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No income, no job prospects, and no possibility of unemployment benefits. Help me.

I left a good job to go back to school. Now I can't find a job, but I don't qualify for unemployment. What next? [more inside]
posted by A neighbourhood park all covered with cheese on Feb 17, 2012 - 39 answers

What legislature was passed which reduced unemployment benefits in 2010 or 2011?

In 2010 or 2011 US congress passed some legislation which resulted in a reduction of unemployment benefits. For example, My 2 week unemployment check went from $520 to $476. What was the legislation?
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Feb 6, 2012 - 7 answers

What happened when you quit your job with nothing new lined up?

Did you quit your job with nothing new lined up? How did it work out for you? And what do you wish you'd done differently, in retrospect? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Feb 1, 2012 - 37 answers

Running out of $$$... line of credit?

Recently moved, unemployed, running out of money. Should I get a line of credit? (in Canada) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 - 25 answers

Are all resume formats created equal?

I've been unemployed since the end of September. Recently, I've had two separate people (one (a recruiter) whose opinion I respect, and one (a woman at unemployment) whose opinion I find suspect) tell me that they would never consider anyone who submits a functional style resume (which is what I use). Do you hire people or work in HR? What do you think? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jan 5, 2012 - 41 answers

VA, unemployment, and state taxes!

Simple (I hope!) tax question: my only income in Virginia for 2011 was unemployment benefits (~$9k). I now live in CA. Will I need to file a Virginia income tax return? I believe that in VA unemployment benefits are not taxed at the state level... so I shouldn't need to file, no? Thanks!
posted by alaijmw on Jan 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Keeping Calm and Carryin' On in a bout of Long Unemployment ?

How do I stay confident and not feel overwhelmed in my unemployment, 2.5 years after graduating ? [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Dec 13, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me stay out of jail!

I've unintentionally committed unemployment fraud. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2011 - 29 answers

Brainstorming problems with regular gifts from friend

Off the top of your head, what are the potential pitfalls with a friend giving me a regular gift of money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Networking for the Desperate

With very little to offer, how can I network more effectively? [more inside]
posted by aintthattheway on Nov 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I stay or should I go? **Warning: Wall Of Text**

Long-term love under siege because he can't seem to get his life started, and I think I am turning into his mom. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 - 54 answers

How are 1099 contractors different from W2 contractors?

I got a part-time job contracting for a non-profit. Turns out they have me as a 1099 contractor instead of a W2 as I'm accustomed to. What do I need to do or know? [more inside]
posted by never nice on Nov 15, 2011 - 20 answers

Eligible for Unemployment?

I am teaching at a college in SF. I have SIX weeks off without pay between semesters. I am eligible to collect unemployment during this time? [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Nov 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Unemployment is wrecking my self-esteem. How do I keep going?

Six months of unemployment has destroyed my self-esteem. Help me persist through the awfulness of writing cover letters and applying to jobs. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Is EI too shameful?

Work is ending next week, nothing lined up to follow. Should I go on EI or is that too shameful/irresponsible for someone of an upper middle class background? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2011 - 19 answers

My mom was fired today. What should she do next?

My mom was fired today. What should she do next? Also, niece and school special snowflake details inside! [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Oct 25, 2011 - 16 answers

What is the volunteer-to-job path in politics?

Is volunteering for a political campaign a good way to get a political job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 25 answers

What should I do to prepare to be unemployed?

It seems increasingly likely that my company is about to go belly up, probably in the next 2-4 months. What should I be doing to prepare for this eventuality? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Disclose or not?

Do I have to disclose a confidential severance package to unemployment if the terms of the package limited both parties to confidentiality? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Who wants to be a zero-aire?

I'm unemployed in Texas. I've officially run out of money. What should I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 - 30 answers

Does CA EDD care about my no-income 'job' at my S-Corp?

Terminated from a job in California, applying for unemployment. And I am an officer at a shambling, revenue-free California S-Corp. I have never taken a salary or distributions from it. The company has no employees or contractors. Do I still list the S-Corp on the unemployment application for Q. 33 Unemployment History? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2011 - 2 answers

unemployed but winning!

I got fired Friday for poor performance. How do I spin this in cover letters and in interviews? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Oct 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Should this Catastrophically Career-Confused Canadian accept the Bank Teller job offer or keep applying for something career-oriented?

I'm having trouble deciding on whether I should accept a job offer. I've been unemployed since about the middle of May of this year. I have a Bachelors degree in Business and am currently taking the CMA Accelerated Program, as my medium-term goal is to become an Accountant. I've had a couple of uninteresting jobs since graduation. My most recent job was as an English teacher(ish) for nine months in Quebec. I had a blast while I was there, but it's time to get my career on track before it careens off a cliff (if it's not already too late). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2011 - 8 answers

It can't get any worse, can it?

How do I plan my way out of this!? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2011 - 13 answers

What do you do when you've got nothing to do?

Please help me not go insane whilst under-employed and under-stimulated. [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Sep 13, 2011 - 16 answers

At the crossroads

My family and I are at a crossroads where we will soon have the flexibility to change our life to whatever extent we want. How do we decide? [more inside]
posted by altopower on Aug 23, 2011 - 9 answers

How should I manage my time for the next 5-6 months?

I was hoping to be back in school this fall to take pre-med classes, but it didn't work out. How do I handle all this unstructured time till I can start school in the spring, both in terms of daily life and my plan for the next few months? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 20, 2011 - 12 answers

unemployment question

gf is currently experiencing what appears to be an audit from the California EDD. What to expect? How screwed are we? [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire on Aug 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Can I cure pathetic?

My relationships with men are ruining my ability to advance in my career. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 - 41 answers

Bait & switch job with unemployment benefits.

What happens when you are on NYS unemployment, you get a job, show up for the first day, and find out the job situation was a bait & switch? [more inside]
posted by kellyblah on Aug 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Advice on refocusing resume?

Help my mom (a social worker with 25+ years of varied experience) clarify and refocus her her resume? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Aug 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Kid Charlemagne used to make drugs for a living...

So I just got word that I'm getting laid off at the end of the month. Work has been getting more and more insane for the past few years, and I'm getting a pretty good severance package so I can't say I'm exactly mournful about this. You know that guy who loses his job and spend the next several months never putting on pants and only answering to the name of his level ninety night elf. Help me not be that guy! [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne on Jul 21, 2011 - 21 answers

I'll be the best-educated person under the 9th Street Bridge.

I'm an unemployed PhD! Wheeeee!!!! What can I do to ensure that I won't be homeless next month? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 - 36 answers

How can I support my spouse in their job search

How can I best support my partner during their teaching job search? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 - 11 answers

They say man plans and God laughs, but no one's laughing here...

Through circumstances beyond anyone's control, my work situation has suddenly become a lot more precarious, and I'm freaking out. How to handle the uncertainty? [more inside]
posted by Ceci n'est pas un sockpuppet on Jul 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Dicey Refinance?

Should I attempt a mortgage refinance after long unemployment and only very infrequent freelance jobs or is this opening a big can o' worms? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 - 5 answers

How can we stay afloat when boyfriend is depressed?

How can we stay afloat when boyfriend is depressed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2011 - 30 answers

Why am I being rejected for unemployment

I have a question about qualifying for New York State unemployment. [more inside]
posted by cuban link flooded jesus on Jun 10, 2011 - 12 answers

I just want to work!

3.5 years out of college and I'm still looking for permanent work. I've sent out a ton of resumes, and have had a few interviews, but can't seem to get anything to stick. What am I doing wrong? What can I do better? How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Jun 8, 2011 - 47 answers

Can't be honest without being negative, can't be positive without being dishonest

How do I not wear my resentment heart on my sleeve when it comes to job interviews? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2011 - 14 answers

How to mention that you're unemployed without sounding desperate on your blog

I'm trying to fill out my bio section which anyone who clicks my name on the blog, and I'm wondering if there is a casual and witty, but sincere way of writing it to let people know that I'm available for unemployment (or should I mention it at all)? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on May 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Two dads have weekly lunches. Lately, we've wondered if we should do a project together during that time. Any ideas?

What's a good joint project between two 45-year-old dads who get together once a week for a 90-minute lunch (we're long-term friends)? [more inside]
posted by ValveAnnex on May 12, 2011 - 30 answers

Ruin our child's shot at president?

Should we stay or should we go? Make a big international move as a pregnant couple or with a tiny baby? Lots of (possibly) relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 - 25 answers

Conducting an efficient job search

How do I prioritize all the tasks that come with being unemployed, from getting help to finding a job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Please help

Really need help - depression, unemployment, bleak future etc. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2011 - 21 answers

How Much Can I Work and Not Lose My Money?

I'm currently collecting unemployment in New York State, and am considering taking on some very part-time freelance work. How much can I earn per week without giving up my employment benefits/violating the law? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Mar 24, 2011 - 5 answers

I was fired for returning a stolen phone

I returned a stolen phone that a co-worker brought to work. I was fired and the other guy was not. Lots more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2011 - 32 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

bored/unemployed/broke - what would you do?

how do you/have you structured your day as an unemployed person who is not necessarily looking for work? [more inside]
posted by sartre08 on Mar 23, 2011 - 17 answers

No job and scared.

Today I was fired from my job of 10 years. I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 - 29 answers

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