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For salaried employees: Do you take your work home with you?

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July 18, 2019 / By Candy
Question: I started a new job,and some of my co-workers seem to draw a very thin line between their personal and professional lives. Although we get paid for a 40 hr work week, there are many who put in 12-14 hour days and don't ask for paid OT or other consideration (i.e. vacation comp time). A recent example was when I called a co-worker on a project we're working together not knowing he was on vacation (wouldn't have called if I knew that). I'm not his supervisor, so he didn't feel obligated because I was above his pay grade. He talked work for 1 hour while traveling in a loud car with his wife, young kids, and in-laws. Nice guy, but I wonder if he got dirty looks from his family... If he was an emergency responder (cop/military/firefighter), I would understand that he had no choice but to respond. However, this was a routine call that could have waited until he was back in the office. Another individual takes his company computer home and answers work-related emails late at night. I've received emails from this person at 10 PM. Of course, I won't answer till the next work day. Thankfully, he's not my boss so I don't get chewed out for not answering within 10 min. Personally, I have nothing against people who work 12-16 hour days consistently. However, it would burn me out after awhile. That being said, I don't mind working late occasionally as needed, but only if it's really important. Some people at my new job seem to think everything is an emergency. 2 Questions: a. Do you take your work home with you, or do you temporarily forget about work until the next day? b. Do you work for a company that respects an employee's right to have a social life (as long as job is done), or does your management expect people to work 24/7/365? FYI, this is a culture shock from my previous job. Just curious if this is common occurence.
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Amelia Amelia | 1 day ago
As a salaried employee, went from Administrative Assistant 4 promotions to Vice President, there were very few normal work days specifically when climbing to the top. The employer on occasion wanted you, whatever it took to complete a short deadline project in a timely and accurate manner; to put in the hours necessary to complete the task. I never completely, although I learned to better manage my time to meet with friends for dinner etc., forgot about the i.e. new project, suggestions I wanted to submit, challenges and what and who I needed to speak to etc. You are a salaried employee so no overtime but my promotions guaranteed i.e. higher pay, more vacation time and certain privileges. There were some people as yourself who would not put in the extra time unless critical issues and some were promoted and others were not. My good run lasted 30 years. However in this day and time most salaried employees are working over 40 hours due to i.e. shortage of staff, more responsibilities and higher expectations from employers. This has become the normal way of life in the corporate environment where people, such as the person you mentioned sends emails from home at nights, are concerned with losing their jobs because they are not aggressive. Good Luck!!.
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Amelia Originally Answered: How do taxes work with salaried and self-employment income?
Your wages go on Form 1040, line 7, as always. You figure your self-employment profit on Form 1040, Schedule C. That goes to Form 1040, line 12. If the self-employment profit is $400 or more, attach Schedule SE to figure the self-employment tax. That works out to 13.3% of 92.35% of the net profit on Schedule C. (Your wages have no effect on this unless your combined wages and self-employment profit are more than the Social Security wage base limit, currently $106,800.) The SE tax goes on Form 1040, line 56. Half of it (normally, it's slightly more for 2011) goes on Form 1040, line 27 as an adjustment to reduce your AGI. (That's because payroll taxes are a deductible expense.) You now add up your income, subtract the adjustments to figure your AGI. Turn the 1040 over and subtract any personal and dependent exemptions and your standard deduction or itemized deductions. Figure the income tax, add the SE tax, and subtract out any non-refundable credits. Add any refundable credits and your taxes withheld on Form W-2 and subtract from the amount in the previous step to see if you owe or are due a refund. If you're freelance income was high enough, most likely you will owe. If you owe, there may be penalties for underpayment of estimated taxes. You guard against that by making quarterly estimated payments using Form 1040-ES. Note: You don't "file a 1099" as one response suggests. You may or may not receive one or more Forms 1099-MISC from your clients. If you do, use them to verify the accuracy of what they claim to have paid you. You'll use your business records, NOT the 1099s, to prepare your return. I get many inaccurate 1099s, usually inflated, and have to request corrected ones nearly every year.
Amelia Originally Answered: How do taxes work with salaried and self-employment income?
Your freelance income is filed on schedule C. You show your freelance business expenses there, and the net is transferred to your 1040 where your salaried job info is shown. The two types of income are added together, and income tax is calculated on the total. You'll also include a schedule SE and calculate the self employment tax on the freelance income only. That's for social security and medicare - that's already deducted from your salary income. If you have enough deducted for income tax from your salaried job, it might cover the income and self employment tax on your freelance income. If not, either have extra withheld or make quarterly payments with form 1040ES.
Amelia Originally Answered: How do taxes work with salaried and self-employment income?
The self-employment tax is calculated on your self-employment earnings (base line of agenda C). it isn't plagued by using itemized deductions. in case you've been a salaried worker, then itemized deductions may be subtracted out of your adjusted gross earnings earlier your taxes were calculated. yet seeing that your internet earnings from self-employment is likewise further in earlier the itemized deductions are subtracted, if the earnings stayed about a similar, it doesn't count number. the reason the deductible loan interest and actual resources taxes may no longer make a tremendous number of distinction on your taxes is in case you do not itemize, you get a common deduction particularly, so your in easy words earnings on itemizing comes from having itemized deductions more effective than the classic - and the ease is a p.c. of that volume, inspite of your tax bracket is.

Walter Walter
As a salaried employee (exempt employee) you don't get paid for 40 hours a week. You get paid for the work you do, not the hours it takes to do the work. There is no such thing as overtime or comp time for an exempt employee. 1. Most exempt employees work on average 50-55 hours a week. Some people find answering email after hours is a lot easier than dealing with it during the working day. 2. Most companies allow a balance between work and life. However, if you think you are going to success working 8 hours a day in this kind of environment, I don't think it's going to happen.
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Walter Originally Answered: Would work for or respect a company of about 550 employees with the following types of employees?
* 19 have been accused of writing bad cheques So many people have inadvertently written a bad check this number is a joke to even bring up. * 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses How can you even state that much less prove it? I could claim 50% of the population has indirectly bankrupted atleast 2 buisnesses simply by not buying their products. * 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit. Very common problem for a lot of people and has little bearing on their ability to preform a job. * 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits In a society of people who are sue happy this number may or may not mean anything. Based on your stats Id say your looking for a reason and any reason not to trust or respect this company. Wether anyone else does or not they would have to have a knowledge of more than just these numbers. Its possible that some of these numbers are represented by the same employee for more than 1 item.
Walter Originally Answered: Would work for or respect a company of about 550 employees with the following types of employees?
Hah why does this sound reminiscent of a certain government body? And to answer your question - I would respect the company, but would think twice about doing the same for the employees. The company itself may be on the right track, and its unfair to write it off because of the unfortunate employee selections that were made.

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