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Since losing my job, June 30, 2013, due to no fault of my on, I lost my healthcare for me and my family. So, not only losing my job, healthcare and now UC, it makes you wonder what to do. I am a mother of three, grandmother of seven, two which I have ...

Daughter Fired and Unemployment Insurance Denied

My daughter worked for Circle K as a manager, a retail gas station for over 6 years and was recently fired without warning, counseling, for a untrue statement a cashier that works under her made to the Area Manager. She was fired while she was on vacation ...

Unemployed in Colorado Springs

My story starts in Indianapolis, IN.

On June 28, 2013 I was fired from a job I did for 6+ years. I filed for unemployment and was approved for 6 months and was given the information that once the Indiana benefits expired there would be eligibility for ...

—James ACO


I was the only bilingual psychologist in my school district and was terminated, even though I was a tenured employee. Now the district is advertising for a bilingual psychologist again. What are my chances?


Fix this mess!

My company relies on federal contractors for work. For the last year we have slowly gone bankrupt thanks to congressional inactivity. It is ridiculous to not have passed a single jobs bill while stalling the federal budget fighting the ACA all for political ...

My sister and her family

My sister's husband lost his job in January of this year. Despite applying for many positions, networking, attending job events and interviewing at several companies, he is still unemployed. They have two young boys, ages 3 annd 6. My sister, who spent ...

Unemployment Insurance as a Common Good

My story is that I am employed, pay taxes to our government because I am a responsible citizen and expect the government to function to serve the needs of the people who put them in office.

What I don't want to see are people on the streets when I go ...


Unemployed Senior

I was layed off my job at age 62 and had to get unemployment benefits which was less than the amount need monthly to pay my mortgage, utilities and buy grocery. If I had not had help from my family and fiends I do not know what I would have done.

First Time Unemployed

I was layed off many years ago and it was the first time I felt like trash. The people at the Unemployment Office treated me like I was dirt, a no class citizen, a bumb that did not want to work who was trying to rip off the system.

They talked down ...



I am also disabled - a healthy society is predicated on a healthy economy. By keeping the long term unemployed apart from their insurance payments is NOT going to engender a viable economy. OK?!!!!!!!!!

Re-entering the work force

I am retired, but have unemployed friends. After incarceration, they find it doubly difficult to find gainful employment.


There are just so many people I know who have so many reasons to be on unemployment at this point in time. They are my neighbors, friends, associates, colleagues and family. Seeing them struggle is a daily stressor. Lack of job creation in this country ...
—Vincent CA


I worked for 25 years, 15 years at my previous employer, and 7 years for prior to that for 1 employer and 3 years for another. Soon after turning 50 I was let go. One day I was a good employee and the next put on the fast track out the door. I have ...


After 11 years in my current position and working full time for 30 years, I was informed my department is being sold. So I will get a 10,000.00 severance package and unemployment, I am 53 a widow with a son in college!

I have been actively looking foa ...

Medical Crisis Domino Effects a House of Cards

Catherine O'Hara (my Mother) died in March of 2008. In July A&I Inc. denied me beneficiary status, offering $6K "pre-retirement death benefit." Her Union (IBU) concurred; they refused to contest the denial. Request for Reconsideration (w/ pro bono atty) ...
—Frazer LA


I was sick several times in my twenties and I remember being so sick I couldn't even afford to take a day off let alone seek medical help until it turned into ammonia. It shouldn't have to go to that extent. I didn't make much starting out. I also found ...

About to Loss Our Home We Ran Out of Unemployment Funds

My husband was getting unemployment after operating heavy equipment for 30 years he got a layoff from his job.While he was off he found out that he has cancer. His unemployment ran out and since that time we have been just scraping buy on his disability ...


I was layoff from from my job when the pipe plant I worked for shut down. After that I used up all my savings to pay for mine and my kids cost of living before I got on unemployment. I thought for sure I would find another job fast, but that did not ...

Being Unemployed Sucks!

My husband has been unemployed, or under-employed for many years now, and the installation of a web site for filing has not been productive for us. Most issues must be handled over the phone, which requires being on hold for two hours in order to speak ...

Not just one, but two

My ex-husband has a seasonal job and relies on unemployment to get his family (and mine due to child support) through the winter. His wife doesn't work due to their son having some special needs and I am disabled and our daughter also has some special ...
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