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The Situation -- Not Too Big for Unemployment

4/17/2010 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It seems The Situation had no faith in his future as a reality TV star, because after shooting Season 1 of "Jersey Shore" -- he filed for unemployment.


According to a document obtained by TMZ, The Sitch -- formally known as Mike Sorrentino -- filed for unemployment in New Jersey on October 25, 2009 ... "Jersey Shore" didn't premiere until December 3.

New Jersey then sent a Request for Separation Information form to the restaurant in Florida where Mike was last employed ... to verify that he was really terminated.

It's unclear if he actually received a check -- but seeing as how he's now pulling in a reported $10,000 an episode for Season 2, it appears his situation has greatly improved.


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heahtergraham    

That was awesome! Probably one of the more interesting reads in awhile.This looks freaking awesome!



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1568 days ago
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1568 days ago
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kristenbell    

That’s great to hear! Please let us know what you think of it. I am greatly enjoying it, myself. Thanks for the update.



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1568 days ago
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Angel420    

WTH?




YES, BY ALL MEANS, LETS GIVE THIS FCKIN IDIOT MONEY WHEN HE EASILY COULD HAVE GOTTEN A JOB. WHAT A GREEDY PIECE OF SH*T.



THIS STORY JUST MAKES ME HATE THEM EVEN MORE.

1568 days ago
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Dawn    

There are certain things that should not be put on the internet, and this is one of those things. If he was entitled to make a claim, then that's up to him and is no one else's business. He's actually one of the most focused people that I've ever seen. He has a good attitude amd a winning personality. If everyone had a similar attitude, people in general would be a lot happier with themselves, instead of focusing on other people so much. I hope he makes a million bucks - at least.

1568 days ago
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Dawn    

I like The Situation.

1568 days ago
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TMZDude    

We'll at least he doesn't need unemployment and at least he doesn't have to put another profile on Rentboy.com

1568 days ago
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Kev the Realist    

just confirms that these freeaks are LOSERS. They have had their 15 min. Now just go away. Muscle headed, morons. Get a job and just go far away.

1568 days ago
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LaToya Jackson    

If he gives me a lap dance... I'll give him a dollar or two

1568 days ago
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Farfenugen    

So what? He's just a regular person. If you have a job, then you can claim unemployment. Even Hollywood Directors can claim unemployment. 90% of actors are on unemployment. It's nobody's business and it doesn't make him a loser.

1568 days ago
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Throwback kid    

WOW, THIS WAS BREAKING NEWS! GREAT JOB TMZ, YOU SCOOPED CNN AND FOX ON THE SITUATIONS EMPLOYMENT STATUS!

1568 days ago
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SL    

Its great to live in a country that will pay a moron a ton of cash for acting like an idiot and ends up being treated like "celebrity"... Way to go America!

1568 days ago
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samantha    

This guy is an ugly, piece of ****! Good thing he has a decent body to shift the focus from his fugly face. I hope the entire cast's fifeteen minutes is up real soon!

1568 days ago
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HarvRulz    

What a slimeball!

1568 days ago
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BOBO Nofingers    

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