I think it really depends on the individual situation, but I'm self employed, and I can lay myself off. It sounds crazy to me, and I HAVE NOT FILED, but according to Idaho, I can. I own 2 retail stores, ma and pa style, and I've paid it for the last 6 years. I can pay one of my guys $11.00 per hour to run the front while I do "whatever". I can get an AMAZING $173 per week. Just responding to another post I read here awhile ago. Again, it depends on the situation. I don't think a lawn-care guy or a carpenter can do it, but some can.