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Jury Duty Update and Taxes Update

March 30th, 2018 at 02:21 pm

DH's boss told him that if he gets called in during his week of jury duty he can work on the weekend and come in after jury duty if he wants to to get as many hours as he can. If he worked for them directly, instead of through the job recruiter, they actually still pay you for the week.

I told him to call the job recruiter and see if they offer something similar, because that would make things easier. But even if they don't, he can still get some work in, so it won't be a no pay week. We think he should be able to manage 30 hours. 30 hours of pay I can work with. Even 20. Just losing that full check would have been too much.

It's also possible they won't call him in for some of the days. They have you call in each morning to see if you are needed that day. If he only gets called in for 3 days, then he can get a full five days of work in. Best case scenario. Well, best case would actually be if they don't need him at all, but I don't know how likely that is.

DD has a cold. I hope she is better by her surgery on the 9th or we will have to postpone it. She has a pre-op appointment on Tuesday so I guess we will see if she needs to go on antibiotics then. It's not like we can wait until she's well. She's never well.

If it does get postponed that'll put us closer to when we get our tax refund. DH did finish the taxes the other night. I just hope it doesn't get audited or something. We claimed $21,000 in medical expenses and that might be a red flag. I do have all the receipts. We might have even spent more, but that was all I had the receipts for. We also never got the HSA people to issue a corrected form, so I'm just kind of hoping we slide under the radar with that. We should be getting $8000 something back.

Once we get the $8K back, I feel like we'll have some breathing room. DH has been given a new project, so he's still employed for a couple more months. Hopefully by the time June 6th arrives, they will offer him a direct job. They do like him and like his work. There are people that are going to be retiring within the next year or two, but I don't know how soon.

If not, then slope work is picking up again. If he goes back up there it is a lot more money and we could sure use it to get back to a place where I feel financially secure again and I can finish paying Mom back. I think as it is, I am going to give her $1000 out of the tax refund. Unless the surgery costs are just too high. We'll see.

3 Responses to “Jury Duty Update and Taxes Update”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It's quite possible your DH won't get called in at all. I've been selected for jury duty three times, and the most I had to do was sit in a waiting area at the courthouse for 4 hours once. Otherwise, I called in and was told I wasn't needed.

  2. Amber Says:

    Praying for a healthy recovery for your daughter.
    As far as jury duty, check you local jurisdictions. Believe it or not laws can vary from county to county. Here in south Florida exempt employees must be paid, and non exempt in certain counties must be paid. It's a nightmare because some companies I have worked with are too cheap to pay their staff and it makes things administratively difficult to manage.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Hope your daughter is better.

    When I had jury duty, and I even hesitate to write this because it was a number of years ago, I had to go in every day. And this went on for a week and a half because they swore a bunch of us in for a murder trial. Hopefully it won't be this case for your DH.

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