Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Yesterday good...today uh not so much

Today I go to certify for my last 2 weeks of unemp1oyment. It goes through but does not give me an amount or when I will be paid. So I call and wait on hold F O R E V E R and the lady says that it did not pay me because their is an open investigation. I say wait I got a thing in the mail that says I am eligible and for how many weeks and for how long. She says that is just eligibility but I have to wait to see if I am "qualified". Well thank you for being as clear as mud! She says that because I said terminated they have to look into it. I said well on the form you sent me it says my employers name and reason for leaving job was "lack of work". I ask what does that mean. She says "well let me look at it and see if I can help". Then she sees it and says " just to let you know your employer can protest"...I say " Yes I know". I asked what they said and she said she can't tell me and it will take another 7-10 days for me to get a questionaire and then 6-8 weeks for a determination. Um...how long? " Well due to the high unemp1oyment rate it takes longer" Well I have been out of work for 3 weeks what the heck takes so long to mail forms? I have received all kinds of stuff from unemp1oyment including 2 debit cards. Which to me seems like money well spent for the state if they don't even know if I am going to get it. For a state that is broke they certainly waste a lot of money. They did a name change in 3 days...I'm just sayin'

So here I was rollin' along thinking things were fine and now I find out it will be at least 8 weeks and no guarantee. Her response after looking at my stuff makes me really nervous like she saw something bad. I know I am way over thinking but I am really freaked out. What am I going to do for 8 weeks and then what will I do if I don't get it. I definitely will fight it but who wants to spend their time doing that? And still there is NO GUARANTEE. I am not a patient person. I do not like waiting because I am a worrier and during the next 8 weeks I am going to be worried about what am I going to do? Am I going to be on the streets? Where will my doggies and cat go? what about baby makin'? This is not good!

I am trying to analyze. I know a girl got fired for looking at porn on the internet which she had been warned about several times and she is getting unemp1oyment. Does that mean I will? I never had a warning and all I did was tell somebody that with the job cuts I was worried about losing my job. Apparently that was some big company secret. Yea sure no one knew (note sarcasm). I could get into all the things my boss told me that she should not have like about other people who were at my same level and their write ups. All their personal business. She used to tell the 2 guys I worked closely with all about my fertility stuff. Which uh none of their business!

Anyway so as you can tell I am freaking the F@#$ out! What the hell am I going to do?


Melissa said...

man alive, that's flippin ridiculous. I Hope you get answers sooner rather than later and that your company gives you the full amount for the longest amount of time. UGH.

Demara said...

aw that sucks
does your husband work,paycheque help?
i sure hope it does!
living on the streets baby making would not be fun. :D

i really hope your former employer does not fight it. that would be torturous...didn't sound like a very good place to work either. maybe a small business too?

your next employer should be a big store/with more employees because it is always harder to keep track of them then :) at least they were always more fun to me to work for!

Another Dreamer said...

Ungh, so ridiculous! I hope things get sorted out and get better for you soon (*hugs*)

Sunny said...

Oh Michelle, I'm so sorry... that is really devastating. I wish there was something I could say or do to help. Sending prayers.

battynurse said...

Ugg how I hate dealing with paper work and government shit (I was going to say bueracracy but I can't spell it). I hope that you find out something soon. I can imagine this is very stressful. Good luck.

Jill said...

I'm sure you're going to get it... I'm just really sorry that you have to go through all of this BS to get there! ((hugs))

Michele said...

Eek! Fingers crossed that things will come through sooner rather than later!

KuKd Chick said...

Wow - yikes. Hoping for some answers and reassuring things soon.

Cara said...

What's that crazy phrase..."all in due time"? Well - it's DUE time they figured out a way to streamline their process to save everyone money and heartache!!

Eskimo_Kisses_4_U said...

Oh man that does suck. My advice to you is to stay on top of it. Look around to see if there are any lawyers that can help you (some can and will do it for free) and if you are at all able to go to the unemployment office in person, you may have better luck dealing with them than over the phone and through the mail.

Ask around and find out if there is anything else that might help you (someone may know a trick to help you get your foot in the door and get your unemployment quicker.)

There may be local programs to help you while you're out of work and especially while waiting for unemployment and sometimes those working with those programs knows of ways to help you get through the red tape.

Good luck and sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts.

Barb said...

Oh my gosh sweetie, I am SO sorry. That is absolutely ridiculous, and I wish I could help. :((( We gossiped about our "secret" upcoming layoffs incessantly. How could you not when it could affect you so horribly?? When companies are going to keep secrets like that and then spring them on people one day and make them leave that very day, it's pretty damn scary! All you have is word of mouth!