Blogging for the Unemployed

If you were thinking that writing a blog might be a good way to while away your unemployed hours, please make sure that you don’t make any money from it, or there goes your unemployment.  In my favorite story of the week, a recently laid off attorney who was bringing in a whopping $278 over the course of several months  from Google Ad-Sense on her blog, was denied unemployment benefits from our own New York Dept of Labor.  Who, in their wisdom, considered this a job. The attorney herself, who after her job loss moved to ST. Louis because she could no longer afford rent in NY, was not sure whether this meant she worked for Google. You can read the entire and extremely convoluted story in Forbes

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