Six weeks of no unemployment checks while on furlough.
Every claim since early April denied.
7:55AM call gives a message that office hours are 8:00AM - 5:00PM (but hey, the automated system that denied my May claims is available 24-7-365!)
8:00AM phone call has a 53 minute wait just to be told the operator is not available. No other message.
4 hour wait to reach someone who is: unable to navigate their own website, unfamiliar with the actual process of submitting a new claim, and ultimately unable to properly transfer a call. But dear God in Heaven she could remind me repeatedly that this "common problem" (her words) that does not have an equally-common "solution" (my assumption) is, as it turns out, entirely my fault. Had she been as enthusiastic about actually investigating the problem as she was about repeatedly reminding me that I need to be careful and Do It Right Every Time From Now On then maybe this 'common' problem might already be solved.
She can't fix it because she can't remember what form I have to download. Which is also my fault, from the sound of it.
Then an additional 90 minute wait to be told I was given the wrong number by the previous lady, and "no, I don't know the right number."
Another hour wait to be given a promise of a tech support call that never came, and really only served to get me off the phone for three days.
And then a deposit notice. For a zero-dollar deposit.
Have not received any unemployment since April. Guess what all ohio's phone room operators have in common?
11 hours on the phone, zero payments since April, and they send me a check for literally nothing.
And Monday, I return to work and won't have any more available time to be on the phone trying to get this fixed. Ohio effectively "wins" this time.
THIS is what it looks like when the state tries to take care of you