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Subject:Re: W-2 vs 1099 From:"Patricia Egan" <capdev -dot- communications -at- gmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 21 Feb 2008 08:53:29 -0800
This list is giving you good advice, based on experience.
What you are describing is recruiter slight of hand, banking on your
naivete. I believe that Lauren suggested a 20 or 25 percent markup between
W2 and 1099.
I've done both W2 and 1099. I prefer W2 because I just don't like being
bothered with all the bookkeeping associated with a 1099. That's my own
laziness and plenty of others prefer a 1099 because of the higher bill rate
and tax benefits. But, there's not a prayer that W2=1099 and the recruiter
should know this.
My 2 cents.
On 2/21/08, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> wrote:
> You negotiated in good faith; the recruiter didn't. Accepting the change
> from W2-1099 at the end of price negotiations shows them you are easy. If
> they want a 1099 rate, give them one....at least twice the W2 rate with
> of provisions, such as you will be paid in full even if the contract is
> terminated early, and if insurance is required, they pay the insurance.
> hard-ball or you will loose on this one. Or, like Dori said, consider it
> abuse and leave.
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