Re: Can't see the gray area here
To be a fly on the wall at the dole office.
"I see here you're claiming unemployment benefit, have you tried looking for work?"
"No, I'm not allowed to"
"I'm sorry? You're not allowed to? Why?"
"Well, I signed a document with my last employer that stops be working in anything that competes with them, and as it's so highly specialised, there's only 2 companies in the world who do this, so, as I left one, I can't work for the other"
"Ok... Well, can you do anything else?"
"Sorry, no, the document i signed was very broad, so you see, legally, I'm not allowed to work, thus that's why I'm here as I need money. If I get a job, my old company can sue me for everything, now, I don't know if they'd win, but I'd still need to pay for a lawyer to handle that, so to be safe, I'm avoiding working for 2 years"
"I'm sorry, we can't pay you unemployment unless you're looking for work"
"But my contract says I can't"
"From your last employer? Who you no longer work for?"
"then you should get them to pay unemployment"
"They're in receivership, not paying anyone"
"Because I was their expert, now I've left, there's no-one who can figure it out"
"what are you an expert in?"
"I'm sorry, I'm not allowed to tell you unless you have a certain security clearance"