Yea, I'm sorry to tell you man, but Flahertys right. If there is a job to be had, take it. If you don't take it, then why should the public pay you to sit on your ass until you find that 'magical job' that will make everything better.
As well, EI is for people who lost their job, not were fired for cause (doing something stupid), or Quitting? That's even worse. The only way I can see quitting and getting on EI is if you had to quit due to an unstable work environment (sexual harassment or unsafe working conditions or the like) and in that event, you should have to have an application in with your local labor board.
I fully believe in programs like EI (tho the drop from 85% to 65% is bull(*)(*)(*)(*) for sure), but absolutely abhor the abuse of the system just because someone is lazy.
"They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they've all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? "I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?" Martin Grosse