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Old 06-12-2015, 12:35 PM
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Whether a person is a contractor or an employee generally depends on the amount of control exercised by the employer over the work being done.
A contractor operates under a business name, invoices for work completed, and has their own tools with a flexible schedule.
Employees on the other hand performs certain continuous duties dictated or controlled by others. They are usually training for work to be done, and works for only one employer.
The benefits or advantages of a Contractor vs. Employee is savings in labor costs
reduced liability, and flexibility in hiring and firing.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:27 PM
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I love being an independent contractor. I can work more hours if needed or less hours depending on how much money I need to make. Taking a month off if I want is something you just can't do when your a W-2 employee.

You have to decide what is most important to you and then do what you feel comfortable with.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:31 PM
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Thank you!
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by diana8834 View Post
Both links for Alpine and Cloud 10 do not work, can someone please give me the correct web links for them?
Cloud 10 is now Transcom - Home - Transcom
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:16 AM
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Hope you're feeling good and pregnancy is treating you well.

There are a few traditional built-in benefits to being an independent contractor. For starters, taxes are 15 % and you get writeoffs for using a portion of your home as an office, including a percent for your utilities too.

You can easily use TaxSlayer to do the taxes for a lot cheaper than it costs to hire an accountant or to use TurboTax (WAAAAAY expensive and some deductions and write offs seem toooooo generous).

Being an employee is particularly EXPENSIVE and you have little control over your financial matters.

And, 60 to 80% of people are at this point FREELANCE, read: independent contractors, so this is a good time to make the move and adjustment.

BEWARE, though, there are many companies in this new-fangled, screwy Gig economy that underpay, do not negotiate pay (hallmark of independent contractor is they MUST ask you your rate, which needs to be higher than the traditional in-office employee pay to cover your overhead), they cannot tell you what equipment to use to complete your work, but can tell you what result they want. Plus, you MUST invoice them.

Lots of companies are skirting rules right now, and paying independent contractors less than minimum wage (fancyhands pays like $2.85 for a 10-hour turnaround time, on projects you may have to touch 43 times while taking abuse from managers above you.)

So, beware, and happy applying and congrats!!!!
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:58 PM
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Default Employee vs Contractor

I am seeing a mixture of employee vs contractor hiring based on location. In the US, there is a high mix of both. In the IT area, there tends to be a hiring of contractors when there is a niche that needs to be filled quickly. The contractor gets hired if s/he has the niche skill. So if you are thinking of moving to a contractor, you will need to evaluate your skills to make sure you have that special skill. Many contractors who couldn't find work was because they didn't have that special skill. Of course, the skill could include experience - years of experience. That will get you a head in the hunt.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:18 PM
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Thank you for all these lists. It feels very overwhelming but I'm sorting through, haha.
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by my2SeptemberSons View Post
Here is a list of companies that hire employees versus independent contractors. However, not all of the ones listed provide benefits to their employees. In my years of research there are not many companies that will offer benefits to those of us who choose to work from home whether we are employees or contractors. Hope this list helps. Also if anyone knows of others out there that are not on this list please feel free to add them and I will make this list a sticky since it is asked frequently.


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Advise Tech
AdviseTech - Contact Information

Alpine Access

Call center employees, call center careers at Call Center Ansafone

Career in Virtual Call Center, Business Process Back Office Outsourcing


Blue Zebra
Sales Lead Generation Services - Business Telemarketing B2B Appointment Setting Services

Catalog Teleservices
work at home position part at catalogteleservices.com

Channel Blend

Cloud 10

Career Opportunities at Connect2Agent


Customer Loyal Concepts
Customer Retention

Delta Corporate Communications
Deltacorporate.com - Employment opportunities Resources and Information.This website is for sale!

Expert Business Development
Expert Business Development

Extended Presence

GE Call Centers
Careers at GE

Hire Point TeleTech
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TeleTech @Home is currently being offered in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The program is also available at selected states in Australia and the United Kingdom. Additional locations will be announced as this becomes available.


J. Lodge
| J.Lodge Corporation - Quality Call Monitoring, Call Center Operations, Virtual Employee Contracting

Jet Blue


New Corp FAQs


Time Communications


VForce through NTI (formally know as as Intrep)
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West At Home
West at Home: Become an Agent

XAct TeleSolutions
XACT | Welcome - Call Center Solutions & Services, Inbound, Outbound, Customer Service, CRM, Order Entry, Help Desk, Direct Response, Outsourcing

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Old 09-05-2015, 02:24 AM
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Thanks my2SeptemberSons, for sharing the list.
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Old 09-14-2015, 04:03 PM
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I have been an independent contractor in the past and the tax filing is not as difficult and daunting as it seems, even to file by paper. Keep all your records in order and you will do just fine.
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