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Grantsmom
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How much are you getting? How long will it last? And how easy/difficult has it been for you to deal with the system? I'm working on a story comparing our unemployment benefits to Canada's, and I'm curious what kind of experience people have been having.

Celeste (cheadlee@npr.org)
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Diehard
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Compared to Canada? This should be good.
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https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/10041/175543.html?123483 4584

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/10041/171073.html?123429 0859

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/5843/175257.html?1234480 562
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Grantsmom
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That's an amazing thread and says a lot about what people are going through here. And I also think it says something about the resilience of the people here, and their willingness to help each other, which is worlds away from my hometown in California.

But what I'm really wondering about is the relationship with the state. How well/badly is Michigan taking care of its unemployed? Are you laid off and if so, how hard was it to get your benefits and what are you getting?
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Bigb23
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$145/ week after taxes(based on $10/hr,40hr week from my last jobs). And, I had to fight for my benefits from the last two employers. The state is as bad as I ever have seen it, but at least we have the call in/online options.

I'd like to hear more about Canada's system on here.
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Grantsmom
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Are you laid off from the auto industry? Is it easier for them? And yeah, let's hear about our Canadian neighbors...
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Bigb23
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I have been in skilled trades since my military service, (29 years). Mainly machine design and building. We were like the canary in the mine after NAFTA, when our jobs started going overseas, and south of the border.

I've been in a somewhat vicious layoff cycle for the past eight years, while always training for the next level my employers expected of me. I've always lived within my means, but nobody foresaw a total meltdown like this. I stress out everyday on all the job boards, tracking down every lead, and every job, no matter how small.
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Bobl
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I have found one job since the old employer moved to Mexico and India. The new job lasted seven weeks. They, too, are in the process of moving to Mexico, and have laid off most of the workers.
Just got my last extension of benefits, which will expire late April.
In forty years of working, drew unemployment for a few months in 1982, and enjoyed a comfortable standard of living.
Will probably spend the next few years before retirement barely surviving, and hoping for continued good health. Any serious illness will result in bankruptcy.
That giant sucking sound that Mr. Ross Perot predicted has happened. Globalization is reducing working people's standard of living. The trickle down theory trickled piss on the entire working class.
At least temporarily, citizens of your country (Canada) will not have to worry about the bankruptcy due to illness, but will otherwise be in the same boat.
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The unemployment on Michigan now stands at 7%. Granholm and our leaders are trying their best to lure jobs in this state be patient.
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Bigb23
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"Michigan unemployment creeps towards 11% "

quote:


As the State of Michigan's unemployment numbers creep towards 11%, Governer Granholm want to cut more jobs. Which in turn mean more unemployed.


She recommends to nearly eliminate the budget for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and its program funding for arts and cultural initiatives statewide. Her recommendation stands in direct conflict with her efforts to attract and retain business investment, talent and innovation as part of restructuring Michigan and its economy.



http://www.examiner.com/x-3284 -Detroit-Top-News-Examiner~y20 09m2d15-Michigan-unemployment- creep-towards-11
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Grantsmom
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Big, send me an email. I'd love to talk to you more for my story. It's cheadlee@npr.org.
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Grantsmom
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And Bob, where did you retire from? I'm wondering if auto workers have it easier than the rest of us, or if we're all in the same boat.
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Bobl
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G:
Did not retire from the supplier job. Was dumped when they left for Mexico & India. Wages in Mexico: $17.00 a day. India: 85 cents per hour.
The Mexicans I trained were pleasant, hard working, and easy to get along with. The Indians were arrogant, thick headed, and a pain in the ass.
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Grantsmom
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I have a couple more questions, if you have time to shoot me an email.
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Bigb23
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Bobl - I had to train my way out of a job in 2000, when the jobs went south of the border.(Needed an interpreter). 150 jobs lost in that plant closing. Small world ?
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Michigan Unemployment Rate
(Seasonally Adjusted)

December 2008 10.6%
Change Over Month +1.0
Change Over Year +3.2
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South Carolina is third in the country with 9.4%. Adding to the problem our unemployment fund has run out of money once already requiring a loan from the fed. 2 months later we're out of money again waiting on a loan.
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Grantsmom
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But Detroit is neither the most miserable nor the emptiest city in the country. :-) That's good news, right?
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Just like consumer confidence, the malaise creates additional reasons for the malaise and makes them come true.

If most of us believe we live in the most miserable city, then we will.

If we all believe that the economy is tanking even more, then it will. The media plays a part in that belief when it values sensationalism rather than balance (or heaven forbid actual optimism). Wall Street plays another part when they cry out that a company's PROFITS are down 50%. Who cares? They still made a profit, but the Wall Street jackals won't be able to skim as much off the top so they pressure the company to lay people off or make more profits (perhaps by relocating to 3rd world countries).
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Bigb23
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The same with off shoring "Proxy" companies to hide profits and avoid corporate taxes here in the United States. But they are the first ones to get Government contracts and bailouts. We have seen this with the bank executive bonuses and retreats.

Just a small number of people leaving this mess as multi-millionaires, while the rest wonder which overpasses have the good cardboard homes.
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Cambrian
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I was furloughed for the first work week of '09 and had some difficulty starting a claim online, DL&EG's website was so inundated that it kept crashing. I knew I was going to be furloughed weeks ahead of time, but the unemployment agency's rules that I wait until the first day of my furlough to file a claim added to the crash of their computer system. On a side note I have to wonder with all these layoffs and plant closings GM and Chrysler are proposing; what is the plan to satisfy the pent up demand once the "economic meltdown" is over? I mean you give up half your talent and half your capacity, how do you build the mix of vehicles needed to bring customers into the showroom? This latest batch of hatchet guys running our car companies lack foresight and innovation, and want billions while adding to the economic crisis via mass layoffs.
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Grantsmom
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Hey Cambrian, did you ever get your claim filed? And did the rest of the process go smoothly? Other people have said that it's a battle to get any benefits, and the benefits are too small to make a difference.
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I did, get it filed after two days of visiting the website. My $362 for that week was $220 after taxes and child support. Worth it? Sure, even though it wasn't enough to cover all my living expenses it did cover some.
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Are you laid off from the auto industry? I haven't been able to get a sense of if there's a difference for them. We talked to a CAUW worker in Windsor and he said it was pretty smooth.
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My UIA benefits were much better three years ago when based on $5.00 an hour more, and plenty of overtime. That was livable.
Now every new position pays less, as we sink deeper into the recession. One person can't do it alone now on UIA. Inflation is on the rise, while wages drop, benefits are slashed, and a health problem can ruin you for life.
Thats IF you're lucky enough to find work.
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Grantsmom
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Are there things the state can do to improve the system that don't require a huge influx of cash? Is it efficient? Is it fair?
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I am in the auto industry yes. I have a direct salaried position with a suppler. Prior to this one which I obtained last year I spent several years contracting for the big three. While contracting at the start I was paid or worked for the automotive holidays, but started recieving layoffs for the standard holidays like July shutdown, MLK and X-mas. I do not see the unemplyment process as particularly difficult once you have been through it a few times, which if you contract you get lots of experience filing claimss. I had a union job at a food warehouse in 2006 where I was wrongfully terminated and the company disputed my unemployment claim. I stated my reasons for wanting benefits in writing and six weeks later I received a letter saying the DL&EG had sided with me and decided to pay the benefits, for that 6 weeks though I had no income.
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"Are there things the state can do to improve the system?"

On a federal level repeal NAFTA and close loopholes in trade that allow companies to outsource work. On the state level collect more in UIA premiums from businesses that layoff frequently.
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So ideally, I'd like to find an auto worker who's been laid off and can describe exactly what he/she has to do in order to get benefits, what the benefits are and how long they last. We're having a worker in Windsor answer the same questions, and that way we can make the comparison. So, if that describes you or someone you know, let me know. It should be an interesting comparison.
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http://michigan.gov/uia/0,1607 ,7-118--77962--,00.html

Applicants filing new claims must meet these criteria:



Have been employed by at least one, but not more than 19, Michigan employers during the last 18 months.


Did not file an unemployment claim against another state during the past 12 months.


Did not work under more than one social security number during the past 18 months.

You must file by telephone if you do not know your employer's mailing address.
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I will add this, the more computer savvy you are, the easier you will find filing your claim and certifying every two weeks. But I guess that goes for most things in life nowadays.

All of the UIA options are available online and have been for some time. The services are somewhat flaky, the system freezes, sometimes you have to backtrack and repeat the same steps just to move ahead - but after a while, it does work. HOwever, someone who is not familiar or comfortable with being online is not going to get through it and will end up frustrated and either miss out on timely filing, or trudge down to the office and stand in line and go through that chaos.

I check the online system frequently just to read updates and news releases. I've never gotten any type of updates from UIA, not even to let me know that the online system was available, I just happened to see the link as soon as it launched, and originally all you could do was view your personal information and payment history. One day I happened to see the MARVIN online link and started using that instead of dialing. I've also filed for my last two extensions online with no problem.

Each time I use MARVIn online, I continuously get "null" screens, but I just go Back and try again and after a while it does finish and accept my certification. Occasionally I'll call during the off hours just to confirm that it was accepted and it always has been.

So all in all, it hasn't been a hassle for me using the online system but I feel for the people who either don't have access to it or don't know how to navigate it. When you're trying to make sure you have some sort of income to keep your family afloat, its no time to be going through such a hassle and a confusing system.

In the past, I've even had the employer initiate the layoff procedure for us, and we didn't have to do anything at all but call in when it was time. Employers should be forced to do this for their employees when they lay them off, that would really help make things run smoother and take a load off the system.
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:-) They should probably hire you guys to help other people navigate the system. Are any of you laid off from the auto industry, and can talk to me today?
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I'm laid off, but I was a contract worker, and I really don't think they include us in the counts when they look at "auto workers" but that includes a lot of long term contract workers both in the plants and in the offices. We just don't get the same benefits as the union folks.
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Bigb23
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The company I worked for, that closed it's Michigan operations in 2000, provided separation pay, high speed computer stations for job searches, downsizing experts, seminars, six months notice, even stationary and envelopes for resumes, for all employees. Those days are long gone.
Now, all you get is a pink slip, and a half hour to pack and leave.
Currently, we have to deal with a jaded, sullen workforce, to lift our economy. Things should have been better.
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Bigb23
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Bump.
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"On a federal level repeal NAFTA..."

Do you think NAFTA has been the major problem in loss of U.S. jobs? Hasn't the influx of cheap parts and manufactured goods from all parts of Asia been a far bigger problem. If GM and Ford weren't building in Mexico wouldn't that make them even less competitive with the foreign car makers? Canada is also a factor but much less so since the dollar has risen from its lowest point a few yrs ago.
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My problem is with moving 60-70 % of manufacturing out of our borders and the problems that has caused. Canada has had, and still has, a strong manufacturing base that has gone back to the turn of the last century. Long before the current NAFTA passage. We had mutual economic comfort.
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Chrissy_snow:
Thanks for your post. I thought I was doing something wrong, getting the "null" message often! It usually works on the second attempt. To the readers: MARVIN online is the way to go, especially lately, with the phone system overwhelmed.
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"Compared to Canada? This should be good."

Why Diehard?
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"To the readers: MARVIN online is the way to go, especially lately, with the phone system overwhelmed."

Does this replace the call in? Does it have to be completed during the assigned time period just like the call? Thanks
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I heard some economist on BBC the other morning railing against us for wanting to implement a buy American policy, he went on to say that if countries like US and Britain exclude asian countries products it will prolong the global recession. My thought was maybe so, but by not taking care of us first for sure it would take longer to recover. I want to see people in my neighborhood back to work before I even THINK about the guy in Shanghai or Banglore.
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W: It does replace the call in. I believe that it does not have to be completed during the specific hour assigned for the phone system, but being an overly cautious one, I enter the data during the appointed time, just in case.
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I forgot to verify at my appointed time, and did it several hours later on line and it was accepted. But, I wouldn't depend on that fact in the future. The state seems to look for any discrepancy to disqualify you for any benefits you are due.
I'd walk on eggshells for the next few years.
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quote:

My thought was maybe so, but by not taking care of us first for sure it would take longer to recover. I want to see people in my neighborhood back to work before I even THINK about the guy in Shanghai or Banglore.



It's not so much a "me first" thing, as much as level the playing field, as far as tariffs and required domestic production like the Asians have. Our tax dollars have been given out to the rest of the world for years. Where are those tax dollars going to come from now, with rampant unemployment and declining net worth, thats getting worse ?
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"Compared to Canada? This should be good."

Why Diehard?


There's not much in this thread addressing it, but I have a feeling Canada will do a better job of dealing with their unemployed.
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Bobl
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One thing: Canadians do not generally have to go bankrupt if they suffer a serious illness or injury, eh?

Second thing: Their beer is so much better than ours.
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That's what I was thinking.
Case in point: One of my friends wouldn't go ice skating with me recently because she'd lost her job. I told her I'd pay if that was a problem. She said, "no, you don't understand, if I fall and break something, it's over for me because I don't have insurance now." And I'm thinking, what kind of country is this that brags about having the best health care in the world, but only if you have money?
As far as unemployment insurance, I have no idea how Canada handles it.
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That's an interesting perspective on another way that being unemployed really affects us. You have to reevaluate every part of your life, seriously. Can you even go jogging? A lot of injuries occur from jogging but you usually pop in Urgent Care and get it taken care of and never give it another thought. Now, you have to worry about how to pay for it.

And a lot of folks are having to let go of car insurance because they can no longer afford it - so then, how do you even drive to go find another job? What if you have even a minor fender bender?

It's really a lot deeper than a lot of people realize.
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quote:

And a lot of folks are having to let go of car insurance because they can no longer afford it - so then, how do you even drive to go find another job?




I had to let my AAA lapse for a short time between contract jobs, and to get my proof of insurance for new tabs, I had to pay six months up front. Now I'm back in the same position.

I shouldn't have bought those $30,000 curtains and $600 waste baskets for my new office.
(Satire) - Do you hear me Wall Street ?
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The one and only time I let my auto insurance lapse (because I was out touring and wasn't driving for three months, seriously) they doubled my rates when I went to reinstate. Their reason was that I'd been driving for three months without insurance, therefore I was an "unsafe driver." I told them I was out of the country and hadn't been behind the wheel during that time, and I could provide the documentation, but they just said, "yeah right, we don't believe you. This is what you'll be paying from now on." Liberty Mutual, in case you're wondering.

I told them where to shove it, but after shopping around and finding out that no other company would take me if I wasn't already under another policy, I had to accept one of those loser insurance contracts (the kind they sell in the ghetto with the neon signs) and it took five years to get back into "good driver" status. With a spotless record, I might add.
Off-topic, I know, but that's how they play ya. May insurers all die in a fire.
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I've had one ticket in 29 years, out of 38 years of driving. But, the insurance commission writes the rules for their own.

Kind of like, if I started a new job, I could make my lunch three hours, out of a five hour day, if I show up whenever. And I could promote myself, with a raise, as I saw fit. And my boss was my best friend.

Well, they're real world. :-(
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My wife just got laid off and has been looking for work. She registered for unemployment on line and opted for direct deposit. They sent her a Chase Debit card anyway. I have been reading about predatory charges and other abuses by the banks visited upon the unemployed. Any thoughts out there?
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P: She can get right back online and change her option to direct deposit, using her routing number. I did this successfully after first choosing the debit card. Had no problem.
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Pythonmaster
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Post Number: 250
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 4:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Bobl
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Rideron
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Username: Rideron

Post Number: 196
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 6:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Took me over a year but I finally found a job... Had to move to VA. for it tho'.
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Bobl
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Username: Bobl

Post Number: 576
Registered: 07-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 8:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Will Work For Wages.
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1kielsondrive
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Post Number: 922
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 3:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you get magistrate Gvazda for your hearing, be very careful. He's either not fair, doesn't have a clear knowledge of UIA law, or he ignores the law. In one hearing in particular, he ignored what numerous advocates said the law stated and he ruled against an appellant. I've heard of others that he ruled against on similar grounds. He seems to favor the employer. Gvazda was overruled in one case, that I'm aware of, because the UIA law said he could only rule one way, no exceptions. UIA law was very clear. He ruled that one way and then overruled himself by stating a qualification that didn't apply, thereby denying compensation. The only thing the appellant and advocates could figure out Gvazda was doing was trying to punish the appellant by delaying their obtaining compensation. Which was exactly what happened for the better part of a year until Gvazda was overruled on appeal. That's why I keep saying: APPEAL, APPEAL, APPEAL. There are as many bad magistrates (at least) as there are bad lawyers.

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