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Old 06-06-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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Ok so I just put my two weeks in for my soon to be former job. Then found out my new job doesn't pay for work training for two weeks. Could I possibly get unemployment for two weeks or not? Or any ideas for making money for my bills and other exspenses? Please someone help!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:27 AM
 
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Ok so I just put my two weeks in for my soon to be former job. Then found out my new job doesn't pay for work training for two weeks. Could I possibly get unemployment for two weeks or not? Or any ideas for making money for my bills and other exspenses? Please someone help!!
You can't collect unemployment when you leave a job in the usual fashion of giving a 2 weeks notice. Even if you could, it takes several weeks to start a claim.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:11 AM
 
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Ok so I just put my two weeks in for my soon to be former job. Then found out my new job doesn't pay for work training for two weeks. Could I possibly get unemployment for two weeks or not? Or any ideas for making money for my bills and other exspenses? Please someone help!!
Since your termination of employment was voluntary (i.e. you quit) you are ineligible for unemployment of any kind.

If you're short just two weeks of income, I'd look into borrowing money from family. If you don't have family who can help, your only remaining option is a payday loan or automobile title loan. I would only pursue that option if this new job pays a decent salary that would allow you to settle the loan quickly.

If it's going to take you a long time to pay off two weeks of salary, then a short-term loan is a bad idea due to the interest rate.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Then found out my new job doesn't pay for work training for two weeks.
I'm always leery of jobs that don't pay for training. You might want to do more research into that company before you leave your present job. How long have they been in business? Are there lawsuits against them? What is their reputation with the BBB or professional organizations?

A librarian can help you if you aren't sure how to look up that information.

For future reference, try to put away 4 months worth of paychecks for emergencies. You won't be able to save that much right away, but if you skip eating out (take your own lunches) and live frugally, you might be able to save 15% of each paycheck. For now, if you decide to take the job, maybe you have things you can sell or give up, like Cable TV.

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Old 06-07-2013, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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Some ideas:

Go to a temp agency in your area .e.g...Manpower.... and see if they can find out something really short term.
Check with your church. Sometimes they'll know of people that are looking to hire people for short term jobs.
Panhandle at a busy intersection. (I kid....I kid).
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:36 AM
 
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Unpaid training is almost always a scam.

The reason unpaid training is usually a scam, is that scams need a TON of people to get sucked in to get the few that really produce money for them. They can't afford to be paying people to train when they intend to lose the vast majority of them within a couple months. Therefore, unpaid training largely correlates to companies that have very little expectation of a long term relationship.

Search them extensively. You can also PM the name to me if you want, I've been handling these kinds of investigations for many years and could find the answers you would need in five to ten minutes.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Unpaid training is almost always a scam.
I agree! The one exception I know about that isn't a scam but still seems shady are several nursing homes. They require their new STNAs (State Tested Nurse Aide) to attend the nursing home training classes for two weeks without pay. They say that is their way of weeding out who is serious about working there and who isn't because they say they get dozens of applicants. That might be true.

I tell those folks to apply at the hospitals, instead. The jobs there are harder to get, but all training is paid for.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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Some ideas:

Go to a temp agency in your area .e.g...Manpower.... and see if they can find out something really short term.
Check with your church. Sometimes they'll know of people that are looking to hire people for short term jobs.
Panhandle at a busy intersection. (I kid....I kid).
Great ideas, but other than panhandling, they don't create immediate money, which is what the OP basically needs.
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