Unemployment WILL END Dec 31 1999

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As expected, government computers in Washington and in several states were unable to sign people up for unemployment benefits using standard forms, which set a date one year ahead as the end of the benefits. But, as previously planned, those agencies continued to sign people up for the benefits last week by plugging in Dec. 31, 1999, as the ending dates.

John Koskinen, chairman of President Clinton's Council on Year 2000 Conversion, said the unemployment benefit scramble underscored the need to plan for breakdowns well in advance. He said he was worried that last week's calm might encourage local governments and small businesses to settle on "wait until it breaks" policies.

Source: The New York Times on the Web. http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/01/biztech/articles/11bug.html

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), May 05, 1999


Yea, this is kinda old. Here's a better example of "old news..." <:)=

Y2K List of Failures Part 4

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), May 05, 1999.


I though you might have meant everyone would have a job.


-- Mr. Decker (kcdecker@worldnet.att.net), May 05, 1999.

But Mr. Decker, you are right; we will all be cogs in the great retro manual runarounds! Work for gruel.

-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), May 05, 1999.

Catchy headline hey! We could all be employed, doing all that manual stuff the pollys keep talking about. Actually, I just thought it would be a good time to look at some of the old stories for a change, since the polly crowd keeps wanting to see some evidence. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), May 05, 1999.

'Evenin' Sysman - lol, after they get tired of falsifying the data and corrupting the info to the point of incoherent, redundant misinformation files, we'll teach 'em how to use a pencil and paper form to sign 'em up with. That'll put everybody back to work! lol. Mr. K

-- Mr. Kennedy (MrK@home.tonight), May 05, 1999.

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