OK, as a frequent contributor to this Macys layoff thread, it hurts when I see two sides:
Those who were called back & those who were let go/on furlough.
I see a lot of bitterness from the call-backs being thrown at the furloughs and layoffs over collecting unemployment. Why? We all need to remember that a choice was not given to ANY of us with regards to coming back or not. If were weren't asked, you were allowed to collect unemployment +. If you WERE called back, you had to go because if you refused, you couldn't collect. How, then, is this anyones fault? The company made these choices, not us, so live with it. Just because a coworker is collecting more than you because you have to work doesn't mean ANYTHING since it's ending soon anyway. Did you current workers forget about the insurance you have that we DON'T?? Life isn't cheap, so you have guaranteed income, but furlough/layoffs do not. Unlike you, we can't know where our next check is coming from. Please have some understanding for all of us because this situation is FAR from over. Be kind to one another :)