Re: Employment Status

Subject: Re: Employment Status
From: John Gilger <JohnG -at- MIKOHN -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 11:46:02 -0700

Hi All,

1. Do not sign or verbally make any agreements of this sort until you
have had the "contract" reviewed by your lawer!

2. This contract should specify the number of hours/weeks you are
contracting for and a specified rate of pay that is something like twice
your hourly rate as an employee.

3. This whole set up sounds like a ripoff extraordinaire.

4. Last time I looked (a week or so ago) there were 989 hits on a
seazrch for Jobss, Technical Writer. Go to and register
with them. It is free and will bring dozens of enquiries regarding your
status. It seems as though most IS recruiters look at this site daily.

John Gilger

-----Original Message-----
From: JDigi88 [mailto:JDigi88 -at- AOL -dot- COM]
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 6:30 PM
Subject: Employment Status

I am interested in your interpretation of the following situtation.

You have been employed by a small company; you receive a paycheck with
withheld, and you receive a W-2.

You are now given a 5 page contract to sign titled, Contracting
which refers to you as a contractor, delineates contracting services,
and has
a Statement of Work that will be completed on a project by project basis
at a
pay to be negotiated on a project by project basis. You are informed
that you
will not be given any "hours" until you sign the contract.

My interpretation is: you have been fired, but they are offering to hire
back as a contractor.

Do you agree? Disagree? How would you interpret this?

I appreciate any comments either to the list or in private to
Jdigi88 -at- aol -dot- com -dot-
I would be happy to summarize responses for the list, if anyone is
Thanks for your opinions.

Jackie DiGiovanni
Technical Communications


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