Re: collecting unemployment

Subject: Re: collecting unemployment
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 15:26:52 -0500


Are you working on 1099 or W2? If you're working 1099 you probably aren't

If you're working on W2, go for it. It is just a stipend, but it helps keep the
debt collectors at bay. Here in Texas, we're allowed the option of having taxes
pulled out of the unemployment check; if that option is available, I'd do it -
means you don't have to dig down as far in your pocket come April 15th!

Jo Byrd

m w wrote:

> I am facing the possibility of being laid-off over the next couple of weeks.
> The last time I was downsized, I opted to not collect unemployment, as I felt
> that since I was a contract employee, it would not be appropriate to do so. I
> had always figured that when you sign on for a contract position, that you
> more or less agree that the position can end at any time; therefore, you
> likely aren't eligible for unemployment. Unfortuntely, in the rough economy,
> I was not hired for a new position for 6 months, and I ended up going into
> debt trying to pay rent and make ends meet.
> With the economy still struggling, I may try to apply for unemployment this
> time around. Keep in mind that I am actively interviewing and networking, and
> I'd like to keep working. However, I am being realistic about the job market.
> Any thoughts?
> Thank you.
> Mike


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