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You Are Not Going To Believe What My Husband Had To Sign Today!

Posted by on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:54 PM
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Yeah, yeah, my husband lost his job.  But everything is okay.  We have some savings and groceries in the fridge and freezer and on the shelves. He went down and applied for unemployment for the first time in his life.  I know it was a blow to his ego, but he is dealing with it.  

One of the papers he signed actually said, and get this, that if he wins the lottery he has to report the income to the unemployment office!  Well duh! It does not how ever say anything about casino winnings.  Hmmm.  So you can go to the local casino and win $35,000 and not report it, but if you win that much in the lottery you have to report it.  

Our government at work, Ladies. 

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by on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:54 PM
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MikeysMom22
by Ruby Member on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:56 PM

Lottery or Casino... it's still gambling and winning big still have to be reported

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 28, 2016 at 12:01 AM
Oh, man! I'm sorry he had to file for unemployment, that must be pretty embarrassing for you both! Hopefully he will take this opportunity to further his education and make himself more employable so he can help support his family.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 28, 2016 at 12:05 AM
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Wtf?Even the well educated are not immune to lay offs.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Oh, man! I'm sorry he had to file for unemployment, that must be pretty embarrassing for you both! Hopefully he will take this opportunity to further his education and make himself more employable so he can help support his family.
TranquilMind
by Ruby Member on Oct. 28, 2016 at 12:06 AM
No. Lottery winnings will be taxed.
nocalmegan
by Ruby Member on Oct. 28, 2016 at 12:07 AM
What the f*ck? You do know companies lay off or downsize and it has nothing to do with being employable. Even well educated people get laid off. They aren't immune to a bad economy.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Oh, man! I'm sorry he had to file for unemployment, that must be pretty embarrassing for you both! Hopefully he will take this opportunity to further his education and make himself more employable so he can help support his family.
Ted1242
by I'm listening. on Oct. 28, 2016 at 12:08 AM
The world just wouldn't be complete without window lickers like this lady.

Quoting Anonymous 2: Wtf?Even the well educated are not immune to lay offs.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Oh, man! I'm sorry he had to file for unemployment, that must be pretty embarrassing for you both! Hopefully he will take this opportunity to further his education and make himself more employable so he can help support his family.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 28, 2016 at 12:09 AM
Right. But they are also readily employable and don't have to rely on unemployment. DH and I could both have job offers within a month or two easily if we needed. It pays to be educated and choose your career field wisely!

Quoting Anonymous 2: Wtf?Even the well educated are not immune to lay offs.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Oh, man! I'm sorry he had to file for unemployment, that must be pretty embarrassing for you both! Hopefully he will take this opportunity to further his education and make himself more employable so he can help support his family.
Sekirei
by Nari on Oct. 28, 2016 at 12:11 AM

My uncle is highly educated, lost his job and is having trouble finding a new one. Shit happens. It can happen to you as well.. >.<

Quoting Anonymous 1: Right. But they are also readily employable and don't have to rely on unemployment. DH and I could both have job offers within a month or two easily if we needed. It pays to be educated and choose your career field wisely!
Quoting Anonymous 2: Wtf?Even the well educated are not immune to lay offs.
Quoting Anonymous 1: Oh, man! I'm sorry he had to file for unemployment, that must be pretty embarrassing for you both! Hopefully he will take this opportunity to further his education and make himself more employable so he can help support his family.


Glitch202
by Gold Member on Oct. 28, 2016 at 12:13 AM

He could get a job over the road tomorrow, but they are trying to help him find a local job.  His hearing is impared due to working with explosives in the Air Force.  The VA rep is trying to get his VA compensation raised.  If he can get that raised enough then he can take a lower paying City or State job with better benefits.  So that is what we are hoping for...

Quoting Anonymous 1: Oh, man! I'm sorry he had to file for unemployment, that must be pretty embarrassing for you both! Hopefully he will take this opportunity to further his education and make himself more employable so he can help support his family.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 28, 2016 at 12:18 AM
A casino is legally obligated to report all winnings above $500. They would find out.

I was recently on unemployment. During my first week of employment (I hadn't even received a check) they sent me a letter saying that my benefits were ending because I had a job.
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