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Old 06-30-2020, 04:31 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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And you had to walk to work in the snow, barefooted, uphill both directions!
The good ole days!
What exactly was your point? The issue seems to be people refusing to return to work because Unemployment is now more lucrative than their job. As a taxpayer you have a vested interest since it's your dollar than will be paying for those enhanced benefits.
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Not many will argue that when people lose UI, they will try to find a job. Wouldn't you?
Of course I would. Plenty of business owners stated they have employees who won’t come back to work because they are making more on unemployment than hourly wage.
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:31 AM
 
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UE should always be structured in a way that pays people more going back to work then it does staying on UE at the same time
I agree. The exception may be this situation when the country is in a pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus where the government was paying people to "force" them to stay home to slow down community spread because they need to flatten the curve (and aren't sure how the virus is going to react).
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:02 AM
 
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My employer is offering roughly a week gross and no biters.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:07 AM
 
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Will a back to work bonus get those getting used to that extra $600 a week bonus off of the government dole along with help getting the economy back?


https://www.ibtimes.com/stimulus-che...ferent-3001701



Or make it a felony to refuse going back to your previous job while getting the extra $600 a week. For me that is theft. The money was suppose to be given to people who lost their job due to the virus. Once the job returns people should go back to work, period. No need to beg them.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:27 AM
 
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Do you really think the majority of people who lost their jobs are "getting called back" to work?
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:37 AM
 
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Do you really think the majority of people who lost their jobs are "getting called back" to work?

The few getting called back are often not getting called back to the same hours. Sometimes just enough to lose the UI though. And being expected to work in a high risk environment.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Or make it a felony to refuse going back to your previous job while getting the extra $600 a week. For me that is theft. The money was suppose to be given to people who lost their job due to the virus. Once the job returns people should go back to work, period. No need to beg them.
Some people cannot return to work if they are higher risk due to comorbidities or love with family members who have a comorbidity. We cannot do one-sized-fits-all responses otherwise we truly are sacrificing people at the alter if the God of the Economy.

Edit: even in normal times people would say that is Draconian.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:50 AM
 
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There are many people who have no job to return to. Think of all of the jobs in hospitality whether it's the hundreds of thousands in Florida or people who work in casinos, travel agencies, car rental agencies, hotels, concert venues, theaters, etc. For them the extra $600 is keeping them stable and continuing to spend money on necessities and normal expenditures. When that money goes away it's going to have a major ripple effect.

I believe many businesses have kept a wait-and-see approach with layoffs since bailouts were contingent on keeping employees. Soon that will change.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:22 AM
 
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Some people cannot return to work if they are higher risk due to comorbidities or love with family members who have a comorbidity. We cannot do one-sized-fits-all responses otherwise we truly are sacrificing people at the alter if the God of the Economy.

Edit: even in normal times people would say that is Draconian.
That is already covered under the CARES act. I am not talking about that.

Employers are suppose to turn in workers who refuse to come back to work. Workers who refuse to work are taking a chance. They could lose their benefits and not have a job. Greed is a slippery slope.

The problem is not all employers are turning people in. To get full compliance call it fraud against the federal government and make it a felony.

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