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I've heard a couple people reference filing for unemploymen fff1309/07/17
apply....if you worked full time for 2 quarters you can appl jdcumlaude09/07/17
1. OP you are an idiot, go get your fuking money. 2. Do triplesix09/07/17
A friend of mine has been doing doc review for years in NYC. isthisit09/07/17
Curious how does that work? How long between gigs because us notreallyalawyer09/07/17
No clue. I never cared enough to ask. I assume it works isthisit09/07/17
You are a fuking lawyer and have internet access, google you triplesix09/07/17
You're a lawyer, you have a law degree and passed the bar. N nighthawk09/07/17
The above message is over-the-top sarcasm, right? I hope to wolfman09/07/17
Yes, it was sarcasm. Also, someone went to law school for nighthawk09/07/17
DC waiting period is 1 week. That 1 week after applying, so bittersweet09/07/17
Not quite accurate, he would lose 1 week of UI and would sti triplesix09/07/17
Thank you all for your input. I'm sorry for coming across a fff1309/08/17
Relationship? ROFL. I have been on a project and someone tedandlisa12309/08/17
I think filing for unemployment tends to get them to find wo bigsal09/09/17
fff13 (Sep 7, 2017 - 12:47 pm)

I've heard a couple people reference filing for unemployment when not working on doc review projects. I'm considering this, but don't want to negatively affect my relationship with the organization, and not sure if it will technically count as a layoff.

Does anybody have any experience with this? I'm also going to get paid $800 or so from some solo work, but not planning to report as income. Can't rely on that alone and looking to cover basic expenses as I look this time.

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jdcumlaude (Sep 7, 2017 - 12:56 pm)

apply....if you worked full time for 2 quarters you can apply....I have done it before when with UnitedLex. Came back 2 months later and worked for them again when the work came back.

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triplesix (Sep 7, 2017 - 2:20 pm)

1. OP you are an idiot, go get your fuking money.


2. Don't do the second one or at least don't post it here, don't be a fuking a idiot.

PS. I can't believe this is even question... Americans are fuking retarded idiots brainwashed by the elites. They all think they are too rich to get their money while riding unemployment. Yeah bc your family paying for your sorry ass makes you more of man...

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isthisit (Sep 7, 2017 - 2:25 pm)

A friend of mine has been doing doc review for years in NYC. He always files after a project if he qualifies. The review company almost always tries to fight it but he eventually gets his vig.

Get yours OP. Ain't no shame in this game.

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notreallyalawyer (Sep 7, 2017 - 2:28 pm)

Curious how does that work? How long between gigs because usually unemployment has a waiting period anyways.

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isthisit (Sep 7, 2017 - 2:38 pm)

No clue. I never cared enough to ask.

I assume it works just like all other unemployment claims (weekly hours work, length of employment, etc.) Check your local agency's website.

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triplesix (Sep 7, 2017 - 5:30 pm)

You are a fuking lawyer and have internet access, google your jurisdiction.

No wonder monkeys get crap treatment, phony lawyers can't even stand up for their own employment rights.

This is disgraceful.

I remember when dieter was trying to talk me out of getting mine on some employment issue with a sweatshop bc it "would ruin the relationship" lawl...

what relationship? me getting fuked over on some cash?

For all of you reading this, get yours fools! Quit living by a phony employment religion boomers have taught you.

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nighthawk (Sep 7, 2017 - 4:39 pm)

You're a lawyer, you have a law degree and passed the bar. No way you take a government handout. Better to be homeless than get on public assistance. Better to die of starvation than unemployment. Unemployment is for high school dropouts and starving artists, not for those with a JD. Anyway, you should have a corporate job paying at least 90k plus generous benefits. You deserve it.

Also, never tick up Update Legal and the like. They are your friends. No one would ever file for unemployment after working with them.

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wolfman (Sep 7, 2017 - 4:52 pm)

The above message is over-the-top sarcasm, right? I hope to God it is that.

In any case, OP: file for UI the moment your project ends, whether you get it or not depends on how long you worked and how much you made. The reason for your layoff is "lack of work." Obviously, do not work (or travel abroad) while collecting UI.

Anyone who thinks filing for UI will affect their "relationship" with the agency is crazy... you have none, so there is nothing to affect. I did doc review in NYC on and off for three years for several agencies (although not Update; aren't they like real bottom-of-the-barrel?), and always collected unemployment when not working. No agency ever fought it, or gave me any problems...

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nighthawk (Sep 7, 2017 - 5:14 pm)

Yes, it was sarcasm.

Also, someone went to law school for a corporate gig and ends up in doc review. Why is it such a step down to go on unemployment? Dued was doing doc review in some dinky basement, not drafting opinions about a sophisticated corporate deal.

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bittersweet (Sep 7, 2017 - 5:44 pm)

DC waiting period is 1 week. That 1 week after applying, so if you wait 2 weeks after the layoff you may have screwed yourself.

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triplesix (Sep 7, 2017 - 5:49 pm)

Not quite accurate, he would lose 1 week of UI and would still have to do 1 week wait period.

He is still eligible to collect full 6 months tho.

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fff13 (Sep 8, 2017 - 1:34 pm)

Thank you all for your input. I'm sorry for coming across as a fuking idiot. I will update if anything of interest happens.

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tedandlisa123 (Sep 8, 2017 - 3:30 pm)

Relationship? ROFL.

I have been on a project and someone died. Agency didn't even send flowers and there was someone new in the seat come Monday.

If you want a relationship, adopt a dog.

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bigsal (Sep 9, 2017 - 1:08 am)

I think filing for unemployment tends to get them to find work for you.

On the Detroit circuit, some agencies would be blowing up my phone as soon as my UI was approved.

If I said no to work they'd fight my benefits obviously.

You give them a financial incentive to put you on the next project by filing for UI.

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