Is it too much?

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2009
Is it too much?
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Sun, 03-29-2009 - 8:44am

The federal government's increase on

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-06-2009
In reply to: forlinis
Sun, 03-29-2009 - 9:50am

I know that the help wanted section of the NH sunday news is about 1/2 page long right now -- I know the line outside th elabor ready day laborers office which is across from the theater is two blocks long at 4am each morning and now includes many many people who lost white collar jobs - I know several families where both parents have been laid off-- I know there's now an average of 9 weeks before unemployment benefits get processed in NH b/c the backlog is so great -- and I know that i'm probably looking at either getting laid off or going to some kind of work furlough in the next 9 months -- so no I don't think it's too mouch and yes I do think it's very hard to find a job right now....we had an opening for part time 20 hours no benefits entry level box office person -- we had over 100 applications-

it's awful out there right now. awful.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-05-2009
In reply to: forlinis
Sun, 03-29-2009 - 10:51am

I think it really varies by state, which is why I'm glad to see the package is left up to the states to decide to accept or not.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: forlinis
Sun, 03-29-2009 - 1:35pm

One of the local schools here had a job opening for a full time

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2009
In reply to: forlinis
Sun, 03-29-2009 - 5:21pm
We're up to 16.2 % in my county, and climbing.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-05-2009
In reply to: forlinis
Sun, 03-29-2009 - 5:48pm

Statewide we're at 5.5%, but that's the highest we've been since October of 03.


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-31-2008
In reply to: forlinis
Sun, 03-29-2009 - 5:50pm

My company had a record(!) forth quarter profit 2008, they laid off 4k in January; they expect to have solid 1st quarter earnings, they just laid off 5K in the US in my dh's division (he was nervous but we are safe).

A lot of these layoffs involve jobs that will never come back, even if the economy improves dramatically. Auto industry, financial services industry, tech industry... a lot of these jobs are gone in the US and they won't be back.

What new job do you expect these people to get?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: forlinis
Sun, 03-29-2009 - 6:53pm

like anything else,it bothers me when this kind of entitlement gets abused though.


if for instance,a businessman loses his job.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
In reply to: forlinis
Sun, 03-29-2009 - 7:16pm
My sister was recently (December) laid off after working fifteen years in the same company (which basically went belly up). It took her about four weeks to get her first unemployment check. Her checks are 212 a week. She applied to over 80 places over the course of three months -- she even applied for some part time jobs that might have led to full time eventually, although she could not live on 212 a week forever. She wasn't offered anything legitimate and she called me kind of panicked about two weeks ago because although she THOUGHT she had six months of expenses saved up, she said that if she didn't have something by the end of April, she'd be in real trouble paying her bills. She got three interviews. She started work last Tuesday. She considers herself one of the lucky ones.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
In reply to: forlinis
Sun, 03-29-2009 - 8:37pm
I always thought I was paying unemployment insurance taxes in case I got laid off and needed to collect. I didn't realize that collecting insurance benefits was now called "squeezing the government" or "government assistance." I have been on someone's payroll and paying unemployment insurance for almost forty years now. If I have to collect twenty weeks of benefits down the line, I won't consider that "squeezing the government."
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-05-2009
In reply to: forlinis
Sun, 03-29-2009 - 9:49pm
Unemployment laws usually are written so that if you turn down a job, you no longer get benefits.

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