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    I say go for it!!!
    When I did this for a short time it was fun,you'll get to meet alot of other quilters and share ideas and see their projects (just like being on the Board).
    If I would have been paid in $ it would have been $8 an hour plus I got a % off of the fabric or anything else in the shop. :D :thumbup: :D

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    Do what you love and you never have to work another day in your life. Congrats.

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    Even though I recently retired from teaching I was asked to come back and substitute. I said of course. I wore my button that said
    "I work for fabric".

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    Great job as long as you don't need the money.

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    i worked for joannes for a few years. minimum wage...no bennies...part time only unless management....and they are always hiring...and you are always working with inexperienced coworkers.... i miss it...but not joannes lollollol...i really would like to work in another fab shop though...great to work with customers...get ideas...help with projects...just great fun...in fact too much fun to call it 'work' lollollol

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    What a great opportunity for you. Have fun and good luck.

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    would love a job like that - but would be eating crackers I would be so in debt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    There are ways around all the red tape - such as your NOT working, your simply helping out a friend. Since when does the government need to stick it's nose into friendly bartering? They steal enough money from us as it is and then turn around and blow it right out the window - paying to study the mating habits of the common brown dog tick for one.
    I agree with you completely, in principle. But explaining that to the IRS might be a little more difficult...

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    I am almost jealous, :) so very happy for you. My sister in law back home does the same thing in WA. state. Has a lady work for fabric and she can sit and sew. It has been a great working arrangement for the two of them.. I think it is 1-2 days a week. Have so much fun in the candy store, Blessings Cheryl :)

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    I wonder if the IRS would even have to be involve from a legal sense. For one thing the fabric has already been account for, paid and stor owner pays taxes on it. A store owner is also allowed to use so much of the materials to put on display (as in quilts) and use as a write off. Seems I asked my sister in law that question. So to work for material, that is already taxed? (I would think would not be a problem for the store owner) Plus if someone is injured in a shop, shop should hae coverage in that area??? ( I really do not know) second guessing,

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheryl rearick
    I wonder if the IRS would even have to be involve from a legal sense. For one thing the fabric has already been account for, paid and stor owner pays taxes on it. A store owner is also allowed to use so much of the materials to put on display (as in quilts) and use as a write off. Seems I asked my sister in law that question. So to work for material, that is already taxed? (I would think would not be a problem for the store owner) Plus if someone is injured in a shop, shop should hae coverage in that area??? ( I really do not know) second guessing,
    Oh, but the IRS is very involved, and has been going after fabric shop owners by the hundreds for these very common practices. It's been well covered in the fabric shop trade press.

    Basically, the IRS wants someone to pay income tax and FICA on every dollar that every employee gets paid, no matter in what form they're paid, money, fabric or buttons. And various state and local laws apply to unemployment insurance, workman's comp, etc.

    There are very strict rules concerning payment of employees and there are labor laws that enforce those rules. As a shop owner, you could call your employee a "contract" worker, pay them in fabric, and deduct the value of the fabric given. But you have to track and report that value to the IRS and to the employee, who in turn has to report it as income. The IRS is going to get their pound of flesh one way or the other. There are also a bunch of rules about what constitutes a contract employee, what benefits have to be provided, etc.

    I would urge that shop owners, and indeed anyone proposing to work under barter arrangements, consult with their tax attorney before they get into trouble, not after...

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    Does she need another worker???

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    They just don't have a clue at times, the poor dears. lol.

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    HOT DAMN! THAT'S GREAT. You did die and went to heaven. Are you sure you weren't dreaming? Believe it or not, I miss working (now disabled). I was an x-ray tech. But you, you in a fabric shop. SHUT UP!

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    This is a job offer from Fabric Heaven. Have fun picking out all that fabric. Good for you!!

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    Wish it was me!!!!!!!

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    I'm looking for someone to help at my store, Fort Worth Fabric Studio. If you're in the North Richland Hills/Fort Worth area, feel free to contact me. :) [email protected]

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    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jealous! Very jealous!

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    Oh, the job of a lifetime. I envy you.

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    Congrats!! Sounds like fun!

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    What a great opportunity! Have fun.

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