Wow the unemployment helpers are rude (in Off-topic)

Pwned April 29 2010 2:59 PM EDT

I called to get information about going to school and how it would affect my benefits and the lady on the other line was extremely rude. She gave me no information at all. All she asked was what hours my classes where at at what days. Almost guaranteed I am to loose benefits and that lady provided no information whatsoever. Plus she was rude when I asked her about the workforce investment act(WIA), she told me to look it up or ask someone at a community center. Then when I asked about information regarding financial help for schooling she reworded it to "so you want more money?". I got laid off, girl get your smart !@# outta here. Damn! I didn't say that but I wanted I told her thanks for helping and to have a good day goodbye, click.

What do you get paid to do? Help people? Why are you in this field/line of work?

Sooooo I'm gonna loose my benefits. Yay go me. Sale thread ensuing.

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] April 29 2010 3:01 PM EDT

You should file a complaint against her and then have her join you in the laid off and see how she feels >:].

Pwned April 29 2010 3:02 PM EDT

Evil :)

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] April 29 2010 3:04 PM EDT

Oh yes very! But someone like that shouldn't be working in that field of work. Probably best for both parties.

QBRanger April 29 2010 3:19 PM EDT

What do you get paid to do? Help people? Why are you in this field/line of work?
Welcome to public sector work! Just as friendly as the DMV!

All that fun, great benefits, excellent pension and all the tude in the world!

Best of all, trying to get someone in a public sector job fired is almost impossible due to the unions.

Your only real hope is to call back and hope against hope you find someone nicer.

Pwned April 29 2010 3:32 PM EDT

Just as friendly as the DMV!

Oh Yea I hate the DMV some of those people are ridiculously mean. This crazy lady failed me on my driving test. It was messed up too because several times before I had friends drive me through the route and I drove through the route too. Of-course after no training whatsoever and no change in my driving another worker passed me with flying colors the following month.

BadFish April 29 2010 3:51 PM EDT

This crazy lady failed me on my driving test. ... Of-course after no training whatsoever and no change in my driving another worker passed me with flying colors the following month.

Oh ofc. This is a common practice with driving instructors. Even if you make no mistakes, they will often fail you (especially if you are young and male) the first time in an effort to... i think make you drive better? Of course that didn't happen to me, but I'm special.

Pwned April 29 2010 3:53 PM EDT

Yea, I noticed because the girl that tested before me, didn't know how to park properly but she was passed.

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] April 29 2010 4:02 PM EDT

DMVs have been very kind to me. Too kind...

sebidach [The Forgehood] April 29 2010 4:07 PM EDT

Some person I know went to his unemployment helper and she was very nice to him and in the end gave him her phone number. They met and he found out that she was collecting sex wit her clients like trophies. ;)

ControlFreak April 29 2010 4:17 PM EDT

hmmm, sorry to hear about this. Hope your situation improves.

Last time I was unemployed (at the start of the financial crisis), the woman who "helped" me was quite uniformed about the basic job searching process and thought the best idea for a newly educated engineer would
be a 2 weeks "learn the internet" course.

But to her defense she was very positive and happy.. In the end I just
moved abroad.

and..well the worker in Sebidach's story was definitely not rude.. but somehow I recon her clients still got laid off.

AdminLamuness April 29 2010 5:11 PM EDT

When I went through unemployment, I had to attend a mandatory orientation at the local Work Source. At the orientation, the guy went through topics such as WIA, CAT, and Training Benefits. You should try going down to the local center, as they really do have more information than the people on the phone.

{CB1}Sparticus [Screwed Justice] April 29 2010 5:23 PM EDT

I suggest you quit calling em and go in person instead. Face to face interaction keeps them in check. and if you dont like how your being treated, talk to their boss right then.. They are government workers who are supposed to be doing their jobs in a professional manner. If they refuse to help you, Go in and talk to the person in charge and tell them your situation and how you were treated. Bet that chick becomes uber-nice afterwards. Hell, the next time you go in she may be the person standing in the unemployment line next to you. :P

{CB1}Sparticus [Screwed Justice] April 29 2010 5:24 PM EDT

didnt see deletes post but ya. id complain to her boss.
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