What is one potential disadvantage of the direct-employee business model for personal trainers?
A. The trainer often receives benefits such as medical insurance, paid vacation days and contributions towards retirement B. The employer covers all marketing costs and efforts C. The trainer can earn a competitive per-session wage, but generally less than independent contractor per-session wages D. The employer pays for equipment purchases and maintenance
C is the answer to this question. This simply means that even though the contractor can possibly get a rate that is better as compared to someone who has a contract, there is no guarantee that the person will always have a job. This means that there will be days when the personal trainer will earn, but there will also be days when the trainer will not get any money at all.
Someone who has a contract will be earning money, whether there is a job done or not, which can amount to more money in the long run. For some personal trainers, it is still more ideal for getting a contract because they feel that this is going to be more stable for them.