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2011-07-15 03:33:07 PM

Great Janitor: Cheesus: Great Janitor:
Now, for those who don't know, let me explain why 22 days straight sucks. Assuming this guy is full time, and assuming all 22 hours were at least 6 hours (full time retail/fast food hours), this guy worked more than 15 hours of over time per paycheck at one job. The tax man taxes at a higher percentage when you do that. Yes, working more than fifteen hours of over time per pay period will cause you to be taxed at a higher level. So really, not only did he give more of his life to this restaurant, but the manager actually cost him money. I actually didn't learn this until my now wife, then girlfriend, worked for Fidelity and learned some tax codes and rules.

I've heard this a few times and I've never understood how that would be possible. You're taxed on your total income for the whole year. They may withhold a larger percentage on that check (I imagine they just extrapolate that check out for a whole year and use whatever tax rate that would have), but you're still making more, right? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

I don't quite understand it either, but you're taxed each pay period based on your income and your allowances. Then, every April they look over the money you earned and either give you a refund, tell you that you paid exactly what you owe, or you pay more money. That's really the only point in which you're taxed on your annual earnings. Every other time you're taxed on what you made that pay period and there is something in the code about 15 hours of OT that penalizes the worker for more taxes. Now, still possible to get that money back in your end of the year tax refund if your annual earnings is low enough compared to what you paid in.

This happened to me at one job I worked. I worked in one pay period 13 days, 8 to 15 hours each day. When I finally got paid the tax penalty was noticable (last job I worked that gave actual physical pay checks), the accounting woman explained the penalty to me and the bossman explained that if I didn't like it then I could find a new job, because he was short staffed and had deadlines to meet. Basically, 15 hours of overtime is no real problem. 16 hours of over time and you actually start to lose money.


I honestly think you are doing it wrong. The taxman doesn't look at individual peids AFAIK. OTOH I've been salaried most of my life so WTF do I know.
 
2011-07-15 04:24:57 PM

thespindrifter: d3bug: KatjaMouse: d3bug: TheGogmagog: Kevin72: dollar

I worked at a Taco Bell once a long time ago. This guy came in and tried to pay with a 'Two Dollar Bill'. It was some fake dollar bill with a two instead of a one. Unfortunatly the cop who showed up to arrest him must have been his friend because he said it was real and forced Taco Bell to take it. The manager ended up putting in two dollars in place of the two dollar bill so the bank didn't charge us with fraud. I think he ended up giving it to a stripper.

are you sure it was fake? a two dollar bill is a legit bill... US Treasury (new window)

and here is a pic front and back (new window)

[That'sTheJoke.jpg]

Or have you never heard of the $2 Taco Bell incident?

actually, no I hadn't... musta missed it...

[checks your Fark account #]

Oh, I see you're new here... and here I thought you were being sarcastic. Yeah, that's an old meme. No harm. While you're here, check out the Mustard Man, and The Pickle Incident ;)


well, I am not actually that new... I have been lurking for years, but I created the account recently because before then I really had nothing to say.... got bored one day and decided what the hell... :)
Never really looked up alot of the memes (didn't even know who boxy was till 3 months ago O.o), but quite a few memes are evident what they mean anyway...
 
2011-07-15 04:29:13 PM

cdkscully: hardinparamedic: colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!

Depew, NY is a town of less than 16,000 people.

Stuff like this IS big news in small towns.

you make it sound like a small town and it's not (oh because you don't live here!). This restaurant is on a very busy street (Transit Road 4 lane highway) that goes across LANCASTER, CHEEKTOWAGA, WEST SENECA and WILLIAMSVILLE NY continuing up to Lockport. The zip code is 14043 which means the mail is delivered to Depew Post Office, that's it. If it was given 14086 the population would be much more! Google It and see just how built up it is compared to 1973 when it was just fields.

This is not some hick town in TN where only 3 people drive down it a day.


YEAH!... its like what... 9 now amirite?
 
2011-07-15 05:15:58 PM

I read through about 70+ comments, and saw there is a misconception. If someone else has posted this, disregard, otherwise, pay attention.


A co-worker of the supposed sign maker at Taco Bell / KFC tells News 4 that Adam is a shift manager at the restaurant who was denied time-off on the Fourth of July.


Adam claims he had worked 22 straight days and deserved the holiday off but was not granted it, despite the fact that other employees were allowed to take the day off.


Adam is the employee who put the message on the sign AND the shift manager. Adam is the one who worked 22 days straight without a day off. Shift manager does not mean store manager. Store manager is above shift supervisor/manager, and is the one who makes the schedules.

Perhaps some general reading comprehension would be appropriate and the correct person/establishment should be attacked?

Just saying

 
2011-07-15 05:45:02 PM
Sim Tree: [img23.imageshack.us image 600x450]
 
2011-07-15 05:46:20 PM
solcofn: Sim Tree: [img23.imageshack.us image 600x450]

I don't know why it didn't show the pic I posted (an applause gif) ...but I came for that pic and am leaving satisfied.
 
2011-07-15 06:22:24 PM

goothva: I read through about 70+ comments, and saw there is a misconception. If someone else has posted this, disregard, otherwise, pay attention.

A co-worker of the supposed sign maker at Taco Bell / KFC tells News 4 that Adam is a shift manager at the restaurant who was denied time-off on the Fourth of July.


Adam claims he had worked 22 straight days and deserved the holiday off but was not granted it, despite the fact that other employees were allowed to take the day off.

Adam is the employee who put the message on the sign AND the shift manager. Adam is the one who worked 22 days straight without a day off. Shift manager does not mean store manager. Store manager is above shift supervisor/manager, and is the one who makes the schedules.

Perhaps some general reading comprehension would be appropriate and the correct person/establishment should be attacked?

Just saying


tl;dr
 
2011-07-15 07:16:20 PM

d3bug: cdkscully: hardinparamedic: colithian: WHY IS THIS NEWS?!

Depew, NY is a town of less than 16,000 people.

Stuff like this IS big news in small towns.

you make it sound like a small town and it's not (oh because you don't live here!). This restaurant is on a very busy street (Transit Road 4 lane highway) that goes across LANCASTER, CHEEKTOWAGA, WEST SENECA and WILLIAMSVILLE NY continuing up to Lockport. The zip code is 14043 which means the mail is delivered to Depew Post Office, that's it. If it was given 14086 the population would be much more! Google It and see just how built up it is compared to 1973 when it was just fields.

This is not some hick town in TN where only 3 people drive down it a day.

YEAH!... its like what... 9 now amirite?


Eh, only on Saturdays @ 5 AM.

14094 represent! Woot!
/I miss it, but I can never go back again :'(
 
2011-07-15 07:52:04 PM

AbsentFriends: You get unemployment if you quit, right?


No.
 
2011-07-15 08:09:23 PM

chachi88: 63 days in a row, 1998.

Lawn, off, punks


Try working in the games industry. I know people that went nine months without a day off, 12-16 hour days. This of course is on salary, so no overtime.

Worst I've ever had to do on crunch time was like two months of 60+ hour weeks, so I'm actually lucky in that regard, but there are people out there with horror stories that are mindboggling.
 
2011-07-15 09:31:50 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: HighZ


Yay! This is the potatoeth time I won the prize!
 
2011-07-16 01:08:58 AM
Try being a properly licensed security guard.

One of the provisions of the license is that if you abandon a post (walk off) the company can report it and you basically lose your ability to be licensed forever.

Course, it IS security. But I had friends who did that kind of work and would go in for a 8 hour shift, and leave 32 hours later. Because they worked their 8, the guard that was supposed to relieve them didn't show, then the guard after that didn't show either, and then it came back around to being their shift again.

Thankfully my friends were not armed guards. I would imagine by about hour 24 they would want to shoot anything that moved just so they could sleep in the jail cell they would wind up in.

I guess that was pretty frequent for some guys, from what I heard. I guess if you're guarding some kind of locked gate you could sleep as long as someone didn't check on you, but man. One of my friends would keep extra non-perishable food in his car and bottled water because it happened to him so many times. He couldn't leave the post to go get food either.

After about 6 months of it he moved on. I wouldn't have lasted beyond the first 32 hour shift. I would have told the guy relieving me that I wouldn't be back.
 
2011-07-16 03:44:30 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: trailer


Oh, don't go getting me wrong. They're fine people, they're
good Americans.
 
2011-07-17 05:28:21 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Except for one store, I've never been to a Taco Bell where the employees were happy to be there.

That exception is Totem Lake's Taco Bell where the Mexican manager really does a great job of keeping the atmosphere lively and happy. You wouldn't expect any especially memorable meal at Taco Bell, but Jose made the whole experience great.

Still, I got the runs from the food, so say la vie.


The Taco Bell on Beaverton-Hillsdale at Western in Beaverton was good, too. Then it became a Papa Johns. Now it's a cigar shop. It was one of the oldest Taco Bells around when it was still a Taco Bell... actually had a bell on the façade before it got blown out by a wind storm one winter towards the end of it's lifespan as a Taco Bell. I remember when everything on the menu at that location was 29/39/49¢...
 
2011-07-17 05:30:21 AM

TailsAndy: I don't know why taco bell exists in the Buffalo area, we have Mighty Taco. :P


Similarly, not sure why Taco Bell exists in Oklahoma. I never see them with customers, but I've yet to spot the Admiral Place Taco Mayo in Tulsa empty...
 
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