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Thank you for using JustAnswer!If you have the surgery, will you continue to be able to look for work?
No, I will disabled because you cannot work for 9 weeks. This is a total knee replacement.
Okay but you can still check the classifieds, etc. right?
You can still call friends and network about any job openings, right?
Yes i can still ask friends or check the classifieds
What information do you have to submit to unemployment now about your job search efforts?
I look everyday on craigslist or anywhere. I have been getting unemployment for 11 months now and I cannot seem to find an job. I am 60 years old and have been employed for 22 years so they are not willing to pay what I am asking.
From the facts that you've described, so long as you continue your job search, there will not be any problems with having the surgery performed.
Good luck and best wishes. I hope that you find this information to be helpful and this answer to be ACCEPTable!
Are you saying I do not need to notify the employment agency about my surgery?
Have they asked you to?
No nobody has, but I thought this would be fraud if I have surgery and I am not able to accept a job If I apply and go for an interview. I cannot go on a walker.
That's a totally different issue.
You're not at that point.
You're still searching for jobs and applying.
That's what you have to keep doing and have proof of.
If you are offered a job and turn it down, then you have to report that to unemployment.
Yes, I am still doing this everyday. I have had no problems. I am just worried that my former employer will find about it. They were doctors and know the ones that treat me.
If your knee has to be fixed. Fixed it.
Your going to need a good knee for your next job anyway.
Get it done while you have the time.
Just keep searching for employment.
your right and so i will. thanks for your time.
AND IF YOUR FORMER EMPLOYER IS SOOOOOOOO CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR EMPLOYMENT, he can offer you a job.
You are welcome.
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Sorry about that.
You can select ACCEPT now.
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