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William Joseph Mitchell

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  • I am interviewing for a freelance gig with a weird pay arrangement--to put me on retainer for a year at a flat rate.

    No matter how many hours I am required to work--I don't get paid more. Also, they want to tie me to them for a year.Normally, I get an hourly rate in case I work long hours. I cannot afford an attorney to go over the details...so I'd prefer to wor...

    William’s Answer

    Ultimately, you have to know what you're getting yourself into, and whether you can complete the task(s) within a time period reasonable to you. If you work more than you expect, you'll come out behind. But the opposite scenario is interesting--if you don't work at all or don't complete a certain task, are you still paid the flat rate? I imagine the company has a way of protecting itself, so you should proceed with caution.

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