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End of year...anybody gonna clear over 50K?

Posted By: ?? on 2007-11-26
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If so, how much? What is your secret?

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Nope, I was hoping to clear $20K this year, - sm
but won't, I should hit $19K though or just under for my MT work. I do have another PT job though and that will be about $2500....so I will reach $21K but it just won't all be MT work. Now need to set a fire under my butt and shoot for $25K next year.
Basically, you make a projection of what you think you will clear for the year.
Then figure what the tax due on that amount would be and break it into four payments. There is a worksheet out there from the IRS the helps you to do this. Your state income and local taxes should also be paid quarterly and would be based on the same $$ amount.

The first year of IC is the hardest to guess because you will have deductions that you may not even be aware of but I would strongly encourage you to go IC!! I love it, despite the drawbacks as some posted below.

As a true IC, you decide when to work, how much you charge and don't let anyone else tell you that the clients you do work for have the right to dictate your work hours to you. Some have referred to working for a company or companies; if that's what you do and they dictate to you your hours, you're NOT an IC but an employee and therein lies the problem with scheduling.

There are way too many people out there who apparently think they are ICs when, in fact, they are employees. The companies that are telling them when to work, how much they will pay, are flat out wrong if they think they can call these people IC and then dictate the above parameters. Just make sure that the advice you are receiving regarding IC is actually from someone who really knows and understands what an IC is.
Well if I'm gonna dream I'm gonna dream big! hehe

Mine are in year-round thank goodness! They've started their new year 2 months ago.
Union diesil mechanic - good pay, great benefits. We swap year to year on who brings home more sm
money.....but I am an IC and he has all the benefits...health insurance/dental that the company pays for, pension plan, 401k, etc.  Factor all of that in and he makes way more than I do.
to cowgirl - Last I knew, last year the job paid $25,000/year no taxes, etc.
The hospital was bombed about a year ago, but not a lot of damage, very minimal damage.
44-year-old WF, M, Texas, 3 grown kids, just had 26 year wedding anv.
nope, still crunching last few days of year to hit my 50k this year. how can you when you haven'
Okay, I'm gonna try to help

First, you can't be all things to all people.  Not meaning to sound nasty or hateful, but with 3 kids under 5, you can't possibly do a good job either as a mother or as an employee.  With 1 kid under 5, possibly; with 2 under 5 maybe, but 3, no way, no how.  I know this because I raised 4.  1 was okay, 2 would be okay but you add the 3rd one (any 3rd one) and POW.  Constant.."he hit me....well SHE hit me first....I hit him because he looked at me,"  I'm sure you know the drill.  If you don't know what I mean yet because of their age, trust me, you will.

You can have the best of both worlds though.  Either hire someone to come in while you are working or put those babies in daycare during your working hours.  You will be there when they need you and you have the flexibility to attend school functions, take an afternoon off to spend with them and just take them to the park, etc. etc.  Plus you can devote full attention to your job during those hours.....well, as much as anyone can, since the majority of people who aren't in the know think we stay home and some nice company just sends us a paycheck every couple of weeks because they like us. And they want to "work"for the same company we "work" for.  :) 

Just to add a funny, I moved once to another state and later learned that thenew neighbors were gossiping behind my back, they KNEW I was having an affair with the UPS driver because he came to my house at the same time every day. hahahaha

Now I'm sure there are going to be mom's who say you CAN do your job with the kids.  I say that if you wouldn't consider taking your very young children to the office and do your job, don't expect to do at home what you can't do at the office.  Adding to your stress at home, who stops and fixes lunches?  Who stops and changes diapers?  Who settles arguments?  dtc. etc. etc.

I told someone before you could work with children underfoot and I'm sure someone will remind me of that so I'll go ahead and explain.  I said you could work with the kids underfoot and you can.....provided you have some help.  Even with help, as the Head MOM you'd still have plenty of interruptions but it wouldn't be continuous.

What's she gonna do if U don't have one?

Call the Spelling Squad on U?

911, this is an emergency...I have an MT who....

Now, this is something I'm gonna try!! Thank you
My mom and dad always take my boys to the beach for a weekend during the summer.  My son's trip can hinge on whether or not he decides to start pooping in the potty - - great idea!!!  What an incentive.  Many thanks!
was gonna say Fl but you say no FL...lol..nm

I'm gonna have to check into this
If one is looking for extra. I do wonder about finding the distributors.
gonna get worse

Check out this email I got:


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I'm gonna have to ask that question.
Definitely gonna try that!! Hungry already!
OK. I'm gonna go for it. I still have the book, so
I'm going to read it again thoroughly and then start after I've finished it.  I remember how great I felt and I also remember my BP going down.  This time I have to stick with it though.  I noticed on their web site that they now have classes and chat rooms, so that should help, too.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.  If you have any more hints or input about it, please feel free to clue me in.  Thanks again!
Heres-a-what-i'm-gonna do
I just went to the bank and took out enough money to last me a week away from home.  I am leaving tomorrow - pills in hand - just enough OxyContin to wean the way someone suggested and enough other stuff to help with the withdrawals - phenergan and xanax - plus my blood pressure medicine, as it tends to go up if I wait too long between the OxyContin pills.  I am going to drive to a place about 2 hours from my home and check into a motel - it is right next to a large teaching hospital - so if I get in trouble - I will have a place to go.  This is all hurting me and my family so much that the only way I can do it is to do it without them.  They won't miss me for at least 3 hours and by that time I will be settled in and ready for the fight.  I will post again to let you all know how it goes.  Thanks for everyones input and help - I really appreciate it.  Hopefully by next week I will be able to think clearer and be able to remember what happened five minutes before.  Thanks to you all.
Think I am gonna throw up! ugh! nm
I'm gonna seem picky here...
Anybody have any ideas for appetizers that are simple, quick, and relatively cheap?  I know I'm particular, but I'm not a good cook, don't have much time or money!!  This is just for a card game, so I don't want anything extravagant anyway.  Thanks bunches!
Well, then I am gonna be more demanding
as some of these posts seem to be. There is not 1 single person that I know of, have ever known of, probably will ever know of that has a company pay them to come into the office to work. If a traveling salesman, I could see that but more likely a company could hire plenty of others who are glad to show up and have a job rather than thinking it was their place to pay for gas. I still find that post AMAZING.
I am gonna have to get to work
so will have to make do until hopefully someone can helpp me. I know how to zoom in and out with control and mouse so will use until later. Thanks!
ever gonna be fast enough?
Oh boy!  I can only hope to ever move so fast I burn up a keyboard!
I'm gonna say no. I tested by...
running adaware, superantispyware and spybot, cleaned everything out and then came only on this site. Clicked around for a while, posted a couple times and ran my scans again. Nothing came up, so I'm going to say no I guess. I always have Spyware of some sort when I run my scans, but I visit so many sites a day I have no idea where they come from.
I'm gonna go crazy!!
I've been typing all day and I told my boss i would for sure finish these last two reports tonight. I feel like i'm gonna go crazy typing! I just don't want to type anymore but I know i have to! does anyone else have days like this? I have to think about the $$$$$ and how good I will feel when it's all done!
im gonna doubt it
I can't tell you for sure, I am assuming you mean editing? If that is the case, Who KNOWS how much stuff you will actually have to change and what your line rate will actually end up per hour you know? Unfortunately these things have to be done and then figured out...
I'm gonna say what the clients say - oh, boy, ANOTHER one, ick. NM
Nothing this year. We ALWAYS got a cool surprise in the past, but this year nothing. :-( nm
After I went to a 1-year MT course at a vocational school, it was so bad that I did the 2-year colle
Not only did I finally receive the proper training, but the woman on the advisory board hired and mentored me. I also joined the local AAMT and networked. Good luck. I know how frustrating it can be. A community college will have a good program to include medical language, MT courses taught by local MTSOs, business English, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, etc.
No, someone that's posting that sounds like its gonna be bad! Not you!!
And its not me!! Who is it?
Still laughing my ... off and now im gonna work
Just dont bait them. There are gonna

translator...I LOVE it...that's what I'm gonna say
from now on!!! Sometimes I feel like that's what I am...
I'm gonna do all of them! Thanks for letting me vent!
Very interesting. Thanks. Gonna research
to see if there are any natural/alternatives remedies to help battle them, as I suffer from chronic RSI problems, as well as malaise. 
so whos gonna be the new Apprentice?
I place my bet on Randal
i have some, my daughter has eczema, so im gonna try it right now.
He's not dead. He's gonna be fine.
I hope you are!! :-) Sorry, but you're just gonna
have to wait!! I know the agony and excitement and worry and excitement....I remember seeing on TV a brandie new preg tester that says it can detect pregnancy even before you miss your period. Can't remember the name, but I would haunt my pharmacist for it!! I want to say, based on my experience, that you may very well be pregnant. Whenever I saw a faint anything, which was always how my turned out, it meant pregnant! I remember my husband and I so excited, holding the things sideways, in the light, in the dark, with a magnifying glass, etc. We SO wanted it to be positive!! And every time it was even a faint something, it turned out that I was pregnant. Just had to wait a few more days to get a more positive positive! We went thru so much $$ buying those precious testers!! Hang in there!! Let us know, OK?!
Gonna pull my hair out!

I am currently working on a 20 minute dictation with an ESL who talks like a 3-year-old.  I can't even figure out where she might be from.  Words like....tweatment, twying, reawy, downwite, etc.  Plus, there is about a 2 second pause between every word!!!!!

The real kicker is that she is dictating this for another doc who I know for a fact speaks perfect English.

Sometimes I just wanna cry!!

Gonna be hard to choose! nm
I thought the same thing!! Then was gonna
look up old posts, but realized I was right, and it also wasn't worth the effort! Great minds thinking alike again! Something way fishy going on with this whole story!
Probably gonna get blasted but just my thoughts....
My thought is do you actually know that the story your husband is true. Maybe the woman was actually calling him and this is just a story he made up to cover his tracks.....maybe that's why he doesn't want you to call her and why he says he doesn't want his friend to know you know b/c it isn't really the friend's friend but actually your husband's "friend". This is just my way of thinking b/c this sounds very suspicious. Then again, I'm just a suspicious person by nature though I have to say I'm usually right about these kinds of things. (hope that isn't the case but I think this is what you suspect too and that's why you're mad). Good luck to ya.
thanks for the affirmation...I'm gonna take your advice! -nm
Thought I was gonna pee my pants!


Not gonna happen. My clients

use me because they have had such horrible quality from national services that they refuse to use them anymore.  That includes national services with American MTs and national services with Indian MTs.  I am surviving and thriving while you are whining.

To all, what are you gonna do when your company goes to VR totally?
Aint gonna happen..if and when - sm
they do pass any laws against sending personal / medical information overseas, they'll just leave out any identifying information and instead cross-match reports with assigned numbers, much like SS# over here. 
can we clear this up once and for all?

What does pulling number XX mean ?  I noticed now it also says "click on the reply by email link" whereas before it said "click on the blue link" which had me confused also.  There were quite a few blue words but no blue link except back to Main Board. 


Just to be clear
I have been using NCMT as my screen name on this site for quite some time. I don't know who the other NCMT is that made the post above, but it wasn't me. I personally do not care for Kikki and her negative outlook on everything.
Since it is very clear--sm
That the beloved Ms. Kikki is back and really trying to cause havoc again on this board with her rude comments to everyone, I can only suggest that we do not take her bait and give her fuel for fire.  She seems to have it is for a select few on this board and also seems to love to  attack what people eat.  Maybe if we do not acknowledge her rude comments, she will get tired of it and go away again.  Either that, or we all stop posting anything for a day or two and she will have nothing to make rude nasty comments on.  Just a thought.  If we stick together, maybe we can get her to leave.