1099 Employee, Remote - September 5, 2017
I am a contractor so I work from home. I'm still very new to the company but it has been a great experience. I get faster as I continue doing the work. Yes, the process to begin the paid work is long. However, we deal with very sensitive materials and it is important for NT to vet employees. Accuracy is important in these cases for all parties involved. The staff that I communicate with has been very thoughtful and reasonably quick to respond, understanding they have a large pool of employees. The pay isn't bad. Of course I wish it was more but don't we all wish we made more? There is a lot to learn to be in compliance with the requirements of the law enforcement agencies and NT. However, it becomes sort of second nature the longer you do it. And if there is ever a question, you can refer to the style guide provided. What I do is under a 1099 agreement so I do have to invoice for my time and will be paying quarterly taxes, etc. That is new to me. The invoicing isn't hard to do once you get started. I have no complaints about a lack of work. When I request something I usually have a response within the day if I don't ask too late in the NT workday, which is on west coast time. There is a lot of flexibility. If you need to take a day off you simply don't take minutes that will conflict with that time. As someone else said in their review, you will not be paid for a chunk of time while you are training and then there is a delay to get the first one. But, after that the pay is scheduled. And my experience so far is that it has been on time, direct deposited. I will say that you are not going to get rich doing this job. And you will definitely need a second source of income coming into your home or be living quite frugally, have a retirement income, or some such thing, unless you are extremely fast. There are some audios that require much more time than others due to people talking at the same time, quality issues, soft speakers, and variations in accents from east to west coast and in between. However, it has equated to better than the minimum wage for me. And, I think in time it will work out to be a decent income that could potentially support a single person, depending on where you live of course. You are paid a higher rate for orders that are on a shorter deadline. I have not received one of these yet. I'd imagine they go by seniority.