So my boss agrees to lay me off (since pa doesnt have maturnity leave benefits) during my 6 wks so I can collect unemployment then r-ehire when I'm done. In turn I was going to have a close friend of mine( with exp. in my job so no re-training need) come in the office as my replacement. Well now all of a sudden he can't lay me off because he could get into trouble for laying me off and hiring someone else unless its from a temp company. So my question then to him was "So are you opposed to hiring a temp?" so that I can collect. He's answer, "Well yeah it'll cost me more to go through a temp agency so I'm gonna just use your friend". Which he would have to do anyway or hire someone else F/t if my friend didnt agree to come in. WTF??? So I'm suppose to still get my friend to fill in for me to help you out so you don't have to interview ect. but in the meantime screw myself because you don't want to hire a temp. Am I wrong in my thinking here?