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Subject:RE: Being Laid Off From:"Clare Turner" <cturner -at- redflex -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 24 Feb 2006 10:15:49 -0700
Yep, AZ unemployment totally sucks. You have to jump thru all sorts of
hoops, wait forever, then get a pittance. The MAX you can get, IF you've
qualified for the correct # of quarters AND been paid well during that
time (what you get in unemployment is directly related to what you were
making when you WERE working), is $200 a week (up a whopping $15 from
the $185 it was 4-5 yrs ago). AND! This is taxable income, so you
don't see the whole $200 anyway!
Now, if I'm TOTALLY unemployed, have a house payment, utilities, food
and gasoline (!), how is that gonna do much?! Where's all the
employer-paid unemployment $ going?!
Sorry - this just hit a nerve.
From: techwr-l-bounces+cturner=redflex -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+cturner=redflex -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
Behalf Of Morton, Christopher
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 10:06 AM
To: Martinek, Carla; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Being Laid Off
> Here's my two cents: the day after you're done at work, go file
Depends on the state. In AZ, it wasn't worth one's while to waste the
gas, then jump through their myriad of hoops only to learn they'd send
me about $25 a week. I told them not to bother and left.
In Michigan, on the other hand, apparently several of my wife's
relatives do quite nicely living off of their unemployment checks, thank
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