Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need to attend the infosession?


Everyone interested in this opportunity must first attend the infosession. The infosession will provide pertinent information necessary for you to determine if this opportunity is right for you. Attending the infosession will prevent unnecessary use of time. Sign up for our next infosession!




What information will be given at the infosession?


During the infosession you will find out details on the types of calls you'll receive, how you can find out the pay rate for specific companies, the length of the training classes, and much more. Sign up for our next infosession!




How long is the infosession?


The infosession will last for 30 minutes — 15 minutes will be used to provide you the necessary details, and 15 minutes will be allotted for those attending the session to ask questions. Sign up for our next infosession!




How do I sign up for the infosession?


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The Basics

How do I get started?


1) Before starting, everyone that's interested must attend a 30-minute infosession to find out all the necessary details 2) After the infosession you will be sent an email that will include a link to schedule time for an interview 3) Once it's been determined you're a great fit, you will complete the registration process and begin taking the course associated with the company you'd like to work with Find out all you need to know at our next infosession — Sign up now!




Where can I work from?


You can work from anywhere within the United States, except the following states: California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, or Wisconsin The use of wireless connections at any time is prohibited; you must be connected to a hard-wired broadband internet service via DSL, Cable, or fiber optic connection. Connectivity through an unauthorized proxy service or unauthorized VPN service is strictly prohibited. Additionally, satellite, microwave, and cellular hotspot internet services are not permitted. USB connected modems are also not supported. Find out all you need to know at our next infosession — Sign up now!




Are there specific computer requirements?


Yes. The minimum specifications for both PC and Mac are below. If you don't know whether or not your computer meets the requirements listed below, you will be able to do an online 'PC Check' before your training course that will automatically tell you if your computer meets the requirements. PC

  • CPU Speed:
    Dual-core 2.8 GHz or better
    or
    Intel i class or AMD Phenom X2 class or better

    Atom, Celeron, Pentium and Opteron processors are notpermitted
  • Hard Drive:
    20 GB or more of available space
    60 GB or more of total space
  • Memory:
    4 GB of RAM or better
  • Operating System:
    Windows 7 or Windows 10
    Windows 8/8.1 not supported by some clients
  • Standary Connection and Speed:
    Hard-wired connection (no wireless)
    Minimum 10 mbps download / Minimum 3 mbps upload
  • Maximum Latency Threshold:
    120 milliseconds (ms)
  • Monitor Recommendations:
    1280 x 1024 (SXGA) screen resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD or 1080p)
Mac
  • CPU Speed:
    Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz processor or better
  • Hard Drive:
    20 GB or more of available space
    60 GB or more of total space
  • Memory:
    4 GB of RAM or better
  • Operating System:
    MAC OS X 10.10 Yosemite or higher
  • Standard Connection and Speed:
    Hard-wired connection (no wireless)
    Minimum 10 mbps download / Minimum 3 mbps upload
  • Maximum Latency Threshold:
    120 milliseconds (ms)
  • Monitor Recommendations:
    1280 x 1024 (SXGA) screen resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD or 1080p)
* Dual boot machines, Netbooks, and Tablets are prohibited from use
* Certain clients may have additional requirements; you will be able to view the system requirements for each client before you sign up to service that client Find out all you need to know at our next infosession — Sign up now!




What are the hours I will have to work?


You decide what hours you would like to work. Although you decide which hours you would like to work, each company you provide services for will have operating hours; however, you will be able to choose which hours you would like to work within those operating hours. In addition to operating hours, a company may have a minimum amount of hours that must be worked for the week, as well as stipulations on when some of the hours must be done. For example: Company 'A' may say an independent contractor must work a minimum of 15 hours for the week, and 5 of those hours must be done between Saturday and Monday. Find out all you need to know at our next infosession — Sign up now!





Independent Contractor

What is an independent contractor?


An independent contractor is someone that is self-employed and contracts their services to a company or individual. You do not have to own a business to be an independent contractor. As an independent contractor you determine your work hours as defined in an agreement with the contracting party. Taxes are not withheld from your payment; you are responsible for paying your own taxes. Additionally, independent contractors are not eligible for employer provided benefits. While the independent contractor is his or her own boss, work stays within the definitions of oral or written contract and adheres to certain requirements. Find out all you need to know at our next infosession — Sign up now!




Will I be an employee of Schire Group?


No, you will not be an employee of Schire Group. While working with Schire Group you will be a self-employed independent contractor that contracts with Schire Group to provide agreed upon services. Each client opportunity for which you contract will have contract terms of 30, 60, or 90 days. At the end of the contract term the client may decide they still need assistance and ask to renew your contract for another 30, 60, or 90 days. Renewal is not guaranteed. Likewise, at the end of your contract you may choose to continue with the same client, or you may contract with a different client. Find out all you need to know at our next infosession — Sign up now!




How long will I work with a client?


Each client opportunity for which you contract will have contract terms of 30, 60, or 90 days. At the end of the contract/statement of work (SOW) term the client may decide they still need assistance and ask to renew your contract for another 30, 60, or 90 days. Renewal is not guaranteed. Likewise, at the end of your contract you may choose to continue with the same client, or you may contract with a different client. SOWs may be terminated at any time if requirements are not met. Requirements will be provided before you choose a client. Find out all you need to know at our next infosession — Sign up now!




Will I receive a 1099?


If you are paid $600 or more by Schire Group during the tax year, Schire Group will issue you a Form 1099-MISC. Find out all you need to know at our next infosession — Sign up now!




What is a 1099?


A 1099 is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form that is used to report income received through sources other than employment. As an independet contractor, if you receive payment from Schire Group of $600 or more during the tax year, you will receive a 1099. Find out all you need to know at our next infosession — Sign up now!





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