Unemployment shortfalls…

At Macy’s i work on commission… And everyday i must cover my $9.00 an hour draw.. 7 hrs ×9 equals $63 a day that Macys is paying us right now.. I’m one of the lucky ones… That’s $315 minus taxes, fico, and s.s.(at 25 %) equals $227.25 a week… I cannot pay rent food, auto loan, insurance, gas (taking care of mom in Boynton) ,dentist loan, electric, capital 1(when times are tough) and going out( to support our local economy.. Take out etc..)… Made $32,000 in taxable income 1918.. Devided by 50 weeks is $640 per week… Minus taxes etc. Equals $480 after taxes..so there’s a shortfall of $252.75 or approximately $1008 amonth.. Will unemployment insurance cover any of this?

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: March 27, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Neutral
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Lake Worth
  • Age: Over 61
  • Gender: Male
  • Concerns: Being alone, Employment, Having enough food, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My child's education, Paying the bills, and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

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  • My story shows we need to: Focus on the here and now
  • Who my story is about: Myself
  • Why people acted the way they did: They have strong beliefs
  • How people were treated: Some people are worth more than others
  • In my story, there are: No solutions
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  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story is about: Fear