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Dan Sutton15-Mar-17 9:22
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If you want a pay rise, work as a consultant. In the USA, thanks to paid vacations, healthcare plans, 401-K, sick days and, not least, the fact that 15 separate taxes (8 on the employee's side and 7 on the employer's) are taken out of an employee's pay check before he ever sees it, it costs a company the same to employ a 1099 consultant at $60 an hour (=$120,000 a year) as it does to employ a W2 employee at $60,000 a year. Make that point, and you're in.

Then, as a consultant, you can get into the business of finding write-offs and so on, which, since you're now working for yourself, you can do for any related stuff you buy, the portion of your house (and therefore rent/mortgage/bills) you designate as your office, and so on.

Effectively, you should be able to double your salary without changing desks.
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