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DesertMedic66

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Oh no, leg room, cushier seats, and a relatively quiet work space? What a travesty. 😂
Exactly. Yes it changes my transport time from 50 minutes to 150 minutes but I also have better lighting, more room, much quieter, don’t have to worry about falling out of the sky. Now we are also starting to do fixed wing transfers which is another interesting change.
 

StCEMT

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Exactly. Yes it changes my transport time from 50 minutes to 150 minutes but I also have better lighting, more room, much quieter, don’t have to worry about falling out of the sky. Now we are also starting to do fixed wing transfers which is another interesting change.
If I wasn't in this transition point, there is a service a friend works at that does fixed wing and it looks like an awesome place. I'd have already applied if I had a longer window of time to work with.
 

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I wish I could find a place to do regular FW transports. I'd even commute via commercial aviation if they paid well enough.
 

DesertMedic66

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I wish I could find a place to do regular FW transports. I'd even commute via commercial aviation if they paid well enough.
There are plenty of different agencies in CA and AZ that do only FW or a frequent amount of FW
 

Jim37F

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While I'm grateful for the extra cash driving for Uber last year provided that payed bills that wouldn't have been payed otherwise... the fact that you're a 1099 self employed contractor means my taxes were.... complicated this year.
Particularly state taxes. Turns out self employed small business owners (which is what you technically are to the state being an Uber driver) apparently have to file state income taxes quarterly.
I talked to a CPA, and right off the bat, looks like I may owe the state $500 on taxes :( if i dont get a larger refund from state income taxes on my regular income

Good news is that I've been able to pick up enough OT here that I haven't needed to do any Ubering since last October and now they just increased how many hours of OT we're allowed to pick up...
So hopefully next years taxes will be a one and done W2 lol
 

RocketMedic

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Another day, hopefully some work with purpose...

Anyone know of any better uses for a passionate, educated, clinically-intelligent critical care medic than primary BLS IFT and wheelchair shenanigans?
 

PotatoMedic

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There are plenty of different agencies in CA and AZ that do only FW or a frequent amount of FW
I'll have to do some research into that. But probably not for a year as I've decided that instead of two year to get my bachelor's degree... I'm doing it in 1. Bring on 12 credits, a full time job, a part time job, one toddler, and one newborn!
 

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While I'm grateful for the extra cash driving for Uber last year provided that payed bills that wouldn't have been payed otherwise... the fact that you're a 1099 self employed contractor means my taxes were.... complicated this year.
Particularly state taxes. Turns out self employed small business owners (which is what you technically are to the state being an Uber driver) apparently have to file state income taxes quarterly.
I talked to a CPA, and right off the bat, looks like I may owe the state $500 on taxes :( if i dont get a larger refund from state income taxes on my regular income

Good news is that I've been able to pick up enough OT here that I haven't needed to do any Ubering since last October and now they just increased how many hours of OT we're allowed to pick up...
So hopefully next years taxes will be a one and done W2 lol
With even casual 1099 income, you can pretty much say goodbye to any hope of a refund barring college or home owner credits. But it makes sense...you didn't pay a dime on your uber income so the tax man is going to want their cut eventually.

I'd rather pull money out of my savings at the end of the year to pay up than get a refund check, which was basically my money in uncle sam's zero interest, one year CD.
 

VentMonkey

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I'll have to do some research into that. But probably not for a year as I've decided that instead of two year to get my bachelor's degree... I'm doing it in 1. Bring on 12 credits, a full time job, a part time job, one toddler, and one newborn!
You sir, are a braver man than I. Valiant efforts hardly go unnoticed, so best of luck with all of it.

We’re currently in “countdown-til-our-first boy-mode”. Any day now...
 

MunchkinMedic

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I can not wait to move to Arizona in the fall. California vehicle registration for a 2008 Toyota Tacoma (11 year old vehicle mind you) with 168,000 miles was $300...
Welcome to AZ! Let me know when you make it out here & I’ll take you out for a drink or two
 

CALEMT

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Welcome to AZ! Let me know when you make it out here & I’ll take you out for a drink or two
I’d be down for that. Like I said the move will be end of August unless I find something sooner.
 

RocketMedic

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I’m still considering CA myself lol
 

Jim37F

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Scientists: develop an algorithm using 5 million gigs of data and 8 observatories around the world to work together to take a picture of a black hole 55 million light years away

Also scientists: For the last time, the Earth is *round*... and seriously, get your damn vaccinations before measles makes its comeback to kill us all! Its *why* we made those in the first place!
 

Jim37F

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Racking up the OT... get called for a PM (2000-0800) shift tonight, then they called a few min later, they were shorthanded enough that they asked me to stay over another 4 hours till noon (we're capped at 36hours we can work straight, with an 8 hour break required)
 
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