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Equity as a bonus

I have a client wanting to offer me equity in their company, as well as pay hourly. Is that okay? (The hourly paid through UpWork).

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No payment/transaction outside Upwork, so not OK.

. Stinks, but it is what it is.

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No type of compensation of any kind outside of Upwork - including 'equity', 'paid' vacation, retirement contributions or 'matching', etc.  Also, if I were you, I'd steer clear of that client because them even offering payment outside of Upwork could result in that client's account suddenly being 'suspended'/terminated and the job suddenly being taken down.

Yea, one gig isn't worth it to me. Just curious.

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Any profit payouts would also have to be paid through Upwork, until two years from when you first connected with the client here.

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Yeah, but for most wanna-be-google companies, the equity shares are less worth than toilet paper.  So I guess it would be ok in my opinion (it is just my opinion - may not be worth more than the equity shares)

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