“My husband and I have been in construction since 1997 as independent contractors. He takes on the small jobs that the big contractors won’t take because there is no big profit to be made. Should a law such as what is being suggested be enacted, people like my husband will be subsequently placed out of work. This bill only benefits big corporations that will be allotted tax breaks and governmental benefits. The small guy and the home owners will end up paying the penalty.”
The flexibility of being an independent contractor is so important to me. Before COVID it allowed me to set a schedule that gave me the freedom to attend my son’s soccer games and my daughter’s field trips. During COVID it allowed me to continue working while my kids schooled at home. Most recently, the flexibility of being an independent contractor allowed me to schedule my work around caring for my dad, who passed away recently. And in the future, being an independent contractor will allow me to care for my elderly mother when the time comes.
For me, the flexibility of being an independent contractor is far more important than the benefits of being a full time employee. Being an independent contractor has allowed me to support my family while being there for them, in person, whenever I need to be.”