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#55 Aug 17, 2009
Allow me to play devil's advocate and propose the thought that maybe some of the people who are using the EBT cards in the store and are decked out in brand name clothes and driving Cadillacs may possibly be purchasing the items for someone who is sick,elderly, or shut-in. Anyone who receives these benefits would just have to give the card and the PIN to another person and that person could use it. Sometimes we all rush to judgment and anger is a very powerful emotion, but we don't always stop to think that we may not know the whole story. Sometimes things are not what they seem.
Too Early Swaggar

Nashville, TN

#56 Aug 17, 2009
Peanut Butter Lover wrote:
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" have been in the workforce for 26 yrs. laid off in feb 2009. i have not be even called about any job."
You are correct in what you've said but I highly doubt this person was contract, grant-funded, or even temporary employees (not from temp agency). Otherwise they would have said so. Something doesn't sit right with their story. Also, I know for a fact that an employee that is terminated for misconduct is ineligible for unemployment benefits unless they can prove otherwise. I've never heard of anyone being "laid off" for misconduct. lol lol lol
Hey "Counselor", hows it going? Did you mean to say, "I have been in the workforce for 26 years, and laid off in Feb. 2009"? "I have not even been notified about any jobs"? Good posting
Too Early Swaggar

Nashville, TN

#57 Aug 17, 2009
KateB wrote:
Some folks are considered contract, grant-funded, or even temporary employees (not from temp agency) and are not eligible for lay-off consideration, they're jobs simply end.
I've also been in a situation where I was considered a no call/no show when the boss TOLD me I was fired. I fought it, but couldn't afford an attorney and was denied unemployment. Even though I sent an email to the VP of HR regarding the situation. Nobody made any contact w/me, nor accepted my phone calls for those two days until I could be legally terminated as no call/no show.
When I was finishing up a job, in Ashville,N.C. last year, there was a similar incident/story there. I believe that the victim, ended up retaining a Atty.. The Atty., did not require any upfront fees, banking on winning the case.

“Hey I just got here...”

Since: May 09

Nashville area

#58 Aug 17, 2009
Too Early Swaggar wrote:
<quoted text> When I was finishing up a job, in Ashville,N.C. last year, there was a similar incident/story there. I believe that the victim, ended up retaining a Atty.. The Atty., did not require any upfront fees, banking on winning the case.
I didn't do it soon enough, basically after the 2nd appeal, there's little that can be done to sway the decision and that employer was well practiced in fabricating supporting documents. Its one of the areas that both my boss and I agreed was dispicable for the HR dept to do.

In my case, I didn't have the text message and the appeals person wouldn't even review my list of phone calls/conversations w/HR staff which would have made me NOT a no call/no show. They're the ones that told me to stay home until it I heard from my boss or they "found out what was going on." Oh well, six months of no pay left me in a bind and still out of school, but its a relief to be away from that company. ;)
Too Early Swaggar

Nashville, TN

#60 Aug 17, 2009
KateB wrote:
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I didn't do it soon enough, basically after the 2nd appeal, there's little that can be done to sway the decision and that employer was well practiced in fabricating supporting documents. Its one of the areas that both my boss and I agreed was dispicable for the HR dept to do.
In my case, I didn't have the text message and the appeals person wouldn't even review my list of phone calls/conversations w/HR staff which would have made me NOT a no call/no show. They're the ones that told me to stay home until it I heard from my boss or they "found out what was going on." Oh well, six months of no pay left me in a bind and still out of school, but its a relief to be away from that company. ;)
Sounds like it, hope all has worked out for you since. That appeal process doesnt sound too fair. Is this a local company with local knuckleheads ?
Too Early Swaggar

Nashville, TN

#61 Aug 17, 2009
Peanut Butter Lover wrote:
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That's referred to as "on a contingency basis"....in other words, it's contingent on whether the attorney wins the case or not.
How're you doing, my sweet friend?

Fascinating concept, that contingency thing. What is that chameleons name, and does it live with you, and that Pom dog?
I believe that we know the identity of some of our posters here now. Interesting.

“Hey I just got here...”

Since: May 09

Nashville area

#62 Aug 17, 2009
Too Early Swaggar wrote:
<quoted text> Sounds like it, hope all has worked out for you since. That appeal process doesnt sound too fair. Is this a local company with local knuckleheads ?
Yes, both local. I'm okay for it. Made the financial situation significantly worse come this latest widespread economic troubles, but I survived. Minus a few things, LOL, but I survived.
Too Early Swaggar

Nashville, TN

#63 Aug 17, 2009
KateB wrote:
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Yes, both local. I'm okay for it. Made the financial situation significantly worse come this latest widespread economic troubles, but I survived. Minus a few things, LOL, but I survived.
Glad to hear it, I mean the part that you survived it.
john mish

Fremont, CA

#65 Aug 22, 2009
Theyre could have been many occassions, prior to the food stamp situation, where she could have legally obtained these things. Another possibility, is they were obtained illegally , by under the table monies, this would not affect their financial earnings.

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3 yrs to vote Obama OUT

Pulaski, TN

#66 Oct 4, 2009
unreal wrote:
First time I ever saw a food stamp, was spent by a lady with a 2 carts FULL of food. Had rings on every finger, a fur coat, and drove off in a new cadillac. Blew my mind at the time, and will never forget it.
Funny, I read the SAME comment about a Food Stamp user at LEAST 20 years ago.
mrsmc211

Nashville, TN

#67 Oct 29, 2009
Some people actually need the help to cover their food cost. I'm not talking about the people who don't want to do anything. I'm talking about the ones that get the foodstamps, go to work and are struggling. I know some from each group you can tell which one they fall into.
Kim

Murfreesboro, TN

#68 Sep 12, 2012
jane wrote:
I was in Nashville and a lady in front of me bought a large amount of grocerys and had a second buggy behind her full of toys.When it came to pay she paid for the food with food stamps then she rang up the buggy full of toys and paid cash...Then she asked to buy 2 cartons of cigaretts! This "poor woman" had the money to pay her family's food PLEASE .. Give me a break!!! I left the store so mad..
This make ME furious bc I dont have money for toys or anything for my kids and I use FS.... And it people like her that make other people look at me like I take advantage of the system ya know... I am so grateful that our country offers this to me bc my kids serioulsy wouldnt eat.
WTF

Nashville, TN

#69 Sep 12, 2012
Rob wrote:
I saw a lady that got a bunch of groceries argue with the cashier because she had to pay 16 cents because she used her food stamp card and some coupons. They charge her tax on the coupons. You got all of your food for free pay the damn 16 cents and shut up...
I think 90% of Nashville ise on food stamps. This program should have a time limit. Are at least come with mandatory birth control.
Losers
The average food stamp recipient receives $31.50 a week. I like to see you feed your fat ass with only that amount of money. I do not think it is possible.

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