel Macros [closed]

I am an experienced SharePoint Consultant/Contractor with a very solid technical background and excellent refrences. In Decemeber last year, I accepted a 6 month contract of "SharePoint Developer" in ...
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Resume for long career as successful independent contractor/mfg rep in medical industry

I have had a long career as a medical manufacturers' rep and independent contractor under my own corporation. How do I list my accomplishments so hiring managers don't stop when they see I have been ...
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How to answer the question “do you want to change from contractor to employee”?

I've been working as a contractor (through an agency) for a software company for a few months now. Recently, the higher-ups approached me and said that they liked the work I've been doing and asked if ...
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What are the repercussions on my career of quitting a contract job before it expires? [closed]

I have almost 9 months left in my contract and I have an interview with another company next week. I am considering terminating the contract earlier if the company gives me an offer, however I am ...
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How close to contract expiring should I expect notification?

I am a contract worker and my contract is expiring at the end of the year (2 Weeks). When should I be expecting a definitive answer to whether the company is going to extend my contract or not? Is ...
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How can I convince my management of the importance of my involvement in other parts of a project?

I am a software developer working in a project that involves two separate software systems which communicate with each other. I am primarily responsible for one of these systems, and my company hired ...
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Why do (some) large companies require that individual contractors come through a vendor?

I work at a large company as a contractor. Every contractor at the company goes through one of several vendor companies whom the client company pays and then they pay us W-2. The vendor company does ...
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Should I ask to work (bill hours) on Black Friday if all my FT coworkers are off?

I work at a large company as a consultant, paid hourly. The company is open on Black Friday but it is optional to come in to work. All my team mates, who are FT salaried employees, are taking that ...
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Do part-time programming jobs exist?

For reasons of illness and disability, I have not worked for years, after my first job that lasted only a year. Right now, my situation is stable enough that I am able to start working again, slowly. ...
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How should I list the employer for contract work on my resume?

e.g. If I have worked for XYZ Company in NY. I can write like following: XYZ Company, NY date from..to My title What have I done 1 What have I done 2 What have I done 3 I want to know if I have work ...
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Is it normal to list contractors on a corporate website?

A company that I previously worked for (full/part-time) is wanting to list me as a contractor on their website. I built the website originally and they wanted to have an area with a name and picture ...
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Old contract expired, new one has not yet been issued - should I keep working for them?

I've worked without signing a work contract extension for about a month for a big software company. They have promised me an extension and a pay raise before the previous contract ended. The time to ...
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How much slack to give a programming contractor

I have a contractor programmer doing some work for me and I'm wondering if I'm micro-managing or even being too strict with what I'm asking. A few times in the past I have asked him to do stuff in a ...