ED Magedson – Founder
Smartech CSI expected me to travel over 200 miles one way for $35 (no mileage) Austin Texas
I understand being an independent 1099-based contractor, but it still has to be worth my time. These guys wanted me to take a call over 200 miles away for $35 and no mileage. Now to be fair, I did talk them up to $40 plus 35 cents/mile, which would be worth my time...but then my recruiter contacted me to "explain how things normally work" for contractors, and to "make sure I understood that this was a one time only circumstance because they really needed this job done," and that their actual employees don't even usually make that much. She said that what I needed to do was define a radius within which I'd be willing to work, even though I had already stated in my contract that I would work within a 50 mile radius and even listed the zip codes I would work in. I told them I appreciated the concession and their time working with me, but that I would not be taking this call nor will I be taking any further calls with them. Call me crazy but I don't think I should be spending my own money for the privilege of working for someone, and from reading on this website as well as other scam reporting sites, I see I'm not the only one who has had this type of experience. It's really a shame as they seem to be very nice people and I enjoy doing this type of work. Oh well.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/26/2013 09:48 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/smartech-csi/austin-texas/smartech-csi-expected-me-to-travel-over-200-miles-one-way-for-35-no-mileage-austin-tex-1070318. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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