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the 100% directionless thread

Discussion in 'EMS Lounge' started by KEVD18, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Qulevrius

    Qulevrius Nationally Certified Wannabe

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    @Jim37F just something to think about: whilst driving for Uber, you’re a 1099. And your gas monneh + whatever else you declare as expense, will be reimbursed when you do your taxes.
     
  2. Remi

    Remi Forum Deputy Chief Premium Member

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    This one?

    It does look very emetogenic.

     
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  3. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    and which show is this one?....so that I may participate in the mocking of, of course? Lol

    Have you seen Netflix's Shot in the Dark? It's kind of meta in that it's a (dramatized, of course) reality show where their camera guys follow other camera guys. Well more specifically those stringers in LA who listen to police and fire radios to record calls for the news (apparently it's s big competition between 2 or 3 companies).

    Some of those guys have the most whackerish cars, interior decked out with radios, exterior filled with Amber warning lights...hilarious in a way. But I actually spotted myself in a ~2 second passing shot lol
     
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  4. VentMonkey

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    Yep, that’s the one.
     
  5. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Just Like Otters!

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    Pork shoulder, homemade sausage, pork round, roma tomatoes, salsa, chili, yucca and potatoes smoked and grilled together. OMG YAAASSS!

    That man is a Latin meat angel.
     
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  6. Lo2w

    Lo2w Forum Lieutenant

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    Get to find out if I still have a job tomorrow. Fun times.
     
  7. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    Started off my first moments back at my old campus with a favorite past time and then got to visit all of my favorite people throughout the day. Gonna be a great vacation, but damn do I miss living here.
     
  8. Chimpie

    Chimpie Site Administrator Community Leader

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    Weren't you just look for a job last month?
     
  9. Lo2w

    Lo2w Forum Lieutenant

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    No...started academy in September. Missed my final agility test by a few seconds on some $&%/\ luck. So I have to sit with our commissioner and see if I get a retest.
     
  10. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Just Like Otters!

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    Battlefront 2 is in the house! Pew pew pew pew ENTER THE SITH OF DOOOOMMMM!
     
  11. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Just Like Otters!

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    Although I'm also pretty ok with the genetic Stormtrooper
     
  12. Remi

    Remi Forum Deputy Chief Premium Member

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    Well it won't be reimbursed, you'll just effectively get a percentage of it back by deducting it from your taxable income and thus lowering your overall tax burden. But yeah, that's the big advantage of being an independent contractor in any line of work.
     
  13. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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    How is it?? Is it worth it?
     
  14. Qulevrius

    Qulevrius Nationally Certified Wannabe

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    It’s a per mile reimbursement. I am not sure how much they’re paying now, but last time I filed under 1099 (about 4 yrs ago) it was $0.56/mi.
     
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  15. VFlutter

    VFlutter Flight Nurse

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    So I’ve had the same argument with a few people lately so i thought I’d bring it up here since most on this forum are on the expert side of the spectrum. This isn’t meant to be a nurse vs medic debate. Just curious.

    How many people feel confident taking an IABP solo?

    How many feel confident interpreting invasive hemodynamic waveforms and titrating vasopressors/inotropes based off that?
     
  16. CANMAN

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    As a medic given where I am at in my career and education I am 110% comfortable with all of those items, and COULD take someone on a pump and pressors solo, but given my practice area I 100% would prefer to have a second ALS level provider with me either PM or RN, preferably a critical care/ICU transport RN if I was able to chose. This would fall under the "just because you can doesn't mean you should" thought process for me. If someone is sick enough to be on pump and pressors I want a second set of hands.
     
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  17. TransportJockey

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    Pretty comfortable. I've been responsible for both of those tasks before and i have gone to several iabp manufacturer trainings on those damn things on my own dime.
     
  18. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    I wouldn't, but I don't really get to do true ALS level transfers anymore, so my exposure/training with that stuff is basically 0. One of these days I'd like to change that, but for now it's a no.
     
  19. VentMonkey

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    So, 3 things really quick:

    1. Not exactly thrilled the Cubs will most likely acquire Brandon Morrow. He was sort of our bullpens glue.

    2. We really don’t need another power hitter like Giancarlo Stanton.

    3. I really hope the Rams can pull this win off today, they’ve been quite impressive this season, but the Eagles are a legitimate contender.

    That is all.
     
  20. Remi

    Remi Forum Deputy Chief Premium Member

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    Confidence level is a poor indicator of competence.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning–Kruger_effect
     
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