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  Reply # 1798125 11-Jun-2017 18:11
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 Is this even legal in NZ? I remember that Uber taxi driver who drove all night to get from Wellington to Auckland for a couple... 







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  Reply # 1798128 11-Jun-2017 18:22
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Well not too sure, but I know 100% companies still do it to meet the workload and deadline

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1798129 11-Jun-2017 18:27
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Farmers must come close to clocking up those sort of hours.





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  Reply # 1798130 11-Jun-2017 18:33
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the5laws:

 

oh nice! Buying a house just like would of def had me up in the morning with a smile haha

 

What would you say about your health at the moment? Recovered? Back to normal??

 

 

Yep, was pretty good contract ...  it was nothing too serious , just one bad skin infection after another and some dizzy spells  .... i put it down to stress and tiredness as after the project I was just fine. 

 

One thing about IT contracting overseas, there is tons more cash if you have the right skills at the right time.  I encouraged colleagues to come and join me over there , some did, but others stayed in NZ and I thought how crazy. But, one of them invested spare cash in housing and earned far more than me for doing nothing haha. 




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  Reply # 1798132 11-Jun-2017 18:40
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Interesting... Specifically what sort of skills are they looking for in 2017 that you are aware of?

Like is it bitcoin systems/ cryptocurrency, coding, logistic systems...???



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  Reply # 1798429 12-Jun-2017 12:57
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BlinkyBill:
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- Plan to keep your business earnings to well under $60,000 so you don;t have to charge and collect GST.  This will give you a pricing advantage against larger businesses.  Ask the accountant about this.

 


There is no pricing advantage in this, GST isn't a 'business earning'. It is a consumer tax collected by businesses. Not collecting GST gives the impression of a lightweight Mickey-mouse type of business.

Perhaps YOU should ask an accountant about this.

 

Sheesh..... you were approaching that from completely the wrong angle.

 

Non-GST registered person offers to mow my lawns for a total of $20.  He gets to keep the $20 (in simplistic terms).

 

GST registered company offers to mow my lawns for a total of $20.  They get to keep about $17.50 of that and about $2.50 is paid as GST to the government (in simplistic terms).  If this company wants $20 that they get to keep, they have to charge $20 +GST = $23.

 

Therefore a non-GST registered person has a small pricing advantage.  It's not a massive advantage, as if they become successful and start earning a reasonable amount, they will have to register for GST which eliminates that advantage.

 

Does a homeowner mowing my lawns care whether the guy doing the job is GST registered?  Probably not.  A micro-business does not have to be a mickey-mouse operation, as you put it.

 

Yes I'm, aware that the lawnmowing guy won't be able to claim back the GST on his expenses, but that won't be a significant factor in this example.

 

Source:  I've been financially involved with various small business for 15+ years, dealing with various GST matters including importing/exporting.





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  Reply # 1798453 12-Jun-2017 13:14
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Fishing boat?

 

Long hours for a one off trip


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  Reply # 1798476 12-Jun-2017 13:58
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surfisup1000:

 

the5laws:

 

oh nice! Buying a house just like would of def had me up in the morning with a smile haha

 

What would you say about your health at the moment? Recovered? Back to normal??

 

 

Yep, was pretty good contract ...  it was nothing too serious , just one bad skin infection after another and some dizzy spells  .... i put it down to stress and tiredness as after the project I was just fine. 

 

One thing about IT contracting overseas, there is tons more cash if you have the right skills at the right time.  I encouraged colleagues to come and join me over there , some did, but others stayed in NZ and I thought how crazy. But, one of them invested spare cash in housing and earned far more than me for doing nothing haha. 

 

 

Any pointers for how you got started/where to look?


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  Reply # 1798488 12-Jun-2017 14:10
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I got a few contacts in Whangarei and a lot of family with businesses.

 

What can you do? PM me. 
Cheers


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  Reply # 1798493 12-Jun-2017 14:11
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esawers:

 

Fishing boat?

 

Long hours for a one off trip

 

 


That is the one and only thing i'd chose death over. If it didn't kill me..
(I get deathly seasick) 
Devonport ferry is a struggle!!! 


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  Reply # 1798509 12-Jun-2017 14:26
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the5laws:

 

 

 

My name is Dean, I am currently looking for a Labor type job where I am able to put in 80 - 100 hours

 

per week, with a pay rate of $18 - $20 per hour to start off with

 

Awesome to hear about your fantastic commitment here Dean. I have to take my hat off to people like you who are willing to clock up such hours of work.

 

I certainly would not be able to do it, but if my circumstances were any different, and I had a little mouths to feed I would like to think I would.

 

Its really a pity that sometimes legislation gets in the way of things like this.

 

Kudus to you mate. New Zealand needs more people like you who are willing to earn an honest living and work the ridiculous hours if need be. Its sure better than hitting the benefits bandwagon which seems to be the norm these days.


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  Reply # 1798591 12-Jun-2017 16:04
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I admire your work ethic Dean, but I don't think very many employers are going to allow you to work 80+ hours per week in a labouring role.  The risk of an accident is higher in labouring roles and if an accident occurs and it's revealed you are working double shifts, the employer could be in serious trouble





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  Reply # 1798597 12-Jun-2017 16:10
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I admire your work ethic Dean, but I don't think very many employers are going to allow you to work 80+ hours per week in a labouring role.  The risk of an accident is higher in labouring roles and if an accident occurs and it's revealed you are working double shifts, the employer could be in serious trouble

 

 

 

 

As others said above, ACC may have fatigue based laws.
https://www.sitesafe.org.nz/globalassets/guides-and-resources/best-practice-guides/fatigue-guidance-crsf.pdf
If you are employed as a wage worker you may not be able to do 80+ hours.
A contractor AFAIK is still allowed to do so. (I knew some trades that we worked with as a sparkie that did that) Also lived on site. 


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  Reply # 1798753 12-Jun-2017 18:21
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BlinkyBill:
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- Plan to keep your business earnings to well under $60,000 so you don;t have to charge and collect GST.  This will give you a pricing advantage against larger businesses.  Ask the accountant about this.



There is no pricing advantage in this, GST isn't a 'business earning'. It is a consumer tax collected by businesses. Not collecting GST gives the impression of a lightweight Mickey-mouse type of business.

Perhaps YOU should ask an accountant about this.


Sheesh..... you were approaching that from completely the wrong angle.


Non-GST registered person offers to mow my lawns for a total of $20.  He gets to keep the $20 (in simplistic terms).


GST registered company offers to mow my lawns for a total of $20.  They get to keep about $17.50 of that and about $2.50 is paid as GST to the government (in simplistic terms).  If this company wants $20 that they get to keep, they have to charge $20 +GST = $23.


Therefore a non-GST registered person has a small pricing advantage.  It's not a massive advantage, as if they become successful and start earning a reasonable amount, they will have to register for GST which eliminates that advantage.


Does a homeowner mowing my lawns care whether the guy doing the job is GST registered?  Probably not.  A micro-business does not have to be a mickey-mouse operation, as you put it.


Yes I'm, aware that the lawnmowing guy won't be able to claim back the GST on his expenses, but that won't be a significant factor in this example.


Source:  I've been financially involved with various small business for 15+ years, dealing with various GST matters including importing/exporting.


My approach is ... if your ambition in life is to limit your income so you don't have to collect GST, well that is no ambition.

I run my own business and in my field if I didn't collect GST everyone else would know I'm not a serious player (not saying I AM a serious player, just saying it's not the fact I don't collect GST that implies I'm not a serious player).




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  Reply # 1799106 13-Jun-2017 09:18
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TimA: 

 

As others said above, ACC may have fatigue based laws.
https://www.sitesafe.org.nz/globalassets/guides-and-resources/best-practice-guides/fatigue-guidance-crsf.pdf
If you are employed as a wage worker you may not be able to do 80+ hours.
A contractor AFAIK is still allowed to do so. (I knew some trades that we worked with as a sparkie that did that) Also lived on site. 

 

 

Possibly, but directors are also responsible to ensure contractors have suitable health & safety policies and adhere to them


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