One time I was laid off from a good factory job and I claimed my unemployment benefits as soon as I could. That was a pretty good deal for a few weeks, but then I started getting bored with just sitting around the house doing nothing. I started looking in the paper for job leads, but there wasn't much full-time work to be had out there. I finally applied for a few part-time jobs just to have something to do with my time.
Of course having additional income while drawing unemployment did create some problems, but it wasn't as bad as I feared. The part-time position did eventually lead to something full-time and I stopped collecting unemployment altogether. I was lucky enough to find a good part-time job, but I can see how some other people who are collecting unemployment might not want to take the first part-time job offer that comes their way.