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Old 03-22-2015, 09:10 PM   #4081
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Actually, I keep trying to get him to take a nap so I can sit in the chair, Latte loves it, too! Besides, it's too slow for a trebuchet...
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:12 AM   #4082
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My cousin went to HR last year, had to pay in several thousand. He knew it was wrong. Went to some private accountant and actually even got couple of hundred coming back to him.


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Old 03-24-2015, 08:13 AM   #4083
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My cousin went to HR last year, had to pay in several thousand. He knew it was wrong. Went to some private accountant and actually even got couple of hundred coming back to him.


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Between TaxLady and myself have had to say, you can see why I am so against HRB. They are more interested in their own bottom line, than yours.

Your cousin can have a licensed accountant familiar with our tax laws, file an corrected amended tax form and get back those thousands of dollars.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:48 AM   #4084
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My cousin went to HR last year, had to pay in several thousand. He knew it was wrong. Went to some private accountant and actually even got couple of hundred coming back to him.


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He should complain to H&R Block.

It can go the other way too. A lot of accountants don't like to do income tax, but feel that they should do them.

While I was working for H&R Block, I did the same for a few clients who had their taxes done by Certified Accountants. And yes, I prepared requests for adjustments for previous years, when appropriate.

The enthusiasm and knowledge of the individual preparing the tax returns is important.
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:19 AM   #4085
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Have to buy a new garage door. Ouch!!
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:07 AM   #4086
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Have to buy a new garage door. Ouch!!
I use to work for an overhead door company. One day we got a call from one of the fire houses that they couldn't get the door up. Everyone was out on a job, so my boss sent me up to get it open. A firehouse full of big strong men and not one knew to yank on the pull to release the motor. Then I discovered why the door wouldn't open. One of the bolts on the hinge was loose and the panel was crooked. So I had them get me a large wrench and I tightened it. Door worked fine. They asked me not to tell their Captain.

When I told my boss about it, he told me to charge them an extra $25 and when it came in from the city, that $25 was mine!
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:09 AM   #4087
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I use to work for an overhead door company. One day we got a call from one of the fire houses that they couldn't get the door up. Everyone was out on a job, so my boss sent me up to get it open. A firehouse full of big strong men and not one knew to yank on the pull to release the motor. Then I discovered why the door wouldn't open. One of the bolts on the hinge was loose and the panel was crooked. So I had them get me a large wrench and I tightened it. Door worked fine. They asked me not to tell their Captain.

When I told my boss about it, he told me to charge them an extra $25 and when it came in from the city, that $25 was mine!
Three cheers for that boss.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:21 AM   #4088
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Went to the doctors for an annual review of my prescription (nothing drastic - just Lansoprazole for GERD). Got into trouble with the doctor.

Last week I'd been to Book Group which is held in a room at the local pub. I got myself a drink and went upstairs and on entering the room tripped over a crease in the carpet. I had my arms and hands full of book, study notes, knitting bag, coat, handbag, bottle and glass (non-alcoholic apple and mango juice 'cos I was driving - Honest, guv'nor!) so I fell flat on my face! Pride more hurt than anything else but gave my bad hip a nasty wrench.

When I saw the doctor I let slip that I'd been taking an NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug) pain-killer for a few days as paracetamol (acetaminophen) doesn't work for me and anyway is dangerous in itself. Did I get it in the neck!! Shouldn't take NSAIDs when you have GERD. Yes, I know. However, since they often prescribe Lansoprazole in tandem with long-term prescribed NSAIDs in order to protect the stomach, and I am very sensible about self-medicating, I was a bit peeved to put it mildly.

Don't like this Doctor (he's rude and patronising and talks down to patients) and usually insist on seeing another one in the practice but I needed my prescription and he was the only one available.

My lovely doctor, who I'd been with for 30-odd years and who treated me like a grown-up, retired a couple of years ago and I'd moved house so had to change practices. Only seen this new chap twice in two years and I have nearly gone for his jugular both times.

The first time I saw him he informed me that I was at a very "dangerous" age (I was 64 and "disgustingly healthy" - quote from my old doctor) and I would die if I got the 'flu so I MUST have a 'flu jab INSTANTLY (I never get 'flu but went along with the jab just to be obliging). Then he said that, due to my "dangerous" age, I would die if I didn't have the pneumonia jab at once (I didn't bother). He rounded it off by telling me that if I had surgery on my foot for an injury that interferes with my wearing shoes (I live in rubber wellingtons at the stables and sheepskin Ugg boots elsewhere even in summer), the general anaesthetic could kill me. Durr! Does he think I'm a complete idiot? They do orthopaedic surgery on feet and hips under epidurals these days rather than general anaesthetics! Doctors should look at the person, not the colour of their hair or the numbers on their birth certificate.

I suspect that the NHS pays the practices for persuading us to take 'flu and pneumonia jabs because that saves money in the long run but the surgery on my foot would be charged to the practice. (The NHS has a very strange accounting system. Treatment is free to the patient at point of service but some arcane system charges it to the doctor's practice, which pays for it out of the money the NHS pays them for running the practice. Don't try to understand this - I don't think anyone does.)

(Incidentally, the Book Group choice for the month was "Jonathon Livingstone Seagull" - now there's a blast from the past!)
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:32 AM   #4089
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Jeez, what a harpering idiot (Harper is our PM. I really hate what he is doing, so I use his name as a swear word.) (((Hugs))) and hoping you get all sensible doctors in the future.
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Jeez, what a harpering idiot (Harper is our PM. I really hate what he is doing, so I use his name as a swear word.) (((Hugs))) and hoping you get all sensible doctors in the future.
Fortunately, as I said I'm disgustingly healthy and don't take prisoners but if I was a little old lady with health problems who couldn't stand up for herself it would be horrid.


He's the senior partner in the practice so there is no-one to complain to. He has a reputation all over the village for having a bad attitude. The only alternative is the other practice in the village but they are up to numbers and can't take anymore patients at the moment. I wonder why......
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