This is not a 1099 position. You are applying to a carpenter position as an "employee" of the company. Please understand that it is unreasonable to expect a higher than normal pay rate like you may be used to as a self employed carpenter. Please research current pay rates at www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/products/documents/wages-conc.pd before you request your disired wage as an employee. Above average pay is not uncommon but needs to be realistic.