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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted June 14, 2009 14:47      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's 10 years since DruidCorp launched itself upon an unsuspecting world. It's had its ups and downs, but over the decade it's made more profit than Chrysler, General Motors, and AIG combined. Still, all good things must come to an end, and it's time for DruidCorp to ride off into the sunset. As of the 1st of July, I'll be re-joining the ranks of the Salaried Drones.

No, DruidCorp isn't the victim of the Global Financial Crisis, a client I've done a lot of work for in recent years have decided they want my undivided attention, and they've made me an attractive offer that will let me spend more time doing what I'm good at (geeking) and less time doing what I'm crap at (administrivia).

For the first time since Druidling V1.0 was a baby, when I leave the office, my time'll be my own. No more meetings with accountants, no more late nights doing 6 frakkin' tax returns a year, no more threatening letters from government departments because I'm late filing some useless bloody form. Freedom.

I'm quite looking forward to it.

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Snaggy

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Icon 14 posted June 14, 2009 15:42      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
[thumbsup]

I envy you. It's been 11 years and more for us, and yeah, sometimes I wish I could leave it all behind at 5 o'clock. [ohwell]

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted June 14, 2009 21:21      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Good on ya, Druid! [Smile]

6 returns a year? Damn! I'm pretty sure the worst you've got to do is quarterly here.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted June 14, 2009 21:56      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Good on ya, Druid! [Smile]

6 returns a year? Damn! I'm pretty sure the worst you've got to do is quarterly here.

Make that 7...

4 Quarterly BAS (Business Activity Statement) for Druidcorp
1 Annual company tax return for DruidCorp
1 Annual Fringe Benefits Tax return for DruidCorp
1 Annual personal tax return for me.

I frakkin' hate doing tax forms

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