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Old 09-08-2007, 01:20 PM
 
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they can’t find a job? I have read several posts stating how difficult it is to find a job. Isn’t it better to live in a place where you are employed?
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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they can’t find a job? I have read several posts stating how difficult it is to find a job. Isn’t it better to live in a place where you are employed?
I think some folks come here thinking that employees are willing to take any warm body and pay them well for nothing.

When they get here they find out that while there are jobs here, there is also competition for them. I don't know of anyone that hasn't been able to find a job in time...it just might not be as 'easy' they figured it would be.
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Old 09-08-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: In a house
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It's not necessairly just NC. There is a lot of competition for jobs in most states. It's just not a good idea for anyone to move anywhere without making sure you have a way to make some sort of a living first. At least in NC the cost of living is lower then a lot of other places so maybe those people who move here hoping to get a job once they get here at least can survive for a short while on their savings until they hopefully do get a job. Just a thought.
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: NC close to the MTs and near the lakes.
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In this day and age with cell phones, computers, faxes you can live anywhere as long as an airport is near by.More amd more people are working from home and getting a lot more done then if they had to go to an office everyday that is why we I hope soon will be moving to NC.We had been living in CA and my husband was doing the job from there then we thought we should move to FL where the company is located here he goes into the office for three days a week and the other two from home. He has found he gets more work done at home and would rather do what he had done in CA and NC is a lovely place to live. Times have changed.
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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Maybe b/c for them it is cheaper to live on unemployment here than the place they are coming from, especially if they sell a house there & rent here
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:35 PM
 
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Just because someone can't find a job doesn't mean their spouse is unemployed. Two earning couples when moving for a job relocate will often have one of them unemployed at first.
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:08 PM
 
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Maybe b/c for them it is cheaper to live on unemployment here than the place they are coming from, especially if they sell a house there & rent here
Can't you only collect on unemployment insurance if you were laid off, and then only for a short period of time? I know the one time I used it after a start-up went belly up, it was a huge pain in the butt. You had to go in for regular meetings with a counselor (and wait in the lobby forever). You had to document everything. It was more about the appearance of looking for work than actually looking. And the money would just barely cover COBRA (insurance).
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Can't you only collect on unemployment insurance if you were laid off, and then only for a short period of time? I know the one time I used it after a start-up went belly up, it was a huge pain in the butt. You had to go in for regular meetings with a counselor (and wait in the lobby forever). You had to document everything. It was more about the appearance of looking for work than actually looking. And the money would just barely cover COBRA (insurance).
Eligibility Requirements

Potentially eligible claimants must have become unemployed through no fault of their own. All claimants, except those who are still attached to an employer's payroll, must (a) register for work with the Employment Security Commission; (b) file a claim for each calendar week of benefits they request, and (c) actively seek work during any week for which unemployment benefits are claimed. Actively seeking work means doing those things that an unemployed person who wants to work would normally do. Unless otherwise instructed, a claimant must seek work in person on two different days with at least two different employers and must keep a written record of all work search contacts for periodic review by Commission staff.

Employment Security Commission of North Carolina
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:34 PM
 
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I am currently working as IT manager for a nationwide corporation in CA.

I plan to come to NC, get on unemployment ( I'll be paid California wages), and once that runs dry, I'm going to get on disability and open a roadside boiled peanut stand.

Try and stop me!
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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That's the same thing I asked my husband, after living in Miami, FL for 25 years he has decided that this is better for us. Its hard to find a job, you're right. Middlesex, North Carolina is so quiet that it kills me but I am trying to make the best of it, I am hoping things pick up.
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