I was recently let go for financial reasons, and I am wondering if I will burn bridges by filing for unemployment. My former boss is such a sweetheart I would hate to hurt her in any way. Have any of you had an employee file? Did it make you mad or hurt your business? Were you less likely to give her/him a recommendation?
In hiring, were you less likely to hire someone if you found out they had claimed in the past?
On the unemployment website it said you should file your first week after being let go... would it be better to gamble that I will find a job soon or to go ahead in case I don't? I have enough behind me to make it for a while but it would be a whole lot easier if I had some income coming in.