So I have to make a thread to rant some more because I'm pissed. I got laid off from my job back in February so I filed for unemployment. Well since I filed for unemployment in February, they base everything off of Oct. of 07' to Sep. 30th of 08'. I worked at my job from August of 08' to February of 09'. I also worked a temp position during Oct. of 07' until Nov. of 07'. Well, I was only able to collect 14 weeks of unemployment because of the time frame they go off of.
****ing pisses me off that the 4 months I worked at my good job after the time frame, Oct. 08' to Feb. 09', they disregard and it means nothing. What's up to applying to countless jobs and nothing.
Well, I filed for a monetary appeal and that got denied..but I think because they thought I was appealing the time frame but I wasn't. My only last option is to go to an employment center and talk to someone.. but the looks of it, I'm screwed.
Ask about ABT (additional benefits training) because most of the state universities and colleges have partnerships with UI where you can attend classes free of charge and if approved you qualify for additional 26 weeks of benefits. You just have to show that the courses you are taking will enhance your ability to find related work. Good luck
Ahh, thanks for that info. My girlfriends sister just got fired from her job and is collecting and is going through to take classes free and get that extra benefits. I might just have to look into that. I did want to go back to school for my teaching certificate.
yea deff check out the info for school. ui gave me 4k to go to school to get my license to cut hair. worked for me i only ended up payin 6k instead of 10. plus i collected the whole time. if you have to go to a ui center and talk with them. i think freehold has one and so does elizabeth.but elizabeth is always packed
I has a similar experience, when I was living in San Diego I was working at Scripps Institution of Oceanography for the same amount of time (four months) and lost my job. When I applied for unemployment they ended up giving it to me from my previous job in SNJ that I quit about a year before. The have some quarterly based system that depending on when you apply for benefits they go back 8-12 months for the pay out. If you like boats and don't mind being away from home for work you can get your Z-Card and work as a merchant marine like me. Anybody can do it that is remotely intelligent and that can meet the basic Coat Guard requirements. The pay is Really good and most company's you work a even time schedule, I work usually a three week on three off or four on four off. So in the end you only work six months out of the year and if your a surfer you got three or four weeks to go on surf trips any where in the world and the cash to do it. If it interest you or anybody else I'd be happy to give more info. Good luck!
This is the main problem in this country!! Everyone looks for the government to take care of them. News flash!!! big brother is broke!!!! Quit asking for handouts and find a job even it means waiting tables or something until things turn around. I hear the military is aways looking for people. Perhaps you could serve your country for a few years, in return they will train you for free in any one of several hundred job skills and pay for college afterwards.
Last edited by CharlieInOC; May 31, 2009 at 12:58 PM.