Anybody else been on unemployment this year? I’ve been on and off while I got laid off/furloughed and after my teaching contract expired, but mostly I’ve been on the dole since April. It’s insane the stupid hoops you have to jump through all for less than 300 a week. Right now the state of MO is making us report three job related activities a week when I can’t even really go out and do much because of the pandemic.
Yesterday the dept of employment security called me out of the blue and asked me all these dumb questions about the adjunct teaching I did up until May. It was things I’d already told them, but I guess they were trying to catch me in a lie. Also, I could tell they were recording me on the other end because my voice kept echoing back lol. She said they still had to call the university I worked at to “do their due diligence,” which is hilarious because I haven’t worked there since May. Then today they went ahead and approved my weekly claim and scheduled my payment.