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    #7547465 - 10/22/07 06:00 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

a friend of mine was fired from his job recently and is now collecting unemployment benefits.

i have a job, and part of my salary is taken to pay for unemployment benefits.

he makes more being on unemployment than i do working.

is this not absurd?


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Re: unemployment [Re: wilshire]
    #7547474 - 10/22/07 06:01 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I hate unemployment...

It's like a reward for doing SO SHITTY of a job at your old place of work that you had to get fired.


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Re: unemployment [Re: wilshire]
    #7547485 - 10/22/07 06:05 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

no its not absurd..unemployment is based on the money you made , so apparently he made alot more than you to begin with ,because you generally draw about 50% of what you would normally make


on the taking from your pay thats shit, every legal employer pays into unemployment for each worker they employee, so in essence you pay for nothing,your boss pays into it..

its there for a reason , and if you dont work you cant collect


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Re: unemployment [Re: CaptainKirk]
    #7547521 - 10/22/07 06:15 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Yea... more money the corporation has to pay out of its revenue.. money they could have paid you instead. It's all coming from your pocket one way or another.

And the business owner gets screw.. its just the gov't way of making them pay for lazy workers they fired even after they don't work there anymore..


And I don't buy into "corporations make enough money" bullcrap.... there are plenty of small businesses they have to pay that too


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Re: unemployment [Re: CaptainKirk]
    #7547531 - 10/22/07 06:17 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

no its not absurd..unemployment is based on the money you made

yes, i know that. that doesn't change anything.


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Re: unemployment [Re: wilshire]
    #7547639 - 10/22/07 06:53 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

you make THAT LITTLE that his unemployment is still more than your regular pay checks.

so much for the communications degree, eh?


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Re: unemployment [Re: wilshire]
    #7547646 - 10/22/07 06:55 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I don't know what state you live in but there should not be a deduction taken from your pay for unemployment insurance. I was not allowed to do that in NY And I don't exactly remember the calculation but I think it amounts to 1/2 pay up to a maximum. The maximum may well exceed your full time pay.


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Re: unemployment [Re: afoaf]
    #7547936 - 10/22/07 07:40 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i don't have a communications degree. i don't make a lot but i do ok. you don't know people that make twice what you do?

i just think it's insane that taxes are taken from my paycheck to give to people who are earning more and doing less.


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Re: unemployment [Re: wilshire]
    #7547943 - 10/22/07 07:42 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

:borat:


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Re: unemployment [Re: wilshire]
    #7547963 - 10/22/07 07:45 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Unemployment insurance is not taken from your paycheck. It is not a tax. Nor does it last forever. And your own employment inadequacy has no bearing on his earnings.


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Re: unemployment [Re: zappaisgod]
    #7548013 - 10/22/07 07:57 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Unemployment insurance is not taken from your paycheck. It is not a tax.

it is in pennsylvania.

And your own employment inadequacy has no bearing on his earnings.

taxes are taken from my paycheck and given to other people. some of these people make more being on unemployment than i do by working. i make less so that they may make more - even past the point where they are receiving more income than i am. what's more, i work and they do not. i think that's pretty screwed up.


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Re: unemployment [Re: wilshire]
    #7548050 - 10/22/07 08:04 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

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Unemployment insurance is not taken from your paycheck. It is not a tax.

it is in pennsylvania.




That's different from the two states I worked in but OK
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And your own employment inadequacy has no bearing on his earnings.

taxes are taken from my paycheck and given to other people. some of these people make more being on unemployment than i do by working. i make less so that they may make more - even past the point where they are receiving more income than i am. what's more, i work and they do not. i think that's pretty screwed up.




Umm no, pumpkin, he is collecting based on he what he already paid into the system for his unemployment insurance. Tough shit. Get a better job.


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Re: unemployment [Re: zappaisgod]
    #7548269 - 10/22/07 08:42 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

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Umm no, pumpkin, he is collecting based on he what he already paid into the system for his unemployment insurance. Tough shit. Get a better job.




I love it when you talk dirty


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Re: unemployment [Re: johnm214]
    #7548274 - 10/22/07 08:43 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I know you do you savage rascal.


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Re: unemployment [Re: zappaisgod]
    #7548283 - 10/22/07 08:44 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Quote:

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Unemployment insurance is not taken from your paycheck. It is not a tax.

it is in pennsylvania.




That's different from the two states I worked in but OK
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And your own employment inadequacy has no bearing on his earnings.

taxes are taken from my paycheck and given to other people. some of these people make more being on unemployment than i do by working. i make less so that they may make more - even past the point where they are receiving more income than i am. what's more, i work and they do not. i think that's pretty screwed up.




Umm no, pumpkin, he is collecting based on he what he already paid into the system for his unemployment insurance. Tough shit. Get a better job.




How can you be for unemoloyment yet against welfare? Unemployment is the same shit... just another bunch of money you're forced to pay into by the goverment which pay for some asshole that doesn't know how to do his job right? Why not make it just like health care.. optional and you can only reap the benefits if you chose to ante up?


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Re: unemployment [Re: BrAiN]
    #7548309 - 10/22/07 08:51 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

you guys amaze me.


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Re: unemployment [Re: nakors_junk_bag]
    #7548318 - 10/22/07 08:52 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I amaze me too


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Re: unemployment [Re: BrAiN]
    #7548331 - 10/22/07 08:55 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I bet we amaze you for different reasons.


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Re: unemployment [Re: nakors_junk_bag]
    #7548345 - 10/22/07 08:57 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I'm amazed at how I can almost fart on command

So you're probably right.


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Re: unemployment [Re: BrAiN]
    #7548481 - 10/22/07 09:24 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Sometimes you draw mud.

Unemployment insurance is NOTHING at all like welfare. You can't collect if you've never paid (or been paid for) and you can't collect if you get fired for cause or quit and you can't collect if you don't try to get work to their satisfaction. Welfare? A little different.


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Re: unemployment [Re: zappaisgod]
    #7548498 - 10/22/07 09:27 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

unemployment is still government mandated wealth redistribution, if you retire without ever paying in, you loose. I'm all for voluntary insurance, but screw mandating people to contribute.


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Re: unemployment [Re: johnm214]
    #7548528 - 10/22/07 09:32 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Not for nothing but it's peanuts. Nor is it wealth redistribution. It is government mandated insurance. Like you have to pay to drive a car. Maximum I ever had to pay for any employee was around $800 a year. After I had a history of never laying anybody off it was half that.


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Re: unemployment [Re: BrAiN]
    #7548549 - 10/22/07 09:36 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Quote:

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Quote:

wilshire said:
Unemployment insurance is not taken from your paycheck. It is not a tax.

it is in pennsylvania.




That's different from the two states I worked in but OK
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And your own employment inadequacy has no bearing on his earnings.

taxes are taken from my paycheck and given to other people. some of these people make more being on unemployment than i do by working. i make less so that they may make more - even past the point where they are receiving more income than i am. what's more, i work and they do not. i think that's pretty screwed up.




Umm no, pumpkin, he is collecting based on he what he already paid into the system for his unemployment insurance. Tough shit. Get a better job.




How can you be for unemoloyment yet against welfare? Unemployment is the same shit... just another bunch of money you're forced to pay into by the goverment which pay for some asshole that doesn't know how to do his job right? Why not make it just like health care.. optional and you can only reap the benefits if you chose to ante up?





There's actually relatively strict criteria for being eligible for unemployment, at least in PA.
Being a major fuckup, I believe, disqualifies you. I know failing any drug test does for sure, and getting fired for being tardy / late also *can*.. but I believe if you have proof such as a doctor's note that at least one (or it might be the *last*, i'm not entirely clear..) call-off was legit, you're in the clear.


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Re: unemployment [Re: zappaisgod]
    #7548633 - 10/22/07 09:54 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Sometimes you draw mud.

Unemployment insurance is NOTHING at all like welfare. You can't collect if you've never paid (or been paid for) and you can't collect if you get fired for cause or quit and you can't collect if you don't try to get work to their satisfaction. Welfare? A little different.




Is that just for your state/... or is that the way it works on the federal level?

It's actually sounding more like social security. I get those mailings from them once a year telling me how much I've put in and how much I can get out if I become disabled.


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Re: unemployment [Re: zappaisgod]
    #7548821 - 10/22/07 10:33 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Umm no, pumpkin, he is collecting based on he what he already paid into the system for his unemployment insurance. Tough shit. Get a better job.

zappa, you make a good point there, but there's no need to be an asshole about it. i like my job and i'm fairly happy with my income. :shrug:


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Re: unemployment [Re: wilshire]
    #7548866 - 10/22/07 10:40 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

yea zappa.. you pretentious cunt..

haha


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Re: unemployment [Re: zappaisgod]
    #7550394 - 10/23/07 12:57 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Sometimes you draw mud.

Unemployment insurance is NOTHING at all like welfare. You can't collect if you've never paid (or been paid for) and you can't collect if you get fired for cause or quit and you can't collect if you don't try to get work to their satisfaction. Welfare? A little different.




I'm with you on this one. Unemployment is at the most half of what you were earning when you were fired or layed off. Plus the state immediately starts checking that you are going to job interviews and actively seeeking out employment. If you aren't they arrange job interviews for you with companies that you don't want to work for. On top of all of that, there is a limit to how long you can collect unemployment.

Given all of that, plus the fact that most people rely on the income they are used to receiving to pay for housing food and whatever else and then all of a sudden they are earning at the most half of that, the incentive to get off of uninsurance is very high. Uninsurance can help you from going unexpectedly bankrupt but doesn't really help you break even.


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Re: unemployment [Re: BrAiN]
    #7550894 - 10/23/07 03:25 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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yea zappa.. you pretentious cunt..

haha




I thought about making that my new title but I like the old one better.


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Re: unemployment [Re: zappaisgod]
    #7550951 - 10/23/07 03:42 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

horrid asshole

pretentious cunt

There both good:grin:


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Re: unemployment [Re: lonestar2004]
    #7551040 - 10/23/07 04:10 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I'm pretty sure he could fit both in the space alloted.


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Re: unemployment [Re: afoaf]
    #7551409 - 10/23/07 05:35 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

So I can. Thanks for the tip.


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Re: unemployment [Re: zappaisgod]
    #7551425 - 10/23/07 05:37 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

cheers!


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Re: unemployment [Re: afoaf]
    #7551589 - 10/23/07 06:21 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I'd either suggest a comma, a semicolon, or, perhaps, "horrid, pretentious, asshole cunt". :smirk:


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Re: unemployment [Re: zappaisgod]
    #7554264 - 10/24/07 11:41 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

:lol:


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    #7554443 - 10/24/07 12:49 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I used to work at a bank as a teller

I would see people deposit unemployment checks alongside paychecks ALL THE TIME.

Also, you would see wealthy housewives whose husbands were rich deposit their completely unnecessary unemployment checks. Or people getting paid under the table with personal checks also drawing unemployment.

the whole unemployment thing pisses me off. I've been unemployed for months at a time and have never asked for an unemployment check. It just seems wrong to me. I'm unemployed right now, going on 2 months, and I have no intention of asking the government for anything.


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Re: unemployment [Re: wps]
    #7554525 - 10/24/07 01:14 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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I used to work at a bank as a teller

I would see people deposit unemployment checks alongside paychecks ALL THE TIME.

Also, you would see wealthy housewives whose husbands were rich deposit their completely unnecessary unemployment checks. Or people getting paid under the table with personal checks also drawing unemployment.

the whole unemployment thing pisses me off. I've been unemployed for months at a time and have never asked for an unemployment check. It just seems wrong to me. I'm unemployed right now, going on 2 months, and I have no intention of asking the government for anything.




That is pretty messed up. I only went on unemployment once, after I got unexpectedly layed off and was living in an expensive aparment in San Francisco, so I appreciated not having to panic about where my rent was going to come from, until I opened my first bi-weekly check and looked at the number... $131 and change. Fortunately the severance pay from losing my job ended up being in the thouasands, plus a whole bunch of paid vacation I never took. Three years later I still have to go through a bunch of bullshit every tax year because of that $131 check (I found another job the following week).

My personal experience is that unemployment is basically more hassle than good money. But I guess your perspective is that it is a system that people cheat on a daily basis, and I'll take your word for it. My only hope is that at least some of them get caught and are fined up the ass.


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Re: unemployment [Re: wilshire]
    #7558974 - 10/25/07 02:05 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Unemployment is fucking awesome. I just maxed out my benefit and had to stop collecting. Got to get a job now, bummer. I was able to collect for 6 months. I worked like an asshole 7 days a week between 60 and 80 hours a week for about 10 months than I quit and got a seasonal job that lasted 3 months and was laid off because the season was over. Since I made so much money when I was working like an asshole I was able to get the maximum rate when I collected I think it was $525 a week. I opted to have federal taxes taken out so I got a little under $900 every 2 weeks. They determine your rate by going back a year and base the rate on your best quarter. You'll generally collect half what you made in your best quarter from the previous year.
The 6 month vacation was awesome. I've been doing the working man thing since High School and getting nowhere. Unless you love your job working just to pay the bills is a suckers game. You'll never get anywhere; maybe you'll get a raise, promotion, transfer, etc. But, in the long run are you anywhere better off than when you first started? I know, I've done it for the last nearly 10 years and seen a lot of people who have been at a company for years and they're not any better off. I'm in a position where I can make such a statement because I don't have a family to support and can say "fuck it". If you have a wife and or kids it's kind of hard to just say fuck it and not work. Being on unemployment gave me the chance to realize that I would rather be broke and homeless than have to go to a job I hate every day.


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Re: unemployment [Re: allreadyused]
    #7559681 - 10/25/07 05:21 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I've been on corporate welfare for years. I got over $20,000 in dividends outside of retirement this year already. As long as I hold onto the shares I'll continue getting dividends.



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