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Re: Who is still out of work and who returned?


@shoekitty wrote:

@mominohio wrote:

@SurferWife wrote:

@KarenQVC wrote:

@SurferWife The pandemic will change where jobs are.  I can't even guess how, though.  It will also make people more aware which states have the best unemployment, public health, etc.


@KarenQVC 

I didn't think about it from that perspective.  I am of the mindset people may leave to go where the jobs are, not where the best government hand-outs are.

 

 


 

 

Oh, that is indeed a real thing.

 

Those that live one generation to the next on government programs know which states have the best benefits, what all the criteria are, and follow the benefits. 

 


Shoekitty said...oh give me break   .people that can not come up with first and last rent, let alone pay the rent, are traveling all over the country to get highest  free handouts.?  Baloney. 


It's a regular trope used against a certain segment of the population to say "they" are lazy and don't want to work and just do drugs. It's so gross and it is very yuck to see it here. It did not need to be brought up and should not have.

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Re: Who is still out of work and who returned?

Most who are unemployed want to work, not receive a handout.  Because of the pandemic as well as other factors, the economic divide is growing.  Here in Silicon Valley, there are folks getting richer by the day with their stock options, while small business owners are getting crushed.  

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Re: Who is still out of work and who returned?

I have been furloughed since April and learned this week that my job has been eliminated. My industry has been severely hurt by fear of COVID. I am devastated.
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Re: Who is still out of work and who returned?


@sassenach1 wrote:
I have been furloughed since April and learned this week that my job has been eliminated. My industry has been severely hurt by fear of COVID. I am devastated.

Shoekitty said,     I just so sorry.    It is  a huge deal  to face what you are facing.  I hope things work out soon for you.

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@sassenach1 wrote:
I have been furloughed since April and learned this week that my job has been eliminated. My industry has been severely hurt by fear of COVID. I am devastated.

I hope you find something even better to do that makes your heart sing.

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@porcelain @shoekitty
Thank you for your kind words. I loved my job and was very good at it. I appreciate both of your good thoughts and wishes.
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Re: Who is still out of work and who returned?


@mominohio wrote:

@SurferWife wrote:

@KarenQVC wrote:

@SurferWife The pandemic will change where jobs are.  I can't even guess how, though.  It will also make people more aware which states have the best unemployment, public health, etc.


@KarenQVC 

I didn't think about it from that perspective.  I am of the mindset people may leave to go where the jobs are, not where the best government hand-outs are.

 

 


 

 

Oh, that is indeed a real thing.

 

Those that live one generation to the next on government programs know which states have the best benefits, what all the criteria are, and follow the benefits. 

 


@mominohio 

 

But those people were almost certainly already in a state with good benefits and probably were not employed at the time so many lost their jobs because of the pandemic. They are after long term benefits not temporary unemployment benefits. That is a completely different conversation. 

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Re: Who is still out of work and who returned?


@sassenach1 wrote:
I have been furloughed since April and learned this week that my job has been eliminated. My industry has been severely hurt by fear of COVID. I am devastated.

@sassenach1 

 

I’m so very sorry! 

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@wildbob thank you. Until March, I was a Road Warrior with over 200 flights per year, out of town four days a week. It was a fabulous job.
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I'm so sorry, @sassenach1. I hope that you find another equally good job!


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