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By WretchedOwls - / Thursday 3 March 2016 23:59 / United States - Barberton
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He may have debts that build up anyway if he used to make much more than 9 dollars a day. If he wouldnt have any debt and doesnt proceed to look for other options, he truly is a moron.

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Sounds a lot like the people that get out of college and spend years unemployed because they want a flooded job, and since they have no work experience at all no one wants them, but if they took a job they become more interesting to employers. As a hiring manager you show me huge gaps of employment/school/service on you application or resume you may not get the interview to begin with.

is your brother getting unemployment payments? if he is, it's possible his unemployment gets more than a job. in PA, we can get 40% of our salary with unemployment. so at $9/hour/full time, he would make $360 a week. if he's getting more than that from unemployment, it would be tough for him to accept that job. it's possible OP doesn't even know their brother is getting unemployment still.

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And this is exactly part of the problem. There should never be a choice between working and unemployment. Unemployment should only be offered in truly dismal circumstances. This drives me absolutely crazy, paying 1/3 of my salary to the government in taxes to fund pathetic, no-good, lazy humans like this. At some point people need to take accountability. You can't just rely on people to get you through life. This attitude of complacency and desire to cheat the system is a major problem and detracts from the people that truly need welfare, unemployment.

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I know. I agree with you 100%. I work my butt off at my job doing 60-80 hours a week and I have friends that get to sit home doing whatever they please all day. it most certainly is not fair.

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We all pay unemployment insurance, it's taken out of every check you get from work. It is your right to collect if you have paid in to it and later lose your job. It not a free hand out. It's just like any insurance, you can only collect if you have paid into it. Do you bitch about people who collect life insurance for a deceased loved one? How dare they collect money on that... Really? Welfare is different, you don't have to pay into it to get it. You can bitch all you want about that.

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That's not how unemployment works at all. It is an insurance benefit paid into by yourself and your employer to which you are entitled if you lose your job. You earn it by going to work. It's not a handout. You're conflating unemployment with welfare (which itself costs next to nothing for the average individual taxpayer). I hope one day you find yourself without a job or real prospects so you can recognize what a fool you were.

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I should say that my friends that sit home don't have any intention of finding a job until their unemployment runs out, and that's my issue with it. personally, I would be bored to tears. but I am curious if that's the situation with OPs brother.

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I agree, it harder to start over at a lower living wage if you still have unemployment benefits available, especially if you have a mortgage and other financial responsibilities that $9/hr won't cover. #19, your company pays into a fund for unemployment; it is a benefit to the employees. You have to be employed for a certain amount of time to take advantage of it, therefore, it is not a hand out.

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Unemployment insurance is NOT taken out of your check - your EMPLOYER pays it. If you can work you should work! Much easier to move from a job to a better-paying job than from unemployment to employment! Just sayin'

Well, I can see where OP's brother's coming from, maybe he had a great paying job, maybe he has been laid off like 2 or 3 weeks ago and knows he can do a lot better than an entry level position for $9/hour. If you are broke and really need the money then alright, go for anything but if you can accord to stay unemployed for a couple of months, why settle for a crappy job if you can get a much better one?

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You never know for sure when you can get another job. If you're actively looking and are offered one that doesn't pay enough in your mind, regardless of how much longer you can go without, it's better to just take that and keep looking for a better one in the meantime than risk not finding another job until well after your savings are depleted.

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Not true. If you were making 40k and just got laid off, you'd be getting more in unemployment payments for the next year than you'd earn making $9/hr, and have the time and energy to find a full time job instead of losing your benefits and spending all your time on a job that doesn't pay anything close to what you should be earning in your field. We don't know what's happened. OP could just be horning in on a situation they don't understand.

I'm jealous. I'm trying to find a job anywhere and my states minimum wage is just above $8 an hour. I understand wanting a living wage, but you take what you can get when you can get it. Maybe his unemployment benefits are worth more than $9/hour if he stays unemployed?

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