Workers Turn Down Job Offers to Collect Unemployment
In a state with the nation's highest jobless rate, landscaping companies are finding some job applicants are rejecting work offers so they can continue collecting unemployment benefits.
It is unclear whether this trend is affecting other seasonal industries. But the fact that some seasonal landscaping workers choose to stay home and collect a check from the state, rather than work outside for a full week and spend money for gas, taxes and other expenses, raises questions about whether extended unemployment benefits give the jobless an incentive to avoid work.
Members of the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association "have told me that they have a lot of people applying but that when they actually talk to them, it turns out that they're on unemployment and not looking for work."
Asked by Anonymous at 6:58 AM on May. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:13 AM on May. 12, 2010
the State of Michigan does not force an unemployed worker to take a job that pays considerably less than the amount that they used to make
If it pays considerable less, WHY did someone say they would take the job under the table or when their benefits run out? One applicant, who had eight weeks to go until his state unemployment benefits ran out, asked for a deferred start date.
Some job applicants are asking to be paid in cash so they can collect unemployment illegally, said Gayle Younglove, vice president at Outdoor Experts Inc. in Romulus
People are trying to scam the system because the governmnet continues to extend UE. If the government were to stop the extension these people would take jobs!!!
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Answer by carmadsmom at 7:32 AM on May. 12, 2010
Government entitlements equals less pride, less dignity and less responsibility. Government entitlements leaves people wanting more.
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