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Old 11-30-2007, 11:31 AM   #41
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You should get a DBA and go 1099. This way you could right off a lot more and save on that tax hit you are taking.
i will look into that, i am not real good with taxes... lol. 1099 is contract right? honestly all the irs is doing is holding that money until i claim it. id rather be investing that money and earing intrest...


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Old 11-30-2007, 11:35 AM   #42
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i will look into that, i am not real good with taxes... lol. 1099 is contract right? honestly all the irs is doing is holding that money until i claim it. id rather be investing that money and earing intrest...


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With that kind of money just get a CPA rigth off the bat. From experience this is the best thing and it is well worth it with how much you will save. You can right off your truck, part of your house and all kinds of other .
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i do that now, but im not on a 1099. i writeoff all sorts of stuff, like fuel to and from work, i breed dogs so i write-off all sorts of things linked to that (including fuel) the guy who does my taxes used to work for the irs so he knows all sorts of things, lol
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:47 AM   #44
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i do that now, but im not on a 1099. i writeoff all sorts of stuff, like fuel to and from work, i breed dogs so i write-off all sorts of things linked to that (including fuel) the guy who does my taxes used to work for the irs so he knows all sorts of things, lol
pfft IRS fukin thieves. Uncle Sam sticks it to me every April and i just have to grin and bear it.
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so why aren't you working in "the industry" CHEM E's are starting about 65k a yr.

why do you need a process tech deg. ?
I'm not anywhere near graduation, and operators make between 45-60K a year. Why not get a job operating and let someone pay for my school? My little brother and my best friend haven't paid for school in a year and a half. Gotta start somewhere man. . .
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oh yeah, operators make good $, but once you get into that track it's really hard to goto school.

i thought you were already a chem e.
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I'm not anywhere near graduation, and operators make between 45-60K a year. Why not get a job operating and let someone pay for my school? My little brother and my best friend haven't paid for school in a year and a half. Gotta start somewhere man. . .
so you plan on going to school for a process cert, just to get a job as an operator to pay for school to get a chem. engineering degree? sounds like a big circle to me bro.
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oh yeah, operators make good $, but once you get into that track it's really hard to goto school.

i thought you were already a chem e.
Wish i was, then i wouldn't be considering the PT cert. . .
I've been trying to get on with exxonmobil as a techB or techC(pipeline co.) b/c they work normal(ish) hours and support higher education. At the rate my life is going, i may not ever finish that engineering degree, it's a lot harder to be 100% dedicated to class work when the real world steps in and interrupts things on a regular basis. I have half of the Process Tech credits from a few years ago, so i could wrap that up in about 8 months. I feel you on the "track" though, sometimes real life just happens.
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my dad didnt get me in anywhere... i started in the field.
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Wish i was, then i wouldn't be considering the PT cert. . .
I've been trying to get on with exxonmobil as a techB or techC(pipeline co.) b/c they work normal(ish) hours and support higher education. At the rate my life is going, i may not ever finish that engineering degree, it's a lot harder to be 100% dedicated to class work when the real world steps in and interrupts things on a regular basis. I have half of the Process Tech credits from a few years ago, so i could wrap that up in about 8 months. I feel you on the "track" though, sometimes real life just happens.
1 year in the field is worth 5 years in the office! if you do become an operator, you'll learn quite a bit in a short amount of time.
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which semester are you in now?
i just signed up for january classes :( so first one

the way this guy is talkin tho, makes me want to just go and apply at these places.
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i just signed up for january classes :( so first one

the way this guy is talkin tho, makes me want to just go and apply at these places.
ah, what classes are you taking? i might be able to sell you some books, if you need them, or tell you what book you need so you can buy it online.
but if you do plan on buying them from the store, be quick about it because they sell out quick.
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i just signed up for january classes :( so first one

the way this guy is talkin tho, makes me want to just go and apply at these places.
about 2 years ago i got a job at an offshore design shop, starting at 25.00 and hour, and saw alot of field experience. before then it was crappy surveying jobs and small mechanical drafting jobs. i then made a jump about a year later and was making 42.00 hour, and that was piping up 2 refurb drilling rigs. i prefer topsides over plant and drilling, so i came over here to excel, and what do you know, another fat bump in pay... rates are through the roof, i see pipers going out of state for over 100 bucks an hour w/ perdiem and 1.5 ot... 55.00 an hour is above average rate for a piper w/ 5 years of experience but they are in such high demand you can almost make these companies pay what you want. i am a whiz on cadworx and setting up jobs, so i have an edge... if you can get in with a plant that does in house design, you get badass benefits and good pay. im young and want to travel, so a smaller offshore shop like where im at is great.
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about 2 years ago i got a job at an offshore design shop, starting at 25.00 and hour, and saw alot of field experience. before then it was crappy surveying jobs and small mechanical drafting jobs. i then made a jump about a year later and was making 42.00 hour, and that was piping up 2 refurb drilling rigs. i prefer topsides over plant and drilling, so i came over here to excel, and what do you know, another fat bump in pay... rates are through the roof, i see pipers going out of state for over 100 bucks an hour w/ perdiem and 1.5 ot... 55.00 an hour is above average rate for a piper w/ 5 years of experience but they are in such high demand you can almost make these companies pay what you want. i am a whiz on cadworx and setting up jobs, so i have an edge... if you can get in with a plant that does in house design, you get badass benefits and good pay. im young and want to travel, so a smaller offshore shop like where im at is great.
yeah see i dont think i have time to get "experience" seems a lot more feasible to me to take the course, get the job, finish the AAS and continue that way. If i'm wrong let me know
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yeah see i dont think i have time to get "experience" seems a lot more feasible to me to take the course, get the job, finish the AAS and continue that way. If i'm wrong let me know
well i went from 350.00 a week to where im at now in 3 years.
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i might drop one and take it in the summer, 17 hours might be too much
those are all of the ones i took this semester...go figure. i believe it's 18 hours
i can't say what kind of load you can handle personally, but before this semester the most hours i had taken in 1 semester was 13, and I haven't had too much trouble this semester(As and Bs).
A lot of the professors work with you if you have a busy schedule, etc., and they don't seem quite as rigorous or demanding as regular professors.
If you've been out of school for a while though, it might be best not to start with 18 hours.
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