unemployment

05 Aug 2020

The Utterly Exhausting, Infuriating State of Covid-19

Life as we know it came to an abrupt halt across the Bay Area on March 17. At the time those sweeping shelter-in-place orders were issued, most people understood that the benefits far outweighed the inconveniences. After all, we didn’t want a repeat of the traumatizing scenes we’d just witnessed

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15 Jun 2020

There’s a New Clinic to Help Self-Employed Folks Apply for Unemployment

The economic collapse that happened as a result of the COVID pandemic has hit self-employed people especially hard. And the process of getting unemployment can be almost labyrinthine. That’s why I was excited to get a press release last week from the folks at the California Association for Micro Enterprise

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
18 Feb 2020

The Delicious Card: Rad Deals at 30+ SF Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 30 of your favorite SF eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, and support local journalism.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
20 Apr 2020

Unemployment Benefits for Gig Workers & Self-Employed Delayed at Least 2 Weeks

Millions of gig workers, self-employed people, and independent contractors have lost their livelihoods due to this pandemic, yet they don’t qualify for traditional unemployment benefits because they don’t work traditional jobs. As someone who works for themselves and whose business has been decimated by this pandemic, I’ve been thirstily awaiting

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
18 Sep 2019

Governor Signs Bill to Secure Rights for Many “Gig” Workers

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 Wednesday, which firms up what constitutes an independent contractor versus an employee and beginning in 2020, many workers will be reclassified according to the new rules. That’s music to the ears of many Uber and Lyft drivers who have been hard at work

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06 Dec 2017

When Not Finding a Job Makes You Feel Like a Loser

Being an adult is difficult. Paying for stuff is becoming increasingly difficult. Your job, if you’ve managed to find one, is a joke and you’re still broke. I might just be paraphrasing a line from the theme song to Friends, but it’s terrifyingly accurate if you’ve recently graduated college and

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Apploi Broke-Ass Stuart
08 Jan 2014

Apploi Makes Job Searches Quick and Convenient From Your Mobile Device

As the holidays slowly become a distant memory, so does your temporary or seasonal job. It’s time to look for something to get you through the winter months. Apploi, an application for your smartphone or tablet is changing the entire scope of the job application and hiring process. Apploi, a

Freddie Cosmo - Associate Debtitor 0
11 Apr 2013

The Perks of Being Unemployed

To the ones who have had some trouble holding down a job, or the ones who have had extreme difficulty actually landing a job to hold down, or the ones who simply just cannot work, here’s some good news. There are actually perks to being an unemployed citizen; a person

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20 Jul 2012

A Workingman’s Thoughts on Unemployment

I am a workingman. My alarm goes off at 7:30 am. I’m ready to start work by 9am. At 11am, I hit the gym for an hour then eat lunch. Afterwards it’s back to work until 6pm. I am a workingman. Sometimes I have deadlines and my keyboard rattles rhythmically

Jules Owen - Wandering Wastrel 2