So my FIL got laid off recently, but he was going to retire in a couple years. It was a total shock, but after it set in they decided it was a good thing - early retirement! They are fine financially, and have COBRA coverage for the next 15 months.
Today MIL asks me if I can review FIL's resume, because he's going to file for unemployment. I was surprised, asked her if he has changed his mind and is now going to look for work. She said no, that they are just going to go through the motions to collect unemployment. Proceeds to tell me that all he has to do is make a couple of contacts a week, apply for jobs he's not qualified for so he won't get anything so they can just collect the unemployement $. So then I say maybe he will find something good anyways and she said if he did get a job offer he will just find a reason not to take it. So they are just working the system.
Am I just a total goody-goody or is this taking advantage of the system? I didn't know what to say, just pisses me off. Am I totally off here?