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Avoiding Unemployment When You Lose Your Job

A few weeks ago I lost my job and have considered filing for unemployment since I have not found work.

I am a photographer on the side so maybe I can avoid collecting unemployment if I can generate enough monopoly money printed by the fed. Take a look at this picture. I named it Sonoran Sci-Fi.
No the stars are not this clear in Arizona. Just a little photoshop magic. Hope you enjoy and if you know anyone who might be interested in this picture please forward the link.


The reason I am posting this on the daily paul is because I have been inspired by this site and what it stands for since 2008. And maybe if someone else see's that I am trying everything I can to avoid collecting unemployment they will be inspired by this site like I have been and follow an old/new dream while there is a little bit of the American dream hiding from those who wish to destroy it.

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UPDATE: Was just notified that this picture has been made picture of the day on the Coast to Coast am website. Fun stuff :)

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I had very mixed feelings about taking unemployment.

First of all, in a free society there SHOULD BE NO unemployment because it implies you have a right to a job - which you don't.

You have a right to seek work, but not to have it.

So the government puts this huge program in place (to justify bigger government), and they steal money from employers to put into a pool.

But what if a certain employer never lays anyone off? They still have to contribute to the pool.

And why does the government punish employers for hiring someone and then laying them off when the business environment calls for it, by forcing them to pay into an insurance pool which shouldn't even exist?

For one thing, it means you need bigger government (to administer the unemployment). It's no different than Socialist Security which also should not exist.

But it is what it is.

I was laid off last November and avoided unemployment for about 2 months - on principle.

But then I started thinkng about it. The reason I lost my job was due to government interference in the free market (that's another story).

That, combined with my absolute HATE for the government giving away billions of dollars in FOREIGN AID while this country goes broke.

So I decided to fight it another way and take the unemployment as long as I couldn't find work.

I'm now of the mind that about the only way to change things is to help break the system.

It's the same reason I didn't vote for Romney. I knew it would help Obama win, which would be very damaging to our country.

But I could not vote for an establishmment republican who is no different than the democrats - and in some ways worse.

I call this the "Let it burn" tactic.

Let it go completely to hell which Obama is facilitating as on cue.

Maybe when the fire gets big enough, the sheeples will wake up and do something about it.

But if we think we can do anything significant in this little movement, I'm afraid we're delusioned.

All we can do is prepare ourselves with the knowledge we have, and try to educate the sheeples on why it will collapse.

So in the meantime, if you get to the point where you need unemployment, I say take it without guilt and hurt them where it counts.

Otherwise, you've done your part for liberty.

And consider this also; All the money your employer paid into unmployment insurance was money they COULDN'T pay you.

So you've aready been damaged by the unemployment program. Maybe it's time to get a little back.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

The great thing about being

The great thing about being unemployed is you get to work for yourself. Working for yourself does require you schedule your own hours and develop your own skills, but you get flexibility and more control.

that's what I'm going for

Hoping to sell prints through the image host.

Truth is treason in an empire of lies

Made picture of the day on C2C am


I feel like Steve Martin in "The Jerk" when he gets the new phone book with his name in it.

I'm somebody! LOL

Truth is treason in an empire of lies

You pay for unemployment insurance

so why not collect when entitled?

I have been on unemployment a

I have been on unemployment a total of once in my life...before I was libertarian. Being a union employee who's average job lasts about 30 days I would say this is highly unusual. In the union the usual thing is to work a job until you get laid off, then go on the out of work list and collect unemployment till you get your next call. Unlike non-union people who collect you dont have to provide proof of attempts to find work to the unemployment office...being on the out of work list is enough...and whats worse is that you dont have to take any call you get, its absolutely sickening....people who take advantage of it call it "mailbox money" and collect unemployment at the same time as they work side jobs under the table. They seem to have no moral qualms doing this. As for how I personally avoid this....first I dont file for unemployment....I do go on the out of work list and will most times get a call before unemployment would kick in anyway....so even if I wanted it I consider it worthless, the union as far as I am concerned is a temp agency that provides me with health insurance...thats why I am a union member and thats what I pay my dues for. As to when I dont have union work going on, I work other fields non union. The most important aspect in finding a job with little trouble is diversifying your skillset. For instance, I am a carpenter, I am also a mechanic, a marble and granite installer, a computer tech, a customer service representative, a landscaper, a driver, and sometimes a military contractor. Its all about being able to make yourself valuable in as many fields as possible. One skillset is virtually worthless, even if you have no experience in a field apply for the job, learn a new skillset. They all serve you well. Being a jack of all trades is far superior to being a master of one. I also have a deal going with several people I can go to work for between union jobs if they need the help...its a win win...if they need the help I get a job and they dont have to worry about providing me with long term work or any benefits...if they dont I go to another contact or just cruise craigslist, stop in at whatever local business I think may be hiring etc. Jobs are ALWAYS out there cor those willibg to work hard.

Thanks for the positive

feedback :)

It's scary and fun all at the same time.

Some of my other pix:

U2 Spy Plane and moon - Featured on C2C am in 2010


Avenged Sevenfold

Just sharing for fun...

Truth is treason in an empire of lies

Sorry to hear about your change in fed notes

But it is YOUR job to DRAIN the beast as well as starve it!

Get on it asap and as many other things as you can until you have a job. If all of us DRAINED the beast we could not worry about the power grabs... No one will work for the fed for free.

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I honor you for your stand

I, too, have refused to take unemployment. Instead, I took jobs, any jobs, that would tide me over until I could find something I could make a living at. A three day job sorting fixtures at a retail store. A seasonal job as a go-fer at a roofing company. A courier. None of them paid well, all of them kept my body alive and my ethics intact.

It is no small thing to say "no, I will not take the free money" when all of your friends and family believe taking free money is the smart thing to do.

Stay true. It's hard, it's scary, but you will never, ever, have to back down in an argument overt the necessity of government welfare programs because you will be living proof that people can survive without them.

(I don't want to hear anyone tell me about how 'we paid for it, so we deserve it.' Bull. That money you paid in was spent and is gone. Any 'benefits' you take will come out of the pockets of today's taxpayers, not out of some account you built up in the past.)

Any suggestions?

Maybe I can create something that would mesh well with the rEVOLution.

Truth is treason in an empire of lies

Nice work!

If helpful, I lost part of my course-load as a teacher (in music) and was frustrated since the jobs that I was finding conflicted with my continued schedule. However, I did find that Craigslist 'gigs' filled in some gaps with various odd paid postings.

Sorry to hear of your loss, but good luck!