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Offline mountaindewaddict

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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2010, 12:07:04 PM »
That's great Paul!  So, going back to work on the 7th... Parker Fly shows up... when? [;)] [:p]

I really happy for you and your family.

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Offline wkcchampion

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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2010, 12:11:49 PM »
Let's party together Paul! I've just been hired by a world leader in IT consulting!!!
Woohoo!

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Offline DrJeff

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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2010, 12:37:14 PM »
As I said on the phone, this is really great news for you and your family. 16 months is an incredibly long time to go without work. Hopefully, things will ramp up at your company. Hopefully, when the young fellow who had to vacate his seat is able, won't have the same experience as you did finding employment.99 Majik Blue Fly Deluxe
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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2010, 01:05:43 PM »
Thanks guys. It's been a trying 16 months, but we overcame. Some small miracles happened for us, too, which helped us out a lot.

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Offline BillyT

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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2010, 01:43:43 PM »
I am veery happy for you!
 

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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2010, 07:49:58 PM »
Paul - Dude - that is awesome news!!! Even though we never know what's ahead, faith works.
 

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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2010, 09:43:37 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by mojotron

Paul - Dude - that is awesome news!!! Even though we never know what's ahead, faith works.



Yeah. I didn't have much faith when I lost my job. I was envisioning being literally homeless. We could have been, we were in a very very bad position financially when I lost my job. But it worked out that while our house was in foreclosure for six months and we were haggling with the mortgage company about getting a loan mod that we were promised, not having the house payment allowed us to pay off one car and so on. God took care of us. [8D]

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Offline Lwinn171

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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2010, 12:28:10 AM »
Good news, Paul. Congrats.

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Offline www_Ps_com

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« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2010, 01:57:50 AM »
Good to hear that, Paul. If you don't mind me asking, what exactly happens when someone looses his job in the US? What kind of social backup systems do you have in the states? Do you have a legal right to some kind of housing and enough money to continue to materially exist?
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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2010, 10:30:17 AM »
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Originally posted by www_Ps_com

Good to hear that, Paul. If you don't mind me asking, what exactly happens when someone looses his job in the US? What kind of social backup systems do you have in the states? Do you have a legal right to some kind of housing and enough money to continue to materially exist?



Depends on what state you live in. I had 6 months of unemployment, $390/week, which was only 25% of what I used to make at the job. This was funded from what my employer paid for unemployment taxes for the previous six months that I worked, IIRC. Then they do a percentage of your highest quarterly earnings from the previous year to arive at what you get paid, IIRC.

Then I had about five months of "emergency unemployment" which comes directly from the state. I could have gotten about another 26 weeks or so after I used up this emergency unemployment, but it turned out that I didn't need it because I was able to do things to make more money than I was getting on unemployment. Not hard to do, $390 a week isn't much, I could easily beat that building guitar pedals and doing pedal mods. As time goes on, they make it harder and harder for you to get anything more. So I just let it go.

If you still don't have a job after that, you are just screwed. You could try to get on Welfare and Medicaid, but you have to be practically homeless with like only $100 in the bank before you can get anything from them.

Nevada is a "right to work" state, which is a stupid term if you ask me. What it really means is that they can terminate you for any reason, or for no reason at all. You usually have no legal recourse unless you can prove that it was because of some sort of discrimination based on color, sex or race, which means you would have to hire an attorney and try to sue them. They also don't have to give you severence pay or anything, no notice, nothing.

If you have health insurance when they "right to work" you, they have to give you the opportunity to sign up for this insurance program called "COBRA" designed for people between jobs so they can have uninterrupted health insurance - which is also ridiculous, because it costs you more than twice for coverage than what you or your employer was paying for the insurance premium when you still had a job. In my case, that COBRA coverage would have been about $2300/month. So I haven't had health insurance since March 2009. I have always had my health insurance completely paid for by my employer for the 20 years that I worked in the consulting engineering field. That included the family.

There are a lot of things I could say from here about what I think about all this B.S., but I won't. Let's just say that there has been times when I wished I lived somewhere else where it's not all about profit and making money (as in having healthcare that you could actually afford, etc).

So I get to go back to work with an $8/hour pay cut and either no health insurance, or I have to pay for it myself now. Right now they have a thing set up with a $5,000 deductible. So it's really only there for major medical problems. At least I have a job again. I believe the true unemployment rate here is at least 20%, not the 14.3% from the latest report. There are a lot of people whose unemployment ran out a long time ago that aren't even on the radar anymore. IMO, we have a depression going on here in Las Vegas. The way I have had to live over the last year doing five part time "jobs" from home, it sounds a lot like stories I have heard of from the Great Depression, but I wasn't also starving along with my family.

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« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2010, 10:40:26 AM »
Nice summary of our socioeconomic system. ;)

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« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2010, 04:03:53 PM »
Paul glad to hear that you got your job back
sixteen months is a long time. Selling my gear
was hard but now I look forward to the future
as one door closes another opens. The last job
that I had is now a thing of the past.
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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2010, 04:39:34 PM »
Yeah, 16 months is a long time. I was truly expecting to be out of work for another year.

I guess time will tell if this new construction trend will be a flop or not. It's hard to buy a house if no one wants to loan you any money, unless you have $250,000 cash to buy something that is a decent size.

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« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2010, 05:04:59 PM »
Great news man. Super. Can I borrow $20? :D

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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2010, 07:40:28 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by doombilly

Great news man. Super. Can I borrow $20? :D


Maybe in two or three weeks, when I get my first paycheck. [:D]

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