Robin is an Independent Contractor. Robin files a W-9

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Ruffypup, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Ruffypup

    Ruffypup Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    162,480
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    23,254
    Likes Received:
    3,484
    Sirius pays Robin. Sirius withold's no taxes. Sirius pays no health insurance. Robin is a rebel. Robin defy's authority.Robin don't pay parking tickets. Robin does not have health insurance. Robin dos not have pet insurance. Robin is in a financial crisis. Robin is in a health crisis. Robin not coming in studio is a big "FUCK YOU" to Sirius. Thanks Gary, for announcing you are an Independent Contractor and that you spend alot of money on Health Insurance. JD.. thankfully you are employed by Sirius and unlike Robin you have benefits and a 401k. Don't be stupid like Robin you moron. Howard cares about you.
    :dog:
     
  2. Rufus

    Rufus Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    17,016
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Messages:
    8,958
    Likes Received:
    3,281
  3. ryanv1978

    ryanv1978 New Member

    Reputations:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1,583
    Likes Received:
    3
    The key to being an independent contractor is to have a spouse whose benefits you can hop on
     
  4. Madipuppy

    Madipuppy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    461
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    7,723
    Likes Received:
    87
    Didn't they say something that they were covered under Sirius' medical plan? Whatever it is, I just Robin is experiencing pain and despair at this moment.
     
  5. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

    Reputations:
    339,542
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    94,550
    Likes Received:
    58,665
    Robin and Gary work on the Howard Stern show.
    Their salary is set by Howard Stern.
    Only Howard Stern can fire them.


    read all about it in Don Buchwald memoirs
     
  6. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    135,039
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,608
    Likes Received:
    16,913
    since the entertainment industry has such liberal and approved business expense categories, being a 1099 worker makes sense for them. everything you and i consider normal costs of living, are entertainment expenses for them: i pay > $270/mo for cable and internet at home. that's not a deduction (well not all of it anyways) but for a 1099 in Entertainment thats a legitimate IRS approved deductible expense.
     
  7. 1Vegasgirl

    1Vegasgirl Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    448,536
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    45,895
    Your comments always bring a smile!:)
     
  8. BudBudha

    BudBudha Male Underwear Model

    Reputations:
    371
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    8,287
    Likes Received:
    8
  9. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

    Reputations:
    339,542
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    94,550
    Likes Received:
    58,665
    I'm sure there is a part of sterns contract we haven't seen that defines terms of what we have seen because of the lawsuit.
    Stern really controls everything on his show from behind the Sirius curtain....:coffee:

    BTW if Artie really worked for Sirius he would have been forced to get help early on or FIRED! Sirius would not have tolerated 17 full physicals or Tubbys violent outbursts.
     
  10. Wesmantooth

    Wesmantooth VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    57,548
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    12,610
    Likes Received:
    10,693
  11. Ronniecheated

    Ronniecheated Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    6,092
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,541
    Likes Received:
    1,438
    Gary mentioned he couldn't get a flu shot at Sirius bc he doesnt work for them. He said technically hes an independent contractor.
     
  12. isabella

    isabella VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    64,564
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    14,359
    Likes Received:
    10,659
    too funny, cats are such little creeps.....but in my house, that angelic looking dog in my avatar is the brat. the cat will be chilling, and the dog comes over, pokes then kisses her.
     
  13. 1Vegasgirl

    1Vegasgirl Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    448,536
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    45,895
    I find it hard to believe that according to IRS rules, that either Gary or Robin could be considered Independent Contractors.
     
  14. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

    Reputations:
    339,542
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    94,550
    Likes Received:
    58,665
    If you listen to the HOHS when Stern is fired from WNBC and is hired at KROCK Buchwald talks cryptically about all of Sterns post WNBC contracts.
    When Howard was at WNBC management was able to bully him because they had full control over Howards people.
    When Buchwald is trying to get Stern a job after WNBC he says emphatically that money was only part of what he was looking for.
    What Stern was looking for was a way to control HIS people from behind the KROCK and then SIRIUS curtain.
    [video=youtube;44ZgG9GkYNU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ZgG9GkYNU[/video]
     
  15. Ruffypup

    Ruffypup Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    162,480
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    23,254
    Likes Received:
    3,484
    Whether Sirius pays Robin directly or 112 Productions pays her the fact of the matter is neither companies file her taxes nor supplies health insurance. Robin is a race car driver.
     
  16. Ruffypup

    Ruffypup Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    162,480
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    23,254
    Likes Received:
    3,484
    Somehow my youtube is disabled on this site :bigcry:
     
  17. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

    Reputations:
    339,542
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    94,550
    Likes Received:
    58,665
    Less work and headache for 112
    I'm sure we have some experts here that can explain that this setup benefits Wiggy....and maybe even the contracted help(?)
     
  18. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

    Reputations:
    339,542
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    94,550
    Likes Received:
    58,665
  19. Ruffypup

    Ruffypup Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    162,480
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    23,254
    Likes Received:
    3,484
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2013
  20. whatsit

    whatsit Dawg Lover VIP

    Reputations:
    16,540
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    48,813
    Likes Received:
    6,754