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(PennLive)   "Sorry ma'am, you can't get unemployment because you quit your job because you didn't want to drive 35 miles to work. Deal with it"   ( divider line
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12339 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Mar 2014 at 6:44 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-03-02 06:54:15 PM  
4 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: In before the idiots flood this thread to suggest that she should have moved closer to work.

I will not make that suggestion, she just should of had her chauffeur get up earlier.
2014-03-02 06:48:05 PM  
3 votes:

Tillmaster: The US system is broken.

Any system that doesn't allow for an unwillingness to work within a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia is, by nature, a broken system.
2014-03-02 06:50:38 PM  
2 votes:
Thanks Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama/NAFTA
2014-03-02 06:50:32 PM  
2 votes:
Can her unemployment pay for all the cheap make up?
2014-03-03 12:02:19 PM  
1 vote:

Jument: Anyone who owns a car that gets 20 mpg except in the worst possible commuting traffic is an idiot who deserves what they get. There are plenty of reasonable options that will get you closer to or over 30. Nobody needs a huge, gas-sucking vehicle so just please stop it.

You tell 'em! What are these construction workers thinking driving around those gas guzzling pick-up trucks and cargo vans, hauling lumber and tools back and forth to work, they can easily fit those loads in a more environmentally friendly car.

Or those large families driving around in their SUV's and mini-vans when smaller cars have perfectly good trunk space for the kids to ride in.

By God if you can get by driving a small compact car then everyone else can too!
2014-03-03 01:23:03 AM  
1 vote:
Wow, thread if full of, "That sucks but I've put up with worse so fark her" comments. If you've put up with worse, you're an idiot. Chances are I'm paying for some form of government aid for you because you're accepting a shiat job. We, (by that I mean me, and other people who make slightly, but not significantly  more than you) pay billions in taxes for public aid because the companies you work for, which make huge profits, don't pay a livable wage to you.

Corporate welfare raises everyone's cost of living except for the poor who get public aide. I pay a bigger percentage of my earnings in taxes than Mitt Romney does. The fact that rural poor people tend to vote republican and further fark both themselves and me pisses me off to no end. Wake up you farking idiots, we can't have nicer things because you keep voting against us having nicer things.
2014-03-02 11:32:02 PM  
1 vote:
At one point when I first moved to New Hampshire I had a 90something mile commute (Strafford, NH to Lebanon, NH) one way.  The ex-gf had picked out the apartment while I applied for jobs, and I ended up hired at the other end of the state.  Did that commute for five months, in addition to all the chores around the house (cooking, cleaning, dishes, laundry).  Turns out that she really didn't want to move out of that apartment, and didn't care that I was driving all over hell & creation for my commute.

/suspect that chick was trying to kill me
2014-03-02 10:12:59 PM  
1 vote:

Monkeyhouse Zendo: In what universe is 35 miles a 30 minute commute? San Francisco is 7 miles across but it takes 45 minutes to get from the Sunset to the Embarcadero at 7:00 am.

I am sure you are correct that the traffic in podunk Pennsylvania is identical to downtown San Francisco. That is why it literally takes years to drive from coast to coast in this country.
2014-03-02 09:45:27 PM  
1 vote:

evil saltine: But you're not unemployed.

I wouldn't take a transfer in her situation either. Better to be unemployed and use other resources while looking for a job closer to home. Not everyone has that option, of course- but it sounds like she does.

I used to commute 75 miles  one way for a job. Of course, that paid well over six figures with absolutely gonzo benefits (no co-pays on anything health-related, you could self-refer to any specialist you wanted and there was no employee contribution).

I left that one in the end because it was soul-crushing to have to go that far all the time. 35 miles wouldn't have been as bad but in the end that's a lot of time you could spend with your family just sitting in traffic.

I'm not arguing that she should have been granted unemployment; I do think that if she'd argued that the new position wasn't a reasonable accommodation because it amounted to a pay cut with an increase in time commitment, she might have done better.

It's interesting that so many people are derisive of someone who says they won't get shat on, though. It's clear a lot of you know who your masters are and are happy with the boot on your neck.
2014-03-02 09:07:19 PM  
1 vote:

sorry to the regular folks. Need to stop the nazis from descending
2014-03-02 08:38:53 PM  
1 vote:
Bill Bryson once postulated it would take 14 hours for a stone-age adult (14-30 y/o) male to hunt up enough meat to feed his whole family... for A WEEK.
Taken together with the other young hunters, and divvied up amongst the community, 1 solid kill would garner enough leftovers to feed the widows/orphans/elderly/infirm.
The rest of the time (after building your hut or igloo or tree-fort) would be spent farking under the moonlight...

I'm not an idiot. I don't advocate "going off the grid"

All I'm saying is this:

Somewhere, Someone you've never met is gobbling up your extra 26 hours of labor per week. And though you work hard for a living, HE never really has had to.
YOUR piss smells of cheap vodka and 'chiken-flavored' ramen noodles, while HIS soft, fleshy hands smell of almas caviar, fine champagne, and perfumed toilet paper.

We're all a bunch of suckers.
2014-03-02 08:37:02 PM  
1 vote:

Cyclometh: So, let's consider this in other terms.

At $11.48 an hour, that is about $98 a day gross. Say you knock 20% off for taxes, Social Security, all that stuff. That leaves about $74

If she drives a car that gets the US average of 20 miles per gallon, that's about 3.5 gallons a day for a 70-mile round trip commute. So at the average price of gas in Pottstown, PA, that's $12.50 a day in gasoline.

So a 35-mile commute takes her take-home pay from $74 to $61.

In conclusion, her commute costs would amount to about 20% of her pay.

Unless she uses the $61 a day to build a teleportation device that runs on cheap renewable energy.

2014-03-02 07:11:21 PM  
1 vote:

thegarthok: No way you are going to win that case if you don't at least try the commute!

All americans should become migrant workers
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