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Employed by Google

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Erind, May 29, 2007.

  1. #1
    Are we employed by Google?

    Today I applied at Best-Buy and one of the fields in the application said: What technology related positions have you worked in recently?

    I put Web-designer and electronic delivery guy but I was thinking about putting Google Publisher. Bet you anything related to "Google" would look nice.

    Now we pay taxes, they have our name, our tax ID, and everything else. Are we employed by Google?
     
    Erind, May 29, 2007 IP
  2. Tearabite

    Tearabite Notable Member

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    we are not employed by Google, but we are independent contractors with Google as a client.
     
    Tearabite, May 29, 2007 IP
  3. Fka200

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    No. You can't say you are employed by Google.
     
    Fka200, May 29, 2007 IP
  4. ReadyToGo

    ReadyToGo Peon

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    Google doesn't recognize you as an employee. Therefore, you are not employed by Google.
     
    ReadyToGo, May 29, 2007 IP
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    syedwasi87 Active Member

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    ..wouldnt it bet that we are partners instead of contractors?
     
    syedwasi87, May 29, 2007 IP
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    Yeah I wish we were, it'd look good even if we are just publishers.
     
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  7. Skinny

    Skinny Peon

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    Yea probably partners, but definitely not employers.

    Some people might be getting monthly checks, but lots are not (like mysleft ;)).

    Skinny
     
    Skinny, May 29, 2007 IP
  8. Adpubster

    Adpubster Peon

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    No we are NOT partners, Tearabite is correct...read Item 17 of the TOS:

     
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  9. Tearabite

    Tearabite Notable Member

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    as usual:rolleyes:
     
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    Vadym Peon

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    So I'd be able to put on my resume something like, "Google Publishing Partner - 2004-current" or something of the sort?
     
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  11. Adpubster

    Adpubster Peon

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    Uhhh, nooooo.

    On second thought, considering some of the stuff I've seen on resumes that's not near as much of a stretch lol
     
    Adpubster, May 29, 2007 IP
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    what about premium publisher? did they recognize as an employed by Google?
     
    h4nh4n, May 29, 2007 IP
  13. Tearabite

    Tearabite Notable Member

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    NO.. still a contractor

    I dont see anything wrong with that; you're a publisher in partnership with G .. that might be stretching it a bit, but hey, it's only best-buy, right? if they start asking questions just be sure to specify that it's on a 'contract' basis..
     
    Tearabite, May 29, 2007 IP
  14. frankcow

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    Yeah, but I bet Google knows more about you than any employer you've had!
     
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    No, we are not employed by google or we r not partner, we r just client.
     
    vivekwig, May 29, 2007 IP
  16. mr_bill

    mr_bill Banned

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    Only if you get a W2 - If you get a 1099 you employ yourself :)
     
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  17. Volvospeed

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    Best-Buys knows if your applying for a job there the only google position you may have held involved sweeping floors and piss biscuits.
     
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    LOL, as one who has looked at a lot of resumes, there is wisdom in the above words. If I see a resume that looks like the person is trying to pad it with jobs with glorified titles, it goes a bit farther down the list...sometimes it even falls off my desk.
     
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  19. Volvospeed

    Volvospeed Active Member

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    We had a person applying for a gov service job list under previous experience "employee of a federal agency". Background for the clearance revealed that was urban slang for "I did a dime in a Co supermax"
     
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  20. Abhik

    Abhik ..:: The ONE ::..

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    We just have a contract signed between us and goggle.. no partnership.
     
    Abhik, May 29, 2007 IP