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Final Week at the Job Trough
Old 09-13-2005, 08:49 PM   #1
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Final Week at the Job Trough

I will be having a wake this week as I will be getting my final severance paycheck and paid health benefits.
The 21 year job trough has dried up. The job is dead, long live ER.

Next week, after the shock wears off (I hope) there will be citywide celebration for the event (courtesy of the tax payers ).

I will begin to solely depend on the financial oasis that I have build to supply me with plenty of fresh sweet water, shade and delicious dates.

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Old 09-13-2005, 09:35 PM   #2
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I will begin to solely depend on the financial oasis that I have build to supply me with plenty of fresh sweet water, shade and delicious dates.

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Yep. Just spread the word that you've got a "financial oasis" and women will line up to spend some time in your tent...

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Old 09-13-2005, 10:00 PM   #3
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Yep. Just spread the word that you've got a "financial oasis" and women will line up to spend some time in your tent...
Did I make a Freudian slip?
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:47 AM   #4
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MJ, congrats and make this last week a fun one.

Hope ya treat yourself to a vacation in Thailand. Replace the sweet water with beer courtesy of Lancelot and Ben.

And the "dates" will be sweet. Real sweeties.
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Old 09-14-2005, 06:28 PM   #5
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I will be shopping around for the airline tickets this week and will be off to LOS late October for a short 30 day walk about.

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Congratulations MJ!
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Congratulations, MJ. I am not too far behind ya. Told the boss I was leaving several months ago and gave my 30 day notice first week of this month....let me know how it is on the other side.
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:57 PM   #8
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Thanks for the congrats although I would have loved to receive severance and health benefits for another 6 months. Heck why not for several years.
I was layed off almost 6 months ago so being a lazy person by nature, I have loved not having to work and still getting paid for it.

Now, it truly feels like I have ER'd, so let the serious fun games begin.
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MJ, check out Costa Rica

Continental is going non stop from Newark about $375 or so RT.
Low prices are into November.
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MJ, check out Costa Rica

Continental is going non stop from Newark about $375 or so RT.
Low prices are into November.
Thank GTM but I am going to Thailand towards the end of October for 30 days.

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What about unemployment benni's?

In MA it's another 26 drip.
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Say what?! Even if you are collecting a pension?

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In MA it's another 26 drip.
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What about unemployment benni's?

In MA it's another 26 drip.
Still got 9 weeks of unemployement to collect.
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Still got 9 weeks of unemployement to collect.
God, I love unemployment. Better than sex, or at least what I remember
that sex was like

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Old 09-16-2005, 12:24 AM   #15
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God, I love unemployment. Better than sex, or at least what I remember
that sex was like

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Are you being modest again? (yeh you) I thought you said in another thread that keeping "your" babe smiling was a full time job. Knowing you, I don't think you were talking about cleaning the house clean or cooking full time, like Greg.

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Old 09-16-2005, 07:00 AM   #16
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Are you being modest again? (yeh you) I thought you said in another thread that keeping "your" babe smiling was a full time job. Knowing you, I don't think you were talking about cleaning the house clean or cooking full time, like Greg.

MJ *
Getting into a personal area here I am not the man I used to be
thus the reference to "keeping her smiling being like work".
So..................I was not talking about "cooking and cleaning", just the effort
required. I know
it's normal but I don't like it much.

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Even if you are collecting a pension?
Need to claim "all" income while collecting ... so the payment might be tweaked downward for a pension. But nothing said you can not collect.

The MA website also said 30 weeks - not 26. $528/week max with an additional $25/kid.

http://tinyurl.com/3wx2j

Wonder what will happen when I claim all my rental income.

Also says you need to keep a log of employment opportunities and seek 3/week. Anybody have any experiance playing this game?

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Old 09-16-2005, 09:55 PM   #18
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I'm 3 mos away from my last day.
I happen to have worked in unemployment and most states don't give you anything if you leave work. It sounds like you were downsized so check it out.
Here in Alaska you can quit or get fired and all you have to do is wait 7 weeks before your first check.
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Also says you need to keep a log of employment opportunities and seek 3/week.* Anybody have any experiance playing this game?
From what I understand, applying for a job online usually counts. Nothing so involved as an interview. You can probably submit a resume online to a company website without breaking a sweat. Do think through what kinds of jobs you might apply for since there may be a possiblity of the company actually wanting to hire you. Some states might have rules that you have to accept a reasonable offer and go off unemployment.

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Old 09-17-2005, 09:08 AM   #20
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With 9 weeks left, except for a 30 minute orientation meeting, the DOL in my state has not contacted me so far on my "job search" activity. I thought that after the 13th week, I would contacted.
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