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My name here is just .. Chris - Unemployment-Tips.com.

The anonymity of my choice for a name should be a clue to those who ask questions I choose to answer for and on the blog.

However, my choice to misspell my actual nickname, has only managed to lead people to make the false assumption I'm the man and not actually the woman who lost her job in 2006 as an unemployment hearing coordinator who decided to learn if she could build a website, in the event she ever found herself in the position of being sustainably self employed .. which is not to say, I ever expect to make a financial killing of giving paid for unemployment advice.

As reality would have it in 2006, I was soon to find myself re-employed.. when I was basically forced by an unemployment issue called "suitable work", back to my former place of employment, doing the same job .. I was actually relieved to be laid off from.

The problem for me was I can't not make money and ended up doing my job again as a temp employee from 2006 to 2009, which of course meant I was also working minus the health benefits, paid time off and a fair amount of overtime pay I enjoyed for working.. before I was laid off.

But this  my own unemployment story I've always tried to tell from a different, more effective perspective of what knowing how to make UI rules can do for you .. such as getting benefits, keep from losing the right to collect those benefits, or avoiding having to repay unemployment benefits .. already spent on luxuries .. such as food and gas.

What you choose to do now as an employee, is important to the unemployed claimant you might become because that is absolutely how to have a bigger affect on the deliberations before the final decision about your benefits is made.  

That most people don't grasp that final often means the lower level tribunal appeal hearing is essentially their their last shot to get, or maintain their right to collect their benefit claim balance .. is what I often rage against .. because you're not a victim.  But I also know  it's not just your responsibility to wrap your head around how the rules work and then use them, because I also believe it's the state UI agency's responsibility to fully inform it's employee citizens of how to use the rules .. as well as employers do when a company they hired, referred to as unemployment cost control .. uses those rules to get a denial of benefits. 

Since late in 2009 .. I have willingly chosen to never collect unemployment benefits again .. as long asa I live and until I am no longer able, will work only for myself as a self employed person doing what feels right for me to do ..  to call it earning a living.

Even if work means I also get to make a joyful mess in the process.

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There used to be blog submission forms all over this website when I was devoted to gathering questions about unemployment I could answer. The point was always to discuss generally, how the burden of proof was attached to an issue and how that could affect a person's eligibility chances before, or after they quit, or were discharged.

Of course I was also trying to encourage some to consider a free case referral for representation, or coaching.

Well over 4,000 Q&As on the blog and many more via email, I really no longer have a burning desire to answer any and all questions I receive. Another reason .. is I rarely got answers to the questions I felt I needed to ask .. even if I insisted they view my evidence that what I needed from them, was whatever the particular burden of proof might be for quitting a job, or getting firedgetting fired, as being basic to their question,

"Can I collect unemployment if this, is what I tell you caused my unemployment"?

Warning: I've also been known to engage with trolls and others internet travelers, who just get under my skin when they stop by to anonymously spew hateful, or just hurtful words to someone who really might of opened up.

Effectively, trolls, nor I when I respond, add anything of value to the general discussion about winning unemployment benefits, but I mention this .. because any question you may ask, should not reveal your identity, so an employer can easily identify it was you who asked.

So, be sure to read the submission guidelines .. vs. just checking the box you read them. The guidelines make it clear a question, if answered, will become a public page on via the blog and a static page on Unemployment-Tips.com

Chris - Unemployment Tips

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