Belly's daily question? 05-14-2020

Belly35 Elderly Intellectual
10,015 posts 56 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 14, 2020 2:17 PM

Is $600.00 a week unemployment to much during this COVID-19? Explanation, please... 

 


Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 14, 2020 2:28 PM

too*

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 87 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 14, 2020 5:12 PM

I don’t like knowing that people working grocery stores, dollar stores, carry out, etc., are making less than those on unemployment. 

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 53 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 14, 2020 5:27 PM

 

It is essentially improper to pay people more on unemployment than they were earning while employed.  The benefit should have been capped at prior average weekly earnings.

 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 14, 2020 7:21 PM

Yes. They should have been paid their normal rates, not more. But the government is a bunch of incompetent morons. They should have let the employers pay them and then give them money or forgive taxes or something.

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 87 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 14, 2020 8:13 PM

Right.  It wasn’t very well thought out.  

Belly35 Elderly Intellectual
10,015 posts 56 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 15, 2020 8:22 AM
posted by Automatik

too*

Always good to have a spell check that does not contribute.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 188 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 15, 2020 10:56 AM

I'd agree that people losing their jobs via COVID should have gotten what they were getting instead of this fancy formula. According to Ohio unemployment rules, it's what? Half your base salary plus that bonus $600 per check? Doing the math, that'd mean the break-even point would be $1200/week salary, which is $62+K per year. I would guess that if you took all the people placed into unemployment, there would be far more getting more money to do nothing than there would be taking that cut. Nice bonus if you can get it, I guess, but seems wasteful and unnecessary.

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 53 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 15, 2020 11:59 AM
posted by Heretic

I'd agree that people losing their jobs via COVID should have gotten what they were getting instead of this fancy formula. According to Ohio unemployment rules, it's what? Half your base salary plus that bonus $600 per check? Doing the math, that'd mean the break-even point would be $1200/week salary, which is $62+K per year. I would guess that if you took all the people placed into unemployment, there would be far more getting more money to do nothing than there would be taking that cut. Nice bonus if you can get it, I guess, but seems wasteful and unnecessary.

 

All of this is correct.

 

Congrats by the way.

Belly35 Elderly Intellectual
10,015 posts 56 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 15, 2020 12:16 PM

I can see this coming but no politician will address this now...... 

What happens next year when these people do their taxes ... I have to pay the IRS how much... what a surprise this will be.  

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