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Unemployment, here I am.

Posted February 6th, 2009 at 01:39 AM by Mario The World Champion

Well, I finally got that whole Unemployment deal taken care of. I was in a group of like 25 other people that were in the same boat as me: Laid off. I did see a few people I worked with at that group.

So, what happened? We all filled out our claims to get unemployment money. That was easy enough. So, they told us to call a number to start the process. Then on Sunday or anything during the week, we have to call another number with the info we got from the last phone call to start getting money.

Overall, the whole damn thing's very confusing. But I did get the gist of everything. So, I think I know what to do tomorrow and on Sunday. They do require one thing: you keep on looking for jobs and document what you went after, because they might call you about that. However, the rules about looking for jobs don't mention actually applying for them. Just "LOOKING" for jobs will do just fine. Well, you must actually look and inquire about it, but you can even get away with asking a friend who works about their job and that will count.

This week has been too much for me. I just want to take a few weeks off for myself to recharge from everything that's happened to me this past month.

I wish Anime Boston was here already. I maybe still able to go to that now. But, I don't know. Guilt might set it.
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    Dukey's Avatar
    Hopefully a few weeks off will do you good.
    Good Luck finding a new job!
    Posted February 6th, 2009 at 02:27 AM by Dukey Dukey is offline
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    Hiroshi Sotomura's Avatar
    Supposedly, you're "unemployed" as long as you seek work, and you're "not employed" if you're not looking for work. In Australia, anyway.
    Posted February 6th, 2009 at 03:12 AM by Hiroshi Sotomura Hiroshi Sotomura is online now
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    Lucy Lu's Avatar
    Hmmm, this unemployment thing doesn't seen that bad. Since you really don't need to apply for a job. Just searching for one will be fine. And you can ask a friend? And that will count? Wow, cool. And plus you will get some money from them. Maybe it won't too bad then.
    Posted February 6th, 2009 at 05:35 PM by Lucy Lu Lucy Lu is offline
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    Mario The World Champion's Avatar
    Maybe. Anyway, this has been a lot for me to take in this past week or so. I hate big corporations. I honestly will take some time off for myself and recharge.
    Posted February 7th, 2009 at 12:55 AM by Mario The World Champion Mario The World Champion is offline
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    Lucy Lu's Avatar
    Yeah just use this time to relax and clear your mind a bit.
    Posted February 7th, 2009 at 11:36 AM by Lucy Lu Lucy Lu is offline
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    jasonresno's Avatar
    Does unemployment give you a decent amount of cash to support yourself?
    Posted February 10th, 2009 at 02:31 PM by jasonresno jasonresno is offline
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    Mario The World Champion's Avatar
    Well, I still live at home, so I don't have many bills to pay off. My Dad has some health problems so if anything crappy happens to him, I'll be there to keep an eye on him.

    My only bill is the Internet. I'm still using a 56K dial-up connection, so that's just $10 a month.

    As for the cash... I'll start collecting payments weekly. As for how much I'll get... it's complicated. It's all about the two quarters of the year I made the most money gross wise. Then, they divide that by half and that's how much I'll be getting weekly.

    That's as best as I can tell you.
    Posted February 10th, 2009 at 03:31 PM by Mario The World Champion Mario The World Champion is offline
 

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