By the way, I put in a complaint to the main Head Start office in Washington Difficult Child and our Head Start is going to be investigated. I was told I am entitled to all their records leading up to my downgrade in empployment and have requested them in writing (bet they didn't like that). They have five days to comply or another agency will step in and get them for me. But I'm worn out talking about that though and am now interested in the laws for unemployment.j I am filing for unemployment, but the kicker is I"m still employed. I was downgraded to a sub status and have not been called in to work for two weeks. Does this work like a layoff? I think HS thinks that they can do this and not have to pay unemployment insurance because the person is still employed on paper, although there is never any work for them. One person I know tried to apply for unemployment from HS when she had been downgraded to sub and was told "no" because she is a sub. However, she's not much of a fighter and probably she just took the answer and moved on. I need the unemployment insurance and won't just lay down and die....but is it a worthwhile cause or a waste of time? Also, I can never get through the phonelines to talk to an unemployment person. You have to do that before they will give anybody unemployment, but they are always so busy that they have an automated voice say, "Sorry, we have too many people holding. Please try back later." I've done that at least twenty times last week with the same result. Anyone else experience this? Thanks for anyone who can shed light on this issue. I know they will never call me in again.