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It is USA Contact Point. Anybody here ever work with them?

 
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ragamuffin
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:16 pm    Post subject: It is USA Contact Point. Anybody here ever work with them? Reply with quote

Should I reply?

Carolyn, based your resume, USAContactPoint has a slot available for you that is a match. We are hiring for several positions in our Customer Service department.

Our hiring process is simple - we do not do a phone interview we do not check references. Our on-boarding process is simple and we leave it up to you. You sign a consulting agreement with USA Contact Point, schedule and attend your certification time, and then you start taking calls. Certification class is your formal interview, so attend class and pass your Certification and start work!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have to pay anything upfront? If you have questions, I would ask them before doing anything and especially read the contract agreement and make sure you understand everything clearly.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:03 pm    Post subject: Thanks for the reply Reply with quote

[quote="Admin"]Do you have to pay anything upfront? If you have questions, I would ask them before doing anything and especially read the contract agreement and make sure you understand everything clearly.[/quote]

As far as I can see from that email, No they are not asking for any money.

there are two links one is for "paperwork" which is a contractor agreement and a W9.

the other is for certification and there is a "free certification class" they give three dates for the next classes.

I just was a little leery because they answered my email in less than 30 min. Confused

I also have not done anything from home before. I joined this site in 08 and then almost right away got a traditional J-O-B which was terrible. They are asking for my social security number on the W9 and I haven't even technically been hired yet.

I replied to their email asking if I could turn in my W9 AFTER I pass the certification class.

What do you think? Is it unusual that they want that info before I'm hired?
I wish we didn't all have to be so paranoid about these things. LOL

Thank you for your time I truly appreciate it.

Carolyn
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Carolyn,

Personally, I do think it's weird to ask for a person's social security number before they even hire you. It makes much more sense to take and pass the certification process and then hire you and to fill out the proper paperwork.

You can apply for an Employment ID number (EIN) and use it in place of your SSN. http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Employer-ID-Numbers-EINs

If you're looking for a customer service type position, check out

http://ww11.1800flowers.com/template.do?id=template8&page=9000#1
https://teleflora.tms.hrdepartment.com/jobs/4541/Seasonal-Work-at-Home-AgentHome-based-Telecommute

Customer Service jobs http://www.workathomespace.com/customerservice.php

I know they are hiring for Valentine's Day. It's seasonal/temporary, but it's possible they may keep you on if you do a good job.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:01 pm    Post subject: Thanks for the tip(s) Reply with quote

[quote="Admin"]Hi Carolyn,

Personally, I do think it's weird to ask for a person's social security number before they even hire you. It makes much more sense to take and pass the certification process and then hire you and to fill out the proper paperwork.

You can apply for an Employment ID number (EIN) and use it in place of your SSN. http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Employer-ID-Numbers-EINs

If you're looking for a customer service type position, check out

http://ww11.1800flowers.com/template.do?id=template8&page=9000#1
https://teleflora.tms.hrdepartment.com/jobs/4541/Seasonal-Work-at-Home-AgentHome-based-Telecommute

Customer Service jobs http://www.workathomespace.com/customerservice.php

I know they are hiring for Valentine's Day. It's seasonal/temporary, but it's possible they may keep you on if you do a good job.[/quote]

I saw another ad like this on Craigslist just today.
I didn't know I could get an EIN I thought those were for non US residents. I would feel more comfortable using that.

Thank you again
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