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what is a contract job, on craigslist?

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#1 silverglade

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:05 PM

hi , i see a lot of "this job is a contract job" on craigslist.org. Does that mean they only use you for one job? and then they dont need you anymore? any help greatly appreciated. thanks . derek
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:17 PM

Yeah pretty much. They generally "contract" you to perform work either till a certain project or development is complete, or for a fixed amount of time. I imagine it's the same on craigslist.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:05 PM

A contract job is simply a way of saying you will be on a 1099 position.  They do this so you get no ideas that you will be receiving W2 employment. It's a nice way of saying, "We don't want to hire you, but want to use you as a contractor as we need you."

Generally all freelancers are taking on contract work whether or not a contract is involved..it's still considered "Freelance Work" with no permanent/long-term employment (benefits, paid vacation, paid taxes, etc...).


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