Re: Unemployment compensation and self-employment (was Re: Laid Off)

Subject: Re: Unemployment compensation and self-employment (was Re: Laid Off)
From: beelia <beelia -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: john -dot- x -dot- posada -at- us -dot- hsbc -dot- com
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:16:27 -0800

Thanks, everyone. I hadn't googled myself in ages, so just for laughs I
tried it. I found only my Linkedin and Facebook profiles, several other
people whose names contain or resemble mine, and even a couple of
obituaries that clearly aren't me. I'm less worried now, though I'm going
to try to continue to be polite.

However, it's becoming more difficult since this morning, when I got up at
7:30 to try to get through to EDD again. By 8 AM I had dialed every one of
their lines, and they are no longer letting anyone through at all.

The main line that they tell you to call - to talk to a human - just plays
an informational message, gives you menu selections that only go to the
automated services, and hangs up. I even tried the Spanish and Vietnamese
lines, since someone on the Facebook site said they got through that way.

I did send messages to my state assemblyman and senator, but haven't
received a reply yet. But this is a bureaucracy that is showing
characteristics of becoming a black hole, and I wouldn't be surprised if
those guys just got sucked into it like the rest of us.

I have a hunch that I am going to have to forget about getting unemployment
benefits and just live off my savings. Fortunately I have some, but I don't
know how long they are going to have to last.

Dosvedanya!

Bee



On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 8:32 AM, <john -dot- x -dot- posada -at- us -dot- hsbc -dot- com> wrote:

> I don't see where anyone should be indignant when the company does a Google
> search on a prospective employee...don't you do a Google search on a
> prospective employer? I for one do search on the company as well as the
> names of the people I'll be interviewing with. and sometimes I don't stop
> at Google..
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> I get where Keith is coming from, but I also think the reality is more
> complex than that. The person that's hiring you might be perfectly sound,
> but in large companies often departmental managers and sometimes even
> directors don't have the final say - the HR director does. If the HR people
> flag a candidate up as 'venting online' (whether rightly, wrongly or with
> or without justification) that could just be the dividing line between you
> and the next best candidate in line (it might be the ONLY deciding factor
> between two otherwise neck 'n' neck candidates).
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> All HR dept's are 'prying squints' (I'm guessing the meaning from context
> as I've never heard that term in my life! ) and if you rule out working for
> a company because their HR dept are compassionless, insensitive robots,
> might must be that roofing is the only job you'll be happy in…. :)
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