Re: Being Laid Off

Subject: Re: Being Laid Off
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 12:20:17 -0500

Morton, Christopher wrote:

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

Unemployment is always based on the money you made several quarters prior to being let go. In other words, you can be making $400,000 a year, but if you just got the job after a long stretch of no work, then you won't get much unemployment if any at all. As for the people in Michigan, with all the problems the auto industry is having, unemployment if often the only game in town. (That's one reason why I left Michigan a long time ago.)

Sounds like AZ is pretty close to NM in how they handle unemployment claims. Must be a desert thing...maybe the lack of humidity.


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