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<< I didn't see the unemployment as something I was scamming from the Government but something I was due after having worked there all those years and then at the point I was starting to fall apart they laid me off. I feel like I had been cast off like an old worn out shoe after it was no longer useful.


Art, it sounds as though you were treated generously.

If you were a worn out shoe no longer able to do your work, your employer was entitled to discharge you for cause --- which usually means no unemployment benefits.

By laying you off, you were apparently eligible for unemployment benefits, which employers usually pay for based on the number of workers who collect such benefits.

We are pretty much all destined to be old worn out shoes at some point. It's a fact of life.

Seattle Pioneer
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