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  1. #11
    Was out of work the past two winters. Scored great waves during both. They were much better than this winter so far tho. It is pretty sweet to have nothing other to do than surf, but unemployment barely covered my bills. Just had to simplify things a bit, and picked up some design work from a shop in NY. Take advantage of it man, it's great to have that time. If we get good swell you'll love it. Found myself flat broke this fall and talked my boss into keeping me on this winter. Worked out kind of nice considering the lack of swells. Enjoy yourself and be sure to collect unemployment, that's what it's there for.

  2. #12
    can anyone educate me about how much do you get from unemployment and the conditions of it? I have never been faced with claiming it before and it looks like it might be happening soon.

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    reading through this thread is funny...we're probably some of the only people who would enjoy not having a job. most surfers don't need any luxuries to be happy. kinda reinforces the stereotype that surfers are bums.

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    AHHAHa... so true. We all share one thing and that is... all we need is waves and we are happy!!!

  5. My red stapler is a sandy Southern beach

    Same boat brother, been working for the ISP that originally brought this wonderful thing we call the "internet" to the people for the past 9 years, and now with the word of 10% RIF'ing (reduction in force, corporate lingo for canning) I'm starting to think about making moves I always wanted to make. Granted, it's easier being single with no kids, no attachments (other than family), and some savings to do it, but the thought of unloading my condo (at a huge loss), moving south to Wilmington or the like and starting fresh and away from teh Metro area BS and enjoying life and living, not working to live..."Hello Bob, Bob"

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    Quote Originally Posted by schweez View Post
    can anyone educate me about how much do you get from unemployment and the conditions of it? I have never been faced with claiming it before and it looks like it might be happening soon.
    depends on your weekly pay, depends on your grounds for termination. You gotta do at least 2 applications a week, fill out paperwork (most can be dome online) and you gotta keep records. One of my old bosses told me that she went on unemployment every winter cause the hotel she ran closed every fall for seasonal reasons and she was able to claim. Just do some research.....I hear DE is having trouble keeping up with all of the unemployment lately....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECsponger View Post
    depends on your weekly pay, depends on your grounds for termination. You gotta do at least 2 applications a week, fill out paperwork (most can be dome online) and you gotta keep records. One of my old bosses told me that she went on unemployment every winter cause the hotel she ran closed every fall for seasonal reasons and she was able to claim. Just do some research.....I hear DE is having trouble keeping up with all of the unemployment lately....
    I'm pretty sure.. no matter how much you make, once its over a limit say like 100K, you can only receive up to $520 or something a week. A lot of dudes at my work said I would probably get around $400 or so a week which is not too much short of what I make working... and I am almost positive that would cover my bills and then some which would be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AThreeHourTour View Post
    enjoying life and living, not working to live...
    Cheers man! I like that quote a lot... and good luck to you.

  9. #19
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    my dad is getting it now, you get paid 60% of your salary

  10. #20
    I am pumped to pay your unemployment with my taxes so you can surf. WOOO.