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Old 10-02-2010, 05:47 AM
 
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im finding its amazing how many people are collecting un-employment and working off the books for 10 bucks an hour or so.

even at 20 bucks an hour at one of the factories in the midwest they had trouble finding workers. they wanted more than 20 bucks an hour to make it worth it for them.


the un-emloyment and 10 bucks an hour off the books was more then the 20 buck an hour job....

with all the milions on un-employment you have to wonder how much of those un-employment figures are really un-employed or choose not to be employed on the books.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:30 AM
 
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there you go ,just this morning walmart was complaining they have jobs avail but no takers.
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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Nah, the obsessively negative thinkers that infest this forum will dismiss this. Sure they'll embrace any unofficial calculations of their own that increase the unemployment numbers, but this kinda stuff that might shine a positive light on unemployment situation is completely unacceptable, shame on you.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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Dismiss what?

Some mindless rambling and sourceless vignettes?

Brother, pleezzeee.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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We have a friend that has been out of work for two years. Mostly by choice. They quit their previous full time job. Jobs paying decent wages have been turned down for one reason or another. They worked just enough temp jobs to get unemployment benefits and have already figured out exactly what is required to extend the benefits to the max.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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We have a friend that has been out of work for two years. Mostly by choice. They quit their previous full time job. Jobs paying decent wages have been turned down for one reason or another. They worked just enough temp jobs to get unemployment benefits and have already figured out exactly what is required to extend the benefits to the max.
There have been studies done showing that however long governments set unemployment benefits, is about how long people will stay out of work, especially in the case of euro countries were some pay 90% of your previous pay.

And that has been my personal experience too with relatives and friends on unemployment, they string it out as long as possible and then only worry about getting another job the last week.

I guess I could get my head around that sure OK someone has a bad patch, loses their job, here's a month or two of help from us taxpayers and your employer to tide you over, but 2 years, 3 years and so on, it's a bit ridiculous.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: San Diego California
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there you go ,just this morning walmart was complaining they have jobs avail but no takers.
PEOPLE OF WAL-MART – WE’RE DOOMED « The Burning Platform (http://theburningplatform.com/blog/2010/10/02/people-of-wal-mart-were-doomed/ - broken link)

Not surprizing, must be kind of depressing having to look at this stuff all day.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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makes you wonder how the unemployment numbers would look if folks stopped milking the system
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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People definitely milk the system, but there are also people who don't get factored in to the unemployment rate. I wouldn't look too much into it either way.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Troy, Il
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I know several people who also milk the system, this is why unemployment needs to be reduced and not extended. Make these people get off there asses.
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