June 22, 2006
it never ends

just when i thought it was safe to breathe, i get a call from the unemployment people.

the ex-boss is protesting my claim, saying all kinds of untruths about me and my employment there, like that i took too much sick time and instant messaged all day and was generally unpleasant.

so.

now i am in danger of not getting any unemployment, which could suck really fucking bad in about a week when my rent is due. i hope that interview i had monday pans out... or that the job i sent my resume in to today does... because i don't want to have to go through this again. i just want to work somewhere decent, where the boss isn't always trying to get me into his office or saving p0rn to the shared folder of the network.

why isn't there any way for me to make his feel as bad as i do?

and incase this post wasn't as uplifting as you had hoped, please visit the post below, or just skip me altogether and hit up the omg ponies people.



33 Comments:

Blogger Autumn said...

hang in there. i was in that no job situation awhile ago too and know how stressful it can be.

Blogger Tits McGee said...

Aw, Kendra. That just blows.

Want me to go rough that pervy scumbag up for you?

Blogger Sachi said...

I pout for you. I hate slimey people.

Blogger Libby said...

I'm with Tits. (That sounded 9 kinds of wrong) I'll come down to beat the snot out of him.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ex bosses suck. You don't.

xo

bj

Blogger ❉ pixie ❉ said...

shit-tay. Hope it all works out for you.

Blogger sleepydog said...

Hang in there Miss Kendra, it has to get better !!
Don't you get a hearing or something if your ex-boss is contesting the unemployment ? There must be a forum for you to tell your side of things.
Once everything pans out you should sue the douchebag for sexual harrassment, or better yet, have him whacked.

God, I hate assholes like that, especially the ones that fuck with my favorite bloggers.

Blogger Auntie Sassy said...

WTF? He FIRED you. You GET unemployment. He continues to download his nasty porn and store it on his local network and someday burn in hell.

This is the way of the world.

Blogger Nick said...

What a complete douchebag. he has no need to attempt to screw you over. It's not like he's the one paying you anymore, he shouldn't give a fuck. People like that are wastes of space.


I have a good feeling that you will be alright. I could buy another purse if it helps, the last one was a big hit.

keep your chin up, sassafrass.

Blogger Sunflowerfairy said...

Ok, first of all, I bet 10 bucks that he doesn't even show to the hearing. Ditto Nick on the douchebag.

Secondly, don't you have a photo of a note he left on the dishwasher? Yeah, that somewhat proves that it was a hostile work environment. Does unemployment have someone you can talk to about the hearing? Trust me, it's not as bad as you are imagining.

He's just trying to make you sweat. Asshat.

Blogger Sarah Smile said...

I'm with Tits too. (*giggle*)

Tell your side. You have the advantage of not being a complete asswipe, so maybe they'll listen. Plus, uh, you're telling the truth and all. That helps sometimes. Not as often as it should, but sometimes.

If all else fails, I'll pay good money for your new line of knits.

Blogger Uccellina said...

According to the EDD Website:

In Prescod v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (1976), the Court held that the burden of disqualification is on the employer or the Department, and not the claimant.

The burden of proof is by "weight of evidence" which, simply stated, means that the evidence on one side is greater than on the other. For a discussion on this concept, see P-R-190. If the employer cannot show by weight of evidence that the claimant was discharged for misconduct, the claimant will be found eligible.

Blogger Uccellina said...
Blogger Quirkalot said...

I'll send in my Dad's friends if you want. They give off that "Soprano's" vibe. Your ex-boss is a complete jackass. Actually, that word's too nice.

I love you.

Blogger jiggs said...

what a dick

Blogger Übermilf said...

A lot of people try that crap because it does cost them, but I don't remember how right now and I'm too tired and lazy to look it up.

He's just being an asshole. He'll get his just desserts some day.

Blogger FRITZ said...

'kay, don't panic. same thing over here...i got denied unemployment.
things will happen. start callin' folks; if i actually had money and wasn't thinking about bankruptcy, i'd freakin' send you some.

SAVE MISS KENDRA, FOLKS! Take up a donation. Hell, any little bit will help....

I'm thinking of you. You'll get a job.

Anonymous skg said...

A few misconceptions about Unemployment, here. First, an employer has to pay into the unemployment insurance fund. They have the right to refute any claim against them. You know that you are NOT automatically entitled to receive it and the employer is always contacted if there's a discrepancy between the claimant and the employer. NOW, refuting the claim requires documentation. Ucellina's right--he's gotta prove that you've been reprimanded and the reasons for letting you go. "He said, she said," may be nice on Judge Judy, but it doesn't carry a lot of weight in real life.

Blogger me said...

if i owned my own business i'd so falsify work permit documents and bring you in and have you do little work for an exorbitant amount of money and pay your rent for you...

the way they do with all the other ex-pats that work here. but you'd be different because you smell like cookies and that's a good thing.

seriously. try applying outside of the country. bermudians love americans... :D

Blogger TinaPoPo said...

I don't know anything about the legality of the situation, but what skg and ucellina said sounds promising. I think he's trying to scare you into withdrawing your claim.

Blogger ladylinoleum said...

You need to fight this. This happened to my husband last month too and he ended up winning.

Blogger slappy said...

There's no revenge sweeter than the flaming sack of dog crap.

Blogger xt said...

I used to live in Vegas. I know people. Let me know if you need him "taken care of."

;-)

Love you Miss Kendra. It will be alright. Usually unemployment ignores the employers and will pay you. He may appeal, but even there, they usually ignore the employers. :)

Chin up, love.

Blogger Brookelina said...

My brother is going through the same thing right now. I'm so full of righteous indignation for both of you I feel like I'm going to explode.

Hang in there and fight for what's yours. And by the way, maybe you should let the tech people there look into his Internet history. I'm sure they would love seeing his porn sites.

Blogger Stephieface said...

I got fired from my old job at CompUSA for being pregnant. So I applied for unemployment and they of course disputed it. Come Hearing day they never showed. The lady judge person recorded my statement and that was that. I won and received Unemployment. Alot of places do it to scare you into getting another job so that they don't have to pay, and they will trump up charges attempting to make you the claiment look bad in front of the judge (they aren't actually a judge but I can't at the moment recall what the title is). I totally cried my eyes out when I received teh notice they were disputing it. In the end though it all turned out and just as long as you remain calm, don't cuss, and tell the truth you'll be fine.
Good Luck :D

Blogger demondoll said...

I'm w/ Slappy. That perv needs a flaming bag o'poo...
I bet that coward doesn't even show to the hearing. And that's a great idea about letting the techies check out his computer. He'll get his eventually.
Good luck!

Anonymous Meg said...

Hang in there, Kendra :)

Best wishes from New York.

Anonymous Stella said...

I think the unemployment people will be on your side. You are obviously a nice, together, person, and what a piece of scum would deny your unemployment claim? Don't worry too much.

Blogger Spinning Girl said...

WTF?

WTF?!?!?!?

Please just come to Connecticut. You can be my au pair, and at night I will rub you down with You'd Better Believe It's Not Butter.

Blogger FRITZ said...

How is the lace project coming?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be diligent with the unemployment office. You did not quit you were fired. When you collect unemployment the company is responsible for a portion of your benefits, that is why they are saying its your fault you were let go.

Blogger karla said...

okay, that's the last straw. I'm going to to your ex-boss's office and accusing him of raping me. I'll stand in the middle of the office and cry and scream that he took away my faith in humanity, not to mention leaving me with 4 incurable STDs. That'll fix that jackass.

Blogger Rrramone said...

Fingers are crossed.

And I like Karla's plan.

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