Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Know Your Rights

"The claimant is not subject to disqualification and is entitled to receive unemployment benefits."

IT CAME IN THE MAIL TODAY! I won.

But I didn't only win my retroactive Unemployment money, which, honestly, is not that much is the scheme of things. I won a new job, a new perspective on priorities, a greater sense of justice and fairness. I wish things had been easier, but there's something empowering about fighting something that is so clearly wrong straight-on and coming out the winner.

And for that I'd like to thank Former Employer, whose actions, though hurtful, indirectly brought me to a much happier place in life.

29 comments:

craftivore said...

Cheers!!! I'm raising a virtual glass of wine in your honor.

Alison said...

Congratulations! I don't think I've commented here before, but I've been following along for a while. But I had to pop in to congratulate you, eh?

Thea said...

Woo hoo! Celebrate with a beer and a loaf of just made bread?

Clumsy Knitter said...

YAY!!!! I'm so glad things worked out in your favor. What a great letter to get in them mail! I gotta say--your attitude throughout the entire affair was admirable. Thanks for sharing!

Aline la Bergère said...

Great news!! soo happy for you. You are stronger now, enjoy it. A.xx

ponyknit said...

YAY! WOO HOO! Justice.

WhitneyMc said...

Congratulations!

Susan said...

Justice is sweet isn't it. Congrats!

Crudmonkey said...

Congratulations! Good to know things can still work out for the best :)

Melissa said...

Congratulations!

meegiemoo said...

Wonderful news! It's nice when people stick up to "the man" and win.

Mrs. Lear said...

Congratulations!

nicole said...

Phew and woohoo! How great that you gained rightful compensation AND your freedom. I'm so happy for you that you're in a happier, more productive place. Way to go!!!

alligator said...

Thank you for sharing your story, I think it's awesome when people stand up for themselves! Good on ya!

tneifeld said...

Congratulations! So happy to hear your great news.
Tamara

KGLO said...

VICTOIRE! Hooray for JUSTICE!

Emily said...

Seriously, congratulations. Being about to hop on the unemployment train myself, it's definitely good to be reminded that these things can turn out to be opportunities. You rock! Congrats!

A Homely Heroine said...

Congratulations! That's immense : )

Suzanne said...

So, so, so good! Another strike for justice AND making lemonades out of lemons.

You go SUPERGIRL!

Sue said...

Congrats to you, not just for the win but for sticking it out and for every darn deserving thing you've gained as a result. Knit on.

ajdury said...

Congratulations!!

You've earned your "win" (even if you hadn't won!) and all the things that have fallen into place since leaving that employer.

It's all a testament of your abilities.

crazyarn said...

Congratulations! You deserve it!

Teleri said...

Congrats! I so hoped for you that they get what they deserved (and you, too) :)

Chris said...

great baby, now we have a summer of goodosity

knitncycle said...

I am so so happy for you!!! I've been lurking on your blog and following this saga; hoping it would go in your favor. Glad to see that fairness and good wins out at times!

Salty Miss Jill said...

Mazel tov! Success is the best revenge, indeed. :)

Rebecca said...

Right on!
I guess that says it all.

Kym said...

Sounds like The Win was really just frosting on the cake (which, as we all know, is particularly Sweet!). By digging deep to deal with things, you'd already found peace and happiness. Now you get to add a layer of justice, too. Frosting!

Lori said...

WOO-HOO! Congratulations! Verification in this way must feel very good - especially after the long, drawn out wait. So glad you're in a better place now and I'm waiting for all your new fabulous designs.