Hmm, the idea of working for your benefits and maintaining some self esteem by earning the money your given. Not sure what the problem is there.
Some may say that’s easy for me to say because I have a job. But I promise you, as someone who’s worked road construction just to have a job, there’s no such thing as a “dead end job” or a job that’s beneath me.
I’d rather work and make less money than what unemployment would pay me for not working. I’m hoping that principle is not becoming an antiquated notion.