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2012-07-24 07:39:41 PM
Reading that, I felt like a psychotherapist working for free.
 
2012-07-24 08:00:10 PM
Technically, your unemployment *is* a vacation.

/has been on vacation for the last six months
 
2012-07-24 08:12:48 PM
If you can afford it, why not? Not all vacations are created equal and not all people who are unemployed are berift of money.
 
2012-07-24 08:15:22 PM

Ambivalence: If you can afford it, why not? Not all vacations are created equal and not all people who are unemployed are berift of money.


That, and who is really going to be able to tell that you're unemployed while you're on vacation?
 
2012-07-24 10:25:40 PM
F Unemployment.


FUNEMPLOYMENT!
 
2012-07-24 10:30:16 PM
According to the article her benefits ran out awhile back, so she's not using them to take a vacation.
 
2012-07-24 11:15:09 PM

Bathia_Mapes: According to the article her benefits ran out awhile back, so she's not using them to take a vacation.


But she did get benefits which saved her savings account. You can't just pick and choose which dollars went where. Without those benefits she might not have any money left.

On the other hand, the money generated by her work is what paid the insurance company who provided the benefit dollars...so in a way, it was already her money.
 
2012-07-24 11:39:45 PM
God does love idiots, which is why there are so many.
 
2012-07-25 12:09:18 AM
huh. And to think i've just been working on my backlog of projects around the house in between filing for unemployment and sending out resumes.
 
2012-07-25 12:19:18 AM
I'm just going to assume submitter was being a bit trollish.

If you can afford it, take whatever vacation you want. When I got laid off in 2010, I had been planning to take one week of vacation that winter. But I was unemployed, so I said fark it, I'll take two.

And that was a great season for skiing and snowboarding. That was a good time to get laid off.

/interviewed via Skype during first week
//hired during second week
 
2012-07-25 01:35:30 AM
No.

Must we always be slaves to a Calvinist mindset? No!
 
2012-07-25 02:16:31 AM
I don't care. Go for it.
 
2012-07-25 02:19:44 AM
I know people who haven't taken a vacation in years who *are* employed, just worried they'll no longer be upon their return.
 
2012-07-25 02:20:11 AM
I really detest these headlines that are just yes or no.

not as much as the ones that are, "short answer no, long answer nooooooo!"

those are oh so clever and original and keep Fark fresh.
 
2012-07-25 02:21:54 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: That, and who is really going to be able to tell that you're unemployed while you're on vacation?


The service industry people who get stiffed on tips.
 
2012-07-25 02:22:10 AM

calbert: I really detest these headlines that are just yes or no.

not as much as the ones that are, "short answer no, long answer nooooooo!"

those are oh so clever and original and keep Fark fresh.


Protip: The hottie answer is always C).
 
2012-07-25 02:22:23 AM
Other civilized nations guarantee vacations as a basic right of workers, while in America we're still in a 19th Century Dickens novel where we are all children told to work.

Unemployment is stressful. Hell, I'm underemployed right now and my time not spent as my part-time job is spent seeking full employment. I wish I could afford a vacation (hell, or even to eat out one night every other week).

One day we will live in a civilized nation again, not these backwards nation of dumb savages sacrificing our health and well being to the unelected King of Wall Street.
 
2012-07-25 02:25:10 AM
Hell, if you work in entertainment, that's the only time you get to take a vacation. I know plenty of folks who have had to reschedule or cancel a planned vacation because a job came up.
 
2012-07-25 02:26:07 AM
If I could think of a vacation I'd want to go on I could go do it. But then again my unemployment is really just "I found something other than a job" way of life.

As it is I can just decide to blow off a day or two of what passes for work as I like it. I've decided to spend two hours in the gym three days a week as it is.
 
2012-07-25 02:27:12 AM

No.
 
2012-07-25 02:28:00 AM
If I get laid off, I'll take the first vacation I've ever had since entering the work force.
 
2012-07-25 02:28:41 AM
Who am i to tell you what to do with your time and money?

Weaver95: huh. And to think i've just been working on my backlog of projects around the house in between filing for unemployment and sending out resumes.


I thought Drew paid you to entertain us / piss on others shoes...
 
2012-07-25 02:28:59 AM
I was living in Nashville this past spring, working at a small restaurant there, and had planned a one-week vacation back home to see the family and catch the start of baseball season. Time off was already requested, tickets already purchased. There was nothing left to do but punch the clock and drive north.

Well, as luck would have it, my manager pulled me aside after I had clocked out on my last day before my vacation and informed me that I'd been fired. So, I did the only thing I could think to do at that point; I got in the car and went on vacation.

Whether you can be unemployed and vacation at the same time is a matter of how long you've been unemployed as well as the length and scale of your vacation.

The point is, come to Cleveland and vacation on the cheap!
 
2012-07-25 02:29:17 AM
Meh. Personal matter.
 
2012-07-25 02:31:30 AM
what's the difference?
 
2012-07-25 02:31:39 AM
The U.S. is the land if inequality. The rich do as they please.
 
2012-07-25 02:32:08 AM
Of course not, if you are unemployed you are not only a miserable, useless human being, but also a moral failure. Nobody wants to see your ugly, unemployed face outside at all, let alone at a nice vacation spot. Stay in the house and wallow in the depths of your own misery like a good loser.
 
2012-07-25 02:32:36 AM

Gothnet: Of course not, if you are unemployed you are not only a miserable, useless human being, but also a moral failure. Nobody wants to see your ugly, unemployed face outside at all, let alone at a nice vacation spot. Stay in the house and wallow in the depths of your own misery like a good loser.


Someone's unemployed!
 
2012-07-25 02:32:41 AM
It'll help the economy.
 
2012-07-25 02:33:05 AM

Ambivalence: If you can afford it, why not? Not all vacations are created equal and not all people who are unemployed are berift of money.


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I love it when someone asks me what I do and I say, "Nothin'!" I've been incredibly fortunate to be able to take a time-out from the rat race and I have yet to meet anyone who's upset that I've been able to take off the yoke for a while.

Although I am getting a bit antsy to find a new place to settle down and get back to doing something useful with my time.
 
2012-07-25 02:33:58 AM
I was in the "no" crowd right up to the point where I read that the only reason she could afford the vacation was because her husband died and left her (and their child) some cash.

So sure, go on vacation and waste money that might be necessary to feed your child later. You better not be on unemployment, selfish excuse for a horrible parent.
 
2012-07-25 02:34:03 AM
how farking dare you judge me! being unemployed is hard work. handing out resumes, siting on the couch waiting for phone calls. i need a bloody vacation a few times a year. sometimes i go to Europe, or Florida. last year i went to Australia. next month, i'm going on a cruise.
 
2012-07-25 02:35:09 AM

Gothnet: Of course not, if you are unemployed you are not only a miserable, useless human being, but also a moral failure. Nobody wants to see your ugly, unemployed face outside at all, let alone at a nice vacation spot. Stay in the house and wallow in the depths of your own misery like a good loser.


Frankly, if you're unemployed and you haven't sold everything in your sh*tty one-bedroom apartment except for the single lightbulb hanging from the living room ceiling to keep from having to collect unemployment compensation, then you're a goddamned entitled socialist leech who should go live in North Korea.
 
2012-07-25 02:36:07 AM
Mm, if she's still got money partially because of the emergency unemployment benefits that came out of the public coffers and not the standard insurance (if she's unemployed now, probably the case) then yes, this is pretty much wrong, and amounts to stealing public money.

That said, whatever, I think emotionally I can deal with certain people being frivolous wastes of space that waste our money as well as their own. I mean, that describes a lot of people, even many of the ones that are employed.
 
2012-07-25 02:37:08 AM
Liberals don't like it when you spend your own money.
 
2012-07-25 02:37:12 AM
I'm self-employed (actually I like to refer to it as self-unemployed, but work has picked up)

My last vacation was my honeymoon in 1986.
 
2012-07-25 02:37:33 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Gothnet: Of course not, if you are unemployed you are not only a miserable, useless human being, but also a moral failure. Nobody wants to see your ugly, unemployed face outside at all, let alone at a nice vacation spot. Stay in the house and wallow in the depths of your own misery like a good loser.

Someone's unemployed!


Heh, not for two more weeks, actually really looking forward to it :)


CavalierEternal: Frankly, if you're unemployed and you haven't sold everything in your sh*tty one-bedroom apartment except for the single lightbulb hanging from the living room ceiling to keep from having to collect unemployment compensation, then you're a goddamned entitled socialist leech who should go live in North Korea.


That's the spirit!
 
2012-07-25 02:39:38 AM

Party-sized bucket of flan: The My Little Pony Killer: That, and who is really going to be able to tell that you're unemployed while you're on vacation?

The service industry people who get stiffed on tips.


Meh, that's not necessarily an accurate way to judge. I'm (self) employed and I never leave tips.
 
2012-07-25 02:39:55 AM
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Sharks patrol these waters.
 
2012-07-25 02:40:03 AM
Mitt Romney took what he claims was a multi-year "leave of absence" - that is, multi-year paid vacation - from his vital business-talent-dependent job-creating executive role at Bain Capital to showboat himself at the 2002 Olympics while for years still collecting his six-figure Bain Capital salary for time in which he categorically and emphatically asserts he did nothing whatsoever for Bain Capital.
 
2012-07-25 02:40:09 AM
Anyone else get to the part about her husband dying and leaving the 401K to her and her young son?

As sane as this chick might be, she sounds like a nutter to me.
 
2012-07-25 02:40:33 AM
Only in America would someone, anyone, question someone else taking a vacation.
 
2012-07-25 02:41:53 AM
No.

Looking for work is a full-time job. My state requires you to show what jobs you've applied to on your bi-weekly claim. Researching job boards, prepping for interviews, traveling for interviews, and the application process itself -- in my case, the last job I interviews for required a test, of which they expected ONE WEEK'S worth of output, which they would judge for quality as well as quantity.

So after this grueling schedule for several months during the worst of the economic downturn, damn skippy I needed a break.

But watch out -- the state unemployment office may schedule an in-person interview at their office at almost zero notice.
 
2012-07-25 02:45:25 AM
I was told my final work date is near the end of next month. I have a interview tomorrow, If I can manage it my start date will match my end date, I will take a box of my stuff, put it in the car, and drive to my new job, where I will take aforementioned box, and set it in my new cube. My vacation will last all of a hour.

If not...I face the soul terrifying time of no work, watching my savings dwindle while I desperately try and find work so that I do not lose my home, and my children don't starve. Unenjoyment benefits will cover my mortgage, but not food or electricity.

So yeah.
 
2012-07-25 02:46:15 AM

the opposite of charity is justice: I know people who haven't taken a vacation in years who *are* employed, just worried they'll no longer be upon their return.


I would certainly question the loyalty of one of my subservients who decided to take a vacation in the current economic climate when they know that there are people knocking down the door to get a job who would be happy to replace them.
 
2012-07-25 02:47:42 AM

WhyteRaven74: Only in America would someone, anyone, question someone else taking a vacation.


Well, or France. America or France, but surely nowhere else.

Link
 
2012-07-25 02:48:12 AM
Last month, my job was eliminated due to a buyout by another company. I accepted a generous severance package from my employer. Two days later, I went in for my yearly physical, and my doctor gave me a medical directive - "Get out of town. I don't care where you go or for how long, just git." Excellent advice. I went on my first road trip since 1989 - covered four states in eight days, came back tanned, rested, and ready to move on to the next phase in life.

/thanks doc, I needed that.
 
2012-07-25 02:48:19 AM
No.

Sometimes getting your head straight is the best move you can make before embarking on a serious job hunt.
 
2012-07-25 02:49:02 AM

xl5150: I would certainly question the loyalty of one of my subservients who decided to take a vacation in the current economic climate when they know that there are people knocking down the door to get a job who would be happy to replace them.


I wouldn't. Then again, if I'm in charge I'm making sure everyone gets vacation time. Paid of course.
 
2012-07-25 02:49:37 AM
Fishing every day isn't vacation is it?
/been fishing almost every day for a few years now...
 
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