Is this because of covid or unrelated?
in Australia the gov has a system where it will pay whatever company you work with 1500 per fortnight to cover some of your wage if they stand you down until you can come back. Anything like that in the states?
Souly, I got furloughed because of Covid. I've been working from home for the last 3 weeks but with none of our stores open we have no money coming in.
I'm in the UK and a retail worker. We had to close a couple of weeks ago and I was on full pay until last week. This week as I'm officially furloughed I will get 80% of my wage through the UK government. They company could have topped up the last 20% if they wanted but as they are cheapskates they are not going to. I'm not complaining though as there are worse things in the world than staying and chilling at home.
That's rough kurt. I work for a retailer (corporate office) and they really screwed the people in the stores. It's a rough industry. The company literally makes it's money off the backs of the workers in the stores but get the shaft often. At least that's the case in the States.
For unemployment, in New Jersey we get I think only 60% of my salary which sucks normally. That's hard to live on since my state is a very high cost of living state. Among the highest in the US besides California. But with the CARES Act they passed, people who are unemployed should get $600 extra per week. I haven't seen yet what I got from my state (since I can't file until my last day Friday) but I think between the two, I'll get paid more than if I worked, which makes no god damn sense lol. And they're sending $1200 to every taxpayer. I have no idea where this money is coming from considering our president kept saying we're broke before all this
Either way, I was burning out hardcore at work lately so I'll take the 2.5 month vacation. I can work on the site, do some woodworking, catch up on gaming and finally finish Death Stranding, and do all the household projects I've been putting off the last 3 years lol. Oh and my Jeep is falling apart so I can get that fixed up too