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I hate the corporate world, especially in IT
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RE: I hate the corporate world, especially in IT
(08-24-2014 02:26 PM)one-two Wrote:  
(08-21-2014 09:20 AM)americanInEurope Wrote:  Just to explain a little further, when I say freelance I don't mean those odesk or elance websites. I mean actually hitting the job boards, applying like you would normally, and when they ask you to sign your life away for a permanent role, tell them you strictly want CONTRACT. 1099, W2, corp-to-corp contracts. You can go as deep as you want with this, from W2 which gives you all the benefits of a normal employee but only short term, to 1099 which means you get ALL your money up front and it's up to you to sort out taxes and shit. Corp-to-Corp is a little different but similar to 1099.

That is interesting. Are there any disadvantages to doing that? For example, can you still take advantage of the company 401k match?. I'm just wondering why more people don't do that. Also, are most companies open to this idea?

Most companies are not open to people working remotely, at least for what I do. You basically have to either develop an in-demand skill that will allow it to happen, or find a company that's having a hard time attracting top talent for less money, and then offer yourself as a telecommuter. Another avenue would be to get yourself into an onsite position where you are really needed and there is no backup, then tell them you have decided to travel but will be happy to telecommute. That's a toin-coss to what they will do.

AmericanInEurope's approach to going through all the steps of the interview process to getting an offer and then pulling out the surprise telecommuting demand is interesting. I would like to know if anyone has successfully done this also.

Could work if you've wowed them enough. Of course that's also dependent on you being local to come in for the onsite interview, unless you just pull it after the phone screen.
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