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Old 01-24-2023, 02:43 PM   #81951 (permalink)
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It's been a hell of a day. I nearly threw myself into traffic. I'll try to update you as briefly as I can for the few who've been kind enough to offer condolences.

I learned there is a Veterans rep (regarding the veterans job I just applied for) at the city's training center and was encouraged to print and deliver a resume directly to her. I put on my best suit and went downtown. She never showed due to a family emergency. When I got home I emailed the rep my docs and left a VM on her cell saying "hope the fam is okay - here's my resume." I later learned that government job applicants are filtered by a computer based on the responses to the 65-question survey I filled out when I applied so my efforts really won't be of any merit.

I also learned there is a small satellite unemployment office downtown hidden in the back of a restaurant with no signage. I paid $14 for parking and got lost in the cold trying to find the hidden office. They sat me at a phone where I was put on hold for an hour to talk to customer service in Albany. I had a panic attack and security had to escort me outside to get my breathing back to normal.

Evidently, NYS had botched my unemployment user ID tying it to the email address I'd used 15 years ago which is why benefits were held up. They said they can't pay me back for the last 8 weeks unless they cancel my claim and have me go home, wait 24 hrs for a reset, and start the entire process from scratch, then try to call them again to get them to manually back-date the claim for those 8 weeks.

They said the other hold up was that my employer never got back to them with a reason for termination, and said that it would likely be another 8-10 weeks on top of the first 8 weeks before they can approve my waiting week for my first unemployment payment.

I really hope I catch a break soon. I can't take much more of this. Thanks for listening. Wish me luck.
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Old 01-24-2023, 02:58 PM   #81952 (permalink)
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sorry to hear about that ISB, hopefully you can get what you're looking for. It seems like you're dealing with some stress too definitely wishing you the best of luck.
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Old 01-24-2023, 03:06 PM   #81953 (permalink)
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you're really going through some horrible times. Hold on man
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Old 01-24-2023, 03:22 PM   #81954 (permalink)
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Yes, truly terrible. I'm so sorry, ISB. Anxiety is the worst, and given all the stress you've been under, it's no wonder you experienced a panic attack. I know from personal experience how frightening panic attacks can be, and how exhausting chronic anxiety is. I hope it is a comfort to know that we care and are here to listen.
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Old 01-24-2023, 07:57 PM   #81955 (permalink)
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Unbelievable. Really feel for you man, but don't let it get to you. At least you have a nice elegant house where you can relax among all your antiques and shut out the outside world. It might be an idea to read some Holmes or something, kind of take yourself back to a more simple time? Or listen to some older music? Classical maybe? I don't know: maybe you just want to go to bed, though you were saying you had issues sleeping. Did you get those resolved? I hope so. Why not have a look at those Muppet Show videos I sent you? That might cheer you up.

Take care and, like Mr. Micawber, I am confident something will turn up.
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Old 01-25-2023, 12:50 PM   #81956 (permalink)
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That is an abysmal breakdown of the system and I’m so sorry you are victim to it. Unfortunately this is not uncommon. My ex worked for unemployment and disability insurance, and what I can recommend is that you demand your case be elevated to a supervisor (and their supervisor if needed) because in my experience these kinds of problems can be easily fixed by getting the right person on your case. It’s an unfortunate truth with severe consequences, but the people that work at these agencies are uneducated Tom Dick and Harrys with no common sense or diligence. I’m so sorry this is happening to you.
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You guys are very kind; thank you. I'll share a new social adventure for a bit of positivity.

Last night I met and engaged the new Outreach Coordinator for the national headquarters of the leading secular humanist organization of which I am a member. He spoke about a new event series he's launching for roundtable in-depth discussions. He was impressed with my ideas and asked if I would like to create and host some of their first events.

My chosen topic would be the theme for four consecutive bi-weekly forums. He said he expects around 10-15 people per event. The four discussions would be followed by a book club event with a book I would select for everyone to read based on the central theme, and then a fifth and final event would be a lecture by a prominent national figure and subject expert that the organization would pay to fly to our city to give a talk and answer questions. That final event would hopefully have 40-50 persons in attendance.

I'm an introvert so this is a real challenge for me, but I love compiling research on subjects for which I am passionate. I'm putting together a survey of relevant news, media related to the subject to launch the discussions, literature, and potential experts to deliver a talk.

This project will give me something positive to do while I'm unemployed and battling ruminating thoughts. And it will be an opportunity for me to take on an important role in the organization I love and support. Perhaps it will opens doors for me down the line. I just have to overcome my anxieties about hosting and leading all of these events. They would take place this summer.

Wish me luck!
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Well if anhyone deserves it it's you. though I don't think you'll need it: this seems to be bread and butter to someone with your organisational skills. But best of luck anyway!
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Woke up this morning with a combination of sore throat, cough, stomach pain, and a fever. taking it as easy as I can today. haven't been sick in what feels like years so it's hitting me pretty hard. fluids and chicken noodle soup for lunch today.
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