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Thread: Job Talk: Lay offs
Jan 30, 2009, 03:54 PM #21
Whew! tell you what, I could easily live off of $400 for like almost a month. I like to cut the corners and stretch it out a little, man, and If anybody's making $100,000 a year anyway, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt them too much to get laid off for a bit. I could barely crack $25,000 one year and I was working my ASS of doing outdoor labor. Hah! last year ( I just got my W-2) I didn't even crack $10,000.
I'm probably gonna get ass-raped on taxes and I'll probably owe. Taxes are fuucked up.
Jan 31, 2009, 12:44 PM #23Member
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- Jun 2008
Just a little info on unemployment. Everyone stops paying into unemployment insurance at roughly $55,000. Any income above that is not subject to unemployment insurance. So someone makeing $55,000 pays the full amount of 3% of total income where someone making 110,000 pay only 1.5% of thier total income, and some making 1.1 mil a year only pays .015% of their total income. Kind of a joke.
Also to state that people still lucky enough to have jobs are paying for everyone on unemployment is not totaly true either. Everyone that qualifies for unemployment has paid into it by an amount that justifies the amount that they are recieving based on income and length of time paid into unemployment. The only thing that I kind of feel is not right is traveling outside the country on unemployment and sending that money in a different country at a time of economic crisis in this country (the one that is good enough to pay unemployment). Just my 2 cents.
Feb 1, 2009, 01:32 AM #24
Unemployed as of Monday
On Monday I went in to work at Merrill Lynch in Salisbury and my boss called me to his office which is nothing out of the ordinary, he then proceeded to tell me that all new hires from the last 3 years were laid off as of right then. Definitely a bummer but I'm taking this opportunity to attempt to move to the west coast again. I've got an interview in March with a firm in San Diego so maybe this will all work out for the best
Feb 1, 2009, 01:53 AM #25
the thing that sucks is everyone is getting laid off and here i am about to be 16 in like 7 months and need car insurance and am starting to look for a job while people are getting laid off. if i have to ill work for my friends dad who owns a boat dealership cleaning boats and stuff. but i wanna work at a place by the beach so i can surf in the morning before work and then surf after work.
There is hope
I am current emplyed with an engineering firm that is barely holding on and had been waiting for the doors to shut. However over the years I have building relationships making connections, doing my job to my best, and am straight with everone I work with and have worked for. And now it has paid off. I just put my 2 weeks in for another job. I am going to be the Service coordinator and wastewater operations specialist on the demarva for a manufacturer. I am going to be corrdinating the service guys, inspection wastewater treatment units, and doing the system startups for new wastewater plants and systems. Better yet, I am on my schedule so if I want to surf I can. Since I started surfing I have always dreamed of having a job that will work around the tides. I spent alot of time getting to where I am today and it is truly paying off. Expecially in these economic times. Good luck to you all out there looking for something. Just stick in there and confidance is the key. When you find a job you want don't ask for it. Tell them you want it and ask when you start. My current job I was actually turned down after my interview and I wrote them a nice letter telling them they made a mistake by not hiring me. A few weeks later they created a new position for me as an Environmental Specialist.
Keep Going!!!!!!!! This world is out playground!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 3, 2009, 06:16 PM #27
Sounds pretty sweet faillingsky! Congrats on that.
I am sitting here everyday waiting for the word on whether the project will keep going or be stopped.
Our's is the only casino that has yet to be stopped so far in the economic crisis... I still don't see how they can keep going. Time will tell... and short time at it.
Feb 5, 2009, 04:43 PM #28
So it goes fellows...
I'm laid off as of tomorrow.
Feb 5, 2009, 05:18 PM #30