TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
----- Original Message -----
From: <edunn -at- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com>
To: Leatta Welch
<leatta -at- mindspring -dot- com>;
<TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: collecting unemployment
> While not an American, I have to
disagree. Our system in Canada is not so
> different so my objection applies.
> While the existence of an unemployment
insurance system may be a privilege,
> you begin to pay into one it is your
Right to receive payments back from the
> I agree that people need to learn the
difference between rights, and
> They also have to learn that many
rights guaranteed by law require certain
> responsibilities. But, while a law may
bestow a privilege upon citizens, that
> privilege becomes a right as soon as
the citizen has fulfilled their
> duties/responsibilities towards the
> This is the same as once you fulfill
your contractual requirements with an
> individual or company, you have a
right to the payment or service due to
> the other party.
> The difference between the rights
bestowed on citizens by laws and those
> bestowed on citizens by constitution
or 'bill of rights' is that the two
> documents are considered higher laws
that no other law can overturn.
> Many of the 'rights' that we take for
granted in the western world are
> privileges elsewhere. Whether rights
are bestowed upon us by constitutions,
> Unemployment Insurance Laws,
collective agreements between employer
> employee, or private agreements makes
> Eric L. Dunn
> Subject: Re: collecting unemployment
> Unemployment is a *right*?!?!?!?!
> I think not. *Rights* are "the pursuit
> of happiness" and other such *rights*
> that are mentioned in the U.S.
> Constitution and in the U.S. Bill of
> Please don't misunderstand. I, too, am
> unemployed and, after my severance pay
> runs out, will also apply for
> But unemployment is *not* a right!
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.