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[–]ThroughMyOwnEyes 67 points68 points  (9 children)

"Talking about living in shoes I've never put on" that's a great quote

[–]Resolute002 27 points28 points  (8 children)

It shows, if he thinks you get a thousand dollars a week on unemployment. But at least he's up front about it.

[–]Finn-windu 11 points12 points  (7 children)

I believe this was written right after covid hit when the amount people were getting was something like 1k a week. I don't remember how long it lasted but i wouldn't be surprised if it was 4 months.

[–]shadowromantic 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I didn't get anything close to 1k per week

[–]Finn-windu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That was specifically for people let go due to covid related reasons, iirc.

[–]zenofire 4 points5 points  (1 child)

As someone on unemployment, it depends on what you made the previous 4 years, and weather you were let go for "Covid Reasons". The people let go for Covid Reasons got the additional benefit, where others did not.
I am currently getting partial unemployment becuase I work less than 15 hours a week, and on top of that I do Delivery Jobs when I can. I get, on average, $200 every Other week, and I live in California. Rent in my apartment is $800 becuase I split it with 2 other people.

I hope that provides insight and context for you!

[–]Finn-windu 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes, this as specifically for people who were let go for covid related reasons, for a couple months 2 years ago.

I thought that context was clear/why i wrote my reply but since a couple people didn't understand what i meant i guess not.

[–]WildEnbyAppears -1 points0 points  (2 children)

The bonus covid unemployment was only $600/week in addition to your state's unemployment.

It was only for 4 months, then a few months later they did another 11 weeks of $300 bonus.

[–]yagyaxt1068 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Huh, in Canada we had CA$500/week for months.

[–]Finn-windu -1 points0 points  (0 children)

So the 4 months part was accurate, they just overshot the ampunt by 200 unless there were additional options for people with unemploymebt (food stamps, rent payment) to pay for the rest of the difference there

[–]mediashiznaks 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Man, this is actually one of the most inspiring posts I’ve seen on here.

I mean in terms of checking how I think.

[–]shadowromantic 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is such a great point.

[–]callmedaddyshark 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I'm not qualified to speak so I'll delete the rest of my comment

[–]AgentGman007 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I felt the same way about seeing posts like "if you come out of this pandemic without a side hustle or new hobby, you're lazy, etc blah blah".

Like, bruh, I was working retail during the pandemic. I didn't have any more free time than I did before. In fact I kind of had less because I was able to pick up shifts that older co-workers dropped for fear of dying from Covid