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Old 06-18-2015, 12:20 AM   #1
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How many of you collect unemployment in the winter or have employees that do?
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:47 AM   #2
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I haven't collected in 4 years. It's not bad if you know how to budget. When I worked in the union I could save about $5000 plus collect pogy for the winter. The worst part was I hated sitting around during the winter
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Yeah the thought never crossed my mind I was taught to be good with my money and will be, but was talking to a builder a few days ago and he was telling me he works all summer and fishes all winter. Collecting unemployment.
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Here in Canada they've started a program for self employed people that allows us to pay into a unemployment program. I've never looked into it, but some winters I wish I had. Last winter due to my super awesome period of working for a GC I actually made more money than I ever would in the summer. It was weird.

Last time I was on UI was about 13 years ago before I started painting and I got put on a pilot program of super intensive supervision. I will never go through that ever again.
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Here in Canada they've started a program for self employed people that allows us to pay into a unemployment program. I've never looked into it, but some winters I wish I had. Last winter due to my super awesome period of working for a GC I actually made more money than I ever would in the summer. It was weird.

Last time I was on UI was about 13 years ago before I started painting and I got put on a pilot program of super intensive supervision. I will never go through that ever again.
In the States, unemployment insurance apparently has become a government subsidised vacation program. When I appllied, about thirty years ago, you had to at least show proof that you were actively searching for work. And UI was also limited to one year.
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In the States, unemployment insurance apparently has become a government subsidised vacation program. When I appllied, about thirty years ago, you had to at least show proof that you were actively searching for work. And UI was also limited to one year.
It can be a joke at times. Both of my brothers work in the food services at a Canadian university. Every April they get laid off for the spring/summer with the exception of working a few conferences. Up until a few years ago, they'd collect UI the whole summer and just sit back and relax doing little to nothing.

Few years ago they tightened up on seasonal workers and make you provide proof of a job search, etc.

My brothers now whine and cry about this not being fair, blah blah blah. I sit there and look at those two getting paid holidays, full benefits including medical and dental, etc. etc. complaining that they have to look for work. It's embarrassing. I tell them they should try running a business by themselves at some point.
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You got no work?
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Not for nothing. A lot of jobs are seasonal. Unemployment is part of ur package if u will for people who work these jobs, in other words if it wasn't there they wouldn't be doing that work-part of the package.

I opened up a claim this year. First one really since Clinton the first one not the next one. What did I get 2 weeks maybe? It's a hassle. I've been paying into this thing for what 20 years? And it's a hassle. Lol that said. Guys that miss a lot of time. They got it down. Good for them, it's part of their package IMHO. We need em when it gets crazy bizzy. I'm glad they are available.
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You got no work?
Haven't had work in years.
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Have to be incorporated if you are the owner of your own business . Have yourself on payroll even then it's not easy they give you a very hard time. As for seasonal employesI in my state every time you lay off a worker your UI rate goes through the roof you pay a fee and a fine your rate goes up. It's why 99 percent of contractors sub out or operate illegal. Especially residential contractors having payroll employees is pretty much unheard of. As of next year if the politicians have there way they will be passing a bill to penilze business owners even more.

After all we are all very wealthy with tons of work !

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If my company closes down sometime (say around age 65), can I get unemployment? I pay in on my salary, so I should. LLC.
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