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Gettin fired for the dole

How common is it for American workers to deliberately get fired in order to collect on unemployment insurance?
posted by willie11 on Jul 23, 2014 - 27 answers

He's actually very nice.

We have a close friend who needs a job solely for the benefits. The catch: he has been out of the work force for five years and isn't particularly social or skilled. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

Unemployment Post-Staffing Agency

Am I likely to get unemployment from a staffing agency? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Mar 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Did I screw myself by working part-time while receiving unemployment?

Did I screw myself by accepting a part-time job? [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard on Jan 17, 2011 - 3 answers

How to resign without getting the shaft from a spiteful employer?

Two-parter: Can an employer arbitrarily cut off your medical benefits at the time you give them notice, even if you are still working full time for the duration of the customary two weeks following your resignation notice? Also, a question about unemployment eligibility after the jump... [more inside]
posted by petitemom on Sep 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Resuming unemployment benefits after work?

Can I resume unemployment benefits after temporary work ends in Washington state? What is the process? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Aug 30, 2010 - 2 answers

Non-profit financial blues

What happens to a new part-timer if non-profit employer goes under? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Quit now, or wait to be laid off?

My friend has been in a job in NY State for close to 2 years. From the start her salary was substantially lower than she felt she should be paid and she was verbally promised a bonus which never materialized. Nevertheless she stuck with job. Now, the company is going down the tubes. Many people have been laid off. She's been hoping for many months to be laid off herself so she can get unemployment benefits to aide in a transition. But, for a variety of reasons -- mainly that she's a very efficient employee -- she hasn't been let go. This stressful climate of layoffs and, with it, an increase in workload for her, has made it a very inhospitable workplace. She wants to quit ASAP. But she also doesn't want to miss out on unemployment benefits. What are her options? More inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2009 - 7 answers

you're fired! sort of…

Was i fired? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Aug 27, 2009 - 27 answers

Business owner getting unemployment?

This weekend I might (finally) give up my business and close it down ... been losing money all year, cash gone, prospects not looking good, etc etc. I'll lay off the 5 employees. And they will all be able to claim unemployment benefits on Tuesday (we're in NJ, USA). But what about me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Is there a statute of limitations on contesting one's unemployment?

What is the statute of limitations on contesting one's unemployment benefits? Is there one? [more inside]
posted by BostonTerrier on Mar 28, 2009 - 1 answer

Can I negotiate pay with employer who pays into my unemployment insurance?

How much leeway do I have in negotiating the pay rate of an assignment from an employer that pays into my unemployment benefits (under Oregon laws)? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jan 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Does my website revenue count against unemployment?

UnemploymentFilter: How do alternate income streams factor into unemployment and how many months do I have left? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Nov 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Boing! Boing!

The paychecks from my employer are bouncing. I live hand to mouth. Does that qualify me for unemployment in California? If I walk away from the company, does that mean I have quit and I am ineligible? Or am I laid off and eligible for benefits? The CA website is next to useless, and the phone number is consistently "busy" with a pre-recorded message stating that due to the volume of claims and calls, we need to try and call back later. What would you do?
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2004 - 11 answers

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