In first person, you get a different perspective on the scene, since Ester'spoint of view is no longer available. We see her only through Joe'seyes, and so lose her anger about the unpaid bill, her determination to stay,etc. This first-person scene is not better or worse than the third-personscene; it's just different. Figure out you want to writefirst- or third-person, and then see if your story lends itself to that formof narrative. All rights reserved. It is illegal to reproduce or transmit in anyform or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying,recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, any part ofthis copyrighted file without permission in writing from Tara K. Harper. Permission to download this file for personal use only is hereby grantedby Tara K. Harper.
A person exposed to a persuasive communication in the mass media sees this as having a greater effect on others than on himself or herself. Each individual reasons: “I will not be influenced, but they (the third persons) may well be persuaded.” In some cases, a communication leads to action not because of its impact on those to whom it is ostensibly directed, but because others (third persons) think that it will have an impact on its audience. Four small experiments that tend to support this hypothesis are presented, and its complementary relationship to a number of concepts in the social sciences is noted. The third-person effect may help to explain various aspects of social behavior, including the fear of heretical propaganda by religious leaders and the fear of dissent by political rulers. It appears to be related to the phenomenon of censorship in general: the censor never admits to being influenced; it is others with “more impressionable minds” who will be affected.
Since the IRS so heavily relies on tax withholding, it will perform audits on employers if there is a suspicion of wrongly classifying workers as independent contractors. Filing both a 1099 and W-2 for the same worker will likely cause such an audit. This is particularly true for the concurrent scenario. If the IRS rules that a worker was wrongly classified as an independent contractor, there are significant tax penalties imposed on both the employer and employee. A way to avoid such a consequence is for either the employer or employee to file Form SS-8 in advance with the IRS, which will result in the IRS officially determining the proper worker classification.