Note: The objective of this report isnt directed to an individual of the entity but rather bring awareness of the culture entities such as Field Nation LLC are building on in the IT world.
To better understand the scope of the issue underlying beneath the culture of an IT sweatshop, we need to understand how the culture incepted to begin with. In the late 60's network deployment begin to extend aggresively at enterprise level. This created a boom in demand for qualified in-house specialist, engineers in the soon to be field. As technology continued to grow over the next 20-30 years, its presence did aswell in the private sector for small businesses, retail stores,gov offices,and even homes.
This presence, which eventually led to the development of MS-DOS based OS such win 95, also began to consolidate the need for such expensive qualified personnel and instead restructuring of how technology was deployed for even the avg joe can build a practical understanding of.
Companies such as Ma bell, IBM, Sun, and HP envisioned this future and began eliminating overhead cost with the goal of unifying more automated services through smaller subcontracting companies. This saved the companies nearly 68% net margin operating cost. Today, these companies continue to find new ways to continue cutting cost, increase profit, by promoting partner channel support through their existing Preferred contractor network. FAST PACE INTO THE FUTURE
Over the last year 8 years, ive worked as a subcontractor partner at onforce and eventually field nation. My work has extended coast to coast in over 200 cities. I hold an immaculate record with zero negative reviews. Although Ive held no certifications, my reputation has afforded me consistent work volume.
One of the common questions i received from people has been "How do I get in to this field and have as much work as you?" Often in the back of my mind I recall thinking "You dont! run while you can"
The truth is, all those years of work and travel entailed sacrifice, struggle to get paid within a reasonable time, and politics. Considering each entity banked on an avg of $7600 in "annual dues/membership/fees" from me, I take insult in realizing the neglected fact they hold no accountability in getting you paid if a vendor backs out with/without reasonable cause, and unwillingness to take administrative action toward vendors whom have crossed the conventional lines of trade.
The term neglect is used to describe the way Field Nation confines and addresses their position in liability as the limited party.
The scope of the contractor agreement outlines the limited liability the provider can hold against FN as a direct/or indirect cause of conpensation dispute, or accident that may arrive in trade of their customers.
It is in my opinion that field nation confines this information in technical syntax through the manifestation of a legal document. In other words, they use this document to satisfy/circumvent all disclaimers, and not have to tell YOU as a provider/member the true nature of this relationship. Like investors being lied to!
Although believed to be legal throughout a thin line (a very thin line) I find it to be DIRTY, UNETHICAL, and a RIPOFF.
If any agent,officer,or representative of this company objects to these allegations, I challenge you to write at the top of every workorder in your system in BOLD English, "We're NOT responsible if you dont get paid" And tell us how succesful your business continues to grow then. Things to consider/expect-Advice for the newer generation techs
Dont make this your full time job. You will never get paid consistently ontime and risk possibly never getting paid regardless of expenses made. Barter maximum pay. These companies are saving 100's of thousands by not having a full time employees. Make them PAY. Take copious notes of whom , when and where you engage. Create a seperate folder in your email inbox when suprises come your way. Hold people accountable in writing Realize the two most important facts: Youre on your own. You may never get paid for the wo. Goodluck!