18 June 2011

One more update (for awhile... I think)

I think most of you have heard by now (by way of me shouting from the rooftops), but for those of you who haven't, the bill I mentioned the other day was signed into law Friday evening.  The only thing I have to hope now is that it applies to me.  I believe that it does.  Everything I've read states that the extension applies to people who have received unemployment compensation for 72 weeks, and (by my count), I'll have 73 weeks by the time I run out. 

So, I'm hoping two things (1) that I've counted correctly and (2) that the law actually mean "at least 72 weeks."  If they actually stick to "no, we meant 72 and only 72," I told Mom that I will go to Harriburg and give them back one week's worth in cash, if necessary.  Pennies, nickels, dimes, however they want it, they can have it.

I'm going to continue to clean/prepare to pack for a while, though, just in case.  There is still a chance that I may not land a job before this extension runs out, and if I don't, then I'll DEFINITELY have to move to Missouri.  And I'll be prepared.  That was always the plan, anyway, and that's roughly the expected original timeline.

The frenzy this past month was that they suddenly cut off the benefits with no notice to anyone.  I mean, had they sent out a notice in April when this happened, I could have been planning all this since then!  That's what frustrates me the most.

But some other things have been happening, and I just generally feel like maybe the tides are starting to turn.  Just maybe that lil' ol' fortune cookie knew what it was talking about.

1 comment:

  1. Oscar is powering through his classes at double speed. We both worry about losing unemployment before he gets his certification.
    In the meantime, we are selling massive Ebay each week (this week, 69 auctions)