Originally Posted by johnnynorman3,21 July 2004, 3:16
[Ernest, I did not know that you used to work in derivatives. Â I imagine that was quite good money and the reason you have money to burn right now. Â I also am ignorant about the French unemployment system. Â I was not out to critique your spending habits, but expressed merely my concern that you were getting in a contest with others on this board (particularly with Kalra). Â I like the pinstripe one very much.
Not so much money but I have no rent, no food, no kid spendings... I received an assurance for unemployed from state during 3 years, around 64% of my last salary. Problem is = From 2 years, salaries decreased much in back-offices and if I worked I would earn very few more than what I received for sleeping home. I could even loose money by working Â if you add garment wear and less time in not searching bargain during sales.. So why working? I am not a slave who will work 8h per day for Â 1 500 euros. And you?
I'm an attorney now. Â I work like a semi-slave, but am compensated handsomely. Â My fiance was unemployed for a time as well, however (laid off), so I know well that sometimes just taking the unemployment compensation is better than working (she did actually net more money by being unemployed for 4 months than she would have netted working). Â It sounds like you are at least taken care of by the French system. Â So, I apologize if I was under incorrect impressions.