Just got FIRED! what next?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by blazingazn, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Can't you loaf about and collect unemployment for like a decade nowadays?
    Unemployment don't buy Aldens.
     


  2. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    And a word of advice: don't be so cavalier about employment.

    There are probably hundreds of laid off IT guys who would kill to have your "no brainer, dead end" job. They will arrive early, leave late and take whatever break is given to them.
     


  3. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Look into unemployment and education.

    An engineering friend of mine got laid off, and she is now collecting a pretty nice check from unemployment to cover tuition/living expenses while she goes to school.

    Funny thing was .. she was "laid off" from a summer student position, that she was leaving anyways to go back to school.


    sorry you cant pick up full unemployment benefits if you are in school or training.
     


  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    An engineering friend of mine got laid off, and she is now collecting a pretty nice check from unemployment to cover tuition/living expenses while she goes to school.

    Funny thing was .. she was "laid off" from a summer student position, that she was leaving anyways to go back to school.

    Hmmm.... Why do I not the sound of this?
     


  5. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    work at Nordstroms. Hawt women everywhere. Best job I've ever had.

    Are you in women's shoes? I had a friend that in worked women's shoes. His pay w/commisson was good. His wife said "The women were all over him". They even gave him xmas and birthday presents. Not the job for a guy with a jealous wife (Oh yes, he was screwing some of the customers). She went to the store during a big sale and cussed out the customers.[​IMG]

    True but I was more than likely laid off not fired as I received a hefty severance and a long explain about appreciating my work and not meeting the companies current business needs.

    Sounds like you were laid off and not fired. The hefty severance pay will factor into how soon it will be before you can get umemployment pay.
     


  6. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    sorry you cant pick up full unemployment benefits if you are in school or training.

    You were laid off from a full time job and you tell them you are looking for full time work , you can get unemployment benefits.
    It's not hard to go 2 or 3 years looking for work.[​IMG]


    "she was "laid off" from a summer student position"
    Sounds like this was a seasonal/temp job and they don't qualify for unemployment benefits.
     


  7. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Unemployment don't buy Aldens.

    True, but it does buy Mad Dog 20/20 and lots of cheetos.
     


  8. jreigen

    jreigen Senior member

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    I'm wondering about that too, it would be sweet and I definitely paid into it tons.
    If you are fired though depending on the reason it may not work.


    You didn't pay in to it - you're former employer did.

    It sounds more like you were laid off, I'd file for Unemployement ASAP.
     


  9. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    True but I was more than likely laid off not fired as I received a hefty severance and a long explain about appreciating my work and not meeting the companies current business needs.

    You can still file for unemployment.
     


  10. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    You didn't pay in to it - you're former employer did.

    Why do you think this way?
     


  11. jreigen

    jreigen Senior member

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    Why do you think this way?

    Not sure exactly what you mean. Every state that I've seen the employer, not the the employee, pays for the SUTA and FUTA out of their own pocket.
     


  12. JayJay

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    Not sure exactly what you mean. Every state that I've seen the employer, not the the employee, pays for the SUTA and FUTA out of their own pocket.
    True, the employer pays into what is essentially an unemployment fund, the employee does not.
     


  13. Hartmann

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    There are probably hundreds of laid off IT guys who would kill to have your "no brainer, dead end" job. They will arrive early, leave late and take whatever break is given to them.

    Too bad these guys are all in the US.
     


  14. Xericx

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    Are you in women's shoes? I had a friend that in worked women's shoes. His pay w/commisson was good. His wife said "The women were all over him". They even gave him xmas and birthday presents. Not the job for a guy with a jealous wife (Oh yes, he was screwing some of the customers). She went to the store during a big sale and cussed out the customers.[​IMG]
    I worked in the summer during college as a temp for their 1/2 yearly and anniversary sales. Basically was a runner for the teen girls section (brass plum or something?)...took clothes from the back and put them on the floor, hung them up, folded clothes, etc....they put me in the lingerie section too for a while which was just awesome. All my supervisors were hot women as were the co-workers. also was a register guy in the milf section of the store. all the customers were really friendly and no scammers like you get at macys. time flew by..only job where I looked forward to coming into work. Friend used to do security there too and we used to go out drinking with the sales girls as well. all about the connections! [​IMG]
     


  15. MetroStyles

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    I worked in the summer during college as a temp for their 1/2 yearly and anniversary sales. Basically was a runner for the teen girls section (brass plum or something?)...took clothes from the back and put them on the floor, hung them up, folded clothes, etc....they put me in the lingerie section too for a while which was just awesome. All my supervisors were hot women as were the co-workers.

    also was a register guy in the milf section of the store. all the customers were really friendly and no scammers like you get at macys.

    time flew by..only job where I looked forward to coming into work.

    Friend used to do security there too and we used to go out drinking with the sales girls as well.

    all about the connections! [​IMG]


    Gotta admit, I'm a bit jelly of you. Not that my 4 years of lounging in a beach chair and looking out for bikini nip slips was a terrible job in itself. [​IMG]
     


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