Based on my Harvie & Hudson covert coat experience, I will never buy a coat or suit from a shirtmaker again.
counting up his dole cheques...
Strictly speaking, unemployment insurance isn't the dole. Welfare is the dole, or "pogie" as we call it up here. In Canada, you pay into Employment Insurance and then can make a "claim" if you lose your job. I understand Ernest
lives in France but I imagine their social safety net functions much the same way.