March 28th, 2007
|04:00 pm - need help on taxes - 1099 form? what the fucks a 1099?|
my summer boss called for my social and i realized he needed it to report for taxes. so he's filling out a 1099. i called today to ask about it and he said he wasn't going to send me anything, but he did give me the amount that he's saying he paid me.
so i really need to do my taxes and i have no idea what to do. i tried to look it up online and there's a whole bunch of like... 1099-S, 1099-MISC, 1099 etc etc etc. what the hell do i do??
anyone that knows anything about taxes please help?
June 28th, 2006
|11:18 am - bored at work|
1. I’ll respond with something random about you
2. I’ll challenge you to try something
3. I’ll pick a color that I associate with you
4. I’ll tell you something i like about you
5. I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you
6. I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of
7. I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on yours
April 21st, 2006
|11:46 am - congress is selling out the internet|
Do you buy books online, use Google, or download to an Ipod? These activities will be hurt if Congress passes a radical law that gives giant corporations more control over the Internet.
Internet providers like AT&T and Verizon are lobbying Congress hard to gut Network Neutrality, the Internet's First Amendment. Net Neutrality prevents AT&T from choosing which websites open most easily for you based on which site pays AT&T more. Amazon.com doesn't have to outbid Barnes & Noble for the right to work more properly on your computer.
Politicians don't think we are paying attention to this issue. Many of them take campaign checks from big telecom companies and are on the verge of selling out to people like AT&T's CEO, who openly says, "The internet can't be free."
The free and open Internet is under seige--can you sign this petition letting your member of Congress know you support preserving Network Neutrality? Click here:
A list of all the ways you might be affected by Net Neutrality is located on the bottom of this link: http://civic.moveon.org/alerts/savetheinternet.html
February 23rd, 2006
December 22nd, 2005
|02:32 am - sympathy|
Angry after the whole firing thing, I went to a forum where other blockbuster employees dwell for their comments. The majority believe what I believe.
"What you need to understand is that LP is not about catching the thief (in this case games were missing). They are just trying to instill a "fear factor" so that everyone in the store will be paranoid that LP will get them next. This is the situation, games were stolen. The fired employee "might" have stolen them. LP has no clue who stole them so they fire the coupon guy. If the coupon guy was the thief fine but if it is someone else hopefully LP has scarred them into not stealing anymore. ROFLMAO
I think the biggest problem at BBV (other than the incompetent executive management) is the high turnover rate of store employees. IMO you can't have good customer service and constant employee turnover."
we never even thought there was a problem with doing this.. everyone at my store does this where we use the coupons for our family or other customers so they dont end up in the garbage.. in fact in the last days of the coupons we were using the extra ones on other customers to provide good customer service (surprising a customer with a free rental most of the time has them go grab a couple more)...
I have never heard of it being wrong to use freely transferable coupons on our accounts.. In fact I have used several coupons on my street and employee accounts before so I dont have to pay full price to rent a movie before 21 days are up. (tho alot of the coupons were coupons sent to me or my family from blockbusters.. the only coupons i used that were not for me were the lawsuit ones)
Now im not saying what you did (and we did) is right or wrong, im just saying that I was not aware there was a problem with this AT ALL and its crazy to me that they would up and fire you without giving you a warning first..."
" And they are also trying to justify their own existence, and get their own bonuses. Don't forget that."
"When LP comes just assume you will get fired. Even if you aren't stealing, you aren't preventing the massive amounts of theft so they don't want you there."
December 20th, 2005
|12:55 am - why blockbuster sucks and the reason I GOT FIRED|
Me: hmm well okay
Me: at blockbuster for the past couple months theres been coupons printing out for customers as part of a lawsuit agreement, class action yadda yadda
Me: free transferable, meaning you can give them to anyone
Al: Oh, okay
Me: stupid customers drop them in the drop box, i take them when i'm checking movies in because hey they're dumb enough to leave them there
Me: give them to my brother
Me: loss prevention is at my store to detect employee theft because someone's been stealing thousands of dollars worth of games, which we keep behind the counter
Me: something i have nothing to do with
Me: i'm actually probably the only person there that hasnt stolen anything
Al: You keep the money or the games behind the counter?
Me: but they check my brother's account and see all these coupons, since i gave them to him
Me: the games
Me: so it has to be an inside thing
Al: Oh...then how are they stolen? -ha-ha-
Me: i get fired for giving my brother "freely transferable" coupons while whoever's robbing the place blind is still there
Me: employee taking them i guess?
Al: Ohh, okay.
Al: You mean they're SUPPOSED to be behind the counter--but they aren't
Al: I getcha
Me: my point is though that i got fired lol
Al: Oh yeah, that's awful.
Me: for doing something that's like... not even wrong
Al: --So they think you were the bad guy?
Al: --Or were they just so fed up that they took it out on you b/c it was easy?
Me: and i have to pay blockbuster 44 dollars because thats how much the coupons were worth
Me: i wasnt accused of stealing anything
Me: but giving away coupons that otherwise would have been thrown out is a crime lol
Al: Such a corrupt oligopoly!
Al: Don't feel bad; I do the same thing.
Al: You're in goodcompany.
Me: im so pissed though
Me: at least i dont have to worth christmas now lol
Al: Who fired you?
Al: The skinny woman or Anthony?
Me: loss prevention guy
Al: Oh, him
December 18th, 2005
|10:36 pm - new year's crap|
I never actually do these but what the hell, I'll make some shit up anyway.
For the new year:
* quit smoking, or at least cut down to just being a social smoker
* be able to run a mile without puking/dying
* keep my bathroom/bedroom spotless
* do all homework and studying in a non-last minute fashion
* find a job that both pays well and I actually like
* save 3/4's of every paycheck
* get a decent car and take good care of it
* stop avoiding new people, particularly guys, that talk to me. I'm not going to get hurt, and if I do, it's better than being lonely.
* stop falling for lazy, undeserving assholes and overlooking the decent guys
* stop settling for guys I'm not terribly interested in, for that matter
* spend more time with my chic friends
* eat healthy/move toward a more vegan-esque diet
* stop with the crack - er, caffeine - because it fucks up my mood and sleep cycle
ten bucks i don't even get to number one.
December 14th, 2005
October 3rd, 2005
|06:53 pm - I HATE BEES|
Me: so i tried to mow the lawn
Me: even though there's a wasp nest where it really needs to be mowed
Me: dad told me to just wear long pants and i'd be fine, which i told him didnt work last time i got stung, but i figured i'd try again
Me: i got done with the parts i had mowed last time
Me: moved to the scary part
Me: and i covered the place where i vaguely remembered the nest being last time with raid
Me: began cutting up and down short ways, so i (hoped) i'd be able to see any angry bees zooming at me
Me: got most of it done, breathed a sigh of relief that maybe they'd left for another place
Me: when all of a sudden i was RIGHT ON TOP OF IT
Me: they were swarming out of a hole in the ground literally like... right under the mower
Me: so i ran
Me: the only thing that saved me was the fact that my jeans are flared and a couple were trying to sting me at a place not right on my skin
Me: so i sprayed them with the raid can i had attached to myself
Me: kicked them off, stomped on them, ran inside
Me: came back out in about half an hour
Me: to retrieve the mower
Me: which i can't do, since the bees are still swarming around it trying to kill it
Me: it was actually kind of funny, i took a couple blurry pictures with your camera
Me: but yeah
Me: I'M NOT MOWING THE FUCKING LAWN
Me: i'll use my paycheck to pay someone else to do it
Me: or i'll just do other places and leave that one spot to hell
Me: that is, if i can ever get the mower
Me: there must have been at least 50, they make a nice haze around the engine
Me: so yeah
Me: long pants = don't do shit
Me: and apparently neither does raid
September 14th, 2005
|03:36 pm - death|
Snowflake, my dog (not the one that died last year), had to be put to sleep today.
My family's cursed.