J.F.It would be hard to be more wrong than that.
Just spoke with my accountant and got a little clarification on this matter.Any one can be 1099
That isn't quite how it is. I'm really not worried about upsetting him but would like to be able to juggle both his part time work as well as my own thing until I'm too busy to work for him as well. He doesn't expect me to just sit at home but thinks that I will only try and get little small side jobs while I wait for him to get more work for me (which is coming up fast). He keeps telling me to just 'sit tight' to which I just want to laugh and tell him the job isn't worth sitting tight for.So, help me understand- the guy can't keep you busy 40 hours a week, he pays you a ****ty wage, expects you to jump for every little project, and 1099's you, and you're worried about upsetting him by going to find other work? Does he really expect you to just stay home reading the paper and waiting for him to call?
If you're not going to be competing with him (sounds like you're not), he's got nothing to be concerned about. If he gives you a hard time and tosses you to the curb, an anonymous call to the IRS will straighten him out.