Discussion:I'm Working. What are they doing?

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Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

14 April 2010
Last night I tackled my monster; this venture capitalist who gets a K-1 from an old partnership that was sold on installment to a mid-level brokerage firm, while he begins anew with another partnership. Twice in the last five years his income exceeded 7M....he has other K-1s and files in CA, CT, MA, NY and NJ, where he lives. Of course, it goes on extension, but I do the prelims.

The old partnership hits him with phantom income that was not expected, so I prepare the extensions, which need checks, and extensions for his daughters, which need checks. I post them to his portal and alert him by email.

I then pick up another return which a client reviewed on his portal and noted that he bought a new car. He attached the receipt to an email, so I adjust, post new signing documents and vouchers to his portal and notify him by email....

Next client is a musician couple; my wife had entered the W-2s and 1099s, which I reviewed. I was going to enter the expenses when I noted a 1099B with two sales of Apple, but no costs. Another email.

All of these emails were sent after 10pm....as I write that last one, I have a response from #1 asking me questions. I respond and now have answers from 2 & 3. The latter is still missing part of her cost of Apple and I note this in reply.....within minutes she fires back a copy of the 2008 Ameritrade purchases, which answers all.

It's 11:45 and these people have nothing better to do than sit at their computers....they are not paid for it. Good lord, what are we becoming?????? I used to joke about the time I took a telephone call at 11:30pm but this is worse. I notify all that I need some sleep before continuing, just so they can go to bed too!

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

14 April 2010
I won't say what they are doing on there at 11:45, but they would be a lot better off and healthier if they would eat Graham Crackers instead (and drink some milk).

Fr. Mackelhenry (talk|edits) said:

14 April 2010
I agree. Self pleasure is still considered a sin by the Church.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

14 April 2010
Under the circumstances Mackelhenry, I find it quite ridiculous that you would say that.

MWPXYZ (talk|edits) said:

14 April 2010
People WORRY about their taxes, they can't sleep.

Most people I know are normally up until midnight and up at 6AM.

I have had clients wander in to the office around midnight, back when I had a office outside the home. And the police check in when I worked til 2 or 3 AM.

"Under the circumstances Mackelhenry, I find it quite ridiculous that you would say that"

It's not ridiculous at all Crowe. He could have phrased it better. But, it would be ridiculous if he said he was sinless! Or if he said you were. So don't be pickin specks out of the poor man's eye, in your condition you'll probably cause some damage.

Kokomo (talk|edits) said:

14 April 2010
My investment banker type clients respond to my emails within seconds and I have sent the emails at 3 am, 6am, noon, 8pm etc on any of the 7 days of the week. But that's their lifestyle I suppose -- you have to work hard to get 7-figures on your W2.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

14 April 2010
"you have to work hard to get 7-figures on your W2."

Not really Kokomo. Some of the pressure comes off when you realize that the Federal government will come in to bail you out if you goof too bad.

Aunt Emmy (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2010
Feds aint gonna bail out any of us pore slobs. We is dependin heavy on ol crow magic elixir and them revenuers is out to git their cut. Hang on JD. We is with you and we is comin ta help hold em off.

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2010
"People WORRY about their taxes, they can't sleep"

So why did they wait so long? The 7 million dollar man has to wait for K-1s, but the other two???? I've concluded one of them must double as an all night talk show host for she sent an email last night at 12:15....and it wasn't 'sent from my Blackberry'

Kokomo (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2010
Agree Crow. I am not sure who's worse -- the ones who abuse the welfare system or the crafty guys on wall street. Of course, if you look at it from a $ per person metric, the wall street bankers win by a wide margin.

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