Unemployment checks in Florida among ...

Unemployment checks in Florida among tiniest

There are 31 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 17, 2008, titled Unemployment checks in Florida among tiniest. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Florida ranks as one of the lowest-paying states in the nation in what it pays unemployed workers.

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ah hah

Merritt Island, FL

#3 Jun 17, 2008
pudbert_Savannah GA wrote:
"In April, Florida paid $142 million in unemployment benefits, nearly double what the state paid in the same month a year ago."
HAIL THE INFLUX OF ALL THE NEW DIVERSITY!!
HAIL all of the extra impact it has on our unemployment drain, and on all of the other tax money that they drain.
This must be the "Richness" that the liberal SLANTinel talks about.
Liberals and dummycrats never have a clue when it comes to the economy and their enabling programs and agenda.
A 12 year old could link the two.
Let's see, more unemployment, what's different than a few years ago?
Tons of PRs and hispanics flooding Florida.
More crime and drain on our healthcare,,
Tons of PRs and hispanics flooding Florida.
More liberals and dummycrats putting their heads in the sand, pretending they don't see it.
You're not very bright. My company just laid off a few people including me, not one was Puerto Rican/Hispanic. The layoff was partially due to the slowdown of the housing industry. I don't think it was mostly Puerto Rican/Hispanic speculators/flippers that caused the problem. While you get your therapy for that hate problem you have on these message boards, perhaps you can also take some higher education courses in critical thinking.

Sheesh. How did all these maroons get computers???

“Don't blame me. I voted.”

Since: Feb 08

Sylva, NC

#4 Jun 17, 2008
It's not at all surprising, seeing as how Florida has elected Republican state leadership for years. The Republicans in the statehouse are not about to do anything for the masses, only their friends, who are already rich.
hielige101

Holiday, FL

#5 Jun 17, 2008
Here we are in FL., the premier family and senior citizen tourist destination and we cannot even pay our workers anything close to decent wages on the job much less their unemployment checks. An average family of four pays how much, around $600-$700 for a day at a theme park. Yet the theme park workers are just over minimum wage. We have outrageous home and car insurance, outrageous rent and mortgages and property taxes through the roof. Remember two years ago when several new teachers in Lee County had to quit before they even started because they could not even afford a place to live so they could etach OUR children! Crime is up and education is a joke because we cannot afford to pay teachers and police. Yet city and county commissioners are allowed high salaries, free cars and gas cards. Take that away and maybe we will have more money to pay our workers that have been laid off.
Law Abiding

Orlando, FL

#6 Jun 17, 2008
Lowest pain unemployment, but our politicians are over paid. Hmmm.
pudbert_Savannah GA

United States

#7 Jun 17, 2008
ah hah wrote:
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You're not very bright. My company just laid off a few people including me, not one was Puerto Rican/Hispanic. The layoff was partially due to the slowdown of the housing industry. I don't think it was mostly Puerto Rican/Hispanic speculators/flippers that caused the problem. While you get your therapy for that hate problem you have on these message boards, perhaps you can also take some higher education courses in critical thinking.
Sheesh. How did all these maroons get computers???
You REALLY can't follow a post can you..
Did you take grade school economics?

Oh yea I forgot, you're incapable of understanding anything that has to do with logic, much less basic economics

I'll type slower so you might understand some of it:

More influx of non-wroking, breeding hispanics cause a huge drain on healthcare and welfare and overall tax base drain.
This drain depletes the tax base and causes taxes on businesses to go sky high. This causes the loss of jobs and a downward economy.

STOP believing what the liberal media tells you to believe. Blaming the housing fiasco on everything.

PS, lower income people (hispanics dit that category) were the major contributors of the housing crash.. Taking high risk, adjustable rate mortgages tha tthey knew they couldn't afford. Utilizing the "live for today, worry tomorrow" attitude.
Jose

Seattle, WA

#8 Jun 17, 2008
pudbert_Savannah GA wrote:
<quoted text>
You REALLY can't follow a post can you..
Did you take grade school economics?
Oh yea I forgot, you're incapable of understanding anything that has to do with logic, much less basic economics
I'll type slower so you might understand some of it:
More influx of non-wroking, breeding hispanics cause a huge drain on healthcare and welfare and overall tax base drain.
This drain depletes the tax base and causes taxes on businesses to go sky high. This causes the loss of jobs and a downward economy.
STOP believing what the liberal media tells you to believe. Blaming the housing fiasco on everything.
PS, lower income people (hispanics dit that category) were the major contributors of the housing crash.. Taking high risk, adjustable rate mortgages tha tthey knew they couldn't afford. Utilizing the "live for today, worry tomorrow" attitude.
Enough with the Anti-Hispanic racism already!
richard

Yorktown Heights, NY

#9 Jun 17, 2008
Lots of high paying jobs if you really want one.$75K,$100K,$150K too -

http://www.realmatch.com
http://www.monster.com
http://www, careerbuilder.com

Seek and ye shall find.
pudbert_Savannah GA

United States

#10 Jun 17, 2008
Jose wrote:
<quoted text> Enough with the Anti-Hispanic racism already!
sorry, shouldn't have confused you with cultural facts regarding historic trending.
Visitor

Orlando, FL

#11 Jun 17, 2008
hielige101 wrote:
Here we are in FL., the premier family and senior citizen tourist destination and we cannot even pay our workers anything close to decent wages on the job much less their unemployment checks. An average family of four pays how much, around $600-$700 for a day at a theme park. Yet the theme park workers are just over minimum wage. We have outrageous home and car insurance, outrageous rent and mortgages and property taxes through the roof. Remember two years ago when several new teachers in Lee County had to quit before they even started because they could not even afford a place to live so they could etach OUR children! Crime is up and education is a joke because we cannot afford to pay teachers and police. Yet city and county commissioners are allowed high salaries, free cars and gas cards. Take that away and maybe we will have more money to pay our workers that have been laid off.
Would a state tax help?
Kathleen Georgia

Marietta, GA

#12 Jun 23, 2008
I'm not sure where this person got her information from, but Georgia's maximum weekly unemployment wage is $330/wk. $269.00 if you opt to have taxes taken out. Not $440.
ah hah

Merritt Island, FL

#13 Jun 25, 2008
hielige101 wrote:
Here we are in FL., the premier family and senior citizen tourist destination and we cannot even pay our workers anything close to decent wages on the job much less their unemployment checks. An average family of four pays how much, around $600-$700 for a day at a theme park. Yet the theme park workers are just over minimum wage. We have outrageous home and car insurance, outrageous rent and mortgages and property taxes through the roof. Remember two years ago when several new teachers in Lee County had to quit before they even started because they could not even afford a place to live so they could etach OUR children! Crime is up and education is a joke because we cannot afford to pay teachers and police. Yet city and county commissioners are allowed high salaries, free cars and gas cards. Take that away and maybe we will have more money to pay our workers that have been laid off.
Unemployment compensation does not come from tax dollars, it does not come from tax payers, it comes from the unemployment insurance that the employer has already paid on the employees. So really, those who are unemployed & employers who pay unemployment insurance are the only ones who should have anything to say here. The rest of you go back to your welfare momma entitlement rant on another thread.
StarvingHereInFl orida

Casselberry, FL

#14 Jul 9, 2008
I left a job in home improvements sales for another job that did not work out after just two days on the job. So, I applied for unemployment. I was denied any benefits because I had not worked long enough at the last job and I quit the 2nd to last job. In Florida, if you quit, you cannot get any unemployment compensation. The reason that I left the home improvement job was because it was 100% commission and all of the expenses of driving to the prospective clients were paid out of the employee’s pocket. What with gasoline over $4 a gallon and home improvements sales down because of the recession, I was not only NOT making money but actually losing money working there. That reason is not an acceptable reason to quit according to the State of Florida. I have not works for a few weeks now and already all my bills are overdue and I literally do not have enough money to go food shopping. Just be forewarned that if you accept commission only work and don’t make money and leave because of that, Florida unemployment insurance will not help you at all.
ah hah

Merritt Island, FL

#15 Jul 9, 2008
StarvingHereInFlorida wrote:
I left a job in home improvements sales for another job that did not work out after just two days on the job. So, I applied for unemployment. I was denied any benefits because I had not worked long enough at the last job and I quit the 2nd to last job. In Florida, if you quit, you cannot get any unemployment compensation. The reason that I left the home improvement job was because it was 100% commission and all of the expenses of driving to the prospective clients were paid out of the employee’s pocket. What with gasoline over $4 a gallon and home improvements sales down because of the recession, I was not only NOT making money but actually losing money working there. That reason is not an acceptable reason to quit according to the State of Florida. I have not works for a few weeks now and already all my bills are overdue and I literally do not have enough money to go food shopping. Just be forewarned that if you accept commission only work and don’t make money and leave because of that, Florida unemployment insurance will not help you at all.
That's just wrong, but that's Floriduh. You may qualify for government food program, it won't be much but it will be something at least. Lot of forms to fill out.
Jerry

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#17 Jul 10, 2008
ah hah wrote:
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You're not very bright. My company just laid off a few people including me, not one was Puerto Rican/Hispanic. The layoff was partially due to the slowdown of the housing industry. I don't think it was mostly Puerto Rican/Hispanic speculators/flippers that caused the problem. While you get your therapy for that hate problem you have on these message boards, perhaps you can also take some higher education courses in critical thinking.
Sheesh. How did all these maroons get computers???
Maybe you should take some critical thinking courses or other courses because it might help you get a job. American are fed up with being taxed to death to pay for endless freebies for illegal aliens. Even "legal" aliens from China and India have funny ideas about not paying taxes.
doug

Orlando, FL

#18 Jul 10, 2008
Silverwolf 104 wrote:
It's not at all surprising, seeing as how Florida has elected Republican state leadership for years. The Republicans in the statehouse are not about to do anything for the masses, only their friends, who are already rich.
not only is the amount they pat small they purposly make you wait almost a whole month to get a penny by then the landlord has begun eviction and its too little too late . And to all yall who think its wrong we all pay into the system and the days of working at the same job for a career are long gone it should be more and it should kick in sooner what good is the help after you are homeless.
ah hah

Merritt Island, FL

#19 Jul 10, 2008
Jerry wrote:
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Maybe you should take some critical thinking courses or other courses because it might help you get a job. American are fed up with being taxed to death to pay for endless freebies for illegal aliens. Even "legal" aliens from China and India have funny ideas about not paying taxes.
Since no illegals were laid off at my company, what does your response mean? Unemployment taxes are paid by employers, not taxpayers & are in a trust fund which totals $35 billion at this date. You have all been trained by Fox media to have knee jerk responses to "illegal/hispanic/puerto- rican/entitlement/ welfare/liberals/taxes/governm ent/universities/ democrats/ pelosi/obama/social/new orleans/etc". You are but tools.
j_stepp

United States

#20 Jul 10, 2008
Lived in FL my entire life, my hours were cut back in January, caused a large loss of income, and they still owe me commission about $4,000.00. Had to relocate to SC to live with sister. I have lost everything. I recently applied for unemployment, still waiting, it has been 3 weeks. I worked for a flooring company in Kissimmee, FL, They were always late on my commission, would like to know how to collect the commission they owe me.
Times are hard, unemployment here in SC is 6.6%, and I have applied for over 100 jobs since I have been here and still do not have a job.
I had to quit the job in Kissimmee due to loss of hours 170 hrs a month to 120 hrs a month and had a signed agreement with them, I ask for them to lay me off, so I could find another job, they could not do this, just use me when they needed me, I worked for them for almost 3 years, so much for appreciation. Hope I am able to collect
canedAndUnable

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#21 Jul 28, 2008
all i can say is i make 60k per year currently which isn't bad, but it sure ins't rich. i cannot afford to start a family with my fiancee who is 34 and freaking out about our inability to live any kinda of family dream at all. we both work and live check to check. we don't spend alot, everything we own is used from cars to furniture. we are trying to move out of state, possibly even out of country because we are fed up with it. My job is tenuous at best due to some recent health problems, and i could face foreclosure. meanwhile, my hispanic neighbors, whom i like, can send their kids to free, private school because of quotas. oh, and the guy waves goodbye to me every morning as i am on my way to work and he is just waking up from a hangover and has no real job.

many hispanic immigrants (not all), but a fair amount, believe whites are just getting what we deserve because we somehow stole it all in the first place. Just look at the teachings of "La Raza" out in LA. that said, there are quite a few who come here to work hard and try to integrate. there is no easy solution, as i said , me and my fiancee are ready to flee the country, there are levels of poverty we re willing to accept elsewhere to have a family, as long as we live around decent, law abiding people, which won't happen if you live in a poor area here.(Lauderdale)
TheKraut

United States

#22 Jul 28, 2008
Silverwolf 104 wrote:
It's not at all surprising, seeing as how Florida has elected Republican state leadership for years. The Republicans in the statehouse are not about to do anything for the masses, only their friends, who are already rich.
So true so true the republicans only care for big business, little boys in the restroom and killing the environment
tranni

Miami, FL

#25 Jul 28, 2008
canedAndUnable wrote:
all i can say is i make 60k per year currently which isn't bad, but it sure ins't rich. i cannot afford to start a family with my fiancee who is 34 and freaking out about our inability to live any kinda of family dream at all. we both work and live check to check. we don't spend alot, everything we own is used from cars to furniture. we are trying to move out of state, possibly even out of country because we are fed up with it. My job is tenuous at best due to some recent health problems, and i could face foreclosure. meanwhile, my hispanic neighbors, whom i like, can send their kids to free, private school because of quotas. oh, and the guy waves goodbye to me every morning as i am on my way to work and he is just waking up from a hangover and has no real job.
many hispanic immigrants (not all), but a fair amount, believe whites are just getting what we deserve because we somehow stole it all in the first place. Just look at the teachings of "La Raza" out in LA. that said, there are quite a few who come here to work hard and try to integrate. there is no easy solution, as i said , me and my fiancee are ready to flee the country, there are levels of poverty we re willing to accept elsewhere to have a family, as long as we live around decent, law abiding people, which won't happen if you live in a poor area here.(Lauderdale)
So? Don't have kids. Kids suck. And there's a huge overpopulation problem now anyhow.

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