Category Archives: unemployment benefits

Psychological Defeat

One argument that has been made against unemployment benefits is that such benefits discourage people from seeking jobs.  Why would they bother looking when they can get a free handout from the government? Speaking solely from my own experience I … Continue reading

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I received a response to my application for benefits from the unemployment folks yesterday. Without explanation, the form they sent said the maximum amount of benefits for which I was eligible was $0.00.  As I suspected, taking the part time, lower paying … Continue reading

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More About Work

I had a short workweek- just 15 hours over 3 days.  And I’m thinking it’s good to be starting slowly!  I’m working for a very small firm.  There are currently three of us in the office.  And I’m the only … Continue reading

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