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The Go2IT scam

They called me up offering a three day 1099 contract that required me to start a sole proprietorship to get an EIN#, get a security clearance, and drive 5 hours for about 350 miles to get to the third days location. lol . Their contract was very interesting also. I would definitely need to spend a lot of money to get bonded, pay higher taxes, obamacare, security clearance, gas, etc., I was looking at my email when they said they sent me all the details and had another contractor offering 10% pay better with no costs without the 1099 contract scam.
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Go2it Group Independent Contractor Agreement

I was reading through the agreement, and it states under section 2 , legal relationship of parties "the legal relationship between the parties is that of independent contractor, and nothing contained herein shall create an employer/employee or principal/agent relationship between the parties. neither parties shall be responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of the other party and/or of the employees, agents, or independent contractors of the other party." In LAYMENS terms, this means that IF YOU ACCEPT A PROJECT FOR GO2IT AND BREAK SOMETHING WHILE YOUR WORKING, YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. Sure it doesn't sound bad, but think about this. How expensive is modern IBM technology? Touch screens, servers, etc. Tens of thousands of dollars. A decent server that is used can cost up to $49,999.00 check it out on pricewatch.com Unless you have contractor liability insurance, DO NOT WORK FOR THESE PEOPLE.
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#491272

I just wanted to refresh this thread and put in my two cents for anyone else out there that's resarching the GO2IT Group.

My honest opinion is this: Their system is a little impersonal, and it definitely makes the assumption that you are a FRU.

If you're okay with that, then go for it. The people that work there actually seem very nice and helpful, and for the most part are pleasant to work with.

When I'm out of income, I'm fine with being a cog for a while. They got me a lot of fairly well-paying work when I couldn't get any for myself. I don't think I'd want to depend upon them for a career, but next time I find myself looking for work, I will definitely give them a call.

#55474

Greetings,

Being one of the senior engineer contractors in the Louisville, KY, area for the Go2IT group, I might have a few comments.

For two plus years I have worked Go2IT contracts for IBM, Dell, HP, and Lexmark; and a dozen plus customers over three states. This involved anywhere from one to ten techs per a given project. I am often the lead tech, and have also filled in as the IBM and Dell representative when those companies did not have their own engineer to go on site.

At no time was there ever a problem with breaking equipment where a technician had to pay for the breakage. This is because the Go2IT Group is only one part of the equation in the process of securing contracts with the customers. Thus "what if" issues are already resolved with the client agreement before they contact you for an assignment.

I have also worked with other recruiting firms on local, regional, and national assignments. They all have pretty much the same type of independent contractor agreements, and again I have never seen a tech have to pay for any damage.

So what happens if you break something? It all depends upon the degree from "accidents will happen" to "intentional damage". Depending upon the situation you may not get called back for another assignment with that particular client, or possibly called back by the Go2IT Group for another assignment. This can also happen if a client doesn't like your professionalism, attitude, appearance, etc. Worse case should you intentionally go off the wall and start breaking things, then you can be sure that the Police will be called, you will be arrested, and will face criminal and civil charges.

All of the above is typical of the computer business no matter where you work, and common sense prevails. So to be successful then simply review the procedures, show up on time, look and act professional, always keep the client as the top priority, be meticulous in your work, ask questions when you need to, and follow the instructions. Everyone makes mistakes. How you handle them in a professional manner makes all the difference in your career.

Working for the Go2IT Group provides you with many professional contacts and support staff, gives you industry level experience, and adds many high end items to your resume. You are never technically alone and will have all the support that you require. I've gone in blind on a few projects, and the support staff was always there to clarify anything that I didn't understand, correct anything that I miss on the first try, and work with me to complete the assignment and to make the customer happy. This is more than you often get from many fortune 500 companies.

Note that liability insurance is a still a good idea for several reasons. You will build your resume to a higher professional level. Then someday say some big company wants to hire you as a contractor to service all their printers in their facility. You can only get that with being bonded and insured. For me $350,000.00 of liability costs $192.00 per year. Since you will be charging them ~$45.00 per hour plus parts, the insurance cost is negligible.

So if you want to get into the contractor business, the Go2IT Group is a good way to go. Depending upon the current recession and where you live, you may not make enough to work for them only. But you will make money (sometimes ~$250.00 per day for those rare big contracts), and will increase your experience and value in the computer industry.

Regards,

George Hooper

www.hooplatec.com

#55471

Greetings,

Being one of the senior engineer contractors in the Louisville, KY, area for the Go2IT group, I might have a few comments.

For two plus years I have worked Go2IT contracts for IBM, Dell, HP, and Lexmark; and a dozen plus customers over three states. This involved anywhere from one to ten techs per a given project. I am often the lead tech, and have also filled in as the IBM and Dell representative when those companies did not have their own engineer to go on site.

At no time was there ever a problem with breaking equipment where a technician had to pay for the breakage. This is because the Go2IT Group is only one part of the equation in the process of securing contracts with the customers. Thus "what if" issues are already resolved with the client agreement before they contact you for an assignment.

I have also worked with other recruiting firms on local, regional, and national assignments. They all have pretty much the same type of independent contractor agreements, and again I have never seen a tech have to pay for any damage.

So what happens if you break something? It all depends upon the degree from "accidents will happen" to "intentional damage". Depending upon the situation you may not get called back for another assignment with that particular client, or possibly called back by the Go2IT Group for another assignment. This can also happen if a client doesn't like your professionalism, attitude, appearance, etc. Worse case should you intentionally go off the wall and start breaking things, then you can be sure that the Police will be called, you will be arrested, and will face criminal and civil charges.

All of the above is typical of the computer business no matter where you work, and common sense prevails. So to be successful then simply review the procedures, show up on time, look and act professional, always keep the client as the top priority, be meticulous in your work, ask questions when you need to, and follow the instructions. Everyone makes mistakes. How you handle them in a professional manner makes all the difference in your career.

Working for the Go2IT Group provides you with many professional contacts and support staff, gives you industry level experience, and adds many high end items to your resume. You are never technically alone and will have all the support that you require. I've gone in blind on a few projects, and the support staff was always there to clarify anything that I didn't understand, correct anything that I miss on the first try, and work with me to complete the assignment and to make the customer happy. This is more than you often get from many fortune 500 companies.

Note that liability insurance is a still a good idea for several reasons. You will build your resume to a higher professional level. Then someday say some big company wants to hire you as a contractor to service all their printers in their facility. You can only get that with being bonded and insured. For me $350,000.00 of liability costs $192.00 per year. Since you will be charging them ~$45.00 per hour plus parts, the insurance cost is negligible.

So if you want to get into the contractor business, the Go2IT Group is a good way to go. Depending upon the current recession and where you live, you may not make enough to work for them only. But you will make money (sometimes ~250.00 per day for those rare big contracts), and will increase your experience and value in the computer industry.

Regards,

George Hooper

www.hooplatec.com

#55464

Go2IT has been one of the best group of people I have worked for in such a long time. I've been with them for a while now and I dont have any complaints. They are always helpful and nice.

:eek :eek

#55388

:eek

Before people begin accepting this comment, remember there are two sides to every story. I have been working for Go2it for over a year and have never experienced any type of problem as discussed above. Let's go through this complaint elaborately,

1) you are given a contract and all of the necessary documents wll before you even begin the job. You are to read the contract carefully before you sign and fax it back. If for any reason there is a discrepancy, there is room on the contract to note your discrepancy. 2) It states in CAPITAL LETTERS that you are an INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR on the second line of the contract. No one is twisting your arm to sign and if you do not prefer to be a contractor then you can refuse the assignment without any reprocussions.

The staff at Go2it have been great. They bend over backwards to assist you in any way. If you have a problem they will take care of it. Like I stated earlier, there are two sides to every story, however, before you sound off and try to humiliate a company, make sure your closet is clean. I am not a lawyer, but I can surmise that the contract was quickly signed before it was read. To the Go2it group KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. I have worked for several staffing companies and believe me people, THIS ONE HAS BEEN THE BEST!

#26547

I have done several jobs for this company, with no issues at all. Although I've never broken anything.. :P

#11030

has anyone out there ever worked as an independent contractor for these people i would love to hear your experience email me please

im considering signing the contractor agreement

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@PissedConsumer11030

I work for got2it for a number of years and didn't have any trouble with them they provide me with plenty of work day and night,and i was paid on time with out any problems if you put in all your times and paperwork.

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