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About Chris and Unemployment Tips.com 

What should I tell you about me, that might also matter to you, if you want to know about collecting unemployment benefits?

The only reason I decided to write about unemployment benefits from the perspective of collecting, is because I lost my job, as a unemployment appeal hearing coordinator for a  Third Party UI Claim Administrator in 2006 (link is a list of some better known companies that manage UI claims for employers) through no fault of my own .. and my employer still attempted to confuse the issue in my case, with what can only be called a pathetic intent of to stop my benefits.

So, for someone who'd long been wondering if it was possible to learn how to build a website and have their own online arts and craft type business, I thought unemployment insurance benefits might be a more expeditious way to test the waters on something completely foreign to my non-technical DNA .. with a side benefit of releasing some thoughts cluttering up my brain on the subject of UI.

Amazingly, research paid off again for me, because I chose a website builder, vs. all the other options I had investigated .. and even tried for free, because of the promise it's  free and/or easy to learn how to build a website .. but still may not have anybody visiting it.

Shortly after I subscribed to Solo Build It, an all in one suite of tools, hosting, and education to learn how to build a website for the intent of building a real online business presence, my former employer interrupted my grand plans, with an offer of suitable work .. albeit a temporary job with none of the fringe benefits, such as the medical insurance I was still using, when they eliminated my position while I was on an approved FMLA leave.

In case you haven't read, I'm not a fan of temporary staffing agencies for some very good reasons.

Just the words  "temp agency" was enough to send me into CYA mode .. and frankly, that's an exhausting way to live, or work for a living.

After close to three years as a benefitless temp employee during the day .. I was a driven woman typing answers about getting unemployment benefits like a mad one at night until I finally voluntarily quit the temporary coordinator job .. with good cause.  And after the employer's board appeal was dismissed, I voluntarily stopped collecting benefits to set myself free from all those conditional eligibility requirements that force an unemployed person to look for and be able and available to accept an offer of suitable "covered employment"  vs. raising issues to be investigated .. by self-employment, should my plan to earn money from this website, beginning in late 2009 actually work.

What Keeps Me On My Toes Here

Earning money is still what keeps me on my toes.   The cost of hosting, building and/or just maintaining this website, has been $299 a year.

I have never advertised Unemployment-Tips.com anywhere .. unless you think of a facebook page as a form of advertising.  Personally, when I think about facebook, I think dreaded chore .. so generally, I just ignore it .. unless I read something that gets me all heated about how our employee rights in this country are being allowed by us .. to slip away.

I can tell you now that it's 2018 and the unemployment rate is at a historical low, my mind has been cleared of a lot of clutter about unemployment insurance only to be replaced by  clutter to do with my latest art, or craft project.


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