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The future of work

Will unemployment soar as machines do more and more of our work for us? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Feb 8, 2011 - 40 answers

I hate asking anyone for help.

Should I ask my Godfather for help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 23 answers

What is going on employment-wise with me?

I'm moving from being employed to being a contractor...but things are not going as planned, at least so far. What are my options in case things don't go according to plan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 6 answers

I'm just a shy introvert in need of a job

Networking - how long until I'm "one of the gang"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Is there a script I can follow?

How can I learn to be (or at least fake being) passionate about things when I'm happiest doing nothing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2011 - 23 answers

Who is hiring now!?

What are some (free) sources that consistently update which companies are currently hiring? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on Jan 21, 2011 - 5 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 do I survive being unemployed

Being unemployed is bumming me out. Help me make sense of this. [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard on Jan 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me experience NYC to the fullest, while I have the spare time.

I'm currently unemployed and living in New York City. I have a lot of spare time that I haven't really been taking advantage of — if you were in my situation, how would you explore/take in the city to the fullest? Note: I'm broke, so suggestions must be free or cheap. [more inside]
posted by defenestration on Dec 29, 2010 - 37 answers

Quarter Life Crisis, Redux

When I'm not in school, I feel like my life has totally dead-ended. I'm starting to think that stress and anxiety are the only things that motivate me. How do I stop delaying (and being terrified of) reality and finally become a real (adult) person? The details inside are super long, and I apologize for them in advance. [more inside]
posted by timory on Dec 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Should I just drink more?

Is it reasonable that I want my husband's family to know about his unemployment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2010 - 18 answers

Will the federal govt shaft us too on unemployment?

How will the end of extended unemployment benefits on the federal level affect my wife on Massachusetts unemployment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Another reason moving sucks.

My work is moving me to a different city (Los Angeles). Can my fiancé collect unemployment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 2 answers

How will a contract job affect unemployment benefits?

YANAL: Unemployed person offered a 6-8 week full-time contract position. Could taking this gig screw them? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Nov 23, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I prove depression as a cause of absence for my unemployment claim?

Recently, I successfully applied for unemployment benefits in New York. My former employer has filed an appeal. They are claiming I was discharged for misconduct, specifically, absenteeism and tardiness. I am claiming that my absences and latenesses were due to illness, specifically, depression. How do I prove my case? Will a letter from my therapist suffice? Do I need a letter from my psychiatrist (an M.D.)? Do I need the therapist/M.D. to verify that my illness was the cause on each of the dates in question, or is it enough to provide a general statement that my illness was the cause of this pattern of behavior?
posted by flotson on Nov 3, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I deal with FAFSA when I've been paid under the table for years?

I'm applying to grad school. How do I deal with FAFSA when I've been paid under the table for years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 - 9 answers

How does credit insurance/debt cancellation work?

Will credit insurance programs pay if the individual is aware of and has been notified an upcoming layoff prior to enrollment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2010 - 5 answers

How to get counseling while unemployed?

How can I seek treatment for possible depression while I'm unemployed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Career: deadend. Money: want to spend wisely. Unsure about alot. Need advice from the "hive mind"...

Career: deadend. Money: want to spend wisely. Unsure about alot. Need advice from the "hive mind"... [more inside]
posted by audio on Sep 18, 2010 - 9 answers

What to do when you're in between jobs?

Got laid off and have no clue what to do now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 34 answers

Need help with job search techniques

I was laid off from my job almost 2 years ago, and while it was depressing, I was unhappy and was starting to explore a new industry, anyway. In the past 2 years, I have spent a year and a half going back to school full time for a more specific degree that supplements my BA. I also took on a few internships along the way. I graduated in January and have been looking for a full time position without any sort of success. Clearly I am going about this in the wrong way; what should I be doing differently? More details below. [more inside]
posted by saturn25 on Sep 17, 2010 - 16 answers

I-thought-this-would-never-happen-to-me-filter: Got laid off and I'm up the creek finance-wise

Short-term contract position was cut off much shorter than expected, and now I don't have enough money to last to the end of next week. What can I do? [Trying not to sound like a whiner, but honestly I've never had to deal with anything of this magnitude before!] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2010 - 9 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

how long is too long to wait?

Unemployed significant other filter: how long is too long to wait? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2010 - 61 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

My life is in shambles. How do I reclaim it?

I nearly failed out of college a few years ago. I took a break, came back and finished my degree in 2009, but now I am unemployable because my GPA is a mess. Should I redo undergrad? [more inside]
posted by Team of Scientists on Aug 30, 2010 - 39 answers

EDD Phone Interview Months Later? What can I expect?

I've been receiving unemployment compensation (in CA) consistently since being laid off last fall. All extensions have been approved and have gone through without a hitch. I was notified of a phone interview scheduled for next week. Why?? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2010 - 6 answers

I know I can rock this job, now I just have to feel it.

How can I ease the mental/emotional/logistical transition to a new full time job when I've been an underemployed freelancer for the last few years? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Aug 17, 2010 - 9 answers

I'm not eligible for re-hire. How do I get a job?!?

I am about to do a second-round interview tomorrow at a place I'd like to work and seems like a good match for me. However, I'm not eligible for rehire at my previous employer, and I'm worried how to nip this inevitable discovery in the bud. [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Aug 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Can the unemployed take a vacation and not lose their benefits?

Asking for a recently laid-off friend - If you're receiving unemployment insurance checks, can you take a vacation? [more inside]
posted by Long Way To Go on Aug 6, 2010 - 23 answers

unemployment claim: what happens if I didn't apply for any jobs?

I browsed for but didn't apply to any jobs during the first two weeks of my unemployment claim because I was in a bit of a funk. I'm applying to jobs now. Need advice on filling out the biweekly claim form to send to the unemployment office (or other general advice) so I don't jeopardize the whole claim. This is in California. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2010 - 8 answers

Was I fired with cause or not?

I was "let go" from work the other day - I had already been on probation due to a bad review. The review was full of incorrect statements, which I had proof of but I didn't put up a fuss. I was given requirements to fulfill to show improvement. I met those times 3. They let me go anyway. I said that I had gone way farther even than I was asked to in the requirements, so why are you letting me go? The reason was "The decision has been made." I want to know, is this considered with cause, and can I get unemployment? BTW this is in Mass. [more inside]
posted by Astragalus on Aug 1, 2010 - 23 answers

Can a Beggar Afford to be a Chooser in this Economy?

I was laid off from probably the nicest job/work environment I've ever had and the more job interviews I go to, the more I realize that I really want another work situation like the one I lost. Is this realistic given the bad economy (I'm in NorCal w/a 10% unemployment rate)? Should I try to hold out for an offer where I'll be similarly happy or should I just focus on getting back into the workforce? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Why yes, I do want my UC cake.

There are many askme questions where answers are given that say "Have you asked to be laid off?". Have you or anyone you know done this successfully? My company is not laying off - when people leave or are let go or retire, they are just redistributing duties and not rehiring. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Jul 12, 2010 - 13 answers

Mooching in with the boyfriend

How can I broach the topic of moving in with my boyfriend without feeling like a deadbeat mooch? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2010 - 25 answers

Unpaid founder of defunct co seeks unemployment in CA

I am in California and the startup I founded is bust. I want to know how to make the best case for my eligibility for unemployment benefits. Complicating factor: I took no salary from my startup, only stock. My last regular job prior to this startup fiasco was in Fall 2007. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Having problems finding work for the first time in years. Please advise what I'm doing wrong or not doing.

Experienced Web / Software Developer having problems finding work for the first time in years. [more inside]
posted by audio on Jun 23, 2010 - 13 answers

Am I Eligible to Work for my Former Employer?

I've had a few interviews lately and the follow question keeps coming up. "Are you eligible to work for you former employer?" What would make me not eligible to work for them? [more inside]
posted by tickettrader on Jun 15, 2010 - 11 answers

I know there are lots of 'recent immigrant' resources for my husband, but can anyone help me get through this?

I knew this would be a hard time, but I had no idea how hard it would be. Please, help me get through it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2010 - 17 answers

What is the good of being a genius if you cannot use it as an excuse for being unemployed?

I became unemployed in February of this year, and I am currently receiving the maximum weekly unemployment benefits from the state of West Virginia. I think I can attend university full-time while drawing unemployment, but I need your help finding specific laws, policies, etc. about this. All I can find is very vague information. [more inside]
posted by teatime on May 17, 2010 - 5 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

We've all made bad choices, right?

Help me support my wife when I don't really support her decision. [more inside]
posted by Valuev on May 17, 2010 - 38 answers

Is there some (legal) way I won't lose my COBRA premium subsidy?

COBRA premium subsidy: I have it, will lose it because of a temporary job, and while I can suck it up and deal, is there something I am missing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2010 - 4 answers

New York unemployment question for employers

I have a question about unemployment in New York state- but on the employer side. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Do I have to pay taxes on money my parents give me?

You Are Not My Accountant: I'm concerned that I've illegally not paid taxes for the past three years because I assumed that "gifts" and "income" were two separate things. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 - 12 answers

W-2 MIA! SOS!

Girlfriend hasn't filed taxes yet. Her W-2 for Unemployment is missing, but she withheld the max amount. What do we do? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Apr 14, 2010 - 9 answers

What else is an MLIS good for?

I picked the wrong time to go to library school. What else can I do with my life? [more inside]
posted by Daily Alice on Apr 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Retirement Contributions While Unemployed/Job Hunting

Got laid off and while I'm looking for a new job, should I keep putting away money for retirement? [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Apr 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Eligible for unemployment?

Am I in my rights to file for unemployment? Recently laid off but promised of a "transfer" to a different job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2010 - 3 answers

Unemployment after demotion?

I've been demoted. Returning to work Monday after two months medical leave of absence under FMLA. I just learned I've been demoted in responsibility though not in pay after two years on the job. I'll consult a lawyer right away. My question is about unemployment insurance. In Oregon, if I voluntarily leave the job, will I have a chance for unemployment under these circumstances? I'll visit the State employment office right away, too. But, if possible, I'd like some background before I do.
posted by partner on Mar 20, 2010 - 20 answers

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