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yy4me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 05:09 PM
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I received a letter today from the Massachusetts Unemployment
office, sent out to notify claimants about extended filing hours. Be patient if you are trying to file on-line or by phone. Seems the state is overwhelmed with claims, over 200,000 people collecting, last year it was 107,000. The systems are overloaded and the phone is either a constant busy signal or a disconnect. I had to wait forever for my claim to complete the cycle when I logged on last Sunday.

In such a small state, that is a huge number. It does not include those who are no longer collecting.

What a sorry mess.
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Veritas_et_Aequitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 05:15 PM
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1. I got the same letter the other day.
Wonderfully depressing.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 05:15 PM
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2. maybe they should hire some new case workers
about twice as many as last year?
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 05:29 PM
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3. Small in area but 13th in population size and 3rd in population density.
Edited on Wed Feb-04-09 05:32 PM by valerief
I dodged the unemployment bullet so far, but the year isn't over yet.
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