more pay in NJ being furloughed than working

tie1on

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New Jersey unemployment pays approx $560 dollars for 4.3 weeks vs $30 dollars for 76 hours.

I guess it pays to get furloughed. you actually make more money and do not have to commute
 

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New Jersey unemployment pays approx $560 dollars for 4.3 weeks vs $30 dollars for 76 hours.

I guess it pays to get furloughed. you actually make more money and do not have to commute
I hear yah man in the same boat up here in New York, may not be the exact same pay as what I was getting but hey meaning being home a little more...priceless.

Hang in there. There is a ton of us out there!
 

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Unemployment comes from unemployment insurance. I always thought that the company paid 100% of this insurance.

This is the reason that Northwest fought so hard (and successfully) to prevent the striking mechanics from collecting unemployment. I was told at a meeting that it would have cost Northwest a lot of money if the judge allowed the mechanics to claim unemployment (via insurance payments I guess).
 

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New Jersey unemployment pays approx $560 dollars for 4.3 weeks vs $30 dollars for 76 hours.

I guess it pays to get furloughed. you actually make more money and do not have to commute
If you don't mind sharing, where'd you get this info? I'm one of the 148 who'll be needing it in a couple of weeks...
 

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If furloughed in Sept 08, unemployment benefits are based of a snapshot of a year period. It would be March 1 07 - April 1 08. Take the average income over that period and devide by 56. Take 60% of that number and that is what you qualify for. (max $560/wk) Considering most CAL newhires came from higher paying jobs, you are likely to hit that max. I will.

Take this money and 6 months of travel benifits and have some fun. Or spend it on beer. Your call.
 

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Thanks for the info. I'm assuming that's total gross income (not net) for that 12 month period, and divided by 52 weeks in the 12 months? Or is it actually 56? Where'd you get this info please?

FYI, I'm planning to enjoy both the travel benefits and quite a bit of beer the first 6 months! A furlough sucks, but might as well try to make the most of it.
 
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