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    Default Why does unemployment take so long?

    Back in the day if you got laid off unemployment would take about a week to 2 weeks to get you your benefits. I filed roughly 3 weeks ago and they told me it would take about 6 weeks to make a decision and probably another 2 weeks to send any funds do to me. In the mean time the bills pile up, the kids are hungry, and the search for a job gets frustrating. You would think if you send them the documentation from your employer, plus the fact that they have an automated system to verify what you claim that they could get stuff moving a we bit faster. My credit was'nt great before but now it gets worse with every day that passes. Theres got to be a better way! Just blowin off some steam, thanks for listening.


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    Welcome to the life of Government support. It get's worse. ;) I've been on for over two years. I ran all mine out and am now on food stamps. :< Wait until you try to call them on the phone. It's a full time job trying to get threw with someone in person. I really hope you don't have to use the system as long as I have. Young healthy men are not suppose to be sitting around.


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    It is because unemployment is considered socialism and we are all against that now for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard dunbar View Post
    Back in the day if you got laid off unemployment would take about a week to 2 weeks to get you your benefits. I filed roughly 3 weeks ago and they told me it would take about 6 weeks to make a decision and probably another 2 weeks to send any funds do to me. In the mean time the bills pile up, the kids are hungry, and the search for a job gets frustrating. You would think if you send them the documentation from your employer, plus the fact that they have an automated system to verify what you claim that they could get stuff moving a we bit faster. My credit was'nt great before but now it gets worse with every day that passes. Theres got to be a better way! Just blowin off some steam, thanks for listening.
    No better example then why not to depend on government.
    As long as I got two legs, they make bus seats, airplanes, and train cars, there is no way in hell I would stay in one place living on what the government would "give" me.
    My family means more to me then that.
    Even though it is the absolute last thing I would want to do, I would hit the road in a second to provide. Go where the jobs are. There is plenty of work out there. So what if it's not in your backyard.

    The longer you stay out of work the harder it is going to be to find work.
    Nobody wants to hire someone that sat around for 2 years waiting.
    People want shakers and movers. People that will do what they gotta do.
    the people that have drawn unemployment the longest will be the last hired when it all turns back around AND they won't have the better jobs. They'll have already been taken

    Unemployment is not an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark J View Post
    No better example then why not to depend on government.
    As long as I got two legs, they make bus seats, airplanes, and train cars, there is no way in hell I would stay in one place living on what the government would "give" me.
    My family means more to me then that.
    Even though it is the absolute last thing I would want to do, I would hit the road in a second to provide. Go where the jobs are. There is plenty of work out there. So what if it's not in your backyard.

    The longer you stay out of work the harder it is going to be to find work.
    Nobody wants to hire someone that sat around for 2 years waiting.
    People want shakers and movers. People that will do what they gotta do.
    the people that have drawn unemployment the longest will be the last hired when it all turns back around AND they won't have the better jobs. They'll have already been taken

    Unemployment is not an option.
    I don't know you personally Mark J but you act like a lot of the "silver spoon rednecks" I know that came from money and try to act as redneck as possible to cover up that silver spoon. Maybe you came from a background different than that but you act and talk exactly like all these good ole boys living off of daddies money acting like they are working the land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsinni View Post
    I don't know you personally Mark J but you act like a lot of the "silver spoon rednecks" I know that came from money and try to act as redneck as possible to cover up that silver spoon. Maybe you came from a background different than that but you act and talk exactly like all these good ole boys living off of daddies money acting like they are working the land.
    I wasn't raised with a silver spoon or to depend on government for my needs.
    I was raised to work.
    Anytime I have ever been out of job, I didn't get the "poor baby" or those "rotten SOB's" from my parents.
    I got the, "you better roll out of that bed early in the morning and find something."
    And I heard it until I found a job.
    Hardly what you hear holding a silver spoon.

    Nope, I don't get daddy's money without signing a note and paying interest.
    However, I get a better deal then what the banks are offering and he does too.

    Nope, I was raised to have a job.
    Hell my dad is 74 years old, survived stage 4 cancer and had a double knee replacement. He'll out work the majority of people on this website including me.

    You think somebody like that is going to hand me a silver spoon?
    Maybe your daddy but not mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark J View Post
    I wasn't raised with a silver spoon or to depend on government for my needs.
    I was raised to work.
    Anytime I have ever been out of job, I didn't get the "poor baby" or those "rotten SOB's" from my parents.
    I got the, "you better roll out of that bed early in the morning and find something."
    And I heard it until I found a job.
    Hardly what you hear holding a silver spoon.

    Nope, I don't get daddy's money without signing a note and paying interest.
    However, I get a better deal then what the banks are offering and he does too.

    Nope, I was raised to have a job.
    Hell my dad is 74 years old, survived stage 4 cancer and had a double knee replacement. He'll out work the majority of people on this website including me.

    You think somebody like that is going to hand me a silver spoon?
    Maybe your daddy but not mine.
    Anyone trying as hard as you always is covering something up brother, it just is how life is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsinni View Post
    Anyone trying as hard as you always is covering something up brother, it just is how life is.
    It's called priorities. A man providing for a family is at the top of the list.
    That man's family can't afford for him to sit back and wait for something to fall in his lap.

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    A couple months ago right after a good snowstorm, two men in a nice one ton pick-up came thru our neighborhood offering to shovel snow.

    I paid them more than they were asking just because they had enough backbone to try anything to make a living.
    Illegal Immigration started at Plymouth Rock.

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    Until your forced to go threw it you can only talk. It's like guys saying, if I would of went into the military I would have been a 3 star general. >:X It's easy to talk about. I know in my case. I packed up everything I owned. Witch is in Missouri and I'm from Michigan. (So I'm already on the road) I move to Wyoning and went to school to work on a drilling rig. Got out of school and moved to Colorado and worked on a Rig in New Mexico. I got laid off from the drilling rig and seening how I am a carpenter by trade I found a carpenter job. Well guess what got laid off from it. Now as easy as it is to just jump on a Plane,bus,or bike it's harded than it sounds. You don't just find a job then go there. You have to go somewhere and SEARCH. When you don't know anyone it sets you back because the locals strong arm the jobs because they know the people in charge at the place of employment. People will always take up for friends before strangers. TRUST ME. I move away from my family and home town in Kalamazoo,Mi. when I was 15 years old and have not been back since. I turned 37 today. I know I would hear the hole lazy thing and what not but I can assure you I am an animal when it comes to working. I did go out on the road and went into the Marine Corps when I was 22 also. Trust me your not lazy when you become a Marine. When you lose your income you lose your ability to handle life in a normal way. I would not call it silver spoon rednecks...I call them "LOCALS". They live in the same city they grew up in and are still best friends with the same guys from high school. They have never been out of there confert zone. I had money saved up going into 2008 but after moving a 24 hour drive away that get expensive. Then move back to where you know people. I at least have the balls to pack up everything and move like you said. It was not just talk from my end. I did it. I am a Carpenter. I build custom homes it you know anyone hiring. I also started college in summer of 2010. Does that sound like I'm lazy and don't want to make a living? Every Carpenter company I go to says they have LOTS of good carpenters already laid off. They are going to hire back old guys before they hire off the street.


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