I got this job as an independent contractor when I was couch-hopping, so a $1k/wk paycheck seemed ideal. Three days after my start date, I fell down a section of four concrete stairs that crumbled underneath me. I spent the night at a hospital in Washington DC and returned to the office the following day to give my return-to-work note to my manager, Joe. I was lectured relentlessly for being selfish, was told it was my fault, and was even told that I did it on purpose. After trying to find areas on my own to go to and do door-to-door on my own, I was told to turn in the polo shirts and jacket and that I would be released because "I was making him (Joe) lose money)." Even though I was told I could also recruit, I was told to stop and was threatened with legal action. It took me almost five weeks to get my first paycheck I was promised after 3 weeks from the start date.
Very misleading, was told about part time but after being hired was threatened about being fired if not full time. Signed as an Independent Contractor, but forced to work specific hours, and locations with a manager. Independent Contractors by law don't have those.