No way would I travel in homes for the low rates quoted to lose freedom and specialist opportunities and only a few hours a week. So now does my employer offer me benefits and a 401 k and if business shows do I go on unemployment . Do you have any idea how many transcribers are now out of work? Hayek vs Keynes . The additional 20-30% cost of payroll and insurance is also prohibitive for many prospective clients. We are genuinely afraid we may not be able to pay for our mortgage or daughters preschool if people continue to stop hiring him individually or his band as freelance musicians. Since this is still making the rounds, one thing I want to clarify: I’m a progressive, and I think the stated goal of AB5 is a good one. I've lived in California my entire life, but am considering moving to Nevada. Almost all (except pit musicians) are therefore grossly underpaid in hourly terms (the creative staff will put hundreds of hours into the full process of a show), but nobody minds because we're in it for the art. “Now [companies] can’t use me because of AB5,” says McLean. Posted by Alex Hendrie on Friday, December 11th, 2020, 11:13 AM We get paid for our areas of specialty. The resulting 6 1/2-minute music video tells the story of Keynes … The reason why my mom's business survived is because she told the banks how to go fuck themselves. I have sent a 3-page letter to my Assemblyman Brian Maienschein (77th District, San Diego) requesting and needing an exemption and carve-out for all of Meeting Professionals. When I started in entertainment journalism, I was the only woman covering geek news. Such a mess. ", Anonymous: "Regarding wedding photography, while not all of us are freelancers/independent contractors (although many of us are on the side), most wedding photography companies are tiny businesses, often run by a husband-and-wife team. In this video, John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayek come back to life and go out for a night in town and rap about boom and bust cycles. Biden said: "In Vermont, they did pass Medicare for All. We hire assistant photographers/second shooters for every wedding we shoot, as that is standard in the industry. The other reason is that there just aren't many in-house styling jobs where I live. With the newspaper industry still rocking from low ad sales, how do you expect the papers to hire us as employees? I am so angry my blood is boiling. I work part-time currently so that I can raise my two boys. After its implementation, 263,720 households paid an alternative minimum tax in 2018. Some a handful of times. I have a client who owes me 8k but won’t pay for fear of audit EVEN THOUGH IM AN LLC. Ca government at its best. The problem is that the law as written—and certainly as it applies to freelance journalism—is that it lumps in gigs that are not (and should not) be classified as full-time. I will most likely keep a portion of our Airbnb biz here until they make that 100% illegal. A lot of the times the artists do different acts, characters and performances. I have to do six in order to make $108. It points out the fundamental flaws in Keynesian economics, the school of economics promoted by pro-big government politicians like President Obama – whose own follies in economic “stimulus” should be lesson enough on the shortcomings of recovery through government spending. So, CA is making it illegal to shoot video as a freelance videojournalist. I’ve been looking for employment now and the boys will need to attend before and after school care. Making the rounds on YouTube is “Fear the Boom and Bust,” a seven-minute rap videofeaturing actors playing two of the most prominent economists of the 20 th century: John Maynard Keynes… I am a Cert General and can appraise anything from your dog house to your shopping center. Suite 400 In recent years, as my son got older, I was able to take a traditional desk job for a non-profit that mostly accommodates my physical needs and used my freelancing to earn the supplemental income needed for my son's therapies and nutritional supplementals, but when he was younger, all of my work was freelance and as others have said, it allowed me the flexibility to be there for 20 hours a week of behavioral therapy and occupational therapy and speech therapy and so on. Also, because of how weddings work, I would not be able to give them breaks like most employees get. That used to make up about three quarters of her income. Being incorporated puts the financial burden on the shoulders of the workers and not everyone is available and ready to become a corporation. ", Esther M. Hermida: "I’m so for #freedomtofreelance. It is committed to diversity and independence and is dependent on donations from people like you. I am encouraged by the many efforts already in motion to repeal the law. Much of my 1099 work in the off season appears poised to evaporate in a gigantic puff of legal compliance. Last year I started my own editing business and gained two main clients who became my monthly source of income for paying rent and food. I have done some general transcription for online companies including one called Rev, in which freelance transcriptionists can accept as many or as few jobs as they like, at any hour of the day or night, as long as there are audio files in the queue. And, her husband is picking up work as an IC because the shut downs killed his commission. They've been applying Dynamex for the last 18 months. I just turned 50 and need support in my business because physically it is very demanding. You pulled the rug out from under me, destroyed my earning ability at age 64. In a rural area, there's not a whole lot of qualified, skilled help - and people appreciate being brought in. I can work as an independent contractor for clients who aren’t production companies. He has worked as a media interpreter, an interpreter at film festivals, a subtitle translator, a voice-over talent, and as a technical translator. ", Lili VonSchtupp: "I am disabled and able to work as a sole proprietor. She describes that most agencies or businesses that she works with don’t understand how AB5 applies to them: “They don’t even know what they need for me to do.” One agency decided that contractors need business cards, letter heading, and a website to be in compliance with the law. AB5 is insulting and its proponents heartless and condescending. I can't find regular work now as I was already making near minimum wage as a Production Assistant (though I'm not struggling to pay rent by any means, as with typical overtime the pay levels out well). Those appraisers no longer practice in any state whatsoever because they broke the law. "", Marina, tweeted by Kevin Kiley: "#AB5stories, Marina: "I'm a certified court interpreter. AB 5 is impacting my ability to work. I've been returning my 1099 forms and paying taxes for years. Lisa Rothstein: "Simple! I've been in business for 22 years. Insane. ", Kathy Seress: "I am a phlebotomist. Prior to 1/1/20 I clearly met the Independent contractor standards. I'll be the first to admit some of their policies make it questionable if we're ICs or not, but it makes absolutely no sense to make us employees. Stop tweeting about it. And I've already written my story to Governor Newsom, my Assemblymember and State Senator. I know there are no guarantees in this business. I am now also much more limited as to how much I can contribute to my individual 401k. I couldn’t quote on a multi-million dollar contract because of AB5.”". #AB5 makes it impossible to compete. "", Andi HK: "One of my BFF soul sisters is boarding a plane to TX this morning. Several thousand sign language interpreters as well. I am a mom or two children in elementary school and I have a spinal cord Injury and use a wheelchair full time. With #AB5 repealed, I'd help them with doctor visits & help children who are now homeschooled. I'm losing so much work because agencies can't afford to keep all of their sign language interpreters on as employees. I will keep doing my best so freelance musicians get an exemption. I was in the process of setting up my business to be sustainable and carry me into retirement. I have had various visiting artists to teach but I really need teachers and can’t have them as employees. @AsmEGarciaAD56 please vote against AB5. I've already lost work to it. I also freelance as an editor as my day job, and I've been let go because my other client couldn't afford payroll. ", Paul: "I've been a freelance writer and editor for 25 years. All my DJs are independent contractors with their own DJ companies. #RepealAB5. Right before Christmas. #AB5 will make me homeless. You are killing the FREEDOM of Enterprise. He wanted to IC in med-tech design after graduation, & pay $110K school debt. Furthermore, this law took away our ability to negotiate wages. This is what works for us, and I've been SO grateful. I was an independent contractor for two agencies in the past. ", Monica Fontes: "I am 61 years old senior female and cancer survivor( maybe still patient). Most of my clients are in tech, service or retail so I pass the B of the test with them. As an employee, I would not get to pick a schedule that works for me. They are libertarian. My ‘gig’ job as you call it with disdain allowed me to sustain myself, to sustain others, to have a medical plan. The heart and soul of Exploring Economics is a community of people working to bring you unlimited access to high-qualitiy, economic learning and teaching material. Hows that for losses? My brokers told me I can’t get jobs from them. ", Marlene: "AB 5 has impacted my life. ", Megan Kellie: "I am a nurse practitioner. ", Stephanie: "AB 5 is detrimental to the well being of my Deaf clients as well as my right to earn a living the way I want to. Have your Bar/Bat Mitzvah in another state, with an out-of-state rabbi. ", Georgina Penate: "You bet I’m voting. I don't WANT to be W-2. ", Garett Martocello: "I have lost a lot of business to AB5. Tying our hands like this is senseless at a time when home workers are urgently needed! Some of these increased costs, have to be passed on to my clients. I’ve specifically been cultivating relationships with a smaller number of pubs to maximize my output and thus, income. I'd love to work there! After about a year (beginning of 2019), my former employer contacted me and asked if I would be interested in freelance work. I have several different "virtual assistants" who do all sorts of blogging tasks for me (writing, SEO research, admin, social media, etc.). Now bec I am Cali res my talent, skills, & experience as a freelance writer go poof. #AB5 has killed my dreams. Many of us have full time jobs, but do this on the side. And for uninformed folks who think I’m simply being “cheap” and “not paying benefits”: good freelancers in audio/video make WAY more than min. We provide work to audio book companies, production studios, radio stations etc. But it's kinds awkward to sell a client your company and then say OK great no pay this other company. She has been a sole proprietor for 30 years. ", Deirdre Hamilton: "My partner is a wedding videographer who, it now appears, will have issues hiring other videographers to be his 2nd shooters at events and “per/project” editors. As a professional classical soprano, I rely on multiple gigs collectively for income as an independent contractor. If the goal is to target Uber, target Uber.". Paul Solman: Forgive the sensationalist headline, but after the pummeling we took for debuting the Keynes v. Hayek rap smackdown in December, what harm in … It's a bad law, and it needs to be repealed. If the PRO Act is signed into law, the following sad stories would happen nationwide: Elizabeth M. Adger: "AB5 is why I had to pack up my very ill husband with stage 4 cancer and autistic son and leave the state. Temp Agencies don't really exist either. According to AB5, I have to employ my editor, even though he works out of his home six hours away, and I don't dictate his hours. There is not one fiber of my being that wants to sit in a grey-carpeted cubicle again, thanks for the “protection” though. Every now and then we’ll have a 1,000-person event. What that meant for me was that there were opportunities around me to work and earn money.”. ", Rachele Shelley: "I am a medical transcriptionist, working from home. Add COVID-19 and my income is down nearly 60% from last year. ", Jackie Bryant: "No worker can be held liable...who cares about that when we won't even be workers anymore? We get the bulk of our work through agencies that work like clearing houses that send out the work. The law is so nebulous in its “protections” that authors/other creators could suffer serious financial harm under this illegal law. Georgia’s January 5, 2021 Senate runoff elections will determine which party takes control of the Senate for the 117th Congress. Zero. As an IC, I earn much more and am also not subjected to on-the-job mistreatment in front of clients and other workers. REPEAL AB5! All but one were single moms. I’m an adult who chose to work the way I do.I don’t need your protection. I can’t get arrested as a scopist right now. I’ve been in front of the labor commission twice this year (for the first time ever) and based on Dynamex we lost every time. ", Wendi Koble of Swoon Films: "Weddings postponed/canceled. “My family’s devastated,” Lutz told me: “We’re struggling to put groceries on the table now. Why? I have a lot of friends in industry that are Physical Therapists/Occupational Therapists/ Speech Language Pathologist providers, and they are all just waiting too. The Hayek vs. Keynes Rap — “Fear the Boom and Bust” Posted on January 25, 2010 by Greg Ransom A phat jam from Russ Roberts & Co. Download the song here. ", Sonia Adame: "You completely discount the MILLIONS of people affected by this mess. As we’re seeing in the pandemic, that flexibility is everything. I am freaking out due to not having much luck getting calls from places I applied for jobs and not hearing any good news for repealing AB5. Being employed is not possible for many of us due to the nature of our work. That is why we are pleased to learn that the Senate has voted to confirm Simington to the FCC. Making a living with one full-time job in the opera field rarely exists. ", Rosie: "Are you kidding? At a time when creative services are finally having their moment, we’re being snuffed out. Creatives, artists, musicians, writers, techies & more built their livelihoods around their craft. I WANT to be an independent contractor. Bonnie Burton: "As a freelance journalist living in California, my days are numbered thanks to some really unfair and unrealistic employment laws that just passed #AB5 specifically. Without these mid-tier companies, the community will be left with only amateur or professional organizations — with nothing in between. So, this industry needs everyone they can get, and many current ICs will NOT agree to become employees, even with the supposed "protections" employment offers (but which are exempt anyway because most employee engineers are salaried, not hourly). All in all I am much worse off now. Her needs don’t allow for me to work outside the home. How is this Equal Protection. #RepealAB5 #YESonProp22. So this money is being stolen from my paycheck. Sometimes on a larger gig I am put on payroll, but mostly I am an IC and submit an Invoice as a sole-proprietor. No one is making us W2 employees. Hayek vs Keynes . Unfortunately SAG/AFTRA is a closed union and Lorena Gonzalez is heavily funded by unions, a true conflict. Hayek proves that State intervention skews up the investment judgements made by individual investors and thus forces them to make bad judgements. The Black men and women who have chosen to work for themselves are not asking for your “protection” from self-employment. ", Renee Silverman: "I have a small trans company and stopped using CA ICs in Nov. My garage business was a victim of its own success and I was zoned out of LA. ", Nate Mills: "I’m Sole Proprietor in the entertainment event lighting industry and there is no permanent placement style for my work. it’s time to weigh in… more from the top or from the ground …lets listen to the greats Keynes and Hayek throwing down. When applied to surprise medical billing, price controls would result in a 20 percent pay cut for doctors, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. I own Sora Creative Content www.soracreative.com. Live one on one interpreting will suffer. After years working in Corporate America, I started my business and built a huge network of professional talent. The other career is as a professional musician. According to IRS data, prior to the TCJA, in 2017, 5,106,080 households paid an alternative minimum tax. What’s social justice about that???). 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