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Experiences collecting unemployment in a different state?

Experiences collecting unemployment in after moving to a different state? [more inside]
posted by mattsweaters on Aug 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me research the underemployment reporting divide.

Is work/trade, or any kind of non-monetary exchange of goods and/or services currently under statistical analysis? [more inside]
posted by JaiMahodara on Aug 24, 2009 - 4 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

Can someone attend school full-time and still get unemployment in Illinois?

Is it legal to draw unemployment benefits in Illinois while attending college as a full-time student? [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Jul 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Unemployment Benefits and Turning Down a Job Offer

My state's unemployment regulations have a section indicating that turning down a job offer is grounds for terminating benefits. Given that at this point, I'm not being asked to provide them with any data as to whom I'm applying, and given the extraordinarily large number of people on the unemployment rolls, am I correct in saying that turning down an offer really has little practical chance of getting back to them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Surviving Uncertain Times

How does one deal with uncertainty enough to stop worrying? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2009 - 13 answers

the unemployment blues.

guys, how has unemployment affected your dating life? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Jul 1, 2009 - 31 answers

Help my despressed unemployed husband!

What to do to help out of work, depressed, husband? Details inside [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2009 - 16 answers

How Can I, Early in the Process, Make Sure a Potential Employer and I Aren't Way Too Far Apart in the Potential Salary for a Position?

Does formal, or politely euphemistic, language exist by which, early on in the job-hunt process, you can make sure you and a potential employer aren't considering salary ranges that are half a planet apart? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jun 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Pink Hair & Green Money

If potential employees find my Flickr page and find out I have pink hair, will it hurt my chances at getting a job? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 22, 2009 - 43 answers

Do I include the unemployed roommate on the apartment application?

I am planning on moving in with two of my sisters. One of them lost her job and has been unemployed for the past few months. Should we include her on the apartment application / lease? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on May 13, 2009 - 5 answers

post-breakup fallout

Questions on post-breakup insomnia, anxiety, and making decisions about my future. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2009 - 23 answers

How do I salvage my life?

How do I salvage my life? [more inside]
posted by Thirsty_Mouse on Apr 29, 2009 - 40 answers

She works hard for her money, so you betta treat her right.

I found out today that my job as a supervisor with a major electronics retailer is being eliminated. Help me understand unemployment in Illinois. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2009 - 1 answer

Can my unemployment benetfits be cut off because I left the state?

I know you can search for work in other states while collecting unemployment, but I'm fearful of having my benefits cut because I left before informing the Unemployment Office. Can they cut my benefits? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2009 - 4 answers

We don't even have a car to live in if we needed to.

What do we do now that we're both unemployed? This is not a question about how to save money or spend less. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2009 - 37 answers

Why is this happening?

I got laid off about a month ago in NYC. Applied for unemployment insurance and got approved, no problems. Now I got a letter from the UI agency from my former former employer (2 employers ago) declining my claim and requesting a hearing on the basis that I voluntarily quit. This is true, and I was laid off from the place I worked at after that employer. Why is this happening? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2009 - 6 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

How to get treatment for depression without income or health insurance?

I suspect I am suffering from Depression and I have no health insurance or current source of income - how do I get help? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Mar 18, 2009 - 16 answers

Could anything make a nice guy less attractive?

Unemployed and dating... Advice! [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Mar 16, 2009 - 36 answers

What does the DOL expect when you're on unemployment?

I'm on unemployment in New York after a layoff. How likely is it that the DOL is going to personally check up on me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2009 - 9 answers

would i be eligible for unemployment?

i gave my two weeks notice at my job in january, and the 30th should have been my last day. still here a month later. question about my inevitable departure and unemployment benefits; more inside. [more inside]
posted by austere on Mar 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me start a new career

I need a list of careers which do not necessarily require a University degree or formal training. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I get a new Continued Claim form for unemployment?

California Unemployment: I filed for unemployment a while ago, and due to a variety of factors, my Continued Claim form expired before I was able to send it in. How can I get an updated one? [more inside]
posted by LionIndex on Feb 25, 2009 - 3 answers

Just walk away?

What if I just stopped paying my credit cards? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2009 - 16 answers

Fired and time is running out.

I was fired from my last job, looking for a new one. How do I spin this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2009 - 11 answers

If not now, when?

In this economy is it a bad idea to relocate for an IT job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2009 - 16 answers

Why is unemployment being extended 7 weeks longer than it can be received?

Unemployment benefits have been extended 33 weeks in many states so some people will receive 26 + 33 weeks of unemployment. From the little I understand about how unemployment works, an unemployment benefit year is 52 weeks long. What is the point of extending unemployment to 59 weeks if seven of those weeks can't be claimed?
posted by somas1 on Feb 3, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I earn some a small steady income in an area with little employment to be found?

Living in an area with literally no jobs to be found. What things can I do to even earn a bit of cash? [more inside]
posted by jrdnbaade on Feb 1, 2009 - 37 answers

Fired from the Borg! Can I get Unemployment Insurance in MA?

Can you get Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance if your fired for a "violation of company policy"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2009 - 13 answers

Can i collect unemployment if my job only offers job options I can refuse?

Due to cost saving measures, my company is about to remove health insurance and my bosses are basically looking for me to become an independent rep for them....Can I colect unemployment should I feel I was put in a position that I could no longer work under those conditions? (the full story (i think) inside... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Jan 28, 2009 - 17 answers

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

Got fired on Friday… is this an option?

I got fired on Friday after 2.5 years with the company. I’d like to apply for unemployment in my state (Minnesota) but I’m worried my employer will contest it. Can I trade knowledge that I alone have for a guarantee that they won’t? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2009 - 40 answers

What can/should we do to help my father-in-law?

What can/should we do to help my father-in-law? He's mismanaged his money, he's unemployed and he's in danger of losing everything. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Weimar, USA?

Okay, don't know much 'bout economics, so can somebody please explain to me in simple terms how, with the US treasury handing out trillion-dollar bailouts like lollipops, the unemployment rate skyrocketing (thereby removing the real wealth generators from the economy) and no country in the world crazy enough to lend us a cent -- HOW can we possibly not wind up with hyper (and by hyper, I mean Weimar-style) inflation, sooner rather than later?
posted by Olden_Bittermann on Dec 11, 2008 - 37 answers

Unemployment for an unpaid startup co-founder?

Do I qualify for CA unemployment as an unpaid founder of a startup? What if the company goes under or lays me off? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2008 - 3 answers

No, not Steve

Movies about jobs? Or taking charge of your life? Flicks for dissaffected youth please. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Dec 7, 2008 - 19 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

What to say at interviews re: being fired wrongfully

Four days ago I filed a complaint with the department of labor against my current employer due to unpaid overtime. Today, I was fired. Should I disclose this to future potential employers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2008 - 12 answers

How can a shy guy improve his cold calling in order to get a job?

I am out of work and have decided try something new in my job search. I have started cold-calling potential employers in my industry. Now, the thing is . . I'm pretty shy, not a salesman type at all. Calling up strangers in order to promote myself is not something that comes naturally to me. How can I make cold-calling work for me? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Nov 18, 2008 - 20 answers

How do I collect backdated unemployment benefits?

NY Unemployment Benefits Filter: I applied for unemployment benefits approximately three weeks after my company had to release me, due to downsizing. Essentially, I am trying to recover unemployment benefits I did not claim during those first three weeks. Am I out of luck? [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Oct 27, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I set up a Remote Working Hub?

I have been asked to set up a “Remote Working Hub” to allow employees to work away from the office. Where can I go for more information? Does it work? [more inside]
posted by SarahM on Sep 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Being moved off-site, if I quit can I get unemployment?

My boss told me that my group will be moved off-site in the next month or two. The new location is about 1/2 mile away from the people that I interact with multiple times daily. Can I get unemployment if I quit? [more inside]
posted by IronSurfer on Jul 28, 2008 - 18 answers

Paid internships while receiving unemployment?

I think I can work a couple of days a week while on unemployment but how does this affect the unemployment benefits I receive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2008 - 3 answers

How do you know when you’ve been legitimately fired? No, I'm not as dumb as I sound here...

How do you know when you’ve been legitimately fired? No, I'm not as dumb as I sound here... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Should I pay a lawyer $1000 to fight a $3000 liability claim?

Am I personally financially liable for copyright infringement when the company I work for gets sued for the unauthorized use of a song in a commercial I produced? [more inside]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled on Jun 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Oh hai~I can haz umploymentz?

I just finished a 3 month temp assignment. I'm in the great state of Maine. Can I collect unemployment? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jun 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Not-quite-unemployment insurance?

Just got cut down to 12 hours a week at my job (originally 40, then 24). Am I eligible for unemployment in Pennsylvania due to lost hours? And how would I apply for it, then?
posted by DoctorFedora on May 29, 2008 - 3 answers

Being laid off, while being offered a new job at the same place. Severance available?

Been wanting to quit my job. A unique situation has popped up which might allow me to do so which might give me severance/unemployment. Am I correct? [more inside]
posted by BecauseIHadFiveDollars on May 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Quittin' time

Two questions about quitting or not quitting my job in Washington, DC: 1. What are my rights if I quit and want to collect unemployment and 2. If I stay, how do I stay sane? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2008 - 12 answers

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