Re: remote DBA job - pros and cons.

From: Robert Freeman <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 09:34:37 -0800 (PST)
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It seems odd to me that anyone would prefer to do W2 over 1099 in such  a case unless they are concerned that they would not meet the "I'm an  employee not a contractor" test. The costs of a W2 are going to be  higher than a 1099 (taxes, etc) even if you are not offering benefits. Also,  in most if not all states there are very different legal protections  for W2 employees and higher liabilities on the part of the employer.


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  • Original Message ---- From: Peter Barnett <> To:; Oracle-l <> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 8:22:24 AM Subject: Re: remote DBA job - pros and cons.

More than 10 years ago I did this sort of thing for better base pay and the usual benefits (medical, 401k, life insurance, disability, etc.).

Incentives amounted to about $15K+ a year more. Incentives were based on how much more service you could sell to the clients once you started supporting them. If they like you and trust your judgement that was pretty easy.

  • Prasad <> 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

Pete Barnett
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