Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I'm beginning to notice a pattern...

The job search is making me CRAZY.  Honestly, I was not this freaked out about it until unemployment started harassing me with "Eligibility Reviews" in my final tier of extended benefits.  I got another letter in the mail today.

I kid you not.

Next week, for those of you who are keeping track, will make three reviews in three months.  I do not know ANYONE who has had to do this!  I am frantically looking for jobs, I am taking on-line classes...I mean, it is making me lose my freakin mind and I have had enough!

I tried to get in touch with an actual person at the unemployment office to see WHY I am being singled out like this but so far no luck.  I had a phone interview today with one place and I had a good interview with another place last week that we are doing a follow up on Thursday.  I mean, I AM trying.  Believe me, I would like nothing more than to NEVER have to drive all that way for nothing ever again.  Because really, the little bit that I get from them is starting to not seem like such a good thing if I have to be killing myself like this.

Has anyone out there ever been called in three times in three months like this or am I just special?


Ruth said...

I don't know if unemployment is run anything like Social Security, but if it is you should have a specific caseworker assigned to you. That person's name should be on the letter you received; if you can't get through by phone you can try writing to them, at least to find out if there's some way to do these reviews over the phone or through the mail rather than driving all that way. It definitely does sound weird that you'd be reviewed every month when you know other people on unemployment who aren't.

I get frustrated with SS too sometimes, I got a form in the mail to fill out as a review of my daughter's case. I went in for a review appointment for both kids at the SS office less than six months ago; supposedly they don't do these reviews more than once a year, usually much less often. They're just now getting around to checking if my daughter is still eligible under the adult rules--she turned 18 a year and a half ago! I'm like, if she's denied will they claim she's been overpaid and expect the money to be returned? I don't have that kind of cash laying around, that's why the kids are on SSI in the first place. It's frustrating.

Petula said...

You are definitely special, but that has nothing to do with this. :-D Okay, not funny? I have no idea about this. The last time I was on unemployment was 1993, I think. I tried filing last year after I worked the temp job and they said I had to have worked the year before. Okay great. That helps me how? I am normally freelance and contracted so... an-t-way, that doesn't help you.

I hope you get resolution quickly because with the price of gas driving unnecessarily is for the birds.