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View Poll Results: I was terminated by my employer and decided to retire
Yes and I collected jobless benefits for as long as I could 18 85.71%
Yes, but I did not collect jobless benefits because I did not feel it was right 1 4.76%
I don't remember 0 0%
It was not worth the hassle 2 9.52%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-11-2017, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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When the company I worked for downsized their work force a bit I was let go. I offered to come in the mornings there was just a little work and work for an hour or two any day I was needed. They said no, they'd rather I'd go on unemployment. They weren't unhappy with my work, it was the bank situation at the time.

So I went on unemployment for whatever time was legal then. I had to fill out forms to submit, listing all the places I tried to get jobs. They checked it every couple of weeks, and they were supposed to make random checks with those places to make sure I actually applied. Almost got a job one place that I considered very unsafe and had to wiggle out of that one. I did feel bad about the whole thing, but was a little mad at the company for the way they handled the whole thing.

After this, I took over a lot of the jobs here and its a good thing I did. Turned out I was very needed. For a lot of years I got to write myself a small paycheck every month.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I been begging my current employer to lay me off so i can collect Unemployment until i retire!
so far, no such luck!

Honestly though.. if by chance i were to be laid off within a year of my schedule retirement, i would have NO QUARRELS with collecting unemployment.. ZERO!
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I wonder why this is even a question.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:03 AM
 
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I was WFR'ed in February 2016.
That means work force reduced.
A more politically correct way of saying laid off.

Anyway, I was 63 at the time, making a high salary and they
Went through and culled quite a few
Of us over age 55.

Did me a big favor as I was going to
tell them to pound sand in April, anyway.

I guess I double dipped a bit since I
got a severance plus unemployment.

I had worked in two states and when
one unemployment ran out, found out
I could collect from the second state.

Ran out the day after Christmas.

Paid bills, etc and kept me from tapping
my bank account and 401k.

Do I feel guilty or bad?
Hell no!
I paid into it and I am entitled to it!
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