Photos from my second professional gig

John Sessoms jsessoms002 at
Sat Oct 17 10:19:57 EDT 2009

From: Larry Colen
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 06:47:29PM -0300, Luiz Felipe wrote:
>> > Larry, the only suggestion I can think of is trying a longer focal and 
>> > lower angle to avoid the end of the banner near the floor. Good grabs on 
>> > the tables...
> Yeah, but I didn't want to cut off their feet.
>> > 
>> > lf
>> > 
>> > ...happy costumer, happy paycheck...
> I reported the $500 that I'll eventually get paid for my first gig. My
> unemployment check showed up today, $375 lighter than it would have
> been. So, basically, if I find a short term job, for every dollar that
> I earn, I get to keep about $.25, which is just about enough to pay
> the taxes on it.

If it works the way it does here in NC (and I think it should if you're 
in the US, because it's a Federal regulation), there's a certain dollar 
amount you can earn in any one week without reducing your benefit for 
that week. Your "account" has a certain dollar value - so many weeks at 
whatever your weekly benefit.

The money withheld from this week's benefit should still be in the 
account, and should extend your benefit to another partial week.

When I was last drawing unemployment, any week I found partial work and 
the paycheck exceeded the earnings limit by any significant amount, I 
just didn't file for that week.

Again, if it works the way it does here, you don't have to take the 
benefits sequentially, a claim for benefits runs for a whole year from 
the date the claim is opened, so if you find a week's work you don't 
lose your benefit.

It's intended to encourage you to accept work even if it's only for a 
limited time.

Doing that, I managed to eke out 26 weeks of benefits to cover a full year.

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