Tillmaster: The US system is broken.
mbillips: Yup. You quit your job, no unemployment. You have to get laid off.
Bonzo_1116: A 35 mile commute for a job that pays $11.48/hr?Brutal.
The My Little Pony Killer: In before the idiots flood this thread to suggest that she should have moved closer to work.
tripleseven: Although, three days later he called me and begged me to consult for him.
Arkanaut: I currently drive 30 miles each way to work. But I get paid a heck of a lot more than $11 / hr.tripleseven: Although, three days later he called me and begged me to consult for him.Which, if I'm not mistaken, means he doesn't have to pay payroll taxes or benefits.
theflatline: Can her unemployment pay for all the cheap make up?
thegarthok: No way you are going to win that case if you don't at least try the commute!
Nix Nightbird: Bonzo_1116: A 35 mile commute for a job that pays $11.48/hr?Yeah, in the end she's taking home around $7 an hour. At that rate, she might as well get a job at Walmart (or wherever) and earn more than that with a shorter commute.
Nix Nightbird: Bonzo_1116: A 35 mile commute for a job that pays $11.48/hr?Brutal.Yeah, in the end she's taking home around $7 an hour. At that rate, she might as well get a job at Walmart (or wherever) and earn more than that with a shorter commute.And that figure isn't even considering the wear and tear and upkeep of her vehicle. I drive up to 120 miles on some days, but travel is part of my job and I get reimbursed for time and mileage. She wasn't getting jack, so yeah, she did the right thing by quitting.
Trixie212: Bonzo_1116: A 35 mile commute for a job that pays $11.48/hr?Brutal.I spent a year driving an hour and ten minutes to and from work for $8.50 an hour ten years ago. I had an old car with no working heater or air conditioner but it was still preferable to going on welfare and food stamps. I had a family to take care of so I did what I had to do.Long story short, I'm still working there but moved closer after a while and now work as a manager.She should have at least given it a try. I learned to enjoy the quiet drive. She might have, too./or not//agree she didn't qualify for unemployment
optikeye: So, she'll go on food stamps and welfare and we'll pay for it. And all the money she paid into a UI goes bye bye...but the employer gets a refund for their share.The US is farked up.
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