Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 14:42:34 GMT
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Subject: Re: Contract Company Opinions?
Contract Company Opinions?
Yes, this would be a very helpful service to all SAS contractors when
dealing with a new Agent or
Agency as a 1099 and W-2 employee/contractor.
There use to be a web site "www.techtalk.com" which provided a bulletin
board for individuals such as
SAS contractors to voice their opinions about good and bad experiences.
However, this web site has
decided to hang up its shingle and sell its domain name.
I remember the webmaster of Techtalk ended up becoming part of several
legal disputes with regards to
the messages being placed upon his bulletin board. Not surprising.
I, too, thought of providing such a service but after seeing what
happened to TechTalk, I decided against it.
Ever since March 1994 when I started my web site (www.sasconsig.com) and
began posting SAS employment
opportunities, I occasionally receive calls/emails about a SAS
contractor who has had a "bad" experience with
a certain Agent or Agency. Once in a while, the opposite is also true;
that is, an Agency has a "bad" experience
with a SAS contractor.
My advice to any SAS Contractor is the following:
1. Get recommendations from current and prior contractors for this
specific Agency if you have not done any
previous work with them.
2. Get recommendations from current clients of this Agency.
3. Have a lawyer, if you have one, look over any agreements the Agency
wants you to sign.
4. Or, better yet, have a lawyer draw up a legal agreement that you
create stating the things you want to be protected
by and from. But remember, you will probably still end up in court pay
lawyer fees to protect your rights.
5. Have an escrow account setup with an independent bank which will
hold 2 to 4 weeks worth of billings in your name
paid by the Agency, just in case. You will need a legal document drawn
up first stating the means by which you will be
able to withdraw on that account.
6. Get a copy of the Agency's financial statement of worth, credit, and
7. Most important, do your homework first. Get to know as much as you
can about the Agency. If anything in the slightest
strikes you inappropriate, find another Agency and/or Client. Doesn't
make any difference if you get paid
$100 per hour but never able to collect, does it?
If you all think it is worth the effort, I will make a separate WebPage
Available for people to provide Suggestions and
Comments on this topic provided no names are given. I do not want to be
part of a legal slander lawsuit. I will get your
input via Email, and then appended them to the list should I deem them
172 Monce Road
Burlington, CT 06013 USA
In article <OF147E6EFF.CE2A6110-ON852568CD.00443B49@pepco.com>,
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> Michael K Countryman <mcountry@EARTHLINK.NET>@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on
> 04/26/2000 12:49:57 AM
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> Subject: Re: Contract Company Opinions?
> I think that's a great idea. I would sure use something like that.
> You never know what you're getting into until it's too late.
> LUCID41 <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > Is there a place were people can post opinions on various contract
> > that work with SAS professionals?
> > Anybody have suggestions on how to get opinions?
> > Express opinions?
> > Remain Anonymous?
> > Etc.?
Charles Patridge - PDPC, Ltd.
172 Monce Road - Burlington, CT 06013 USA
Phone: 860-673-9278 or 860-675-9026
Email: Charles_S_Patridge@prodigy.net - Web: www.sasconsig.com
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