The start of work was delayed today by a phone conference between me, my former employers, and the Virginia Employment Commission to determine whether I had in fact been fired for cause or just laid off. Turns out I was in fact fired, for excessive doctor's appointments, unauthorized use of the intarbutts, and poor productivity (!). There were some questions as to whether any of this was documented or not, and it turned out in the course of things that Springfield never got around to sending a copy of my review to the head office. Hmmm. I don't expect this to affect anything much; with the exception of the one week I spent hunting work full-time because there weren't any temp assignments, I've been earning more temping than I would have from unemployment, so w/e. The extra $149 for that week would be nice but not really enough to do me any real good.