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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:22 AM

4. I consider myself lucky, for now

My company is a family owned printing business that laid everyone off but me. I work from home while the owners do all of the physical production. I live in Texas where getting unemployment is not impossible, but the system is set up to cut off benefits on a hair trigger. One of the requirements is that you submit a report every week of all the jobs you have applied for, minimum of 5 per week. I was denied a week of benefits for being one hour late with my last report in 2009. I was lucky then also when I found a job in the second week. I ran out of places that were hiring in my field in the first week, I was essentially cold calling in week 2.

It is not impossible to jump through all the hoops, but the sense that they really don't want to give you compensation is palpable. And the system is set up for a normal working economy, finding 5 places a week to apply to online in a shut down San Antonio is a daunting challenge. I do not know if they have adapted to the new reality, I have not heard anything.

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