My current situation isn’t funny, but it is laughable. I’m a freelance journalist who used to have a day job as a publicist. I got “furloughed” in June. Actually, two weeks prior to my layoff, I filed for unemployment and told my former employer that I considered myself de jure unemployed because he had paid me late for the past six months. At that time I hadn’t been paid for my prior two weeks work and it was three weeks later.
My unemployment claim was rejected because I have another employer: myself…[read more]