Carrier, Waterville, ME - April 19, 2016
I am a current independent contractor with MaineToday Media. Yes you work 7 days a week, yes you use your own personal vehicle, no you don't get sick days, yes you must work no matter the weather. That is part of being an independent contractor. Don't like working 7 days a week? Get a sub to take one or more of those days off your hands and pay them for it. Don't like the wear and tear on your vehicle? Walk your route if it is possible. This is all standard fare for an independent contractor. You are essentially your own company and as long as you follow the rules set fourth in your contract (deliver by a certain time, etc) you can deliver as you see fit.