Re: 1099 -- What to ask?

Subject: Re: 1099 -- What to ask?
From: "Mark L. Levinson" <markl -at- gilian -dot- com>
To: TechWr-L <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 16:41:58 +0200

Peter Newman writes:
> Many companies will take advice from freelancers,
> rather than their own employees.

I've noticed that. As a matter of fact, a boss of
mine(*) once mentioned that he planned to sign with a
particular ad agency so that our ads would have good
professional copywriting. I said, "Go ahead, but don't
be surprised if the copywriter who shows up is me.
I freelance for that agency in my spare time."

As my co-worker Dennis Kaliser once said, "The minute
you're on the payroll, they lose all respect for you."

(*) not at my current place of work, of course

Mark L. Levinson
MarkL -at- Gilian -dot- com




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