@lonelygod - All companies have different policies when it comes to a paycheck cash advance so you may have to ask what the rules are at your work place. I know where I work they will give you a certain percentage of you check as a pay day cash advance in an emergency. It would go into your regular account.
Due to the nature of a cash advance from work it isn't something I would recommend doing more than once. I think asking for cash from your work is tough because it lets your workplace know about your financial difficulties. I prefer to pay a few 1 hour cash advance fees from a service than get my work involved in it.