Apparently our social safety net is working just fine

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    I know a guy in his early twenties who recently got fired from his job managing a fastfood establishment. I'm not sure about the particulars of the firing. But what I do know is that he's now collecting $380/wk in unemployment, his health insurance is being picked up by the state, and they're also going to pay for him to go back to school.

    What a country! :woohoo:
     
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    Fired from previous job is not a good indicator of a succesful work ethic.
     
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    he and his employer paid into the unemployment issue.....not sure how the health care is being paid but the retraining programs are paying for the education....most likely...

    what is wrong with him collecting from a fund he has paid into?

    are you against people keeping health care?

    are you against self betterment?

    are you a republican?
     
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    Paying for him to go back to school or giving him a loan?


    *** Not taking the bait all the way *** :thup:
     
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    Employees do not pay into unemployment. Only employers.
     
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    The way I heard it, they're paying for it.

    Bear in mind he does live in New Jersey. Perhaps chanel can opine on this one.
     
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    Unemployment programs will let you collect unemployment while attending school for retraining.
     
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    :doubt:

    You don't get unemployment if you're fired.
     
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    You can, they just can't charge it back to your previous employer's account unless you were fired without good cause.
     
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    Sometimes you do.
     

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