Re: remote DBA job - pros and cons.

W2 temps are not regular employees.  The body shops are required to pay the
employer's share of taxes and handle withholding, but they're not required
to provide medical, holiday pay, vacations, etc.  Some companies have gotten
into trouble for filling their cubicles with W2 temps who function no
differently from regular employees.  Perhaps that's what you are thinking
of.

I just googled it to make sure.  If the law says differently, I didn't find
evidence of it.



On Jan 15, 2008 1:17 PM, Mark Strickland <strickland.mark@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Large body shops like KForce.  I stopped contracting at the end of 2005.
>
>
>
> On Jan 15, 2008 12:57 PM, Andrew Kerber <andrew.kerber@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > How recently did you do that?  And how big was the company?  As I
> > recall, the law sets a minimum number of employees the business must have
> > before health care benefits are required.
> >
> >
> > On Jan 15, 2008 2:39 PM, Mark Strickland < strickland.mark@xxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > W2-based contracting doesn't require benefits except for paying the
> > > employer's share of SS.  I contracted for 7 years, almost all on a W2 
> > > basis
> > > (but not for a mere $33/hr!).  Some body shops offered some benefits, some
> > > didn't.  I chose to work on a W2 basis through body shops so that they 
> > > would
> > > handle the paperwork and marketing and pay the employer's share of SS and 
> > > so
> > > that I wouldn't have to get liability insurance.
> > >
> > > Mark
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Jan 15, 2008 10:41 AM, Andrew Kerber <andrew.kerber@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Naughty naughty...
> > > >
> > > > And you are right about the bennies.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Jan 15, 2008 12:15 PM, Jared Still < jkstill@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Frankly, that doesn't even sound like a legal arrangement.
> > > > >
> > > > > As you would be paid hourly, and as an employee (W2)  I believe
> > > > > that federal law required benefits provided for  anything over 30
> > > > > hrs per week.
> > > > >
> > > > > Plus that fact that $33 per hour is extremely low for a DBA.
> > > > >
> > > > > You can't even get SQL server DBA's for that.  ;)
> > > > >
> > > > > Jared
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On Jan 14, 2008 3:34 PM, Prasad < p4cldba@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > All,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > recently I am being offered a remote support DBA job    and the
> > > > > > hiring company is asking me to quit my current regular position and 
> > > > > > work
> > > > > > with them for 33$/hr on W-2 with no benefits.  Well I am in no 
> > > > > > position to
> > > > > > accept this . but still would like to know if this is how it works.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks .
> > > > > >
> > > > > > -Prasad
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Jared Still
> > > > > Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Andrew W. Kerber
> > > >
> > > > 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Andrew W. Kerber
> >
> > 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'
> >
>
>

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