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‘Why Does The Burden Fall On Us?’
No Easy Answers For Those Waiting
For Unemployment Benefits

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Posted By: AltaD, 5/9/2020 9:17:16 AM

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker continues defending the state’s unemployment system. (Snip) Gov. Pritzker’s hesitation to admit significant challenges in the system until Thursday has taken a toll. “And when you have a governor who was saying this past week there were no problems with the system my god,” he said. “He’s in denial that alone. Just festers such anger in you. It really shows how ill-prepared the state was for any kind of catastrophe really.” “And if we have a problem today what’s going to happen next week when other people come in and the situation becomes worse,” said Bob Pardon, an IT professional.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 5/9/2020 9:40:51 AM (No. 405827)
Because the democrats you keep electing never really do anything except line their pockets with your tax dollars.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: TJ54 5/9/2020 9:57:13 AM (No. 405857)
Meanwhile, Governor Tubby sent his wife on their private jet to “evil” Florida to their $12 million dollar estate to weather the crisis. Such solidarity with the people!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFNader 5/9/2020 11:12:47 AM (No. 405976)
Heard the other day that most State's computers still run COBAL er, however you spell it.....
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 5/9/2020 11:26:23 AM (No. 406001)
The idea that 'the government' owes you a living when you lose your job is a sad thing. People should have money saved to tide them over, plan for "a rainy day". But they do not bother, because 'the government' will take care of them. My sympathy bucket for people who expect others to take care of them is empty.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: KanCreeper 5/9/2020 12:08:31 PM (No. 406053)
The BIGGEST Problem with collecting Un-Employment Benefits is being able to contact the State Offices...Telephone 'waits' requiring minutes stretching into hours. Towards quitting time for the Employees of the State Offices; telephones seem to be somehow disconnected(?) THEY gotta get off on time, after all the States do not pay overtime! /sarc :-( Then there is the State Operated Computer Systems used in the Unemployment Office .... Purposely, OLD, SLOW JUNK !
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Reply 6 - Posted by: franq 5/9/2020 12:57:12 PM (No. 406113)
I was furloughed for 2 weeks right after Easter. North Carolina's system got me my two payments with relative ease. We have unemployment premiums confiscated; I expect benefits when I qualify. And we are not hurting for money. My BIL in PA, otoh, is still waiting for the state to mail him a PIN, so he can complete the sign up process. Heard 4-6 week wait is not uncommon.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 5/9/2020 3:47:39 PM (No. 406273)
Unemployment benefits have only been available for about sixty years and probably longer. Give the good governor a chance to catch up.
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