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Replacing my electric panel.

Upgrading electric wiring in an old house. Help me sound smart when I call contractors. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Jul 18, 2011 - 14 answers

Finding others for video conference check-ins for self-employed

I'm a freelancer with plenty of ideas for what I should be doing to improve my business (and life in general), but I have a real hard time getting down to work without any kind of accountability or structure in my life. So here's what I'm thinking: Find 2 or 3 like-minded people and have brief daily check-ins via video conference to state our goals between now and our next session, and how we've done since our last session -- just keeping each other honest and on some kind of schedule. Where do I find people who would like to participate? [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Jul 8, 2011 - 12 answers

Bank won't finance our home builder, can he win if he sues us?

We have begun building a house, we have the plans, the lot and the builder. No ground broken yet. We signed the contract with the builder. When securing the financing, we were told that the builder has several liens and they will not finance us if we use him. Based on the title search, they said no bank would give us money if he is involve. Could he win if he sues for breach of contract? Can we legally back out of this contract in light of these circumstances? [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Jun 9, 2011 - 19 answers

What's the simplest way I can fill this requirement?

I completed a web project for a California institution and am being paid as an independent contractor. On a form I must fill out is the following question: [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Lien on me...

Roofer wants to come back and request double the amount already paid on a signed contract, and are threatening a lien on the house, what can we do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2011 - 19 answers

How much does an inexperienced programmer get paid?

How much should I get paid as an inexperienced programmer doing Java web development for a US government contractor? I’m clueless. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2011 - 10 answers

In between a contractor and an employee

Company wants to hire me not as an employee, but as an independent contractor. Can I ask for something in between? [more inside]
posted by Kruger5 on May 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Please help me not screw up this home renovation project

Seeking advice/tips/what-to-avoid related to a home addition project (details inside). [more inside]
posted by Ginesthoi on Mar 31, 2011 - 2 answers

Pavers with Polymeric Sand Now Look Dull?

I had my back terrace tiles replaced with nice techo bloc paresean pavers. The contractor used polymeric sand. After he put the polymeric sand down the pavers now look dusty and the color dulled. Contractor swears he must come back and "seal" the pavers and that is why pavers look dull. I don't think he is right. What do you think? Can the polymeric be cleaned off? Should he rip it all out and do it again for free? Check out the photos.
posted by wheats on Mar 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Unemployment Post-Staffing Agency

Am I likely to get unemployment from a staffing agency? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Mar 23, 2011 - 7 answers

My website, how much do I charge to maintain?

My (soon to be) former employer wants me to maintain their website (that I built during my time there) as an outside contractor. How much should I charge them? [more inside]
posted by Geppp on Mar 7, 2011 - 11 answers

Does my termination violate the notification clause of my contract?

I am currently working in the NY area for an employer that hired me a few months ago as an independent contractor. This employer just notified me that my position has been terminated (without cause) due to budgetary reasons, with termination effective in one week. According to my contract, either party is supposed to give 30 days notice prior to termination or resignation. There is no indication within the contract regarding payment in lieu of notice. Do I have any recourse or reasonable expectation of some form of compensation considering that I have been given only one week's notice? [more inside]
posted by whitedoor on Feb 25, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I get decent healthcare w/o insurance and somewhat limited funds?

My husband used to love his IT job. Things changed, now he hates it, because his new work is boring and his new boss is a bully. So he might have found another job... but it has no paid vacation and no health benefits. I am a (secular) homeschooling stay-at-home mom with several chronic health problems. Can I somehow manage to deal with my physical symptoms w/o insurance, because I know it would be mentally better for both of us for him to not work for the bully. [more inside]
posted by Shoeburyness on Feb 17, 2011 - 27 answers

Suing an LLC building contractor?

Suing my contractor. Insurance companies want to enter mediation to settle, but contractor won't supply them with necessary info for them to investigate and move forward. Now what? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Feb 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Should I use the recruiter?

An IT recruiters ad for a contract position gives away the company name. Is it better to go through the recruiter or directly to the company? [more inside]
posted by dhoe on Dec 17, 2010 - 16 answers

I think i should fire my contractor, but don't know how to protect myself.

I want to fire my contractor, who is doing a sloppy and unsatisfactory job of renovating my bathroom. I've never been a situation like this before (of hiring someone to do work on my home, and also of firing somebody) and could use some advice from people who have been through this process on whether or not i should fire him, and if i should, how to go about it with minimal collateral damage. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Dec 1, 2010 - 17 answers

(Should I/How can I) have concrete driveway repair and tuckpointing work done in cold weather?

A contractor is planning to come out this week and replace a substantial portion of my driveway. It (was and) will be a concrete driveway. The same contractor ('s father) will also be doing a substantial amount of tuckpointing. I live in Cleveland and as you know this is mid-November. Should I be concerned about the cold/snow/rain affecting the durability of their work? What should I expect them to do to adapt to the weather? Should I just try to get them to wait until Spring? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on Nov 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Seeking advice on switching from an employee to a contractor.

I would like to discuss with my boss the possibility of moving from full-time employee status to contractor. My primary question is about health insurance, though I have some more general questions as well. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Sep 27, 2010 - 18 answers

Sign on the dotted line?

Does it make sense to consider contract positions when one has a full-time/permanent job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Pay taxes on contracting for an overseas company?

Stupid tax question: I live in the U.S. If I'm paid on a contract basis for consultant work by an overseas corporation, do I have to pay income tax on that money? In this equation, am I just a regular-joe 1099 contractor? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Sep 8, 2010 - 8 answers

How to deal with potentially l

My contractor hasn't completed my renovations in the required time. I've given him notice that he's in default of our contract, and he had 7 days to get it together. He's now AWOL. Do I need a lawyer? If so, how much will that cost? If not, what do I do? If so, what do I do until I get one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2010 - 10 answers

"Civilian Contractors 2: World in Flames" just isn't as catchy

What is the difference between a civilian contractor and a mercenary? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Aug 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Owner's Rep

I am an (unlicensed) architect. Friend recently offered me a job as an owner's rep ("Do you want to sub out the expeditor and offer your services, including expediting, as an Owner's rep?") on a small renovation job. (I have the drawings) No contractor or expeditor yet. Asked me for a proposal/fee. I am not familiar with this term/position, responsibilities, duties, time, but know how to put a job together.....want to sound competent while I figure it out. Any advice on putting out some basic questions and eliciting info?
posted by ebesan on Jul 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Moving from regular employee to contractor

The short: I've been laid off, but the company wants me to come back as a contractor to finish up a few projects. And I want to finish them. How much money do I ask for as a contractor? Of course, the details are inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2010 - 17 answers

How do I find a green contractor?

I am looking for recommendations for a general contractor with some green certifications, emphasis, and/or experience in the Baltimore/Washington area. [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue on Apr 28, 2010 - 4 answers

How to check contractors work?

We are having a detached garage built. I already chose a contractor. How do I make sure the work being done is up to code and correct? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Apr 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Gray area is getting grayer.

Am I an employee or a contractor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2010 - 21 answers

Roofers, plumbers, carpenters in Portland Oregon

I'm looking for some referrals for a few good skilled trades-people in Portland, Oregon. I just bought my first home and I want to be prepared when issues come up (as they already have), so I'd like to find Metafilter's favorite roofers, plumbers, carpenters, general contractors, etc in the PDX metro area. [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on Mar 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Who will plan my new kitchen?

Kitchen designer in the Seattle area? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Feb 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Getting paid via 1099 in Boston. What does this mean?

Getting paid via 1099 in Boston. What does this mean? [more inside]
posted by cheero on Feb 13, 2010 - 8 answers

The handyman can?

Who would you recommend for some repairs that need to be done on our recently purchased Toronto home? [more inside]
posted by laroodles on Feb 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Does my husband qualify for unemployment?

Will my husband qualify for unemployment in California after a long-term temp/contract position is over? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Dec 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Any recourse for a shorted work contract?

I'm a contractor. In October my contract was extended per an email from my recruiter, to Jan 31, 2010. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Dec 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Contractor in Madison, WI

Looking for a contractor in Madison, WI to get an estimate on a kitchen remodel. [more inside]
posted by echo target on Oct 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Installing Radiant Heat Flooring

Chicago home improvement filter: We'd like to get an estimate for installing radiant-heat flooring in our condo (6-flat built at the turn of the last century. We own a duplex down, with the primary living area being on the ground floor) or possibly replacing the HVAC with baseboard heating. Anything, really, because the conversion from whatever-it-was to the gas furnace HVAC it now is was badly done and the place is freezing all the time. Any business or contractors you recommend? Suggestions for going about this the right way? Dire warnings? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Oct 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Help a soon-to-graduate PhD find work in Iraq or Afghanistan

Hi! I will soon graduate from a top computer science program with a PhD. I am interested to work in Iraq and Afghanistan for a year or two. Clearly, I prefer to work in the "green zone", but am willing to work alongside troops in the combat zone. I am quite versatile and can do alot of stuff, e.g., teaching, designing software, engineering work, testing, maintaining complex systems, etc. Does anyone know how I can go about this? I tried looking at KBR's and FLOUR's job postings for contractors. But they primarily list jobs that are in food service, transportation, warehousing, etc. I like to get a job that is intellectually fulfilling. Oh. One more thing. I am a foreign national from a country that is friendly to the US and the NATO countries. Thanks! :)
posted by jchaw on Sep 4, 2009 - 8 answers

you're fired! sort of…

Was i fired? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Aug 27, 2009 - 27 answers

Contractor vs. salaryman: Two types of worker enter, one gets work less often than the other in the current economy

Are contractors and salaried workers being affected differently by the slow economy, specifically in the IT industry? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Help us help our neighbors with their contractors

Our neighbor wants to hire my husband to act as a sort of general contractor to oversee some repairs on our neighbor's house. Before we say yes to this, what questions should we ask? [more inside]
posted by Ladybug Parade on Jul 20, 2009 - 14 answers

I want to fire my temp agency

I work through Kelly Services in a long-term temp position at a huge multinational. I got a phone call today from Kelly Services saying they were giving all professional employees at the MNC a 5% pay cut, effective June 29. What can I do -- besides walk? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Hiring a roofing contractor, prefer to avoid disaster

Best practices for hiring a roofing contractor, please. Like, do I care what brand of shingles he uses if I'm only planning to be here for a couple more years? How do I ensure my landscaping isn't destroyed? What sorts of things should be covered in the contract? Any and all advice, cautionary tales, etc., welcome!
posted by HotToddy on Jun 11, 2009 - 15 answers

Shaka, When the Walls Fell

Leaking something in an upstairs bathroom leads to ceiling falling in. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anti social order on Jun 9, 2009 - 12 answers

marketer contract rate before full0time

I wowed folks at my job interview for the full-time position being a webmaster / graphic designer / marketer. But they want me as a contractor first due to the economy. Thoughts on compensation? [more inside]
posted by umlaut on May 14, 2009 - 15 answers

Consulting - am I doing it wrong?

I'm just starting out as an independent network and systems contractor and I think I've agreed to a bad deal. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2009 - 21 answers

So you'd like to build a garden wall...

Is there an 'ask metafilter' on the internet for home/yard projects? Not that I'm disputing the collective mind here, but I'm looking to build something in my backyard and it seems to me there must be some group of contractors who all get together somewhere on the internet to tell amateurs that they're doing it wrong. Of course if you KNOW how to install a yard retaining wall, then, by all means, speak up. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 23, 2009 - 24 answers

Yay! I'm a contractor! Now what?

I'm being asked to do a freelance project and I have no idea what I'm doing! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2009 - 12 answers

How Can a Freelancer Safely Fire a Client

What's the best way, once I tell a client I'm done with her, to protect myself from claims of unauthorized access or sabotage on the systems I configured for her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Is this a good time to do a home remodel?

How has the recent economic situation affected the cost of a house remodel? Is it cheaper because of the soft housing market, or more expensive because more people are fixing up the places they own instead of moving?
posted by Xazeru on Jan 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Labor law help needed for socal govt contract employee

I believe my company, a government contractor, is using alot of grey areas in their employee time cards to get away with paying as little as possible. For example, I am listed with them as "salary", which by my understanding would mean I get x amount of payment per pay period. However, they still have everyone fill out a time card, and pay us per the hours we have worked. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2008 - 14 answers

Stuck On An Ambiguous Barrel

How do I say "no, unless..." to my boss's boss? [more inside]
posted by DU on Dec 16, 2008 - 29 answers

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