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Old 03-02-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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I am not sure how this works in all states, but if the OP was making $100k+/yr he would not be collecting $8.50 in UE. I believe, although I do not know how this works exactly, that your previous salary influences how much you get in UE.
Each state has a maximum weekly UE amount. Anyone that made a high salary pretty much gets a very small drop in the bucket of their former salary. For example, the max weeky check in Florida is $275. This is under $7/hr. Someone previously making $50/hr in Florida would get $275/wk.

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Which do you prefer to watch?

A.) Star Wars Saga

B.) TVSG C-D Saga

C.) Lord of the Rings Saga

D.) None of the above
B is getting to be an interesting read that goes well with morning coffee.


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Each state has a maximum weekly UE amount. Anyone that make a high salary pretty much gets a very small drop in the bucket of their former salary. For example, the max weeky check in Florida is $275. This is under $7/hr. Someone previously making $50/hr in Florida would get $275/wk.
Georgia isn't much better at a $330 max weekly benefit... I got my current position last May and moved cross country. I am so glad to be out of that state. Horrible unemployment rates with a joke of a benefit. At least here in Washington the max benefit is close to $600 a week which makes surviving on UC easier to manage should I ever need future benefits. With the aerospace industry very strong out here that's not a concern right now though... so far in the first 2 months of 2012 I've made almost as much in overtime as I have in my regular 40 hour pay.
 
Old 03-02-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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B is getting to be an interesting read that goes well with morning coffee.
NO NO NO! Don't ever read a TVSG thread with any liquid to hand. That stuff coming out of your nose is really quite painful and makes a total mess of the keyboard.
 
Old 03-02-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Well I'm not in that category because I'm only in my second month of unemployment which is 8 weeks.
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...i been on unemployment for 10 weeks ...
How does 8 weeks become 10 weeks in just one day?
 
Old 03-02-2012, 11:43 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Guess what? It's a new paradigm and salaries have been reset back--often to where they were a decade or more ago. The frenzied economy we saw in the previous decade was unsustainable. If you can't figure that out, you'll be living under a bridge before too long.

On top of that you don't have a stellar work performance history.
So you making fun of homeless people now?
 
Old 03-02-2012, 11:44 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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You're right, the OP doesn't fall into the category. We're not exactly talking a six figure income here.

My point is that he's turned down an interview for a job paying really not that much less than he was making in his last place of employment. If he had gone for the interview and really liked what he saw, he may have been able to negotiate a higher starting salary and might have even risen in the ranks there to make more quite rapidly. Instead, he arbitrarily sloughed off the interview opportunity and basically told the temp employee to not bother him with any placements other than those he sent her in an email. If that isn't a serious example of cutting off one's nose to spite one's face I don't know what is.
So you making fun of poor people now?
 
Old 03-02-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Find out where the job is, then apply there to cut the middle man
 
Old 03-02-2012, 11:52 AM
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Find out where the job is, then apply there to cut the middle man
I know where it is and I will see if i can apply today on my own
 
Old 03-02-2012, 11:54 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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So you making fun of poor people now?
Say what?
 
Old 03-02-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I know where it is and I will see if i can apply today on my own
If they're contracted with the temp agency all they'll do is refer you back to them. If the temp agency finds out you've tried to go behind their backs you can probably kiss that relationship goodbye.
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