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July 13th, 2004
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Job in my building
http://boston.craigslist.org/wri/36253191.html

Houghton Mifflin Company is seeking a mathematics editor to work on educational materials for college mathematics students. Ideal candidate will have a very strong understanding of college-level mathematics (undergraduate degree in mathematics, science, or engineering is helpful), good language skills, and a strong proficiency with productivity software (MS Office, especially MS Excel). Some understanding of XML, HTML, and MS Office macros is preferred. Other helpful skills include experience with teaching or training, and content management or editing.

This is a freelance, full-time position requiring 9-5 work at the company location in Back Bay.

Two positions are available immediately:
1. now through 6/1/2005 and
2. now through 12/31/2004.

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From:mittelbar
Date:July 13th, 2004 11:07 am (UTC)
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Humh.

How do they get away with requiring that you work 9-5 at their location and calling it "freelance" for IRS purposes?

http://www.irs.gov/publications/p15a/ar02.html#d0e574
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From:queue
Date:July 13th, 2004 11:33 am (UTC)
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That's pretty weird. Maybe they really meant contract? I don't really know much about what they can and cna't get away with. I do know that there are no freelancers in my department who are required to be here 9-5 every day.
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From:mittelbar
Date:July 13th, 2004 11:57 am (UTC)
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Are you contractors? It may well depend on the industry, but they *could* get in deep doo doo for requiring you to act like employees and not paying employment taxes for you. It's not unheard-of, even in big companies. They have to write their contracts very carefully.
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