Thursday, January 13, 2011

Unemployment Interview

So I did get approved for the extended unemployment benefits.  I am so thankful for it; it's the only way we have survived this last year.  In the mail the other day I got a letter that told me that I have to go down to the unemployment office next Thursday for a review.

Has anyone ever had to go to one of these?  I am unsure what to expect.  I have my log of information on places that I have inquired at or submitted applications to but I guess what I am more interested in is what exactly the interview itself will be like.  

The appointment is first thing in the morning so I am hoping that will work in my favor - that the unemployment "agent" will be in a good mood because no one has argued with them yet.  Does that make sense?

So if you've experienced this interview, can you let me know what to expect?  thank you!!! 


Lin said...

I did YEARS ago and I found the people quite helpful. BUT that was YEARS ago--as in 18 years ago. Sorry. Just be confident and respectful. I think that works with most government employees. And ask them what THEY think. Good luck!

Lola said...

I agree with Lin. And don't volunteer anything. Answer only what they ask. You don't want to inadvertently give them a reason to deny you. Don't volunteer your log unless they ask for it. Chances are they won't even ask and it's just one of those hoops they make people go through to see who will show up and who they can knock off the unemployment rolls because they failed to appear so the stats look better. Lol!

livintheblues said...

I have never had one..but I can still wish you good luck..:)

Tammy said...

We are in MI and my hubby has been on unemployment for 78 weeks then it was stopped. He just this week was able to get it again. I guess this extension is only for up to 99 weeks. He has to do everything by phone or on the computer so I don't know about a interview. But with all the people they have to see it can't be much. Good Luck :)