Can You Get Unemployment If You Quit?

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In order to receive unemployment you have to be unemployed through no fault of your own.  If you quit your job you are voluntarily unemployed, and thus it is your own fault that you are unemployed, and therefore you are ineligible to receive unemployment benefits.
There are, however, situations in which you may be found eligible for unemployment even when you quit your job.  These situations are rare, and the decision whether you can collect unemployment may be somewhat arbitrary - and often only decided by making an appeal, and having a a special appeal hearing.
What are the situations where you MIGHT still be able to get unemployment if you quit your job?
  1. You might still be able to get unemployment if you quit your job because of a hostile working environment.
  2. You might still be able to get unemployment if you quit your job because your job reduces your hours and/or your pay significantly.
  3. You might still be able to get unemployment if you quit your job because of medical conditions or disability.
  4. You might still be able to get unemployment if you quit your job because you were promised a better job, and you subsequently did not get that other job -- this one is a real longshot.
  5. You might still be able to get unemployment if you quit your job because you quit your job to relocate and were unable to find a new job -- this one is a real longshot.
You Will Get Denied If You Quit Your Job
Every state is different, and each situation will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  If you apply for unemployment after you just quit your job, you will almost certainly have your application denied.  
File an Appeal If You Are Denied Because You Quit Your Job
After your claim is denied, you will have to file an unemployment appeal.  If you have to file an appeal - this means that you employer is challenging your right to collect unemployment because you quit your job, and you will have to have a special unemployment appeal hearing.  Making an unemployment eligibility appeal can be a slow, complicated process.  It could take weeks or months for your appeal to be processed, and it could take weeks or months to get an actual eligibility hearing.
Apply In Person If You Quit Your Job
When you have quit your job and then apply for unemployment it is recommended that you apply for unemployment in person at your local unemployment office so that you can explain your situation fully to the unemployment counselor.  When you file online or by phone it will be much more difficult -- the online system doesn't have a place for you to explain why you quit your job.
What are the situations where you WILL NOT be able to get unemployment if you quit your job?
  1. You will not be able to get unemployment if you quit your job because you don't like your job anymore.
  2. You will not be able to get unemployment if you quit your job because you don't like your boss.
  3. You will not be able to get unemployment if you quit your job because your work hours aren't convenient.
  4. You will not be able to get unemployment if you quit your job because you didn't get that raise you were expecting.
  5. You will not be able to get unemployment if you quit your job because you decide you want more money.
How To Quit Your Job The Right Way
If you are unhappy at your job, or need to make more money, or don't like your boss - don't quit your job -- Look For A New Job.  These are all good reasons to want to quit your job, just make sure that you have found a new job before you quit your current job.  It is much easier to find a job, when you already have a job.  Also, it has been reported that many employers are not even considering job candidates that are currently unemployed.
If you can't find a new job before you quit your current job -- stick it out if at all possible!  In most cases, if you quit your job you will not be able to collect unemployment benefits. 

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# Charlotte 2010-08-24 12:17
I believe my boss is trying to get me to quit my job. She yells at me all the time. She rolls her eyes and sighs when I go in to her office for help. She has turned down requests for time off for me stating the time requested is to far in advance but approves another employees request in our department. She approves other employees time off even though mine was requested first. She has cut my work hours back to a strict 40 hours per week and is now questioning why my work is not getting done. I want to know if this can be viewed as a hostile working environment and if my chances of drawing unemployment would be good based on the few things I have listed. Trust me, there are more and I have been keeping a log.
Thank you
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# Site Admin 2010-08-29 19:37

Unfortunately I don't think this would be considered a hostile work environment - for the purposes of establishing eligibility for unemployment - even though she is making your work-life very difficult - and has essentially created a hostile work environment for you.

You are doing the right thing -- you keep on doing a good job, and also are keeping a log of your bosses treatment of you.

I would strongly advise you against quitting, in case you are considering that. Please read this forum thread, as it relates to a hostile work environment:

Do you have a HR department at your company? You should go to them and tell them your concerns. If it a small company, with no HR staff - getting your grievances heard is going to be more difficult.

Good luck - let us know how it goes.

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# Calvin Ray 2011-05-03 02:37
You may have a case for harassment if you document instances when other employees are given preferential treatment. Keep a detailed journal and go to your hr department.
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# nikie 2011-11-29 00:23
I agree with the advice, and at the same time I have seen how my friend was treated and what he had to go through it, that it is not that easy to stick it out and only option left is to quit,

My friend went to HR and he was given the lip service. HR heard him out but that is as far as it went.

9 out of 10 times, it is hard for anyone to survive in such situation and the person who is at the receiving end is the one loosing out.
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# Michelle 2012-01-18 17:00
I have a question regarding unemployement but not sure how to start a new thread on this site. I am currently working in a bargaining position at my current employement. I work in a small office and work closely with management. They are wanting to change my position to a non-bargaining position which would significantly affect my benefits and my wage. They have offered to move me to another position that is bargaining should I chose not to stay. However I have topped out in my current field and any other position would be demoting me. Under these grounds would I be able to file unemployement if I quit?
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# al 2012-10-11 18:30
hello, my fiance and i jus had a baby this past febuary, i put in a transfer request and couldnt find any available position in the city my fiance and child are in. i commuted 3 weekends monthly driving 3hrs back and forth just to see and help my family but my daughter is growing up so fast and im missing out on everything so i recently quit my job to move and be with my family. i tried apply everywhere but havent got any replys back so i just now applied for unemployment. my question is would i get approved for unemployment?
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# Val 2013-04-04 10:36
I had to take a job for the company our employer outsourced us to. My pay has been cut over half, and work is low most of the days so it takes 13-14 hours a day to even get my 8 hours in. My pay has tremendously been cut. We were told we would still be doing our same accounts, but we are not. We were told work would be the same as before but there is no work. 50+ employees went with this company and 7 are left. I think they are trying to get us to quit so they can send the rest of our work overseas where they can even pay less. Would I receive unemployment if I quit to look for a new job? I live in Tennessee. Have worked 28 years of my life and have never seen a company like this one!!
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# Kimberly S. 2010-08-26 13:12
My husband was transferred with his job to missouri. I have stayed behind in DE and continued to work until our house sold. Finally after a year our home is sold. I will need to quit my job of 12 years to relocate to missouri at the end of september. Will I qualify for unemployement?
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# Site Admin 2010-08-29 19:49

That's a tough one. I'll check on it and get back to you.

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# Amber 2011-08-08 15:00
Did you ever find that out? I am in a similar situation except I already get unemployment because they cut my hours but now I need to move out of state for my husbands job. Will that cut me off of unemployment? Thanks
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# Smokey 2011-10-30 16:30
Hi, Amber I was wondering if you could give me a lil advice.Im goin through the same problems as you. I've been working 32-37 hours weekly.Now im down to 2 hours a week yes I saidthat right 2hours a week.Ive tryed talking with the GM but im still getting the same 2 hours every week.I filed for unemployment 3 days ago,and hopefully ill get granted for it.B/c im in jeporady of loseing my home, and I can suppport my 14 month old child,and fiance off 15 Dollars a week. Shoul I quit or just wait to see what the unem[loyment office says. SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP
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# Bunny 2013-04-11 19:23
My husband s relocating the family to take a different church as pastor. I've worked @ my job for 13 years. If I quit will I get unemployment ?
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# Serena 2013-06-17 08:06
I have turned my boss in many times for treating me badly. I took a job that she promised I wouldn't work weekends an NO nights because I have kids now that is all I do, an she rides all of us an makes things so miserable for us she never takes the blame for anything an throws us all under the bus to the corporate offices when we don't make sales plan, now I have lost my babysitter an can NO LONGER do nights or weekends an she is freaking out on me. Can I quit an get unemployment for hostile work environment an change because I cant find another babysitter willing to do weekends? never mind nights
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# Nicole 2017-07-13 12:04
Quoting Site Admin:

That's a tough one. I'll check on it and get back to you.

Site Admin

was there an answer on this question? I will be in a similar situation within the next few months, my husbands job is moving to a different state and I will have to leave my job of 25 years.
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# sim 2010-12-12 23:33
my wife was working in Connecticut and had to quit her job relocate to Florida b/c of my job.A year had passed and she wasn't able to find work that was comperable to the what she was used to. Anyhow she applied for unemployment and was able to qualify. Relocated c/ of spouses job.
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# Rhonda D. 2012-02-28 15:55
i am in the same boat i worked for company 11 husband transferred to missouri also..but we lived in alabama....i was denied unemployment...i am appealing...
what was the answer for us
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# JB 2013-02-16 12:14
Not sure what your state laws are in DE. In NY if your spouse is transferred out of state, the UI laws state that you are eligible as his being transferred is no fault of your's. In most cases, they do allow this as even NYS won't split up a family.
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# amanda 2010-08-28 00:10
i am nine months pregnant a live in arizona i work in a pizza place called hungry howies where the store temp. is at least 90 degrees and i dont get to take more than a 2 min break. i get very light headed and dizzy and sometimes i get so hot that i throw up. my hours get cut or get yelled at if i try to take it easy or a few extra breaks.i dont know what to do this job is stressing me out which is not good for me and my baby but i need money what do i do?
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# danny 2011-06-18 10:09
Amanda, I work for the Dept. of Labor & Industry UCSC. At my site I work with employers as well as claimants on issues such as yours. I do not agree with unemployment laws coincerning pregnancy...I see it as a silent marker of discrimination including UC laws stating a women is not able & available to work after birth until her physician grants her a release. Pleeeeze I chased a 3 year old on my arrival home after birth with a newborn in my arms. However we have to consider the law as it currently stands, with that said I would check the labor law compliance on your break time for one, depending on your scheduled hours there are break requirments in different states. It can be very difficult to find a position while pregnant your employer knows this. Yelling at you is not helping your stress levels, if you are thinking of quitting there are some things you must do...first be professional get your information from labor law on your breaks, health/pregnancy etc., calmly speak to your employer on your concerns, laws, and treatment to avoid quitting. You must make that attempt it is a question examiners ask in a determination process as well as a referee in an appeal situation. "Did you make an attempt to resolve the situation before quitting"? How?. If you can answer that with no problem your chances are better for unemployment as well as your current position may turn out o.k. I am glad you posted here for others in your predicament to view. Many people become very emotional and do not do what it takes, we justify our views and our views are not always met with the same opinion. Take care!
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# dc 2011-09-14 15:09
I'm pretty sure you weren't the one giving birth, Danny. Just sayin'.
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# sal ear 2012-02-24 21:31
maybe Danny is a woman? A 'green-beret-like' woman....I've noticed there are men AND women who take extreme pride in their herculean work capacity - and consider those who don't share the same perspective 'lesser' people & workers.
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# Anj 2012-12-22 19:49
Amen to that! Lol! Let them get cancer or something REALLY dehabilitating & let's see how fast they're chasing toddlers then! Shame on them! Capitalist Republican bourgeoisie!
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# Lynn 2012-12-31 08:24
Maybe Danny is a Danielle and goes by Danny. How would you know # dc? Just sayin'.
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# Richard 2011-11-22 01:18
See your family physician, and get this approved via doctor. Then ask for FMLA, they cannot deny you.
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# sal ear 2012-02-24 21:26
Would it be possible to have a Doctor document WHAT you NEED re: specific breaks, humane working conditions, time to sit (if necessary), other words, requirements due to your pregnancy? (FMLA is a Fed law - size of Employer factors in tho). RE: danny, the mom - it's great ur so strong/fit! you sound like a green beret. But not all people have the same stamina, health, fitness, etc......I'm sure there are some new moms who could not do what you indicate you did - are all moms expected to be 'green-beret-like'? This is not necessarily fair. And why strive to make the workplace even MORE like the Jungle?
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# Rebecca 2012-04-24 08:48
Consider that it's not only physical limitations that you might have after having a child, but emotional and mental as well. My second child was in the NICU after birth and the day after I was was released from the hospital and was up on my feet caring for my 2 year old and driving myself back to the hospital to see my newborn baby. I was glad I at least had 6 weeks of post partum leave to adjust to our new life! A lot of peopl dont understand this and it's another reason pregnant and even mothers in general get discriminated in the workplace.
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# Howie 2012-05-07 15:42
stay in school
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# Jennifer W 2010-08-29 19:25
I resigned in lieu of termination. I resigned on a Friday because they told me that they were going to fire me on Monday (I know I should have let them fire me). My son and I had medical issues. Mine I told them about before I got hired and was on FMLA from the previous job that I had before I took this job. I was denied unemployment. Help!
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# Site Admin 2010-08-29 19:43
Jennifer W,

You should file an appeal, and be sure to include all of your FMLA documentation in your appeals case.

You may be in bit of a tough spot here, considering your resigned. You may want to consult an employment and labor attorney to see if you have a case. Most employment and labor lawyers will give you a free initial consultation and will let you know if you have grounds for a lawsuit - many will even take your case on a contingency basis, meaning you won't have to pay for their services out of your pocket.

Regardless, you should speak to 2 to 3 different employment and labor lawyers - for more than one opinion. Where one attorney may not thing you've got a case, others may be smart and bold enough to take them on.

Good luck - let us know how it goes.

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# CAROLINA 2010-08-30 05:56
I was working as a full time employee in a different city from where I live, I got laid off while I was preganant, a year later I was rehired as a temp only with no benefits . I have to be at work at 6am til 5pm, I had a ride in the beginning with my dad but now I don't have one anymore because he's sick. I have to leave my house at 2am in order to drop off my son at the babysitter & take a bus at 3am in order to get to work at 6am. I resigned because the transportation & hours are preventing me from sleeping & spending time with my son he's only 11 months old. I enrolled in a temp agency in the same city as my home so I don't have to spend so much time & money traveling & can spend more time with my son & save a little money on transportation, but I haven't been called in for anything yet. Can I reopen my unemployment case & qualify for the benefits?
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# danny 2011-06-18 10:17
I know you can reopen your case but not without going through a determination process. Temp agency's are a different animal be sure you have followed your temp agency's requirements, for example some temp agency's require you to conatact them on a daily basis for an assignment, have you done that? Trust me they will not hesitate to let the UC office know this. Here is how that works, when you call the unemployment office to reopen your case you are rrequired to give your temp agency's information to them, they reopen your case with this employer by sending out a form to alert them you are requesting a filng status, they mail/fax back the paper giving your status with them if it is lack of work no issue, if they indicate you have not been in contact according to their policy it can be viewed as a voluntary quit resulting in a determination. If you do not give the employer information it will show up on your wage record eventually. Many people do not realize getting away with it today will eventually bite you later.
I hope this helps.
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# charles 2010-08-31 11:58
I live in Illinois, about a year ago I had open heart surgery, I found a job that was great now they have put me in a position I never signed up for just kind of gave me the title. The job is getting very stressful and the Corporate office just doesn't seem to want to help me or give me answers. I want to quit it's just getting to be to much for me(Stress) can I still get unemployment if I do this
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# tom 2010-09-02 15:40
Left my job to return home to save my marriage and be closer to daughter. Did not work and unable to return to job.
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# lola 2010-09-02 17:51
I have been working with my company for 4 years now i believe my boss is trying to get me to quit cause we have been on mandatory overtime for the last year now until last summer 50 hrs overtime, I am also a full time college student, i ended up withdrawing from one of my classes to meet my overtime requirements, now they are suddenly refusing me the flexibility of working twelve hr shifts and both weekends like i always have since i have been an employee. My boss refuses to return my emails but spoke to me on the phone and told me to do what i think i have to since i am also taking 16 credits this fall. My request for flexibility in my schedule was only for 3 months since i had put so much overtime and am close to graduation. my boss pretty much told me they just cant make consessions even though it is temporary. my obligations have made me concerned, they made it known that i would get fired if i dont meet overtime requirments i am stuck in a pickle i have no time else for shool than work now i wont have any income cause it does not meet exceptions.
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# danny 2011-06-18 10:33
Being a full time student is not a reason for unemmployment. I was a full time student and working full time during school. As an unemployment employee I can tell you even with the Pell Grant letter the President signed it does not cover a voluntary quit for school. You have a legal right to open a claim but I can see an appeal hearing in your future.
Contrary to popular belief it is not up to your employer to grant or deny your benefits, it is your claim yes they paid the FUTA but it is your claim, it is up to the policy's & laws for the state by the Department of Labor & Industry that legislators have passed per the people have spoken (employers & employees alike). You can try...If an employer fires you they must prove "willful misconduct" by you, i.e. you tried to hurt the company's interest by willfully being absent, tardy, performance, damage to property or equipment, lss of license, failing or refusing a drug/alcohol test, co. rule violation, etc. A voluntary quit by an employee is based on you proving a nescitous compelling reason for the voluntary quit.
I hope this helps a little.
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# Amy 2010-09-02 21:10
I Quit my job for many reasons. Part of the reason was because there was alot of sexual harrasment to not only my friend but to me also. I do have a couple of names of guys who have touched my butt, breasts, and who have touched their privates in front of me without me wanting. Can i still file for un-employment? My boss does not know about the sexual harrasment that happened, and i did not tell her because I didnt want to get anybody in trouble, but now that I am safe out of there, I feel like I am not scared to point out who harrased me and when.
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# Site Admin 2010-09-02 21:37

On the matter of the sexual harassment you experienced on the job, my best advice to you is to contact a labor and employment attorney. Sexual harassment is illegal; and I am not qualified to dispense legal advice. I would suggest that you take the time to immediately sit down and write down all of the information you can think of: names, situations, times & dates - try to put as much information about the incidences of harassment as possible - while it is still fresh in your mind.

As far as unemployment goes - you may be eligible. Some states are very strict on disallowing unemployment to people who quit their jobs, while other states are more understanding for certain situations, and allow you to be eligible for unemployment when you quit - in cases of hostile work environment and other situations.

You should apply for unemployment if you need the assistance. I would suggest that you apply in person so that you can explain your situation to the unemployment counselor because most online application sites don't have a check-box for 'Quit due to sexual harassment'. Please don't think I'm making-light of your situation by saying this. Quite the contrary; I know your situation is very serious and effects many people - and I want to make sure that have the best chance of getting your unemployment application approved.

Good luck. Please keep us updated and let us know what happens.

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# danny 2011-06-18 10:38
Many UCSC offices are now closed to the public due to security purposes, we have had bomb threats, people in the back stairwells of the building with guns, violence to employees such has verbal harrassment and being hit. There have been arrests via prosecutions. just FYI.
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# alfredo 2010-09-02 21:33
the company I work for moved location, it is now 72 miles from my home. It takes me 1:30 to get there and 2 to 2:30 hours to get home becuase of traffic. If i quit my job can I collect unemployment?
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# Becky 2010-09-03 11:35
Last year the business I was working at closed suddenly. My last paycheck bounced and I was never paid for the last 3 weeks of work. I collected unemployment for 2 weeks after that. The owner re-grouped and re-opened and I went back to work. The company has sinced changed names and ownership, (although one of the two owners is still the same) Since working with the new company my paycheck has bounced 3 times (although, each time a new check or cash was given to me). My boss has also asked me to hold my check and not deposit it for a day or so because she was worried it would bounce until funds cleared. They have been late on the rent several times (as I have seen the constable come and leave letters) Business is down and I am afraid the place will shut down again and I will not be paid for the last weeks of work. I would quit, but need the unemployment benefits and have been looking for another job, but have not found anything yet. If I quit, is this just cause for collecting unemployment?
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# danny 2011-06-18 10:40
Becky, check into your states policy on a 30-60 day notice of closure, some company's owe their employees a lump sum for not giving the proper warning. The Warn law has helped many in my state.
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# Jacki 2010-09-03 19:39
I've been working in production for 2 1/2 years. Within the first year (due to the recession) 2 co-workers where let go, I resumed with their work responsibilitie s, which was difficult. Received two bonuses and letters on accomodation. In the past three weeks 3 more were let go and now had their work dropped on me too. I've expressed to my supervisor that I can't handle the workload several times. I have documentation of the amount of work and keep a log of the communication. I've recently been having panic attacked while at work, my doctor prescribed an anti-anxiety med. I'm affraid to quit, due to lack of jobs, but I have kids and they need me. Please help me.
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# Site Admin 2010-09-03 20:05

Your story is another testament to the fact that it is bad all over - and in very different ways - for different people. I know you're in a bad situation, because I have been there before myself.

What kind of work do you do? Is it factory-type production, machining, piece-work, or other such production work?

As tough as it is - my advice to you is don't quit your job. If at all possible, you should start looking for a new job when you're not working. I know it will be tough when you're working, job-hunting, and taking care of your family - but it will be a lot tougher going without a job or any income.

It is always easier to find a job, when you have a job.

Have the increased work loads created an unsafe working environment for you and your remaining coworkers? If so, you are doing the right thing in documenting the situation. You should continue to raise your concerns with your manager, the HR department, and perhaps the OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Here is their website that outline worker's rights:

Here are instructions on how to file a complaint about an unsafe work environment, or other such OSHA violation:

Are you represented by a union? If so you should talk to your union representative about your working conditions - and any risk they might pose to your health.

You need to continue doing your work to the best of your ability - and at a level that doesn't jeopardize your health or well-being. I know this is easier said than done, but you need to understand that you can only do what you can do - and if you push yourself past a limit because your employer pushed you; or because you pushed yourself out of fear of losing your job -- you are not helping anyone.

You can only do what you can do. You're a hard worker; but it sounds like the situation at your job, with the company - is getting worse. I don't want to alarm you, but some companies lay off employees slowly until they go totally out of business - and then everyone gets let go. It sounds like your job situation with regards to the amount of work you're given is only getting worse - but you've got to remember that you can only do what you can do, and remember that IF the company is going to go under, or IF you might get laid off next - no matter how hard you push yourself, you won't be able to stop that from happening. What I'm saying is that you could push yourself to death - and still end up getting laid-off. Keep working as hard as you can, but don't kill yourself doing it.

You need to:

1. Keep documenting your working environment and increased workload, as well as any safety or health violations.
2. Keep talking to your supervisors about the conditions, but whatever you do - DO NOT let them know that you are considering making a report to OSHA. Even though it is illegal, some employers have been known to fire someone for talking about reporting things to OSHA.
3. Look into filing a report with OSHA about your work conditions - if they warrant it.
4. Begin looking for a new job on off-work hours, whenever possible.
5. Reduce your household expenditures to the bare minimum & make sure you have some money saved on reserve in case you get laid-off. Cut out all non-essential expenses and save that money (and don't use it to pay off credit cards faster - just save it).
6. Remember that you can only do what you can do -- and you're doing it.
7. Don't push yourself too hard to keep up with 5 people's jobs and workload - you just can't do it. Don't push yourself over the edge.
8. Know that there are people out there, everywhere, that are in the same situation as you are - and know that each one of them, and so many other people like your family, your friends, and lot's of people out there that you don't even know - like me - are thinking about you, praying for you, and pulling for you!
9. Don't quit your job until you have a new job.

Good luck Jacki - please check back in with us and let us know how you're doing, have a new job, etc.

Site Admin
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# Jacki 2010-09-03 21:03
Thank you
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# LS 2011-05-23 20:26
Site Admin: I read what you wrote to Jacki and had a good cry. I'm going through so much at my job. When I went there, was told it would be a 50-55 hour week job. Now, I am restricted to 40 hours with NO help and no flexibility. I'm starting to make dumb mistakes because I have to rush so much. I have physical challenges and the stress is driving me closer and closer to another stroke. Thanks for the advice. Today I am ready to QUIT, but, then I read that if I do, I won't be able to collect unemployment. That's scary. I'm a hard and dedicated employee, but, have a boss that changes mind every week and constantly changes the RULES. I'm too old to start over, but, I need to find another line of work - I guess. I'm very discouraged. I don't have time during off hours to even look for a different job because of my normal hours. I feel trapped. Thank you for listening.
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# Samantha G. 2010-09-08 12:25
I quit my job due to what I think was a hostile environment and racial discrimination. I was often deemed as "wet back, spic, beaner, or "the Illegal one" by 80% of the staff that worked with me. I am one of 5 latin individuals that worked in a call center. The rest were all of the same race which were African American. I would get double the work load, denied personal breaks at times, and would get harrassed on a daily basis. Enough was enough. Yes I spoke spoke spanish, but for them to think I was "illegal" as they claimed was highly offensive. Im not even Mexican, I am Puerto Rican. It is unimaginable that I would ever have to go through that every single day. My coworkers that I was very close to, we had lunch together and hung out often, would get picked on and harrased as well. I notified management about the discrimination and they did NOTHING about it. They laughed it off and said they would handle it. In fact, one of the male coworkers of mine went as far as to pinch my butt and got slapped for it. Management again was notified. Nothing happened to him and needless to say, he was still employed there until he was fired for low performance a few weeks later. Instead of them doing anything to benefit or help me with the mental anguish and embarassement I went through here was there alternative; " Samantha I'm going to send you to the "Reliant Energy" job site instead of "-verse" You will make more money and hopefully that will resolve you issues you are having. When you start training I will pull you out of class so you can talk to the director about what happened". Ok, um, was that not a bribe to shut me up or what? So I go to the new job site expecting things to be a little better, I was so wrong. The min I walked in a had a sense of overwhelming dread. Thats exactly teh way I felt when I went to work at my old job. I honestly feel traumatized buy it. I can not work like this. I was done so wrong and they think it wasn't a big deal. What about the effects it had on me?
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# Stephanie W. 2010-09-09 21:02
My mother has been diagnoised with ALS aka Lou Gerhig's Diease. I am thinking about quiting my job to help with her needs due to her limited mobility, will this qualify for unemployment? Please help.
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# Eric 2010-09-15 12:52
my brother has been promoted to manager over me.when i first started he was manager for first 6 months then demoted(nothing to do with me)we have had heated arguements for 4.5 years that others have witnessed. I had a herniated disc in june and have been out for 4 months for surgery. in that time he was put back in charge of the shop and I am supposed to go back to work soon, in ohio, and I know there is no way I can work under him.the working environment was already hostile and I have documented where my employer has sent out fellow employees to spy on me at home (they didn't think I was really hurt). Can I quit and receive unemployment?
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# Breaun Hooper 2010-09-15 21:53
I was wondering if i could draw unemployment. I was working somewhere for 2yrs found a second job at the beginning of this year and finally decided to quit in may of this year because i was looking forward to making more money. I talked everything over with my boss and it didn't really work so i let her know my final day working and i was putting in my two week notice.
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# Amy 2010-09-20 12:54
I got laid off from a job over a year ago and took the first job that was offered to me, making half of the pay I used to make at my previous job. I worked this lower paying job for a year & could not make ends meet financially. I had to quit my job and move to another county. I filed for unemployment, but was denied. I have filed an appeal, but it is even worth appealing? Do I have a chance of getting any help at all, given my situation?
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# Lindsey 2010-09-20 15:22
I am working at a job that started with an 8 - 5 shift and then a shift bid out of training. I went on a 4, ten hour day work week which worked out well because of daycare pickups and I live pretty far away and less gas money for a day a week less. They have now changed shifts to 5 8 hour days and I cannot afford the extra gas money and daycare amounts. I'm not really getting a paycheck. Plus it's hard to look for another job, everywhere wants me to come in during my work hours. If I quit to actively pursue other employment can I receive benefits to get me through for me an dmy kids?
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# Lindsey 2010-09-20 15:26
I am at a job now that I cannot afford to work at. I started with 8 - 5, daycare pickup was okay. I then went to a 4 10 hour day shift which helped with the extra daycare expense and gas money since I live about 45-50 minutes away from work. Now they have changed my shift to 5 8 hour days getting off at 7 pm when daycare closes at 6. I cannot find adequate alternatives to get my 2 boys picked up, my gas expense has increased and an extra day of daycare and thats if I get free pickup from daycare from a family member! Can I get unemployment if I quit to actively pursue another job? I cannot get in the offices for interviews during the hours I have to work!
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# KIm 2010-09-21 13:33
Am a renter in a condo that I found out is in foreclosure. There's no way I can come up with enough money for another rental place. I plan on moving bsck home to get back on my feet. Will I be able to collect unemployment due to circumstances that are out of my control?
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# julie 2010-09-23 15:42
Can you help me determine if I could qualify for unemployment due to a hostile environment in LA? I worked at a start-up in New Orleans with about 20 people. The founder at the company called me a f***ing bitch in front of several co-workers. Same week, he yelled in front of several co-workers that he wanted to punch me in my f***ing face. In all situations, I did absolutely nothing to bring it on and I have several witnesses who would say exactly what they saw. I resigned because I felt unsafe around him. I documented this to the HR person who did not share the letter with the founder because she was afraid to upset him more and that he might come after me if he knew I documented it.

I appreciate your advice. Thanks.
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# mary 2010-09-24 14:07
the place i am working at is under new management,i was asked to stay,if i did i would be manager& get a raise,this was in july,which i have not gotten yet,my hours has been cut from 40 hours a week to 29 or 30 .i was told today i will be working 4 days a week,starting monday,which my hours will be cut again.also this is the second time we wont get our checks ,says he dont have the money,but he hired a new girl,
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# Eric 2010-09-24 18:22
how can I get a response to my question? life has already been challenging and frustruating to say the least and I'm getting pretty dresperate. Please help!!
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# Brian 2010-09-26 23:58
I lost my job in January I was collecting unemployment benefits. Then in June I took a job as an over-the-road truck driver. One night, about six weeks into the job, I was driving on the interstate, then I was at a stop light. I had driven off the interstate exit to the light but had no recollection of doing so. I had fallen asleep at the wheel. I quit the next week. I didn't explain to my employer why but there is nothing they could say that would convince me that I could operate the truck in a safe manor. I was dangerous to myself and to other people. The company I was driving for uses team driving. This means that when you weren't driving you were trying to sleep in a moving, noisy truck. It is not possible for me to get restful sleep under those conditions.
The company contested my unemployment claim and the state has denied my unemployment claim. I have an appeal coming up. Do I have a case? I do not want to risk injury to myself or anyone else because I do not have the ability to safely operate the vehicle. My co-driver remembers the incident described above and is willing to testify.
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# michelle 2010-09-27 16:32
I was hired 3 years ago with this company. 1 1/2 yrs ago my 8 yr old was diagoised with leukemia. Upon request they moved my job to PT(business slower). This seemed to be going well over the past 6 months.(PT in March) Last three weeks my daughter has been really sick again and I have missed about 2 weeks work. The company has been very understanding so far. At times it seems like it would be far less difficult for all parties involved if I gave a notice and trained someone for my position. Would I be able to claim unemployment in my case?
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# Stuck and Want Out 2010-09-27 21:53
I have filed numerous reports against my boss for acting inappropriate towards me at work. Each time I report him I get a write-up or worse in HR. Every bit of this has been retaliation for my complaints. His side-kick even filed false reports against me to HR. HR found them to be so ridiculous that they aren't even in my file.

I have everything documented. He even moved my Inbox from my desk to the other side of the room by his desk just to upset me. He also made me clock in and out when I came and left and took lunch and breaks; I am a salary exempt employee.

Now, my boss and his side-kick are setting me up to get me fired for not being able to do part of my job correctly. Heck, he changes it every time I am "tested" on it. And Yes!! He even grades it!!! I'm in graduate school and he treats me as if I'm in second grade.

All of this started when I had a girl report to me who he has a thing for. He hired me as her boss. All I did was ask her to turn on her spell check on her email because she sent out an email to numerous people that was just garble. It was as if her hands were off a key and she didn't even form words. She ran to him and complained. He has NEVER asked for and refuses to listen to my side of any accusations.

I am at my wits end!! This company (a major high-end retailer) is notorious for refusing to pay unemployment. Would I have a better shot at getting unemployment if I quit for a hostile work environment (which I have brought up to HR numerous times and even went above HR to try to go to Arbitration) or if I get fired for not being able to "perform my job to company standards"? I'm in a no-win situation.

Thank you.
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# Chris 2010-09-28 12:56
I had quit a job in order to take a position I thought was stable until the end of 2010. I am an independent contractor now (I know I cannot collect from the 5 months I have been here), but the job I had for the 5 months prior was a W-4 rather than a 1099 position. Now, I am being laid off here at this position because of budget cuts. Can I collect based on the 5 months I was at the other position?
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# Jessica 2010-10-02 16:56
I'm thinking about quitting my job bc of a hostile working enviroment. 8 months ago a girl was fired bc she was jealous that she had been there for 3 yrs and I only 4 months and I got a promotion, she, accused me of flipping off a girl and then she put a mean note on my locker. She blames it all on me and got her friends/ my coworkers to hate me, say mean things on facebook, give me scary dirty looks. Last night one of the girls flipped me off and I told our Shift Leader, next thing you know it shes coming up to me saying I'm lieing, shouting in my face. She scared me so much I had my husband come home from work.
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# lori 2011-08-24 00:03
i am in a situation with the facebook thing too but not because of promotion but i have print outs my sister got before stuff was deleted of friends of coworkers threatening to burn down my house and experiment to see if i am a witch and chaining cement blocks and see if i float or drown i cant turn in to police as they have friends and families in gangs and my daughter who is 19 lives with one of the coworkers and has to work there i won't have her threatened can i get unemployment with out turning stuff in to police
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# Dustin 2010-10-05 15:49
I was making 65 to 70k a year a year ago but the company has closed some of their locations I was making commission on, downsized the staff that makes me commission, and tightened their qualifications that makes me commission. Now last week they cut my base salary so now I'm only making 40 to 42k a year which isn't enough to pay my bills. I need to find another job would I be eligible for benefits if I quit my current job? Thanks.
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# Tiffany 2011-10-20 21:58
I'm sorry the company you work for downsized and whatnot but considering I have three college degrees and get 231$/ week, I have a hard time feeling sorry for your 40 to 42k that doesn't cover the bills. I live on the bare minimums. I live with my significant other and still can't make ends meet.
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# Lanette C 2010-10-05 17:34
I had been working as a certified nurse assistant for 21/2 years. My mom was diagnosed with dementia, bone on bone one knee and only one to care for her. Filed fmla then found needed 24 hr care. She can't afford to stay in a home. I am a single mom with 3 girls 16,10,13. Do you think I'd be elgible?
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# lori 2010-10-07 17:51
is it true that in missouri unemployment can only deny you for 12 weeks then the thirteenth week will pay you for four weeks back pay?
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# Rebecca 2010-10-10 16:23
We lost our home in Utah and moved to Idaho for work for my boyfriend who was unemployed the last year there. When I started my job there, I worked 39 hours a week and they cut me back to 30. We could barely meat the bills at that rate. I have been searching for work since we moved here in June and cannot get a job to save us. Would I be eligible even though I had no choice but to quit?
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# lina 2010-10-12 16:04
Im a manager on one of the companies. my job has gone very stressful in the last three months because i have been short handed and i dont get any help from my boss. i have been triying to address this issue with my boss because im on salary and only required to work 45 hours by my companie policie.
so to make long story short im thinking of steping down from mamanger position but im afraid that will get denied do either do the manager job or quit.
so if steping down get denied and i had to quit, will i be untitle for unemployement?
i would really apreciate your response
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# James 2010-10-12 21:13
What if I was working at a job for 3 year, but then after finding a new job I submitted my 2 week notice and while in the one week downtime period between jobs... what I THOUGHT would be my new job decides not to hire me after all? Am I still eligible for benefits and if so, which company pays me?
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# Rebecca 2010-10-13 13:11
I work in California. My boss and I were having a disagreement. I verbally gave my notice that I was leaving in 3 months but didn't have an exact date yet. He gave my notice to the company and accepted the next day. I didn't receive any pay beyond the last day I worked. I walked right into this situation. It doesn't sound like there is much hope for me to receive unemployment benefits but I thought I'd ask. I worked for the company for 5.5 years and had no problems with my performance. My boss had HR encounters with the previous two employees but I thought I could handle it. I think he got the best of me but wanted to ask advice. Thanks!
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# Ariel 2010-10-14 05:17
In my job my boss is not in the same office as me there for I don't have to see her. Which does not make it any easier. She puts people and myself down, hangs up on me while I'm speaking with her, and does not try and help me even though I ask multiple times for assistance. She is making it unbareable to even call her to ask a question. I would be the 4th person to quit my position in 1 1/2 years. Is this considered hostile work enviroment? Please healp!!!
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# allie 2010-10-17 04:21
just one quick question-had to quit on May 28, 2010, can I still file? Still not employed because of knee surgery
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# Kellie 2010-10-18 09:40
Hello. I currently work in a Bank in NJ as a teller supervisor. Two weeks ago I was robbed and I am having a difficult time being here. If I was to quit due to this reasoning would I be able to collect unemployment?

Thank you!
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# Angela F 2010-10-23 12:35
I was basically forced to leave my job due to the downsizing of 12,000 employees. I was told by my boss and union that everyone that started after 2003 (which was me) would be let go per union contract. I did recieve severence pay and a bonus but if my job was not being phased out I would of stayed with the company. Now unemployment is telling me that I volutarily quit because i recieved the severence and bonus which is not true. It would of been in my best interest financially to stay with the company because I was making very good money.
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# Mike H. 2010-10-24 10:15
I am contemplating quitting my job. I was hired as a project manager/estimator and was told all I would have to do was run jobs and supervise. However, all the techs have quite except one and she is on light duty, so that makes me a tech now. I was told I would be on call every 3rd week and because of everyone leaving I am on call every day- all year long.
I use to have a credit card to cover fuel expenses and minor car repairs- such as oil changes because i use my own car, however they have taken the card away and now expect me to pay for everything out of pocket and get reimbursed every week- which is hard on a limited budget.
We are told there are the new policies and we need to get over it and get it done.
Even though these might seem simple if added up they put an enormous burden on myself and have added and extreme emotional burden on my family as well
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# Site Admin 2010-10-24 10:47

Sounds like you are between a rock and a hard place. This is yet another reminder that it is tough all around - even for folks that still have jobs.

I know this taking its toll on you, but my advice is to NOT quit your job.

Even if you have a good reason, which varies from state to state - it is often up to the whims and vagaries of the case officer and the appeal board as to whether you'll get unemployment when you quit or get fired. It is pretty cut and dried when you get laid off, but it gets complicated when you quit or get fired.

Here's what I suggest you do:

1. Don't quit your job.
2. Keep doing your job to the best of your ability, while making sure to take care of your health, sanity, and family relations. You can only do what you can do. If you fall asleep while on call for the 10th day in a row, what can they expect? If you're unable to complete the work of several people, who have quit - what do they expect? You're only one person.
3. Make a formal complaint to the HR Department and/or your boss - in writing. Write a formal, typed, hand-signed letter that describes your grievances: a. Job description has changed. b. Work load too high because everyone quit. c. Car expense situation has changed and is burdensome. Be polite. Be professional. Be detailed. Be sure to tell them that you want to keep your job, are a hard worker, and are committed to working for the company - but only under reasonable working conditions. Give dates, times, and names where appropriate. Give a copy of this letter by hand to the HR Dept. and/or your boss - and send them an electronic copy via email so that there is some kind of paper trail. Copy your personal email address on this email copy so that you have some kind of external proof that you sent this letter. In the email, reference the fact that you hand delivered this same letter to them in person.
4. Start looking for a new job in your off time. Start sending out resumes and asking family, friends, and colleagues about any available jobs. Network within your field. ***It is always easier to find a job when you have a job.***
5. Start a work journal. Remember back to when all of these changes started, when people quit, when policies changed. Make notes of the names, dates, times, and situations that occur on your job. For things that happened in the past, if you can't remember exact dates and times - that's fine - just try to get as close as possible. Make notes on when you sent your formal grievance letter, and any subsequent reactions from your bosses or management. Keep track of all of the things that are making you want to quit your job, when you have to be on call, etc. This is you record, your work diary that you will be able to confidently refer to in the event that you get fired, laid off, or quit - and have to appeal an unemployment eligibility ruling, or even file a lawsuit.
6. Start cutting your expenses and saving money wherever possible. You are in a bad situation and it sounds like your job is going to change, one way or the other, in the near future. If it changes by you getting fired, quitting, or laid off - you need to be as prepared as possible -- almost as if you see it coming. You should not count on getting unemployment.

I know it will be tough to do all of these things, and that you're in a tough place now - but it will be much much tougher if you quit your job without having prepared for it, or if you get fired or quit and are unable to collect unemployment.

You are still in control of your situation, you are still in control of your destiny.

Good luck and keep us updated.

Site Admin
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# Joe I. 2010-10-24 14:19
I have been collecting unemployment benefits for 10 months. I got an offer for an on call position with low pay, but decided to take it to at least have some work. I am only making 300 per week and it is costing me 60 a week for gas to get to work. also, the work is very physically demanding. I have heal spurs in both feet and lower back problems, and after 3 weeks on the job, I am in sever pain every day. I am looking for another job, but erratic and unpredictable work hours make it hard to be available for interviews. If I quit this Job can I reclaim my unemployment benefits?
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# Tee 2010-10-25 17:57
My husband lost his job in one state and has excepted a position in GA. I would like to move to be with him, but have not been able to find work in GA.
Would I qualify for unemployment?
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# Danielle M 2010-10-27 06:23
One year ago, I went on maternity leave from my job to have my daughter. Unfortunately, the entire time I was working there, i also was working with my daughter's father who was LESS than supportive. After having my daughter, i decided that it would be best for me to not return to that work environment because I did not want to work with him. I loved my job, and DID NOT want to quit, but i found it best for everyone in the situation to leave my job. I regretfully gave them my two weeks notice, and informed them i would not be back. I assumed because i quit that i would not qualify for unemployment, this is pretty much just out of curiosity. Thanks
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# Stephen 2010-10-29 19:43
I have to work out of state for work, since I couldn't find employment where i own my home and have my family. It is causing marital and family issues, so I'm considering resigning. I am doing well in my management position and like the company I work for, but being home only on the weekends is very difficult for us. I have not been able to find employment yet where my home is. Is there a chance I may be eligible for un-employment benefits? thanks.
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# michael 2010-11-01 10:41
i quit my job because my employer was running out of work and money for pay roll he first asked if i could find temperary work and i did that helped fill gap in pay roll he only had to pay one days wages witch was 200.00 dollers i talked to him the same week and told him that i could work at the same temp job if needed to and he said that a new job came in and it was good for me to come back i assumed every thang was back on track till the end of the week when my payrole check was half of what it should have been i tried to talk to him about it he became angry and said if i could find any thang better to do it so i just left his office whent home the next day i receved the previos weeks payroll check and it had bounced could not contact him all weekend then on monday he said he would bring me a check to cover the one that bouced and he would pick up his tools i assumed i no longer worked for him applied for unemployment and have ben denied for 9 weeks i am just getting to apeal tommarow they denied me because i quit but i never quit? what should i do
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# Jeanniern 2010-11-10 01:02
I am a registered nurse. Have worked in same hospital for 11 years. 2 yrs ago, I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and have been receiving treatment. I was allowed to reduce my work hours to part time. Months later, hospital mandated 12 hr shifts and increased my work hours. I again requested reduction in hours due to my medical condition and was denied. Now I require back surgery and will have to go on unapproved FMLA leave since I have exhausted all of my allowed FMLA (due to increased work hours causing pain "Flare-ups". I will not be able to return to work on 12 hr shift, full-time basis and am considering quitting since I am aware that I will not be able to perform my duties (which will jeopardize my recovery). Will I qualify for unemployment?
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# ashley 2013-01-09 13:19
i have a similar situation. i have been trying to get disability, and was told that until i am out of work completely, they can't take my case....idk if i can receive unemployment if i quit because i can't physically handle the work load...and i recently lost my health coverage as well. i work nights, and every night i come home in tears and my boyfriend has to help me out of the car because i am in so much pain. i make so little money, it hasn't been worth it for a long time, but now that i am in imminent danger of being paralyzed if i don't have a surgery i can't afford, idk what to do. should i leave and file due to medical reasons since i cannot physically handle the job anymore, or what?
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# Cody B 2010-11-21 16:38
I work at a restaurant. when i first got there she told me i would be getting at least 40 hrs a week.. i been there 3 months and the most i get to work is 2 days a week. Sunday i get 4 hours and Monday i get 8 hours. I simply cannot live on that.. They tell me the restaurant is slow but I'm trying to find another job but no one simply is hiring. Can I get unemployment for working 12 hours a week? I feel as if im underemployed ?
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# Cody B 2010-11-21 16:38
I work at a restaurant. when i first got there she told me i would be getting at least 40 hrs a week.. i been there 3 months and the most i get to work is 2 days a week. Sunday i get 4 hours and Monday i get 8 hours. I simply cannot live on that.. They tell me the restaurant is slow but I'm trying to find another job but no one simply is hiring. Can I get unemployment for working 12 hours a week? I feel as if im underemployed ?
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# vera 2010-11-30 09:08
I recently quit my job of 21 years because of health issues that were not being addressed by the company due to a injury on the job that was sustained over a year ago.recommendations for reasonble accomodations were ignored despite many letters from my physicians & as a result my condition worsened to the point of permanent partial disability. i was essentially forced to quit or face total disabilty if i continued working under the current conditions. can I file for unemployment?
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# Patricia 2010-11-30 12:44
My husband has been transferred to work in CA. I work in NY and the company I worked for has a location in CA. I'm currently working but I flew to CA on my own and had an interview with the president of the company, where I asked for a transfer and mentioned that I'm happy working with them. He said that right now he has no open positions and they don't have the department that I have in NY so that the transfer is not an immediate possibility. Given this situation I have to quit because I have to come to CA by January 2011. I started to look for jobs already but I want to know if I'm eligible for unemployment due to the fact I don't want to quit and that I have to pay now insurance or cobra program out of my pocket...
Thank you. Pat.
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# RobertP 2010-11-30 19:33
I was hired for a very significant position and I moved from CA to CO for it. After 4 months the project lost its funding. My immediate boss felt bad and fortunately offered me a far lesser job that I never would have taken, but I had no other option at the time. So I stayed in CO the next 8 months in this "lesser" position. It actually cost me to keep the job, so I did quit. Now Im jobless and cant qualify. My boss said "too bad".
would there be a way to qualify? How long must I search for jobs (I've been looking for over 6 months VERY actively) until I can get help?
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# vera 2010-12-01 08:49
i recently left my job of 23 yrs due to a worsening of my medical condition initially caused by an injury at work over a year ago. Certain restrictions were implemented upon my return to work which the company accepted. Those accomodations ( reasonable ) were not fulfilled after numerous warnings from my physician & specialist. As a result my condition worsened to a point that I could face total disabilty if i continued working without the accomodations set forth by my doctors.
( This went on for a year.) As a result I now have a permanent partial disablity. I feel i was forced to quit or face even further damage to my existing condition. Do I have a case to file for unemployment? Thank you
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# Devon 2010-12-02 17:45
I quit my job because for three years I was promised a full time position and it never was available for me, but then they transferred in two full time people and promoted another woman. My hours also continually got cut down and then raised and lowered, and when I became pregnant I was still expected to "throw" truck until I said I was not willing to do it anymore, and then they wanted a note from my doctor. I have found a job, but it is so minimal, the entire amount of my monthly pay is half of our rent (which is only $450) I quit my job when I was 4 months pregnant because I was tired of being the pinball, and my back could not handle the difficulty of the work load. Would I qualify for unemployment?
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# Steven 2010-12-09 06:36
I work for a small company in Michigan who has cut my salary 10k and is talking about cutting it another 10k after the Holidays and even possibly part time starting in January. I am an accountant and the company does not want me to leave but stay with them. If I was to quit can I file for unemployment based on any guidelines of what is considered a "Significant Pay Decrease" I was at 60k today am at 50k and being told 40k or less after the new year starting in January 2011.
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# Trac 2010-12-20 13:19
I am wanting to know if I qualify for umemployment, after quiting my job. My job is relocating 1 hr. and 10 min. from my home and I just am not able or willing to make this drive. Do I qualify for unemployment? Also, I currently have a parttime job, besides the one I quit.... Can you help? Thanks
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# Tina 2010-12-28 15:50
I have been working for this company for over a year the hours worked were changed to hours that didn't work with m babysitting schedule so I was given a different positionin another office farther away I took the job and now been at this office for 1 month and a half! I was not trained on my new position properly and the stuff I was trained on was incorrect but of course I assumed I was doing it the correct way a few days after my 1st day I got a call from my boss saying she was notified of all these errors I made and continued to make even after specific details "which was not true" the one Why notified her was the girl who was training me! Every move I make when I get to work take lunch and go home is reported to her. Then I got an e mail from m superior basically threatening Kevorkian m job for falsifying on my time card in which that wasn't true either. I had the proof I didn't and sent it to him y e mail, and simply got a "my apologies I didnt get all the facts" so I'm being watch for mistakes I don't know I'm making and when I bring it to there attention they tell me I'm being unprofessional and if I don't make things work out with the girl who is training me the consequence will be bad. They also repeat this girl if very important to the company. I'm stressing so much losing my hair and feel like my credibility when way down! Is this not a good enough reason to quit will I qualify for unemployment?
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# Tina 2010-12-28 16:09
I have been working for this company for over a year the hours worked were changed to hours that didn't work with m babysitting schedule so I was given a different position in another office farther away I took the job and now been at this office for 1 month and a half! I was not trained on my new position properly and the stuff I was trained on was incorrect but of course I assumed I was doing it the correct way a few days after my 1st day I got a call from my boss saying she was notified of all these errors I made and continued to make even after specific details "which was not true" the one Who notified her was the girl who was training me! Every move I make when I get to work take lunch and go home is reported to her. Then I got an e mail from my supevisor basically threatening me about my job for falsifying on my time card in which that wasn't true either. I had the proof I didn't and sent it to him by e mail, and simply got a "my apologies I didnt get all the facts" so I'm being watch for mistakes I don't know I'm making and when I bring it to there attention they tell me I'm being unprofessional and if I don't make things work out with the girl who is training me the consequence will be bad. They also repeat over and over this girl if very important to the company. I'm stressing so much losing my hair and feel like my credibility when way down! I dont want to get fired because i want to look for another job. I'm afraid she will lie about some thing and they will fire me. I'm a great worker i can get great recommendations from my supervisor in my previous office. Is this not a good enough reason to quit will I qualify for unemployment?
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# Sharon 2010-12-30 13:09
I have worked for a large franchise company for over two years, I have had four manangers in that time, three of which I have gotten along wonderfully with, the fourth however is a tyrant, she has been my manager for the past 7 months, well until yesterday that is, I walked off the job. The current manager leads her crew with fear and intimidation, I have been yelled at several times in front of customers and fellow employees, forced to wait for a restroon break, even though I had been on my shift for several hours, forced to wait for a drink of water, again, that is after several hours without a drink of anything. She degrates and humilitates not only me but the other employees as well. I have meet with the DM on two occations and the asst. mngr on sevaral occations asking for help and a transfer, no help or a tranfer was given. I also contacted our head of HR yesterday, they are investigating this case.
So my question is is that considered a hostile work environment, and will I be able to collect unemployment benefits?
Any input would be appreciated.
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# Jessica 2010-12-30 20:22
I work at a large hotel as a waitress and am 5 mo's pregnant. I went to my manager a little over a month ago and told him I am starting to have a lot of pain associated w/ standing for these periods of time and asked to be moved to another department where I could do desk work. He agreed but nothing has been done in fact instead of hiring a replacement for me they hired 2 ppl for another department. I am willing to work so I am not able (at least not at this time) to get a doctors note excusing me from work period. I am in lots of pain many nights and just don't think I can do this anymore. When I have told my shift manager on several occasions how much pain I am in I have been told to stop complaining and that is the job. I do believe that a lot of the pain I have been having is due to an accident a cpl years ago and of course all the weight gain. If I quit under these conditions is it likely I could collect unemployment while seeking a new job?
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# Sam 2011-01-05 07:45
My boss will scream at you at the top of her lungs for a simple mistake. She talks down on us and will pick on certain people and tell them she is doing just that. We have one person in the office that will tell her everything going on and 1/2 the time it is her opoinin which will lead to someone getting yelled for nothing. Most of us are walking on egg shells daily. Is this considered unbearable working conditions and unemployment is a consideration. There are laws for sexual harrassment, where are the laws to protect the worker against these conditions.
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# Larry 2011-01-10 20:33
Hello, I was given the option to move from an estimator to a framer, which would reduce my hours and pay significantly. If I decline their offer, am I still eligible for unemployment or is this considered quitting? Thank you for your prompt response.
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# Tony 2011-01-24 21:24
I currently work for the USPS. I am a term conditional employee who gets hired per year. I am coming to the end of my third year at the end of March (2011). My normal work schedule is Monday through Saturday working well over 50 hrs a week. I do not get paid sick days or medical insurance. I have informed my Post Master of returning back to school and my classes are on Saturdays. This is a excellerated program. I am available to work to work Monday through Friday. Could I still collect unemployment if I am fired b/c I cannot work on saturdays or call out every saturday?
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# Bill 2011-01-25 02:34
I quit a seasonal job (was supposed to turn into year-round) because I was on my feet 4-12 hours a day, and I have a titanium rod in my leg (which i didn't inform them about). I did leave on the best of terms, and told them I "got a better offer". I just wanted to see if I should bother filing in MA?
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# John 2011-01-27 20:36
I work for a small company in Kentucky were the eviroment can be hostile at times (yelling,degrad ing comments and so forth)but the real problem is getting paid is hit or miss. sometimes it is on time the longest has been 2 weeks late, with no info. from the owner when we will be paid. Is this a reason I could quite my job and get unemployment?I plan on finding another job asap but the situation is hard on my family.
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# Denise 2011-02-07 20:21
I have been working for the same company for 14 years. My boss has always been a little hard to work for but I enjoy my job and tolorated it. Recently he has been accusing me of making mistake but not showing me what mistakes I have made. He has told my co workers that "my stupidy". He has moved my desk into another department which I do not work for and watches my every move. This has caused me to become very nervous and physically sick. I have constant headaches and can't sleep. I am in the
process of looking for another job. I really feel that I can not work in this hostile environment and would like to quit but since I do not have another job this is not a god choice. If I was to quit is this qualified to be able to apply for unemployment. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
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# Nicole 2011-02-14 22:46
I was wondering because I am in school full-time and working a job that I have been missing alot of days from because of having sick children and being sick myself. I have taken 2 FMLA leaves from work already and missed 12 days due to my own illness? I was wondering if I quit because of missing too many days being out sick or with sick kids could I still get unemployment?
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# Sean 2011-02-17 12:53
i am planning on quitting my job because i am in school as well and its is becoming difficult to do both and maintain good grades. if i quit because of college will i get unemployment.
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# Janelle 2011-02-17 13:33
Hi. I recently had my position eliminated (as of Feb. 26th) my job duties are all the same. THey offered me another postion- which I felt I had no other choice to take as you can't get unemployement if you don't take offered employeement. My position went from Marketing Coordinator to Marketing Supervisor. They told me I would not be advising other staff and here for this was not a management position. They took my business cell, my health benefits and reduced the amount of PTO and made me hourly along with reducing my hours by about $200/month when I used to be salary. My job includes doing events which often times I do not get a break at all in a 9 hour period. I told my boss (who got a promotion when I got my demotion) about not getting breaks for 4 days strait - and now I am sick for that reason - 4 days without breaks, only 1 day off and know I have no medical benefits...? I work in a casino and when doing event promotions I am exposed to heavy smoke - I can't smell anymore -at all. I do the readerboards, voicemail, inventory and manage all computer coupons, players, reports and analysis myself - if you ask me I should be promted to a manager position. They told me when they demoted me that I am a single mother with 2 children who need me. This is discrimination and has never affected my job. I have been reliable onsite almost every weekend and night on top of it - I have made some major sacrafics for this job. Now I have to clock in and out and get attendance points if even a minute different. Not cool considering I go days without a break. There is no one there to relieve me and my boss is stationed out of Teneesee only on-site occasinally. When I took this job I did not expect to be the promotion girl on a smokey casino floor all the time with no health benefits - I have several documented cases of illness. This is a hard ship - I was told I would get a raise once we started making money - and I have improved the outcome of promotions three fold. Now they are asking me to train the new girl (Operations Director who is no more qualified than myself, she got my cell my benefits, my onsite meals) on how to do some of my job duties which makes me feel like I will have even less job secrity. Please advise if you think I can get unemployement benefits if I quit do to demotion and it not working out do to smokey conditions with no health benefits, no breaks, not enogh days of in a row, along with the descrimination and them asking me to train others when they have illiminated me from a manager position to advise other staff. I feel like I am a figure of athority and ofter times I am the only "management" on site during promotions - and the only one who can fix problems that arise during them - as of right now. They have also denied me being able to do the outreach marketing I wanted to inccorperate with my Markeitng positions- Kiwanis, Unioun Tourism Assiciation and Grange community involvement. THank you very much!
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# joseph 2011-02-18 09:19
I'm a CDL-A,comm truckdriver,who was driving the Ag. season in the San Joaquin valley,and finishing the season last Nov.,when on my last load of the day and more than likely the last load of the season,I was told by the employer to return my empty trailer to the field that night.Being it had been raining for a couple of days, and where the trailer was to be return to was on the "Delta",where conditions are bad enough in good weather let alone at night and road and field conditions are wet.In order to return the trailer to the field required you to get off the main road,which itself was not much better than the road you were about to turn onto,which was a "LEVY" road,which are always narrow,with the river at your side.At night time, in winter driving conditions,ther e can be low fog or mist making your vision impaired,along with the fact that the Headlights" on the truck I was driving were out of focus,"aimed to high",compounding the danger.Once on the "Levy" road, you then would travel for awhile,before having to drop down into the Wet" field,where I almost got struck earlier that morning, with those condition exsisting,and being a "UNSAFE"condition,I opt out of doing such,being a CDL-A driver I have the "right",to refuse to drivea Comm.vehicle in UNSAFE conditions,unde r "STAA,1982,employee protection.It made "NO" sense to take the chance of causing harm to the equipment,or myself,just to get a"JUMP"on the gun,so to speak. The end of the season,low man on the "POLE",and "UNSAFE conditions"tells, a reasonable mind not to attempt it.For this I'm disqualified for UI benefits?The EDD, does not have the right to tell me that I should have done what is listed above,it violates my Constitutional, as well as Civil rights,to "DUE PROCESS",and I will file in the Court of proper jurisdiction for relief,thus costing the state to spend more "MONEY",I thought this state was " broke" Maybe I should inform there BOSS?/Jerry Brown?-- Tired of being pissed on!
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# KITE68 2011-02-19 15:21
I am caught between a rock and a hard place. I accepted a job delivering food to homes and was told that I would be finished around 7 pm. This has not been the case as I have not gotten home till 10pm the past week I have worked here.
This is a problem because I am a single father of a 7 year old little girl and this has been very hard for both of us.
Since this job has turned out to be unsuitable considering that it has not been what was promised, can I keep my unemployment as I desperately continue my job search?
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# Teresa 2011-02-27 12:49
I was offered a temporary postion with a well known company and asked to stay on after christmas. My supervisor put me in a position a couple of weeks ago that requires 5 hrs of being outside and required to constantly walk on pavemet. I told her I was not physically able to walk this long and found out today she will not take me off this assignment. I can prove my medical reasons. I have also been forgotten numerous times for my breaks but never filed a complaint. If i quit and can prove I am not physically able for this position could i appeal for unemployment if i quit?
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# adrian 2011-02-27 18:12
I have to leave my job due to a hardship.I live in long island Ny in my wifes aunt basement apartment and was recently told that my family had to move out. seems it is illegal to have a basement apartment in long island ny. Now in a month my family and i will be we have to leave and go to stay with my family in north carolina because i cant afford to live in ny and we dont have anywhere to live.can i draw unemployment?
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# Jillian 2011-02-27 21:37
My husband has been on unemployment for almost 2 years and is at the end of his benifits. We live in NJ and cannnot afford our condo on just my salary, and have found a buyer so we need to move. He has been offered a job in FL. If we move, will I be able to apply off unemployment in FL for my time worked in NJ if I am unable to find work? I have been a full time employee at my current NJ job for over 9 years.
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# patricia 2011-02-28 14:57
Can I collect unemployment if I quit my job to to me moving far away cause thats were my future husband had to move cause thats were his kids are?
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# Mike H 2011-02-28 20:11
I live in Michigan as does my father.However he lives 4 hours away from me and has lost his eyesight to the point he is unable to drive.My mother is deceased so my father has no one to take care of his daily needs.I would like to move in with him and help him out but have not been able to find employment in the area. Would i be able to collect unemployment if i were to leave my job and move in with him
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# Olivia 2011-03-01 20:28
I had asked for a Transfer, because i was involved in a demestic Violence at home. I was going to be moving back into my familys home, and work at a different location. well weeks went by, and nothing on my transfer. So i asked, and my manager said he had not heard anything yet. A little later, the abuse at home got bad, i had to leave. moved with family, but didnt get my trnasfer. so they let me go because i couldnt get all the way over there to work....
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# Dianne 2011-03-04 17:50
Hello, I quit my job because i was under to much stress and hated my job and life. I also was going to be required to Work more hours with less and less pay. As I was In the Mortgage field experiencing my own meltdown. I lived In Nj and then moved to Md working for same employer, quit In Md. And then worked for another Company In Md and was fired. I was collecting unemployment from Nj for a year not from MD. Now I had to file a new claim for extension of benefits, and now are told that I should have proably never recievef them. They will have to contact My former employer, and I will have two more phone interviews next week. I am most worried I will have to pay this money back and also that I won't get any more benefits. I have looked everywhere for job, but either I am over or under qualified. And now have no Money to pay for Mortgage that is under water. Do you know what will happen to me? Any help would be appreciated or what should I do or expect? Thanks, I am
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# Sierra 2011-03-11 13:45
I recently took a LOA from 1/11 to 3/11 because my daughter is epileptic and she was having a lot of seizures. I also had my hours cut due to her medical problem. I'm due to go back to work next week and they changed my hours and there's noway I can work them because of my daughter. My husand works a full time job and that' also one of the reason I changed my hours becase finind a sitter that will watch an epileptic child is hard. Now I might have to quit due to the changes they just made. Do you think I will be able to get unemploymet? Thanks for your advice and time.
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# Tiffany 2011-03-12 21:21
I worked for the same company as a server for almost 3 years. recently my boss and I got into an argument about picking up and extra table. I was too busy to take the large party. She said i could take this table or go home. I chose to go home. Before i left she ca;;ed me into the office and fired me. I went to unemployment. She told them i had quit. I had my appeal and lost. I am going to file another appeal. Can i have any advice before i go through this again? how can i prove that i was really fired?
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# Rhonda 2011-03-21 09:57
Hi, I am trying to find out if I am eligiable for unemployment benefits. My husband was laid off and since he had a non-competes we were forced to relocate. We were living in Louisiana at the time he was laid off. I had to quit my job because of the move to another state. I have applied for benefits but received a letter stated that I was disqualified because I voluanarily quit my job. Should I appeal since we had to move?
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# Michelle 2011-03-21 22:14
I have been working for a small company since June 2010 and recently the environment has become hostile. I began keeping a log of these incidents. My senior (who is between myself and my manager) has been the cause of this hostility. I have addressed this with my direct manager and she quickly dismissed my concerns. I then was told to contact the COO via email which I did,detailing everything that has happened and how hostile it is in the office and he apparently did not see the seriousness of the issue because he didn't even so much as reply. Now a little over a month later I have been informed that my hours are being cut from 40 to 20 a week; and the part-time girl (who has 3 jobs) that my boss just told me was being brought in to assist on my accounts will be getting the 20 hours that they are taking from me. I can not afford to work part time; It is vital that I have full time employment. I am a parent of 4 and am attending college working on my bachelors degree. In Furthermore, my manager talks about me to other employees and apparently thinks that this is appropriate professional behavior. I was called into the office 3 times within 6 working days to be scrutinized and made to feel like a child; one of these sessions lasted 1 hr and 45 min. In my opinion, if they believe that this is necessary because I am not performing my job duties then why do they not fire me. I feel as though I have done my part to work the issues out but noone else sees any issues I guess. I am at a loss for what to do now and I am trying to find out what my options are at this point. I cannot continue to work like this.
Any help that anyone my be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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# Maria 2011-03-24 13:07
I was working with my husband at the same company, he was laid off with not reason, so after 2 month he found a job in different state. I have to follow my husband, therefore I have to quit my job to move to different state. I believe I was forced somehow. When applied to unemployement the denied and I have to appeal. Any recommendation to win the appeal?
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# Lisa 2011-03-25 20:04
The owner of the company that I work for saw that I was unhappy asked what was wrong. To my regret now I told him. The general manager does drugs and so does several of the employees. They know that it okay to come back from break high. I am a manager also and get no respect. The owner has a meeting without me and now I being the one that get transferred 15 minutes further then I'm traveling now and going to a store that I know that the manager is also a drug addict. Do I have ground to quit and get benefits?
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# Clarence 2011-03-28 13:58
I was only able to work my job for only 2 days do to my car breaking down on me no other auto to get to the job the job was about 11 miles from where i live so i lost my benifit I was not able to work 40 hours an still they took my benifit.
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# Allen 2011-03-28 14:10
Hi,my wife was phased out of her job as a veterinarian and has taken a better job, but we have to relocate from Colorado to South Carolina which means I'm going to have to quit MY job. I understand that with the new legislation that I can collect unemployment short term as a trailing spouse until I can find a job in our new location. Is this true?
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# Leif 2011-03-31 19:11
I bet you never heard this one but I was in an overly difficult situation where my boss had other employees but I was the only one who could do the real web work so he worked me to death and constantly gave me a hard time. On the day I quit I just snapped on him, cursed him out and told him I quit. I apologized the next day explaining that I was way over worked and was pressured to get work done in a time that couldn't possibly be done by one person and was pressured beyond belief. I didn't want to quit, I just had a temp. break down. When this was explained my boss pretty much determined this as me quitting and that he would only accept the freak out as a resignation. I was trapped, I wanted to find a job but my boss didn't let me take my vacation time or anything to even find one. IF YOUR BOSS PRESSURES YOU INTO THE POINT OF A BREAKDOWN BUT YOU DIDN'T MEAN IT are you eligible. I wanted to come back and my boss figured accepted my apoligy but felt it best that it wasn't working out. So I feel like I was fired. If I wasn't pressured and giving unrealistic opportunities I wouldn't have snapped. I have the emails and the very different sounding voice mails my boss knew what he was doing. I will be looking for a new job day and night now but starting next week, I have no income all because I tried to do the impossible and please someone who could not be pleased. I'd like to know if I have a case. This is probably not normal but I didn't want to leave. I had a temp. breakdown. 14 hour days 7 days a week...No one at the job including himself had to put in those hours..just me.Wandering if I could collect. The job was also over an hour away and I lived i nj and the job was in pa...
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# Joanne 2011-04-02 10:59
I live in IL and drive 65 miles round trip for my job. I make $12 per hour. I drive a truck and spend $400 per month on gas. My employer changed our medical plan to a high deductible plan which will mean that I will have to pay $300 per month for the medicine I am currently taking until I reach my $2000 deductible. I have done the math and it means that I make $28 per day by the time taxes and etc are taking out of my check. I leave my house at 8am and don't get home until 7pm. I still have rent, electic, truck payment and etc to pay. I want to quit my job but before I do I want to make sure that I can get unemployment.
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# Joanne 2011-04-02 11:03
I live in IL and make 12.00 per hour. I spend 400 per month on gas and my employer changed our medical plan and now I will have to pay 300 per month for my medicine until I reach my 2000 deductible. I leave my house at 8am and don't get hour until 7pm. I have done the math and after the 700 I spend on gas and medicine I will be making 28 per day. I still have rent, electric. truck payment and etc. I want to quit my job so I can either go back to school or find a job closer to my home. Before I quit I want to make sure that I can collect employment???
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# Denise 2011-04-04 18:34
I live in South Jersey and I have decided to go back to school.(My current job offers no time off, benefits, no holidays paid, no sick days, no personal days) I told my Boss that my hours of school are doing my hours of work but that I am more than happy to work evening so that I can still have my hours and attend school. He told be that I can keep my Fridays (no school) and that I can be put On-Call although he's in the middle of hiring people for the hours that I can be at work. Do I qualify for partial unemployment.
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# Rosa 2011-04-09 15:38
I worked for local government for 12 years snd I was diagnosed with Lupus about 5 years ago. Since that time one person left and I have taken over both job duties. I asked for a modified schedule to work less hours or be transferred to another department where I could work reduced hours, but my request was ignored then denied. I had to quit due to my illness. I live in Florida.

Would I qualify for unemployment until I find something that would be less hours?
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# john 2011-04-12 13:15
If I quit my job to go back to school whould I be eligible
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# kathy 2011-04-13 14:39
my husband was layed off and just accepted a job for less money and in a different line of work. If it turns out to be something he is not suited for can he quit and reopen his unemployment claim?
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# Cynthia 2011-04-14 10:35
I have a job with benefits for me and my son. I plan on moving to Florida in a couple months for personal reasons. If I quit my job will i be eligible for unemployment? I know I'm going to need some type of finacial services for my and my son until I find a job out there.
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# Jarid 2011-04-14 18:18
I have a job in MA. But am looking to get a job in N.H. But the N.H job is temp to perm. If I get laid off in N.H can I go to MA. to collect since I live in MA. Also the unemployment insurance in MA is better. I have worked in MA for many years (more than 5).
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# Kathy 2011-04-14 18:21
I want to quit my job and move back to my home town because I father is very ill. I was fired from my previous job that I have now. Would I be able to claim off of my previous job?
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# Ginger 2011-04-20 09:46
My husband was laid off and found employment in another state. After 5 months of separation I quit my job of 10 years to join my husband. However, it has been 19 months and I have not been able to find another job. I have worked through temp agency's for short term assignments but no full time job has presented it's self. In this bad economy is it possible I could get unemployment? I have worked 40 years and not drawn but could use the money now, it is hard for older Americans to find employment.
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# Annette 2011-04-20 20:17
I have recently given my notice to my company because my husband has recently enlisted in the Army and he is stationed in GA. Will I be eligible for unemployment benefits because I had to move with my husband? Otherwise, I would have still been employed and in good standing. My intentions are to look for a job immediatly when I get to our new home, but I feel that it is s benefit that will help until I can get on my feet again. Please, I am open to any advise or suggestions.
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# Emily 2011-04-20 22:40
I have a severly broken tailbone and I am a telemarketer and sit for 10+ hours a day..I have had doctors notes on every occasion that I have went to the doctor. My supervisors seem to throw a fit everytime I go and threaten to fire me. Today, I went to the doctor and she told me that me sitting all day at work would hinder my ability to a full recovery..would this work for unemployment if I decide to quit?
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# Erin 2011-04-20 23:41
I had been working for a company for almost two years. In a conversation with my HR manager, she told me that she thought my assistant was trying to "saotage" my job by making me look bad by making all sorts of mistakes. She told me to be very careful with him. I asked her if she thought I should go directly to my boss with my concerns. She said that I should. She said she would be present at the meeting if I felt more comfortable with her there. I brought my concerns to my boss, without directly telling him that my HR manager had told me she thought my assistant was trying to sabotage my job. My boss blew me off, saying that he trusted my assistant enough to hire him and that the way I went about telling my boss about my concerns with such urgency was disrespectful. I felt so uncomfortable after my HR manager telling me that she thought my assistant was trying to sabotage my job. I felt very anxious; as if I could not perform my job knowing that both my HR mgr and I didn't trust my assistant, but my boss did trust him. I put my two week's notice in. I didn't feel as if I could work in such a hostile work environment. I live in Hawaii. Do you think I could collect unemployment even though I quit willingly? I just felt that there was now this hostility between my assistant and me, and I probably never would e said anything to my boss if my HR manager didn't tell me what she thought. Help! Thanks!
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# Kelly 2011-04-21 07:46
I work in a medical office. We have been having a problem with two employees not coming in on time for work. Our boss had us all sign an Employment Agreement that states- I agree to show up ready to participate at the appointed time as prescribed by the daily schedule. He told us if we were late we would not get the bonus from the day before. Many times since two employees have been late & gotten the daily bonus.
This is one example of serious lack of authority that I feel like I can't deal with. If I quit, is there a chance I could get unemployment?
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# bonnie 2011-04-23 09:11
My car engine blew and i had no way of getting to work. My boss gave me all my vacation time hoping my car would be fiexed, When I ran out of vacation I pointed out and would have been fired the next day. I called my boss and he told me I should resign instead of getting fired. Due that if I got fired it would lokk bad on applications. So I resigned after talking to him. Can I get unemployment? i HAD TO WRITE A statement to unemployment about why I quit and havent heard anything. I explained talking to my boss and what he said.
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# Ricky 2011-04-25 21:35
I worked at my job for about 4 years. A opportunity to move to Florida presented itself when my wife was offered a job there. It was not a transfer, but a new job. I hated my job and didn't think it would be hard to find a new one of I wanted, but I was going to go to school for a bit while she was bringing home the money for a change. I wasn't expecting what happened next - she got let go a month after she started & now we have no income at all! I can't collect unemployment because I quit, right? She didn't work long enough to collect. Can I work at a temp job & then collect from my previous 4 years when the temp job is up? Just trying to find some income from somewhere until one of us can find some permanent work.
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# Mary 2011-04-28 20:45
I worked for the State of Missouri for about 9 years. I worked for about 2 years under a supervisor who ridiculed me publicly, displayed anger toward me, would not listen to good business advise I tried to give her, did not allow employees to perform their jobs using due diligence and in one instance essentially set me up for failure. I began having medical problems - mostly stress and anxiety.

This first supervisor transferred to a different group and I thought things were going to get better. However, about that time my boss's boss told me "You have no future here." I believe my new supervisor was instructed to begin watching and documenting every little thing she could find against me.

The affect of the stress on my health got worse. In May 2010 my Primary Care Physician's Nurse Practitioner advised me to consider changing jobs. I have this in writing.

My PCP told me he never advises anyone to quit. But he did write a letter to my employer saying
"...Most of this is probably related to the anxiety and depressin that she has, which I would have to say from what she describes, is coming from her work situation.
"I feel that she would benefit from counseling through her work. Her ability to perform her job that she has done for so many years has been compromised by the fact that she is under so much stress at work, and her again this is unusual since she has worked there for so many yars in the same environment. I do not foresee any immediate change or improvement in her situation, and it may be that she will need some counseling which should be offered through the state for a situation such as this. If it is feasible, we can give her some medical time off in order to help her with the adjustment and coping in this situation."

By this time my new supervisor had documented about 5 instances that supposedly demonstrated insubordination on my part. I believe a reasonable person would agree that these were not insubordination . At most, one or two of them may reflect the memory problems that were part of my medical problems.

I'd been missing about 25% of my work already and did not think additional time off would help. I'd been having some counseling outside of work. And since I was convinced they were trying to fire me for insubordination , I finally quit.

I filed for unemployment benefits which were denied because I quit "voluntarily".

I have appealed because of my medical situation, their mistreatment and their continued pressure to fire me for insubordination . I have submitted documents including notes I made at the time of certain incidents. Are these notes admissible as evidence? I also have written recent statements regarding verbal discussions during my employment. Would this sort of personal testimony be admissible as evidence?
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# Carol 2011-04-30 18:37
OK here is the deal....I worked at this job for almost 10 yrs. Over the years i have had more responsibilitie s thrown my way and only got paid 25cents over mim wage. I was getting paid a hour extra for working on sunday and that stopped. Then was promised another co worker was going to retire and i would get more hours(only got 30 hrs)and that didn't happen. But the main reason why i quit was we had a employee problem and when she tried to do this problem with me i didn't let her do it(she has been working 2 months) i never let her do it. (and we have cameras and yes it was on the tape and the boss could of looked)But she went to the boss the next morning and complained to him and he took her side not mine. I tried to get him to come clean and he wouldn't. I finished my shift and called him the nest morning and told him i needed a few days off and would be back to work on tuesday. He changed the schedule for the following weed and cut me back to 6 hours which 2 hrs a nite for 3 nites. I told him one time that i would drive to work 2 hrs so he basically wanted me to quit and i am i screwed now for unemployment??
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# Abraham 2012-01-15 10:46
Hi there aim working 5 years for may company and I want to resign because may bos is bully us in last month he gave us an letter that stats that he is no more paying overtime no more and whe must work from Mondays to Sundays but at normal rates the whe went to him and ask him if whe don't want to work Saturdays and sun for normal rates what wil happen and I record him on may phone he said if y want to work its oky if y don't want its okay then i staid of the weekend that Monday he called us to the office and I recorded him again video rec then he told us if whe do not want to work like he said we must #### of so I got an other job but want to find out dos he have to pay me may sirvise money or what thanks Abraham
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# Brandy 2011-05-03 22:35
I have worked for a non-profit co for over two yrs. About two weeks ago they fired one of my employees. She is trying for un-employement. They asked me to write statements about the situation. I did. I then got a call from my sales director saying that she was coming down to tell me how to re-write my statement. In the end she couldnt make it and faxed me a copy of what they expected me to write. I told her I was uncomfortable with that (it wasnt the way it happened) and she still had me change my statement in my own words. They are un-happy with me about it. I have been suffering from post partum and they knew that and continously put more and more on me. This caused me to finally break and see my Dr again asap to be put on stronger meds to make it thru the work day. He took me off of work for two weeks. They are now wanting me to sign a paper saying that I will return to work or I will be responsible to pay the company any premiums or money that they had to pay in for me. This is not the same FMLA papers that I signed in Oct 2010 when I went on maternity leave. It took them 2 days to get me the FMLA paper because as my director said that the lady responsible had to get them ready, but asked me if there was any in the store that I worked at. I feel that they changed this to discriminate against me and my PPD and Stress. I have just resigned my job because of all of this that they are throwing at me and them asking me to falsify documents that were not what I said or seen done. Can I qualify for unemployment because of the position that they put me in and descriminateing against me because of my PPD?
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# Site Admin 2011-05-04 06:24
Brandy, It sounds like you've had a rough time of it lately.

First of all, I would not sign any statements that I was not comfortable with, or did not believe. It sounds like your former employer is trying to lie in order to deny this other former employee unemployment benefits.

If you just resigned your position - and they are trying to get you sign something saying that you will return to work - it sounds like they are offering your job back. If so, you should go back to work, if your health allows you too. Since you resigned from your position your chances of getting denied for unemployment benefits are much higher (plus, it sounds like your employer likes to fight people's application for unemployment anyway - and there is a strong chance they'd likely win in your case). BUT - I wouldn't sign any statements that were untrue, or that were different from earlier agreements with your employer, or that you just don't feel comfortable with.

As for discriminating against you, and the matter of your FMLA paperwork - I really don't know what to tell you. I know that it takes many companies some time to get together FMLA paperwork - and a 2 day timeframe to get them together does not sound like a lengthy delay to me. I'm not very familiar with FMLA; I know it can get pretty complicated - and I just don't think I have enough info here.

I do know, however, that you must be having a difficult time being a new mom, having post partum depression, and the stress of your employer asking you to falsify documents.

Bottom line:
1. Don't falsify documents because that puts you on the hook, and puts you in legal jeopardy.
2. You've got to do what is best for your health, first. If you don't have your health you can't work and provide for your family - no matter if it is at your current job, or one that you find after this one.
3. If you have the chance to get your job back, by all means -do it. But in doing so, be very clear with your employer that you will not have anything to do with falsifying documents, and that your employer has to make allowances for you to maintain your health.
4. It is always more difficult to get unemployment when you quit. This varies from state-to-state, and often on a case-by-case basis. I'm sorry I can't tell you more here.

Let us know how it works out, and good luck to you!

Congratulations on the new baby!

Site Admin
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# Chad 2011-05-04 14:24
i am a plumber in PA and my employer went out of business. i have collected for 2 months. i was just recently hired and told i would be full time. it has been 2 weeks and i have only worked 4 days. speaking to the few other employees i wont be getting full time hours. i want to get away from this shady operation and continue to look for full time employment. can i quit and collect since the position is not what i was told?
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# Joe K. 2011-05-06 05:55
I work in Colorado, the company I work for is based out of Texas. I (nor the other employees) have been getting paid on time for the past 5 months and is effecting my finances now. If I quit to look for another job, will I still qualify for unemployment benifets in the meen time? Today was the first pay day that I did not receive any pay at all.
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# jean 2011-05-06 12:30
we have an hr dept that took over where i work, we were having problems at work, and we went to hr dept. well while i was on the phone in a private office talking to my hr dept a coworker was listening in and i was also talking about a medical procedure upcoming employee went to boss and lied about she heard we all were outside for a meeting getting reamed for calling hr and what the employee said she heard on phone, it turned into a big yelling match accussing match and a bunch of lies i was so upset i left. would i have any rights for unemployment?
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# Matthew 2011-05-15 23:52
I quit my job because I received an email from another company I had been interviewing with stating that they wanted to hire me and were in the process of writing the offer letter. The offer never came through. I was denied unemployment due to "quitting qithout a start date".

My appeal is in 2 days and I would like to find some examples of where people in my position were approved. Do you know of any?
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# Doreen 2011-05-16 16:52
I was unemployed in SC for about one month and have been receiving benefits and took a job with a staffing agency for one day and the job I was put in was misrepresented to me. If I do not go back the next day can I still receive unemployment benefits and keep looking for a more suitable job?
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# Ashley 2011-05-18 17:03
Would I be eligible for unemployment benefits because I was denied childcare assistance and could not afford it and had to quit my job? I have been working full time and attending college part time for over a year. I am supporting my two children on my own, with a very small child support payment received bi-weekly. I just had a recertification for food stamps and childcare assistance and was denied because I am over the maximum household income by $300 a year. Thats $25 a month. For both of my children to stay in childcare, I will have to pay a total of $325 per week which is more than half of my pay. Sad to say, but I am honestly thinking about quiting my job and attending school full time at this point I would benefit from child care and food stamp assistance. (I have to feed my children somehow)
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# Ashley 2011-06-11 13:22
I am getting ready to relocate to a different state and about to quit my job. Am I eligible for unemployment until I find another job?
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# Star 2011-05-19 09:21
I left a good job in order to go back to school and work for a small, up & coming company. Due to my bosses constant attitude towards not only his employees but his clients as well, the business is drowning. I have had checks bounce in my account, have had them post dated and just today after my 3rd attempt at the bank was able to cash my check. (That was not given to me until Sunday-I am supposed to get paid every Friday). I work 9 hour days without ever receiving a lunch break, or any kind of break at that. I work 6 days a week, and I have car problems that my boss is aware of and he will not let me take Mondays off to get it fixed. (The only day my mechanic is out of his office & able to fix mine on the side) I have plenty of texts that show his horrible attitude and that he cannot pay me on time (as well as copies of the post dated checks and the information from my bank on the check that bounced) I dread coming into work every day, never knowing what kind of mood he will be in. I was also never paid overtime one week- he paid me in straight pay which was never an arrangement between us. He is aware I left my previous job so that I could go back to school, but will now not let me out of work in time to register and handle all of the financial issues w/the school. He is trying to discourage me from going back saying "I dont need it".

Given that I am working in a hostile environment, my checks are late/unpaid, and I am not getting my legally required breaks, if I quit will I be eligible to receive unemployment? I can get statements from previous employees as proof of his anger management issues with no problem. I live in NY.
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# Hidden 2011-05-24 17:47
I recently quit a job in Venice due to what I feel was complete hostile environment. I was only there a short period, 4 months. In this 4 months i witnessed the owner publicly humiliate and demoralize 3 three women, forcing them into quitting. His first Admin lasted a month, the second lasted 2 weeks and then the third lady in Sales was there for 6 months who took the brunt of it. Again he would publicly humiliate them, talk to me and other coworkers about their personal issues, even as private as having cancer. He was either very hot or cold, you never knew if he was going to be very nice or on his rage. Over time it just got worse, it gave me panic attacks thinking my time was next. He was also very unethical in his business transactions even doing something illegal and involving a hand full of us and intentionally leaving out the one sales lady he knew he was going to force out. Again in the end every time he would come by my desk i would panic, sweat, get stomach aches, head aches. I tried to speak to him about it and that is when he used me as a scape goat to get rid of the Sales women that had been there 6 months, blaming her it was her fault for my unhappiness and basically sending her home telling her not to come back until she could be a team play, when in actuality that is all she ever wanted (forced her resignation). I felt sick to my stomach that in the short 4 months the way he treated these women (and yes only the women, men did no wrong)that i had to quit. I have the backing of these 3 other women on what a nut case he was, but what kind of physical evidence do I need? I know he will deny unemployment benefits. I will appeal. I really thought this was going to be my dream job but he made it a living hell. It made me sick to go in every morning wondering if today was my turn and to see what he was going to stir up or who he would bully today. Complete control freak. Oh yea his wife also works there, they loved to tag team. It was awful. any advice? and again he held no regard for the law on a recalled product and dragged a handful of us in with it.I do not want to be part of an organization like that, just to make a buck.
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# Jessica 2011-06-01 12:38
i work an hour away from were i live i spend about 140 in gas a week to get to and from work. i have fallen asleep at the wheel many times thankfully i haven't recked. i can try to find somewhere closer to were i live to do not being able to pay for the gas to find somewhere and with the hours that i work if i try to look for a job all the businesses are closed in my career field.
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# amanda 2011-06-01 15:15
I just recently had my second child and I am on my maternity leave, do I qualify for unemployment if I can't go back to work? Does having to take care of my children a reason to qualify for unemployment?
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# Don 2011-06-08 15:02
I was laid off. Collecting max of 675 per week. If I took a position that pays 800/week but after deductions it is less than unemployment (I was told there was going to be ot and it most likely won't materialize)...can I go back on unemployment.
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# Amanda 2011-06-10 23:27
I am currently 9 months pregnant and I am an Assistant Manager at a reatail company. I was just notified today that they are going to cut my pay by $6 an hour because their payroll is too high. If I quit my job would I be eligible for unemployment?
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# theresa 2011-06-11 13:47
iqite my job of a few weeks idont hav enough quarters in with them i have in my pervious employer i had to leave immediately my 33 yr old daughter took ill she has 2 small childen i got off a week went back and moved from fla to be with her she has adance cervical cancer she spent 7 weeks in hospial the first 3 in intenive care she had surgery doing chemo nowbut no better i did not quite my job be cause i wanted to i am 58 yrs old i am looking for a job and i have not had any luck i did not file the claim righ away i began looking for a job i gave up everyhting job the place i lived to be wih her what is a mother to do its hard to see yor chil dieing and so violently ill this is my 2nd appeal i pray to god the board will see to approve me all this was out f my control
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# Jean 2011-06-15 19:34
I have worked at an agency in PA for over 25 years. We got a new Director about 2 years ago. We have lost about 20 people since she has been there. She is verbally abusive and threatening. Our Board of Directors hired a job coach to teach her how to interact with people but it has not helped. We have gone to our HR person who is also being abused by her so nothing is being done. Our workloads have become outrageous. If I quit would I be eligible for unemployment?
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# richelle 2011-06-20 14:01
i live in georgia. I am a property manager and the property I work at has bed bugs (brought by a residents family member) My office is attached to the building with the bed bugs and the property owner refuses to hire a professional to exterminate. My personal lease states that if I bring bed bugs that my lease is then terminated. If I quit my job am I eligible for unemployment?
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# Megan 2011-06-20 17:49
I started working for this real estate investment company almost 90 days ago (I have a 90 day probationary period). Lately my boss has asked me to "make up numbers" so a renter (of very high priced commercial property) wouldn't be re-imbursed for yearly insurance fees which were greatly over-charged to him (the renter). Looks like they did the same thing last year, so it is an on-going situation, which includes thousands of dollars. My 90 day evaluation is coming up and if I stay, I will get a raise and benefits, but I just don't feel right about this. I don't want to get involved in any of these legal issues, but if I tell my boss it's just not working out and I don't intend on staying past my 90 there anyway I can draw unemployment until I find another job (if we just "mutually decide" it's not working out) rather than having to point the finger at my boss and claim he is committing fraud.....? So. California
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# Joe 2011-06-21 14:31
My wife will be transferring to Texas with military orders should I apply for the state of Alaska or Texas for unemployment
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# Casey 2011-06-26 18:49
I was dropped from my company's schedule completely a month ago after having my hours cut back from 30 hours a week to 6 hours every two weeks over a period of months. I was never officially terminated. I've been collecting unemployment since I hit the 6 hours every two weeks schedule. Now my old boss wants me to come back on an as-needed, on-call basis (covering vacations and holidays). It would probably work out to one or two days per month. If I refuse on the basis of it not being enough hours to be worth the gas (it's a 40 mile one way commute), can I lose my unemployment benefits?
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# lilian 2011-06-26 20:24
my family had to relocate to texas because of the birth of our baby and my husband's job opportunity. Do i qualify for unemployment if i quit my job to move back here??
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# Michael 2011-06-27 10:25
I am resigning from my job to pursue my MBA will I be able to collect unemployment?
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# Murray 2011-06-29 05:37
I have been with my present employer for the past 3.5 years and have taken their Health Insurance cover over the past 3 months. I am paying all my salary to them for family coverage. I work 40 to 60 hours per week. I need health Insurance as I am Diabetic. The State medical Insurance System has denied coverage as my present employer offers coverage. I cannot continue working and receiving zero in cash at the end of the week/month. I would like to quit my job, be eligable for unemployment and go on the State Health Insurance program, is this possible?
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# jlo 2011-07-04 18:32
My boss is making me and other employees in the office mail illegally presciption drugs through Fedex to him. Can I quit and get unemployment? What steps should I take?
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# Grrr 2011-07-06 19:49
I quit a job in CA to move to FL. Got a job in FL and was laid off after two months. Didn't make enough money at that job to qualify for unemployment but when they combine it with the CA wages, I qualify. However, now they're saying that because I quit the CA job, I can't collect. So then are past jobs not considered at all for unemployment? I've got ten years of work that I can't collect unemployment from when I need it?
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# Liilii 2011-07-06 20:54
i was working at mcdonalds and found a better paying job. I worked both jobs for a week then quit mcdonalds. Just recently I got fired from my new job because I got hurt at work. When I filed for unemployment my base year is from when I worked at mcdonalds. Can I still collect unemployment. I worked at my new job for 5 and a half months before they fired me. Please help. Thank you.
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# cassandra 2011-07-07 16:00
Hi I just had a baby and was on FMLA from my employer but when i went back to my employer he said he gave my poistion away and was telling me there was no position for me part time or my full time position.I thought they were to hold my full time position open and he gave it away and put another person in my spot now am I eligible to get unemployment from this employer?
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# CAROL ROMANO 2011-07-08 14:15
i forgot to tell you i am from New Jersey.

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# Gina 2011-07-08 18:10
I live in okla and want to quit my job for hostile/retaliation, I was injured on the job in May 2010. After I was injured I hired an attorney and then while in a sling the head of HR's grandson hit me in the shoulder, the next day after being hit the head of HR sent me toanother store, cut my hrs. After I had surgery I was sent back to the first store( where the grandson had been premoted) . I was there for a couple of months and then sent to another store almost 20 miles from my home. The wc Dr put me on sit down duty only with no overhead reaching and a 15lb restriction.I was put in front of the exit door as a greeter, first on a stool that I had to climb on with no help, and while on meds, I was wrote up for picking up a piece of trash ( a bead ) was wrote up for talking to other employees ( they were not wrote up even though they came over to where I was sitting and started the conversation, and with it being July and very hot I am refused anything to drink while EVERY other employee in the store is allowed a drink with them at all times, can I quit and file unemployment for workplace hostilaity?
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# Carol 2011-07-09 08:23
I resigned from my job because of hostile work environment. I had been on FMLA for 6 months where I would leave work every day 2 hours to take care of my daughter coming home from school who is a Type 1 Diabetic. I was forced to find a part time position within the first week I returned to work. THus I had applied for 13 jobs and Personnel said my interviews weren't going well because I looked desperate. Managers were questioning why I applied for 13 jobs. I found out that the hospital did not keep track of my FMLA time correctly so I thought my FMLA was going to end in March. Benefits told me there was an error and I only had 56 hours to my name instead of 240 they encouraged me to apply for more FMLA which I did. My boss was not happy with the decision. She wouldn't even make eye contact with me when I walked by her everyday. Then (2) incidences happen on the same day with my co=workers. One even taunting me that I couldn't attend a meeting because I leave everyday at 2:30. By the end of that day I went up to escalate the problem to my boss but she was on vacation, the secretary had me speak to another manager but she said she couldn't help me. I just resigned and left. I felt violated.
My unemployment was denied and I am going to a hearing on Monday. Do I stand a chance? I was a 14 yr employee of the hospital with and excellent personnel record.
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# Chris 2011-07-11 05:05
In Georgia, Should I be eligible If I could not physically able to perform My job? I weigh 300 lbs and had to keep up with a machine and jump back and forth multiple times per night over the conveyor and had bruises and hands bleeding etc. but without the bruises and bleeding I could not handle the keeping up with the machine and jumping the conveyor and jumping back over to catch up the packing from the machine 12 hours per night, I sat down and talked to my supervisor about this prior to quitting.
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# Renee 2011-07-11 15:30
i'm from illinois and i have been taking care of my disabled mom and brother for two years as a live in aide, without pay. within the last 9 months i had found someone to care for them so i can leave the state to find employment in pennsylvania but now that person can no longer take care of them and i am forced to move back to chicago to care for them will i qualify for unemployment
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# Nichole 2011-07-11 21:56
I put my two week notice into my place of employment due to some personal issues and stress that was going on in my life at that time and I couldn't handle it all. However, after putting my two weeks notice in my former employer came in two days later and told me that I could finish the rest of the day or leave then, but I was finished. I was appalled that after nine years of dedicated service they didn't show me the respect that I showed them by giving notice. Am I eligible for unemployment? I have been looking for other employment for the last four months and have been unable to find it.
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# Stacy 2011-07-13 10:34
Hi, I live in Michigan. I currently work part time, about 10-15 hours a week. A few months back I took on a second part time job. about 5 hours a week. I quit after 2 weeks due to the fact that my hours with my main part time job were in conflict. I did not report that I quit because it was only 2 weeks and continued my original part time job. I am now wondering if I made a big mistake. I only made, in total, less than $200 with that second job, but I don't want to get in trouble. What should I do? I am still collecting partial benefits - I did not think I needed to say I quit that job since it was only part time and I only worked 2 weeks. Help!!
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# Sam 2011-10-08 00:01
Did you ever find out about this? I am considering quitting my 2nd pt job due to the same reason.
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# Gladys Babcock 2011-07-14 12:36
I gave a months notice for my last job because I new I would be relocating with my longstanding significant other. He is military and we are not married. I am having trouble finding employment and need the income, would I qualify for unemployment?
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# Hailey 2011-07-15 03:41
I work at pizza hut in three months it has been robbed twice. They havent fixed the lights or made any improvements to make it a little safer for the employees. But I fear for my life and I have been looking for a new job and havent gotten a call back yet. Would I be able to collect unemployment so I can get out and feel safe again.?
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# SENORA 2011-07-16 00:10
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# Laquita Ederington 2011-07-16 23:45
I was self-employed from April 2007 til Feb. 2008 Actually I was receiving personal checks from a family that wanted me to take care of their disabled mother when they let me go although it was at no fault to me they just decided to put her in a nursing home I didn't realize that I can file unemployment at the time I was wondering if it is too late to file now after 3 years right now I'm receiving unemployment due to termination on my last job...
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# dixie gaither 2011-07-18 19:49
I found out at work that my supervisor and a co-worker were doing drugs at work. It has made me very distressed and my work had started to slip some. My supervisor new that I found out about the drugs and started having me do things that were not normal at work and she lied and said I forgered her signiture on a document.I was called into the managers office and was gunna be suspended for three days so I told them what was going on why I was slipping up on my work and that she was setting me up to get in trouble. My manager didnt believe me and said if I was so stressed out i should quit I told here about the drugs and she said she would nlook into it and told me to quit. I was denied unemployment and have filed a appeal. is there anyway to proove anything so I can get my unemployment I have a autistic disabled son and am not receiving child support so I need my unemployment but couldnt stay where drugs were being done and being set up at work like that. I worked at a bank by the way!!!
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# Camie 2011-07-20 10:02
My son has been diagnoised with a mood disorder and sever ADHD. Over the past 9 months have have had to take a leave of absence and go down to 1 day a week because his moods were not under control and he was being sent home form school every day. I could not get a sitter to watch him because of his violent rages. Right now he has leveled out some, but I worry about the up comming school year. If I had to quit my job to stay home with him, Would I qualify for unemployment?
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# Melissa 2011-07-20 11:32
While you can take a leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act and that will cause you not to lose your job, you won't get paid for your time off unless you have some vacation time built up that you can use. Depending on your state's laws, you may not be eligible for UE benefits due to you not having the disorder yourself, but you may want to look into getting your son on Social Security Disability due to the ADHD and disorder.
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# MARIE 2011-07-20 13:19
I went on maternity leave and after having my baby I was going to return to work but found out that I couldnt afford the daycare that was going to cost over $700 a month, which is more than I made on one check. I regreatfully resigned my position because I couldnt afford the daycare costs. I had a friend tell me that I might be able to draw unemployment, is that the case here or should I even waist my time and others to try?
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# MARIE 2011-07-20 13:25
I recently went on maternity leave and was going to return to work but found out that my daycare costs were going to be over $700, which is more than I make on one check. I regreatfully resigned because I couldnt afford the daycare. I had a friend tell me that I might be able to draw unemployment. Is this the case or would I be waisting my time and others?
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# Penny 2011-07-21 01:47
my company is relocating. It is 20 miles further than I travel currently. 7 yrs ago they moved and took us out 13 miles further. So since I have been employed my travel distance has grown by 33 miles. if I choose not to relocate with the company, am I eligable for unemployment benefits?
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# Courtney 2011-07-21 08:28
I work at a prison,and the work environment is very dangerous there. If I resign will I be eligible for unemployment until I find another job?
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# michelle allen 2011-07-21 13:43
I was recently turned down for unemployment after i quit my job (to move to nevada because my husbands mother is having heart issues and his brother in law is terminally ill he had come out on vacation and decided to move here to be of whatever help he could be ) i did talk to personal in the office trying for fmla i was turned down for this and they have no place for me to transfer to in the state i moved to. I am going to appeal what are my chances of actually getting unemployment. I have never had to file for unemployment and am unsure what i should do or how to go about appealing.Please any information i can get would be helpful. thank you
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# Kris 2011-07-23 12:10
I am in a management position that requires me to be on my feet for 10-12 hours a day, which I have handled reasonably well for the past 2 years despite the fact that I have had diabetes for almost 20 years. There are days that are so busy I don't get time to eat (a requirement of diabetes) and though I've dealt with the terrible schedule that sometimes allows me less than five hours of sleep a night, I still manage. Now, a member of our team has quit, and the hours have increased to 14-16 hour days, and there are three days in a row in my upcoming schedule that will allow me even less sleep. I already drive an hour each way, but the increase in hours (and I'm salary, so there is NO PAY increase) and the further lack of sleep are severely diminishing my health. My legs swell from the amount of standing and walking I do, and with the chaos of the work environment and little time to take a break (something we aren't allowed) or eat (trust me, I've TRIED to get it), my blood sugar levels drop dangerously low. Today is my first day off after 10 straight days, and four days ago my sugar levels were so low that I should have gone to the hospital...I went to work instead. I've never brought my concerns to my boss until now, and I've was met with resistance. I was told: "If you can't do this job, you need to quit." Th fact of the matter is that I want to leave and I've been looking for a new job for the past three months (even before the other manager quit), but I have yet to receive an offer. I have a great work history and resume, but was told by a hiring manager I followed up with that I already have a good job, so they are seeking to hire others who NEED work. I'm afraid that if I quit my job I'll be denied unemployment benefits (in Missouri), but I'm afraid if I stay with this job, it's going to kill me and take me away from my husband and children. Is this jeopardy to my health reason enough to qualify for unemployment? I'll only need it until I find a new job, but it seems to me that I'd have a better chance of getting one if I DIDN'T have one (though many believe otherwise). All I know is that I cannot continue like this...
Any advice or experience you have to share would be a blessing. Thank you.
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# Britney 2011-07-23 13:07
I have been working for a company with 8 employees for a year. I got pregnant while I was working there. When I told my boss I was pregnant, I verbally requested 3 months off and my boss verbally agreed. I sent him an e-mail, 2 months before the baby was born, asking him if they were still planing on having me come back after 3 months and he replied to the e-mail stating that they are still planing on having me return to work. I worked until the day the baby was born and when I called my boss from the hospital to let him know the baby was being born he said I could only have 6 weeks off because he is not required to give me any more time off. He also denied telling me I could have 3 months off. When I asked him about the e-mail he said he did not read it. I cannot return to work until after the baby has his shots at 2 months (this is a requirement for day cares). If I am fired for not returning to work after 6 weeks would I be eligible for UE? Should I not contact my employer until the 3 months originally promised to me is up. This employer has a history of fighting peoples unemployment cases. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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# Kris 2011-07-23 18:41
My question is this: How can your boss deny receiving an email he replied to? If you still have this email, print it out and start a communication file. I suggest keeping the lines of communication open with your boss, even though he's not behaving properly. Keep ALL communication records, even writing down phone calls including what time the conversation took place and what was said. If you end up getting fired for not returning to work, you'll at least have a strong case to try for UE, and you'll have documentation to back you up. What state are you from? I know in many states a verbal agreement is binding. Check your state laws to find out what regulations go with this.
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# Mary 2011-08-05 15:22
Britney, It is difficult to answer your question. #1. I need to know the state in which you live. States have different finds on certain issues, this could be one of them. When a woman leaves her job, it is a two-fold issue. I say that because: first issue is, when did the lady leave her job originally? You are fine there. You worked up until the baby is born.
#2. You should never have such an agreement verbally. Especially when you said this employer is famous for fighting unemployment. A good adjudicator can detect an employer, or employee, very quickly if either one is trying to "pull the wool over our eyes" so to speak. I could tell in a second, and it put a bad taste in my mouth at the start. But that did not take away, at all, from the facts.
#3. So, at face value, you have NO agreement that you were given permission to take 3 months off, unless the employer admits to that at the time of the hearing. NOW, if you provide evidence (during the hearing) to the Officer that there was an agreement of this 3-month leave, then the officer can declare an agreement. ie: the email. This email would reviewed very closely by the Officer. It should have given the return date to work, or be specific, in some way, to show a return to work date. So, if it was agreed upon between you and your employer that you were definitely given a 3-month leave before having to return to work, and you can show that you had mitigating reasons as to why you could not return in the 6 week period, then it would no longer be a quit, it would be a discharge. Why? Because you had a contractual agreement that the employer broke, and by breaking that contract, he ended your employment. I would declare you eligible IF you definitely prove to me that there was an agreement of a 3-month leave.
That said, you should not file your claim until after the 3 months have ended. One of the main eligibility rules to receive benefits is that you have to be able & available for work, & seeking work each week. However, you need to review your state's rules at this time. Given the economy at this time, there may be an exception to this rule. Most of the time, you have to seek 2 jobs a week to be meeting the able & available, but when unemployment goes over (usually 10% , the seeking work rule could be changed to say 1 job a week, or the work search is waived. I say 10% because that is usually what most states use as a base.)
So, if you are saying you can't work for this employer for 3 months, then you can't work, period, for 3 months. You would not be meeting the eligibility rule.
So your hearing would go as such. My letter to you would say that I declare you eligible due to a discharge from your employer. Then a second letter would follow telling you that (for all the weeks claimed) you are held ineligible due to not being able to work.
I would tell you this at the hearing (the part about having to be able to work). It the 3 months were still pending a month or so when the hearing was conducted, I would suggest to you that you stop claiming your weeks, wait until you 3 months end, and then reopen your claim. IF you just continued to claim your weeks, it would be more of a hassle for you. Each week you claimed, you would get a letter telling you there was an "issue" on your claim. You would be instructed to call an 800# and you would have to say the same story over and over and get the same letter of ineligibility until the issue no longer existed.
You are no longer attached to your employer once he tells you that you return to work after 6 weeks and you tell him that you can't.
With all of this said, I would definitely thing about returning to work, maybe ask for 8 weeks off. He may go along with that. Try to keep your job, that also would play into you being eligible or disqualified to receive benefits. The bottom line is : Try to keep your job. Present to the employer that the child care won't take the child until he/she is 3 months old. I would also have provided that to the Officer before the hearing. This supports your case a lot.
I hope this helps you. By this time, your hearing has probably been adjudicated. If so, let me know the ruling. I am interested in the result. Keep me posted.
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# steve 2011-07-26 06:54
i quit my job because it gave me a stomach ache every day. do i have a case to collect?
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# miguel 2011-07-26 08:24
My employer is wanting to move to another agency in the same city but I do not want to not only becasue of a longer commute but also will not allow me to be able to pick up my child after school from kindergarten If I quit will I qualify for unemployment
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# Susie 2011-07-28 01:13
I recently took a job in June 2011. I was on umemployment at the time. After taking the job I then found that the position paid much lower than I was initially quoted. My previous job laid me off and I was making 17.25 hour. This job was supposed to pay 12.00 hourly. After receiveing my pay i called payroll to only be informed that i was receiving 10.86 an hour. Can I quit and draw unemployment? I was hoping to get in their grant program to enhance my skills.
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# Angie 2011-07-28 15:51
Thanks for the great blog and information here. I quit my job that I had for one year and I am located in Florida. I worked for a company that provided medical supplies and charged Medicare. They were constantly failing to send medical products to patients and potentially putting lives in danger. I reported this at least a dozen times stating that I could not continue to work if they did not properly care for the patients. I have at least 10 documented visits to supervisors and was told they would change policies to help the sick, but it was never done. I reported my stress was so high and that I felt responsible for many elderly diabetic and other sick people supplies due to mismanagement. I ended up finally quitting over this. At the time I was well paid and had stellar reviews from my superiors. I applied for unemployment benefits after a friend told me I would be eligible so I did and was denied. I appealed and the company even acknowledged that I had come to them with the problems but had said had left to take care of an injured family member which was entirely false and I never had an injured family member. Again I was denied and now I have one more appeal I am eligible for. Do you think it is worth it under these circumstances? Should I consider an attorney? I am upset they lied about this family member also which was false as well. Thanks for any help!

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# marian 2011-07-28 21:46
am I qualify unemployment. i quite my job becouse i dont have any more baby sitter for my children, which was night shift. blease let me know
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# Brad 2011-07-31 11:20
I moved to another city after 8 years as a Law Enforcement Officer and took a job driving a truck OTR to cover bills. I am only off on Saturday and have no time to put in application or go to interviews during the week. If I left the driving job to have time to apply and go to LEO interviews, would I be able to collect unemploment benifits in Missouri?
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# Nancy D. 2011-07-31 12:21
I've been employed at the same NJ law firm for over one decade now. To describe it as a hostile work environment, would be a minimal statement. Aside from the fact that promotions are NEVER given to minorites. Recently, I was verbally attacked in a room full of co-workers, I submitted an incident report to the managing partner who's first words were "Are you trying to sue my law firm!" All I wanted as an apology for the unprofessional behavior which left me emotionally distraught and brought me to tears. I never got that. In past years, I was religiously harrassed and subjected to defamation of character (while pregnant) I als submitted incident reports and had confrence room meetings with management to no avail. Management ignores my dismay and has established their own negative stigma of me. My doctor feels this job is indeed negatively impacting my health. My depression, my high blood pressure, my gastrointesinal complications, and other complications are impacting me overall. I would like to quit. Yet I do not know if I can collect unemployment. I do have copies of all my logs and incident reports. Please advise. I do not want to continue to feel helpless
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# Tanya 2011-08-01 03:51
Hi, I was with usairways for 5 years and gave them my 2 week notice (I have Petsz-jagger syndrome and i ran out of fmla) rather than be fired for always being Ill or hospitalized, and I kept being put on medical leave, I chose to leave to work in a healthier(clean er)environment for my immune system.I wanted them as a referance for a new job so instead of being fired for attendane I put in my 2 weeks.I am relocating to Nebraska for a different doctor. And will continue to look for work there. I leave AZ in 2 weeks. Am i eligible for unemployment pay?
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# Dayna 2011-08-02 18:37
I live in southern california and am currently 7 months pregnant and working as a merry maid. My job is very physical and my back is begining to hurt to the point where I can barely walk. Back pain with pregnancy is common and normal this I know but the degree of pain on days I dont work versus days I'm working is quite dramatic. My midwife will not allow disability leave until 4 weeks before my due date or if the pregnancy is threatened so I am wondering if for my own well being I would be able to collect unemployment if I quit for this reason?
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# Kiplyn 2011-08-03 10:41
I was working as a teacher in Lexington, KY. I was told my program was cut for the following year and I would not have full-time employment anymore. In the mean time, my husband was offered full-time work in his profession two and a half hours away in his hometown of Middlesboro, KY. So after double and triple checking to make sure the program was not going to be reinstated, we decided it best to move so he could take the position. I informed the school that I was moving due to the situation and my program being cut. I filed for unemployment in the middle of July after not finding work in my profession in Middlesboro. My claim is under investigation because I left my previous job. Am I not eligible for unemployment since I left only due to being told my position was terminated?
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# maddie 2011-08-05 23:40
i live in ohio and work at donatos. i usually have 30 hours a week and we recently got a new general manager and she cut my hours to 15 hours a week. i have worked this job for over a year now and have been getting 30 hours a week for a while now i cannot live off of 15 hours a week if i quit will i be qualified for unemployment please answer soon i need to know
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# taylor 2011-08-06 11:59
I am currently unemployed due to staying home taking care of my preemie baby. i gave birth in february via c-section at 7 months. My son was in the neonatal intensive care unit for six weeks. Because i had a c-section i was given eights weeks of leave but i had to resign because that meant i would have had to go back to work just two weeks after my son got out the hospital. And by him being a preemie and just hitting four pounds at the time he was released, there was no way i was able to return to work. I know I'm late asking about it and maybe should have did it sooner but would i qualify for unemployment? I was also off of work a lot due to being in and out of the hospital during the pregnancy.
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# Ben 2011-08-08 18:08
Can I receive unemployment If I am going to school full time? I am being told my position can not be a part time position and I may also have a decrease in pay depending on the positions available.
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# Ben 2011-08-08 18:11
forgot to mention that I live in NY if that makes a difference. my question was whether or not I could file for unemployment if my job cannot accomodate my school hours and suggest that I may have to take a pay cut by moving to a different position in order to remain employed.
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# Mark 2011-08-10 15:03
Can you collect unemployment if you quit your job to look after a parent who has Parkinson's Disease?
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# Marion 2011-08-10 17:19
I live in CA and have been on maternity leave since March. I have been at the same job for 6 years and have worked from home at least two days a week since I joined due to an hour commute each way. I was told in July that it would be no problem to continue to work from home but my boss just told me yesterday that I can no longer work from home at all. My commute is an hour each way and it will be too difficult with a new baby. Can I quit and get unemployment benefits due to change in job location or because of childcare issues? Back in July when I was told I could continue to work from home I agreed to get a full time nanny. The nannies that I have been interviewing are all no longer possible because the hours I now need are different then what I discussed with them. Help! Do I have a good case?
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# Margaret 2011-08-10 19:43
When I accepted a position in my current company(in NJ) I was told that I would be eligable for health benefits after 90 days. A week before my 90th day, I reminded HR that I was going to need them. It has been almost 4 months now and I still have not been given the paperwork to fill out so I can be added to their policy. Can I quit and collect unemployment until I find a more legitimate place of employment? I feel that they broke their written contract with me as it is stated in their company employee handbook.
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# Jamie 2011-08-11 08:18
I live in CA. I have been working graveyard shifts for the past 1.5 years (with my current employer) and have been dealing with insomnia for most of it. Over about the past year it has been getting progressively worse, becoming quite severe over the past 6 months. I have 2-3 days most weeks where I don't sleep at all, I am having trouble with simple short term memory, driving, have headaches constantly, and my previously diagnosed depression / anxiety (which I disclosed upon hire) symptoms are becoming difficult to manage. I cry at work and school and for hours at home. I also have fibromyalgia and arthritis that igets worse with no sleep. The only shifts available for my position are graves or swing shift (which I also cannot handle) unless I switch to another position that is physically difficult for me, and any day shift schedule conflicts with my school hours. Would I be able to file for unemployment if I quit for these health reasons, either on my own or with a doctor's recommendation?
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# cindy 2011-08-12 15:36
My job was very unstable with the managers always quitting . When they would quit they gave me the responsibility to take care of the store and the team hire train and do everything that a manager would do and i didnt have the title or the pay. the first time i did it forcefully for 3 months . then they hired a manager and i return to my normal duties. the manager left again and they wanted me to do the same thing act the manager part. without pay. i felt like they were taking advantage of me and it was causing a lot of stress in my life. so i quit my job. can i get the unemployment benefits because of this ?
thanks for the help
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# John star 2011-08-12 16:11
My mother is a 60 year old waitress and in poor health - she is relocating near me so I can keep an eye on her but the market here is difficult for a seasoned waitress. Can she collect unemployment while she moves and looks for another Job i don't think she has ever collected before.
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# maggie 2011-08-14 13:27
My boss put so much undue stress on me I ended up in the hospital. I have a mental illness so I am predisposition to these types breakdowns but ever since i was hospitalized for two days my boss (who docked my pay without even telling me that he was going to do that) has been exceptionally nasty to me. He doesn't even say hello when he sees me, he just walks right by. Everyday I go home and cry after work, I am looking for a new job but I cant take time off work to interview because I need my full paycheck to pay my hospital bill. Im sad and frustrated. Is this reasonable cause to quit and get unemployment? I literally cry every sunday, all day because I have to go back there Monday morning for 5 full days. It is putting a lot of stress on me and my relationships.
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# Lori 2011-08-14 15:43
I was working full time at a payday advance company. The company has a training matrix which has 133 tasks that the manager has to check off when each employee is trained for each task.

The manager has signed off that I was trained on 11 of the 133 tasks.

He takes a 7 day vacation and I had a staff from another location in to help me one of the 7 days. Otherwise I was left in charge from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 6:30 p.m. each day.

This was very stressful and I expressed my concerns to upper management who said it was okay and he the manager could go on vacation.

He did and I experienced a lot of stress because I could not properly serve the customers who then became angry at me.

I have the training matrix for proof and the work schedule to show I worked alone.

After manager returned from vacation, I quit. Can I get unemployment benefits?
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# KARTER 2011-08-16 12:50
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# Naima Caldwell 2011-08-16 16:04
My job is relocating me to a different store that's a hour away from where I live. Where I work at now is a 5 min walk. I dont have transPortation and it would cost more money out of my pocket to try to get. The position they want me to cover is a technician and I'm only a installer. If they refuse to let me stay can I quit and get unemPloyment?
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# Paola 2011-08-17 03:42
I believe my boss is trying to get me to quit my job. The owner of the restaurant order my manager to tranfer me to another store, my manager does not agree with it. I do not feel conf-table being transfer to another store. they gave my manager 4 days to transfer me to the other store. So i did not show up. my questions are Could they transfer me to another store with out me wanting? n if no would not showing up at the other store affect it?
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# tatiana 2011-08-19 17:06
My question is and problem is the following. I work in a private business Day Care. I was hired knowing that I was a full time student and they were flexible that I couldn't work one out of the 5 day schedule because I was in college. Now they are not able to help this semester. So they are harassing me to give in my two week notice. I don't understand why should i give in my notice and quit if I don't want to leave, if it's them they don't want me to stay. so if quit with this reason. would i be eligible to collect because I can't be unemployed. I pay for my tuition. They are forcing to quit, for they don't have to lay me off and let me collect unemployment. what can i do in this matter?

I will appreciated it, the advice. Thank You.
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# Anthony 2011-08-21 18:34
Im in New York and after 20 years was laid off due to restructuring. For 8 weeks I have been collecting unemployment. Last week I took a temporary/freelance assignment at an Ad Agency but after 2 days realized that I didn't have the proper skill set to complete the tasks, so I quit. Unemployment is the only income I have will I be denied the rest of my benefits?
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# Andrea 2011-08-22 10:08
I quit my job in Rock Hill,SC in August 2008 to return to college full time. I have graduated in May 2011 with a BS in Business Administration and have been looking hi and low for employment but cannot find any work. Can I file for unemployment even though I quit my job to return to school?
I thank you for any input.
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# Star 2011-08-24 19:22
Im a single mother I took maternity leave when I had my son back In March he was a month early and had a lot of health problems, therefor I missed a lot of work after my maternity leave was over. So I decided to quit my job because I was not able to put the dedication I needed to into my job and not being able to be at work I wasn't really making anything working everyday so I certainly wasn't making anything when I could work.. Now that my son is better I'm wanting to take a 20 week class at a technical institute to better my self for my son & find a job. But until then not having any money is not helping that and with the classes being almost everyday nobody will hire me, even on part time since I would only be able to work a few hours maybe one day a week. Would I be able to get unemployment?
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# Nick 2011-08-25 12:32
Will I be able to collect unemployment in the state of pa if I quit my job due to the fact that the job solely has caused me anxiety, nausea due to said anxiety, and constant migraines daily? I've gone to the doctor for the reasons stated before and he had to prescribe me medications for my symptoms.
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# Kattie 2011-08-30 10:47
My work changed my hours and I received a 2.60 pay cut. I told them that I am unable to work an off shift due to a medical condition and my doctor was willing to give them a note or talk to them by phone and they are unable to work with me on this matter if I quit will i be able to receive benefits?
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# kimberly 2011-09-05 23:03
i live in california and have worked at my company for about 5 yrs. i recently got promoted and at the same time we lost someone that was the same position as me. i work at mcdonalds by the way. well they have been having me do everything. it had become stressful for me. i never left on time. i was always working late. well one day at work i got burnt really bad with some hot water, it was horrible. i was vrying. well i told my store manager that it hurt and i wanted to go to the drs. she laughted and said yeah when ur off. well i ended up getting blisters and was told that i could now work around food. but my problem is i just feel very stressful and overwhelmed. would i be able to quit and get unemployment?
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# Michelle 2011-09-14 05:17
i quit my job a year ago to go back to school. i am still in school but cant find a job now. Do i have a chance at collecting?
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# Donna of AZ 2011-09-14 21:21
I resigned my employment and gave my two weeks notice due to misrepresentati on of the position by the administrator. I asked for there were another position available but no such luck. I was given a position completely different from what I was hired from and a position that no one else would take. I did my best to accomodate those in the situation but did poorly at the position since that is not where my strong attributes stand at. yes I was denied unemployment automatically because i quit. I had no choice but to quit. It was not the job I was promised, not even close and besides I knew I was the next person who was going to get fired. They complained about everything I did on a daily basis. I resigned since I knew I would be fired, it was so obvious with all the lovely letters this practice wrote. I am reappealing with tribuanl board, I was told it takes 45 to 60 days for an answer. Do u think I have a chance of winning? I gave DES ample evidence of the misrepresentati on of the position. I just need some answers. What do you think?
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# cristina 2011-09-21 18:12
I jus put in my 2 week notice because I had to move will I be able to get unemployment?
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# Claudia-NY 2011-09-22 10:52

I have some questions regarding quitting your job. I know that if you quit then you will not collect unemployment. However, I read some "good cause" facts about quitting.
I believe my boss is Bipolar. His office is ran with a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" kind of attitude. When I applied for the job, the ad said NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, will train. I applied and they gave me the job. The job position said DATA ENTRY at an accounting office. My major in college was health and physical education.
I've worked here for 3 yrs and each tax season got worse. There was a lot of verbal abuse towards me. He screamed his head off if I made a mistake unintentionally , or with no training. He threw a pencil while we were having a conversation because he was upset. And he constantly belittles everyone in the office and makes you feel stupid. He is not approachable, he says to come to him if we have any questions, but he flips out and goes crazy if its a simple question to him. Bottom line he expects you to know everything about everything but he doesn't provide the proper training and if god forbid you do not know something he huffs and puffs and screams at the top of his lungs at you. I put up with his bs for 3 yrs, we had plenty of conversations about how we can try to improve and fix the tension but it would be fine for about a week or two and then he would start his tantrums again. It is an unpleasant atmosphere, he is constantly speaking his language with one of the other employee. Not to mention the other employee started rumors about me to the boss.
I have migraine headaches almost everyday. My blood pressure has increased since about 2 yrs ago. I went to my doctor and she did mention that it could be a possibility that it is stress from the job.
Anyway, what do you think of this situation? Please help!
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# rich 2011-09-22 13:10
i chose to resign from work before i was fired for misconduct.i put laid off on the unemployment form not knowing i should have put quit.i received one check but now need a phone interview.what should i say to them?will there be a waiting period?can i receive extended benefits?
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# Madeline 2011-09-22 15:15
I have been working at Dental office for four years. I went on maternity leave and now its time for me to go back to work, however, my employer informed me that he is cutting my hours to probably less the part-time and I cannot accept that because i need my income not only to pay my baby sitter but for other things. He does not want to fire me, but I also don't want to quit. What should I do?
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# Sarah 2011-09-22 20:23
i put my two week notice in at work so i can go back to school, and then on my last day i was terminated. does that still qualify for unemployment.
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# lgrissom 2011-09-24 12:44
i was removed from my position and replaced witha fellow worker and was offered a lwer job with considerable cut in pay. if i decided not to accept this job , can i still draw unemployment.
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# Alicia 2011-09-24 16:28
Hi I'm currently pregnant, and have worked for a company In Florida that doesn't have PAID maternity leave I can't even afford to go without my job for the leave. I'm not even promised to have my job back when I do return because my hours have been involuntarily cut to begin with and so has everyone elses. I'm not really sure how I'll get by because everyone says I don't qualify for unemployment because I wasn't fired. What do I qualify for?
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# Destini 2011-09-26 23:57
Dear Admin.
I am 21 weeks pregnant, have placenta previa, and am on a 20-25 lb lifting limit. I work in an Assisted Living facility which claims to be non-lift. But they have ways around that rule. They admit several residents that need lifting in some way and have some that are even full assists. We also have a memory care unit for dementia patients. These residents and some others in the AL can be very aggressive and hostile. I have had several threats, things thrown at me, and physically hit and kicked very close to my abdomen. I have went to management and nothing was done about this except incident reports filed.The company of which they are run by specifically says there is no light-duty for anything except workmans comp. I am surprised they have not.fired me yet due to the restrictions. The other employees are getting made because I can not do my workload and the boss has insisted they pick up the slack. Which in turn increases their.workload which makes them upset with me and my "condition". I know the do for the benefit of the residents would be to quit because i can no longer perform the jobs they need me to do. But I wasn't sure that if I quit under the circumstances that I would be eligible for unemployment insurance. I have the medical conditions and the hostile environment but not sure if my appeal would go through.
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# Christine 2011-09-27 12:13
I received my first direct deposit on 9-16-2011 for two weeks, I have filed for my continue benefits for the past two weeks, when will I receive my next direct deposit?
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# Nicole 2011-09-28 17:20
I have been working for my company for 4 years.After 2 years of employment of being a top collector I had to go on disability (documented with doctors notes)due to health reasons after losing my nephew in a car accident.When i returned to work my company took all my collectible accounts and gave them away to someone else.Since then I have not been able to make the money in order to survive. I had approached them after that. With false promises of getting me back some accounts they have increasingly gave me dead end accounts. I asked if I may go part-time to return to school to increase my education and my salary.(there are others there who are part-time as well) I was denied part-time hours and told good luck but there is nothing they can do.Can I collect unemployment in this situation?
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# keith 2011-09-29 17:38
Hi I've been working for a company for 2 years. Since August we've been working out of town in Indiana 5 hours away from my home. Now they want my crew to be the out of town crew. They have jobs lined up in Tenn, S.Carolina and Kentucky. All of which are too far away from home my wife and my daughter. They only pay for the hotel were living in during the work week, weekends either pay to stay or drive home[very pricey]. I just can't afford to live like this. Is there a some sort of way i could get unemployment, til the down south jobs are done and they return to my state,or is there some laws that if the job makes you go to far from home your able to deny it and collect ?
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# Jason 2011-10-03 11:50
I worked in Ohio, and I had to quit my job of 14 years do to my wife's job was moved to Maryland. I have applied for unemploymet, but was turned down.What can I do?
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# Dominique 2011-10-04 16:58
I went on maternity leave in june 2011 and am due back to work in a week. I use to work in the mornings and now my employer has me on the schedule for the pm shift. I had already worked out a babysitting situation because i did not know i was going to be put on the pm shift. Now, i do not have anyone to watch my child when i go back to work. The shift they gave me is 3-11pm. I have nobody to watch my child and may not be able to go back to work. I told my boss this but he still won't change my schedule. What can I do? Please help
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# Sandra 2011-10-13 18:41
I worked most of my life and have not collected unemployment benefits since 1976 and only for a couple weeks then. I left my job on good terms to help my daughter with childcare while she worked almost 7 years ago. I now find the need to return to work as my husband was laid off and have been looking for weeks. My question is if I find a job just to get laid off as my husband did will I still be able to get unemployment benefits till I find another job? I have not paid into this benefit for a very long time and wonder if it is still there for me. My concern is my husband recently got a 3 month position then he will be with out work again. That could happen to me too. I live in Sacramento CA.
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# Paul 2011-10-14 13:00
I have been a salaried employee for my current employer since 2004. In 2009, my salary was cut 10%. In 2010, another 20%. Last week, my employer told me that I am now an hourly, part-time employee, and I am down to three days a week. My current gross pay is $636/week. After Thanksgiving, my hours may be cut again. Am I currently eligible for partial benefits, or do I have to quit to get anything?
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# Brenda 2011-10-14 16:53
I worked a seasonal job last year from 10-18-10 to 5-21-11, the job was quite physical and took a toll on my body, I'm 50 yrs.old, have worked factory most of my life,I am not in good health, I have a bad shoulder, which I was seen by a Dr.,I have whats called a frozen shoulder, in constant pain, can not lift over 10lbs, I have a bad knee on top of it,I have a torn miniscus and fluid on the knee, can't afford surgery, plus a bad back, I can not do the work they require at this seasonal job, but I feel if I say I can't come back due to limited pysical mobility, I will lose my unemployment, I have been applying for non physical jobs for the last three months, have a couple potentials, would like to use my brain instead of my body. What do I do?
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# ricky 2011-10-14 21:44
I have worked at my job for 3 years. My father in law was the reason I moved to take this job. He just got fired because him and I had a disagreement and I talked with the owner. When the owner fired him he blamed the things that I said for why he got fired. So now there is a huge war at home. I also heard that my pay might be getting cut.. If I quit would I get unemployment?
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# Christine 2011-10-17 09:25
I have worked for a company for 8 years. 6 of those years as a manager. 2 years ago I was coerced into stepping down to a lower non management position due to downsizing. I have been unable to work the position I am job coded as for over a year now due to a health hazard that exists in the place where I work. I have been floated around which has caused me even more harrassment. I have applied to other positions within the company and continue to be turned down even though I am able and qualified to work them. Final straw was being pulled into an office with 3 members of management and in my opinion bullied, demeaned, harrassed etc. I left after 40 mins. of it sobbing. I have requested a transfer to another location. I have gone up thru the chain of command to no avail. I have called out the last 3 weeks and refuse to return to that location. No one is helping me. We seem to be in a stalemate. They are not firing me.....which they would have anyone else if they hadn't been reporting to work for 3 weeks. They are trying to force me to say I quit which I have refused to do up until now. I am considering it at this point because I cannot continue on without income. My question is if I quit in the state of SC will I be eligible for unemployment benefits? My reasons for quitting would be: hostile work environment, harrassment, unable to work position due to health hazard.
Thank you for your help. Don't know where to turn to at this point.
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# angie 2011-10-17 22:51
I quit a job that i only worked 1 day due to no transpo why am i now being denied EB unemployment that i wa eligible for
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# Teria W. 2011-10-18 15:49
I was employed by Best Buy for 3 years. 2 years I was full-time and a student. At the beginning of my employment they have you sign a sheet saying that if you can no longer meet the availability requirements then you will be voluntarily terminated and they list the availability with the times that you have to be available to work and it also states that the General Manager has the option to give you leniency based on your circumstance. They have always made an exception for school. After knowing that I would no longer be able to work 40 hrs a week plus go to school Mon-Fri 8am-3:30pm, an hour and a half from my job I decided to go part time. After dropping myself to part-time, they then informed us that they changed their availability guidelines and that the GM would no longer be able to make exceptions, and all further concerns would be handled by the district office. They told us that if we were not able to meet the new guidelines we would be terminated and never had us sign any paper, only to give them a copy of our current availability. After doing so, I was employed there for another few weeks before no longer being scheduled. I was never notified of anything and never told them that I quit or that I no longer wanted to be employeed, only that my scedule would not meet their new requirements which I have never signed anything agreeing to these new guidelines. When I applied for unemployment they said that I quite due to dissatisfaction with hours.
Can they do that? Should I not be able to get unemployment since they changed their guidelines and I have been an employee already?
I sent an appeal in after being disqualified for my unemployment benefits and have a hearing soon. What do I do?
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# Melanie 2011-10-18 17:25
I have worked at the hospital for the past 10 years. I am in the process of retaking my nursing boards because I have previously failed before so I was not looking for another job at the time due to the fact I was planning on passing and moving up the totem pole. My current job was so stressful and taking a tole on my emotional state so I went to the doctor to see if they could do anything for me until I did pass my test and finally get a job in my field. Stress is such a horrible thing on the body as we all know, but after years of it; it was breaking me down. Needless to say, an opportunity for me to transfer from one department to another came to me out of the blue. I told the manager that I would be more than happy to take the position, but wanted to be up front and honest about the whole situation. I informed them that it MAY only be till the end of summer due to the fact that I was planning on passing my test and using my licence to be a nurse. Long story short, my boss went ahead and hired someone else to replace me before knowing the results of my exam, which I did NOT pass :0(. I understand his position and trying to have the coverage in case I did pass, but at the same time I never gave written consent that I was quitting. I did not pass the test so I expected that he would keep me on as staff until I was able to test again. Needless to say he extended my work for 2 more weeks having my do little side projects, but than that was it and now i have been out of work for a month now :0(. I just called the HR department and they said I am now considered a "former employee" and my insurance before ineffective as of the end of September. I never gave any kind of written consent that I was quitting, I did not pass my test! Do you think that I would possibly qualify for unemployment with this situation? Any help would be appreciated, I have never been in a situation such as this in my entire life :0(. Thank you!
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# Karla 2011-10-21 15:49
I am considering quitting my job because the company I work for is not doing well. I am in charge of the bills and have access to the bank account. So I see that we do not have enough money to cover the bills and also payroll. There has already been one occasion where I was paid late. The owner has had to deposit money in the bank account on 3-4 occasions in the last 3 months just so that we can pay bills or make payroll. Today the account is back in the negative and business is slow. If I quit, would I be eligible for unemployment benefits due to this situation? I cannot keep worrying about whether or not we can get paid or can pay our other bills.
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# Karrianne 2011-10-23 12:27
I quit my job after going to straight commission and it was costing me over $100 a week just to keep going. This is not the reason I quit, though. I was on short term disability for severe depression, anxiety, PTSD and self medicating with alcohol. after I returned, i found my cubicle had been moved to the other side of the office and my boss started ignoring me. Then, the day after I finished some seminars with a very large client I secured, they told me I would have to switch office locations. When returning to work from disability, my medical staff wanted me to ease part time back into work, but my job wouldn't allow it. I got so depressed, I told them my health was poor and I would not be in the office. 8 working days later, I quit my job. I am in counseling and want to know if I have a chance at unemployment.
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# Elaina 2011-10-24 19:30
I just wanted to know if I quit because my boss is being very unfair with me she gives me write ups for cash shortage for $13 when it was a mistake but the other manager s come out short 30-50 dollars and she makes them pay. She make me look like I'm making all our crew to steal because I associate with them. But some tell me it her trying to make me stronger due to the fact she was trying to make me general manager. Personally III feel it is abuse. She acts like this with me because she expects me to put up money from my pocket.
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# Brittany 2011-10-27 09:12
I worked at a hotel and when I arrived in the morn. the night shift told me of a infestation of bed bugs in a room. It was horribly bad. The guests things were in the office, but they were washed. I called my manager to come in asap, to talk to the guest and that I did not feel comfortable working at the time. She said why and when I gave her an answer she said alright and rudely hung up on me. I was so upset I left, pretty much walked out. Would I qualify for unemployment due to unhealthy work environment?
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# Kim 2011-10-27 22:54
Hello, I am in a similiar scenario as Jackie with the exception that I am a contingent worker. I left a previous job for this one because it was a wise choice for my career profile. I was told that I would be making $10 less an hour than what I was making at the time; but I would be eligible for overtime and time 1/2 pay for anything over 40 hours. When I asked the average work week I was told 45 hours. With the overtime; I knew that I could make up the loss in pay. Three weeks into the assignement; I received a call saying that they made an error and I was not going to be paid the hourly rate X 1.5 for OT; but rather straight time for anything over 40 hours. I was very upset but decided that I was making decent money and let it go. The following week I recieved a call saying that they again made a mistake and that I was going to be paid only for 40 hours and that I would be required to work all hours that the customer requires (we are talking 60-70 hours a week). They sent me a new contract agreement with the changes but I would not sign it. They are taking advantage of me and have also changed my work location. I was told that this would be a work from home position; but now they required me to be onsite. Due to being epileptic; I do not drive much. Plus, my seizures increase with stress and sleep deprivation (just type in seizures and see what the top two triggers are for epileptics). I want to quit because I cannot find time to even look for another job let alone handle the treatment. My marriage and health are at risk and to top it off; my husband and I have a leased vehicle so the 60 mile commute will put us way over our lease agreement without even stopping at the grocery store. Can I quit and get unemployment in NYS when they changed the agreement?
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# Amy 2011-10-28 19:31
can you file a law suit against an owner of a resturant, If the owner use curse words toward you which causes you to become upset and quite your job?
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# shannon 2011-10-28 21:59
I am currently employed at a skilled nursing facility as a physical therapist assistant in the rehab department, and I am a union member. While on maternity leave my department was sold to an outside contracting agency, and they have taken control of the department. The working conditions have deteriorated significantly. I am being told to violate my state's practice act (the rules that govern what I am legally allowed to do; violation can result in fines, suspensions, and losing my license), commit insurance fraud, violate patient's rights, and the new department manager has made it very clear she does not care for the fact that I am a union employee and outside her control. It is a difficult situation to be in because half of the department was non-union prior to the take-over and signed on with this company in order to have a job, while 3 of us remain union employees for the time being, although that can change any time. The department manager also seemed inconvienenced when I take time out of the day to pump breast milk for my daughter. Those of us that worked together before the take over are trying to build a case for the various legal problems but this company knows how to skirt the edge of what is legal. My union co-workers and I have spoken with our union reps and grievances have been filed, etc, but I'm afraid it will not be enough, and I will not sign on with this company if they offer me a job because I refuse to put myself at risk, both professional by losing my license or by committing insurance fraud. I've looked for jobs and there are none in my field to be had in my area. if I quit because of these circumstances would I be able to collect unemployment while I look for another job? I live in New York state.
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# Sutton 2011-11-01 12:03
I am currently in what i think is a hostile working enviroment, a husband and wife recently came to my shift and work area from another shift, I had a problem with the husband about a year and a half ago,(I had heard that he called me a racial slur, and when i confronted him he never denied it) management knew about the problem between the two of us before we were put on the same shift. now the wife said that I am trying to physically harm her, and I have never displayed any aggression toward her whatsoever. this stemmed from a near miss that occured where I was found to not be at fault, but she still insisted that I was trying to kill her. my h.r guy seems to have taken the couples side and wants me to change my original shift which they know will cause a hardship, I work nights and this is my original shift, and has been since i started working there 5 years ago, I need to know what can be done I feel like I am gonna be railroaded. I e-mailed the hr guy and expressed my concerns of racial bias, and told him I felt that I should not have to leave my current shift assignment because of them , i am currently out on short term disability and his response to the e-mail was when you get released to come back to work we will discuss a plan going forward, I don't trust this guy at all... what should I do?
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# Scott D. 2011-11-01 20:23
Can I still collect unemployment if I also work a part time self employed job (guitar teacher in a music store). I do not earn as much teaching as I do at the job I am being laid off at. If I can will it be considered partial benifits?

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# Frank 2011-11-02 15:08
It's an unfair world...and then you start working for someone & are able to re-define unfair.
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# Tna E. 2011-11-03 13:27
Hi, My doctor just took me off of work for two weeks due to an illness. I have been with the company eight months but recently I moved to another department and they state since it a new position that I'm under another 90 days probation. I just got a call from HR that since I haven't been there a year to qualify for fmla that my leave is personal and they will be posting my position while I am gone. Will I qualify for unemployment under this circustamce or do they win by saying I'm still under my probational period.
Thanks Tina
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# Hopeful 2011-11-04 10:15
Hi, I recently moved to TN with my husband to be closer to our kids. I quit my job of 8 years which I loved. It has now been 5 months and I still have not found a job. Is it possible to draw unemployment?
Thanks for your time.
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# lance 2011-11-04 21:09
I recently quit my job to take a new position at a different company. If the company rescinds their offer can I collect unemployment as I lost my other job due to a result of putting in my 2 weeks’ notice?

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# ton 2011-11-05 06:24
I resigned from my job in December 2008 and moved to London to complete an MBA. I began working as a contract employee for a company in London after graduation. My work visa expires in December and I will be returning to Chicago. Am I eligible for unemployment?
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# Kathy 2011-11-05 16:51
My most recent payrolll check bounced along with one other coworker that I know of. My check before that I was asked by the owner to hold it for an extra day to make sure the funds would clear. We know we will not be paid next pay day on Nov. 11, 2011.
In our state of Ohio, can we quit this upcoming Monday 11/07/11 and file for unemployment benefits? Please advise asap.

Thank you so much!
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# Xochi 2011-11-07 08:39
I am 34 years old & am about 3 months pregnant. My job does not offer maternity leave although we do accumulate sick time/ vacation time etc. But This has been a really ruff pregancy for me, and I am in a lot of pain on a daily basis. I have been missing up to 1day every 2 wks, and I have been leaving early at least once every 2 wks as well. I think my boss is getting tired of it because I am the only full time employ on her team & she really needs me for the "numbers" (since we are a not for profit organization & work solely off grants) She requested a doctors note this last time I missed. I got one but I am afraid I may have to cut my hours back to part time because I don't think I can handle working full-time during this pregnancy!? I don't think I can get unemployment compensation if I do? I did have 3 back surgeries with my last pregnancy which was 13yrs ago. I have always experienced migraines as a result of these surgeries. I did annotate that on my application upon hiring. I have been with this organization for 2 yrs now. I am afraid I won't be able to pay my bills, I don't know what to do? If i keep going to work like this I am not going to make it... Please advise me if possible. I am in illinois.
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# Amy 2011-11-07 10:36
I quit my job because my spouse's job was transferred out of state. Because I was an employee in good standing (earning exceeds expectations on my most recent review) I was offered a relocation leave of absence, during which I could apply for positions as an internal candidate. However, when I applied for said positions I was told I was not being considered without explanation. I didn't even get an interview for the exact same position I previously held. My leave is up and I want to file for unemployment because I feel it was wrong for the company to offer the benefit and not follow through with considering me as a candidate. Do I have a horse in this race?
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# kay 2011-11-09 06:00
Hello I'm currently 5 months pregnant and I work fulltime at a gym as a lifeguard/receptionist. My boss has recently been on my case about this one time I came in late to my 530am shift. She also has be still dealing with chemicals of the pool and dumping in chemicals to the pool. She has shown preference to other employees and I feel it is unfair the way I'm being treated I work in the state of ny and I was wondering if I quit would I get unemployment due to the hosility and stress my manager is putting on me.
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# Site Admin 2011-11-09 06:29
Kay, you need to call your local unemployment office and explain your situation - and they will give you the definitive word on whether you can quit and receive benefits.

Also, I am not a doctor, but I do know that pool chemicals are VERY strong, and I would suggest that you do not get near pool chemicals while you are pregnant. You should ask your doctor about this, but until you know for sure, you should stay away from the pool chemicals.

Site Admin
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# Christina 2011-11-10 10:34
I live in nevada, I just came off of a two month medical leave for chronic migraines. My doctor made it very clear that I cannot work in front of a computer anymore. Plus its horribly painful and causes me to miss 2-3 days a week. Im out of fmla hours now so im bound to get fired. I cant keep putting myself through the pain. If my doctor says I can no longer perform my line of work can I collect unemployment while I find another job?
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# katie 2011-11-10 18:06
I was working at a Dominick's Starbucks for almost 2 years 5-6 days a week. Sometimes more! Then found a job as waitress at a Denny's for better pay only working 3 days a week on the weekends. At the time of working both jobs there had been a death in the family, so I had to quit and take a leave of absence from starbucks to help my grandpa who had become widowed. He is also disabled. After working at the Denny's for about 2 months it had become pretty hostile having to work there over night. With drunk people, fights and guys harassing me which is some what normal. I became a waitress at a 24/7 hour Denny's. That was only the beginning though. Within the first month of me being there I had found out that I was pregnant and money was actually pretty decent because of tips. The last night of me working there was the worst! It was probably around 3:30 or 4 in the morning and We had a morning bar rush. There was a group of teens maybe 6 or 7 drunk and high. I started to take there order, when one of the other waiters had come over to my table. A teen right next to the waiter had pulled out a knife and the waiter did not know! Apparently they had been there less then a week ago and did not pay for there food. So because I saw the knife I went to tell the manager at the time. He basically just stood there and did not do anything! He said that the waiter was handling it. Well then the teens started yelling and fighting with who knows what else they had on them. Keep ad mind there were other people there dining to. One of the other waiters had dialed 911. I was trying to call home on my cell phone but I had no service. It was hard to have service ever there actually. The phones also did not dial out. The waiter had to use his cell phone so that way the call would go through. After calling 911 they showed up and the manager still did not do anything. He watch while there was fighting and yelling and just stood there. Finally my manager said he had to get something from his car. The cops got there and settled everybody down. after all that it was probably like a half an hour that passed by and the manager had just left us with out saying anything. He didn't even care. He called us at Denny's sometime after he had left and ask what happened! We were in danger and he did not even do anything! after the chaos I was just really shocked. What if something really bad would have happened?! There were times when I had to be there by myself with only a cook from 1 am to 6am. There should always be a manager or some one there! Not only that the phones did not work there, so what would happen if something bad happened and i needed to call the police! After all that one of the waiters had said that there were multiple times where something like that happened! gangs out side, Drunk people fighting, harassing, etc..... He said that the boss didn't even care on top of it. If i would have known that it was going to be like that I would have just kept my job at starbucks! The manager I had there would have at least made sure we were safe and everything was ok. The day after I the incident happened I had called Denny's. They had no idea about anything that had happened the night before! What shocked me was that they didn't even care! I did not agree with any of that. They basically told me what ever and that stuff happends. Well my concern was for myself then. I did not want to put myself in another situation like that again. So I told them that I did not want to work there anymore. Not only was I meaning for myself but also for my soon to be child. The last day I got my check My boss did not even talk or look at me and just threw my check on the counter. Is this a possible case for unemployment because of a hostile working environment?
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# Lori 2011-11-12 17:25
I work for a pre-school and have been wrongfully accused of pulling hair of a child. I have a day of administrative leave and my boss thinks this is unfair as well. However, MANY teachers have been let go and it is a revolving door situation. I have a meeting next week and had to write a letter defending myself. If I am terminated, am I eligable for unemployment. My past performance reviews are excellan. This has happened and happens all the time. Suggestions?
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# Chante 2011-11-14 09:08
I was employed for a bank for 2 years and I resigned to accept another job geared towards my field of expertise. However, the job requires me to work outdoors and during the winter months I will not be employed. I am currently volunteering through the same organization at a National Park until I find paid work elsewhere or until the season kicks back up. I applied for NJ unemployment and was DENIED. Is it worth appealing and what will most likely be the outcome if I do. I have been working since I was 14 and I am 26 now.. I always held a job...I don't understand how they can Deny you of your hard earned money??!
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# mary 2011-11-19 13:25
I am recently employed at a Nursing Facility and I recetly resigned from a job due to frustration and lies toward the boss that they was given me. I was complaining about things that was interfereing with my job and nothing ever got done about it. I resigned and wanted to go back to being a certified nursing asst. on the same shift. Well at the time they told me that I would be able to go back to the floor fulltime and making the same amount of money. My resignation date was suppose to be on Dec. 9,2011 for the previous job and they called me in the office on Dec. 17,2011 to tell me that my last day from that job would be that day. They also told me that I would not have a fulltime spot for me on 1st shift that i may have to do 1st and 2nd and they know that i cant do 2nd shift because my husband works and i have no babysitter. I have been employeed with this company since 2001 and i have never worked for them on 2nd shift because of that reason. I still work for them as of now but if i quit am i able to get unemployment. I need a fulltime job instead of a partime job. Please help me
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# Kim 2011-11-20 20:55
My doctor wants me on pregnancy leave from work due to a health issue which makes it difficult for me to perform my work duties. Do I qualify for unemployment in Washington state?
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# Alisha 2011-11-22 09:50
"im collecting unemployment from lack of work at my job if i ever become sick and need to call in will that terminate my benefits?
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# sir 2011-11-22 15:31
can i get unemployment if i quit my job because their not paying us on time and were backed up two checks now
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# kay 2011-11-22 15:56
Hi, My mother suffered a fall on her job(pa state worker) when a co-worker moved a chair from behind her she was going to sit on. she has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia due to the fall she suffered. she was denied workers comp and forced to return to work after nearly 9 mths of working intermittently, exhausting all her sick time and savings. After lengthy physical and psycho therapy she is not improving and the prescribed meds she takes caused many side effects. She wants to file for disability but needs to stop working. Will she qualify for unemployment benefits if she stops working and eventually gets terminated for failure to return to work due to her medical condition? she doesnt intend to quit but will ultimately get terminated when her job demands that she return to duty. Will she qualify even with a workers comp and disability case pending? THanks!
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# nick 2011-11-24 18:33
I was recently fired because i called the new owner of the store, and told him about a manager who had come in drunk, and threatened an employee, the owner was upset that i contacted him, he came into the store on a day that i was off. called me said he had a problem, he heard i was looking for another job, and said they didn't need me any more, i replied that is fine i planed on quitting today anyways. I have quit twice because of the same employee cussing me out, drunk, and even threatening to smack me. Now i am not sure if i was fired of if i quit. and am not sure how to go about unemployment. If i am even eligible.
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# amanda 2011-11-27 19:20
im wondering if i will get approved. I had a job for three months, my employer had always been verbally abusive, calling me names and speaking badly about me to other employees, both owners would yell at me on a regular basis, but i stuck it out, where i had a problem was when they made me hold employee checks on payday b/c there was no money and they bounced a payroll check to me, then refused to pay my bank fees and also the women started to harrass me and yell, put her finger two inches from my face and proceed to follow me outside when I decided to quit. do you think i have a case?
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# kanesha 2011-11-28 14:09
will I still be able to recieve unemployment if I did not complete my 30 days and I was fired due to discrimination and I have proof of it?
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# Francheska 2011-11-28 21:30
Hey I have been working for a company for 8yrs and have moved up the scale to a position that makes a good salary but this pass year they have demoted me down two levels because of my availabilities to work in the weekends now I had a steady schedule for the pass 5yrs due to a service I provide in the weekends and the new store manager and the district manager new of it but still accepted me into their store with a steady schedule but now they say that I can't work both jobs and that they don't care about my availabilities so they I schedule me days that I can't work so I can call out and fire myself what can I do I have called HR and even the ethic line an ask for a transfer 5 times already and they are not budging my manager does not talk to me and I can't even ask for anything everything gets denied but accepted for others now that my yearly review happened I score very good with meant for a raise but got nothing cause he says he don't want to give me a raise that's when I notice that it's a personal issue he has with me I love my job and want to keep it but I'm stress what to do   
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# Sunny Qi 2011-11-29 20:23
I had a job in new york, and my husband and one of my son in Missouri, my little son was with me in NY. I had been here for about 4 years. I quited from my job, and came to MO just two weeks before. I worked for a college as researcher, would I be able to collect unemployment now?
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# hayat 2011-11-30 15:44
Quoting amanda:
I just recently had my second child and I am on my maternity leave, do I qualify for unemployment if I can't go back to work? Does having to take care of my children a reason to qualify for unemployment?

I just had my first baby last August and I couldn't go back to work because of the kid now we are in December do I qualify for unemployment?
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# hayat 2011-11-30 15:50
I worked in store for almost three years and in last August I had my first baby and I couldn't go back to work do I qualify for unemployment?thanks
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# Steve 2011-11-30 19:11

So I have been with my recent employer for just over 11 months. I just got told I need a pretty serious surgery before the end of the year. however since its not been a year I'm not able to get fmla. So they told me there's not a good chance of me getting my job back after the 8 weeks that I need to take off. So if I was to quit now would I be able to get benefits from unemployment?? Please let me know thanks so much!!
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# Debbi 2011-12-01 16:48
My son was assaulted at work by a co-worker. He filed a police report and the police came and arrested the co-worker. I am not sure if he was arrested for the assault or for the warrant he had. I was on Workers Compensation for 2 weeks due to him injuring my neck. I have went back to work and he is still working there. I don't feel comfortable or safe. Would this be considered a hostile work enviroment to where if I quit I could get Unemployment?
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# HAZEL 2011-12-02 14:44
i wanted to know if i can collect if i quit due to 2 employees harrassing me both at work and outside of wrk? one of the employees attacked me outside of work (no police report) but i have txts with her admitting to the attack. also, i have taken this to my mngr but was informed that i needed to handle it as such... the 2 employes have been there for 5 yrs and the other for 10 yrs (so they have the upper hand) and i have only been hired for 15 months...! i was also recently in a bad car accident w/ an 18 wheeler and was forced to come back to work a day early (by this so called mngr)... so im being attacked/harrassed and treated unfairly due to these ppl having seniority over me!!! WHAT CAN I DO? & WILL I GET UNEMPLOYEEMENT IF I QUIT.... THIS IS WEIGHING HEAVILY ON ME EVERYDAY! *TEARS*
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# Scott 2011-12-02 17:29
My girlfriend is getting PA unemployment from her summer lifeguard job. She also works 10HRS a week as TSS. The TSS company also pays some towards her unemployment benefits although she was only able to claim becuase she was laid off as a lifeguard.

We are both Grad students and moving about an hour and fifteen minutes away. She is going to have to quit. How can we keep her benefits?

Is the move and being busy with school valid?

She is trying to get in as a pool lifeguard at 16HRS a week at about the same money, is that valid?

Is either or both togather a valid way to keep uemployment and if not do you have any ideas.

Thank you
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# mike 2011-12-04 20:44
I relocated to Pa from Ok been here 3 years with job after moving up here the yard I left in Ok was shut down leaving me no chance of going back home with this job my family and I are ready to be back with our families and friends if i quit and go back home can I get my unemployment tell i find a new job or if i get laid off new job can i get unemployment from this job I want to do what is best for my family put I want them to be happy to Thank You
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# sandra 2011-12-05 17:34
Can i collect unemployment uf i am expecting a child and my company doesn't offer maternity leave? Rather than have to us up all my vacation and sIck time?
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# Linda 2011-12-07 19:56
I am currently working at a finance company where the owner sends emails calling us bit@hes. He has made remarks by email about "beaners" because my husband is hispanic. He also sends emails telling us about sexual encounters with other employees. I have copies of all these emails.I also have a email and video from where he has ask me to forge documents that go to the state. This job has stressed me to the point where I had to see a doctor for my nerves. My hours wont allow me to look for another job while working there. My question is would this be considered valid reason to quit so that I could get unemployment while I look for another job?
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# Albert G 2011-12-08 01:01
My employer expects me as well as others to work 12+ hours a day and be on cal all night. We don't get any breaks or lunch due to our work load. If work is not completed as wanted you will be disaplined. Most often you will be threatened with termination. On top of our daily expectations we are required to complete other work causing us to have to wake up at 5am regardless, to complete those tasks.on top of that we usually get less than 6 hours sleep and don't get are days off consecutively. And our schedual is constantly changing. For example I have been here since 3pm yesterday and have had only had 4 hours sleep. This is really a bad situation as far as im concerned. But not sure if quiting is the right move. Though it seems its either quit or be fired. And due to the work and scheduale, looking for a new job is close to impossible at this point in time. Any advice would be appreciated.
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# Jason 2011-12-08 10:54
I quit my job and gave a two weeks notice because I received a job offer from another company. After my last day of work, the new job informed me that my new job would not be filled due to my background check and a misdemeanor of about 20 years ago!!! I was then unemployed and tried to file for unemployment, but was denied. I filed an appeal and that was denied as well. I have one more appeal to file, any suggestions?
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# Jennifer S 2011-12-12 01:03
I was wondering if I would qualify for unemployment.
Last year I was working for FDOC and I was 7 1/2 months pregnant when I left.
I ended up falling and fracturing my shoulder and the doctor would not release me for over a week. When I finally came back they called me to the Wardens office and asked me to resign against my say so because I had missed so much work. They also told me I was not eligible for leave when I had the baby anyways. So right then and there, I signed papers saying I quit..even though they made me. Would that make me qualified?
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# Erica 2011-12-12 18:03
I quit my job in May. The salesman that was working in the office with me was very verbally abusive to me. On a good day he was like my best friend. My employee was based out of another state. This issue happened several times a month depending on his mood. I couldn't take it anymore and especially in front of the other employees (which i was the manager) when i would bring this issue up with my employer in another State they would say that is just the way he is. Cause he was such a good salesman nothing was done. I eventually resigned in May. I didn't file for unemployment cause i was told i wouldnt be awarded cause i quit. The company kept paying for my insurance as well up until last month. So they got a manager in there and that is there only job is to report back to the Head office. I was offered a sales job last month and the day my I was suppose to start based on my offer letter that received the VP called and said they decided this wasn't a good fit. I filed for unemployment based on both situations. I had my over the phone interview today but not sure how it went. Based on this information am i even eligiable for unemployment?? There has been 2 other unemployment claims based on the verbal abuse within the office with the same salesman. Will this help?
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# Jules 2011-12-12 20:51
I have some questions about filing an unemployment claim with the following circumstances: I had to quit my job because I'm married to a US Navy chief and we got re-stationed from Washington state to Maryland. I have been actively looking for employment in the state of Maryland since having to leave/move from Washington state. Do I still qualify for unemployment under the circumstances of being relocated due to having an active duty military spouse? Also, which state would I file my claim with? All of my last employment has been in Washington state, but we live in Maryland now, so I'm not sure which state I even file with?! I've never filed for unemployment before, some answers to my questions and direction would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you
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# Michelle 2011-12-13 09:36
My employer has cut my hours from 80 hours every two week to just over 8. I was wondering if i would be able to receive unemployment if i am working these hours.
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# Amber 2011-12-13 17:36
I am getting ready to move back to ohio bc my boyfriend got grants to go to the college he has wanted to go to. At my current job i was trying to get transferred to another store but the store i wanted to transfer to realized they dont have a spot for me to work there. When ive tried applying for jobs where I am moving they say come in and see them when I get back in town. So now I fear I will have to quit my job and be without any kind of income. Would I be able to get unemployment?
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# Maryanne 2011-12-14 15:55
I just received a letter from NJ unemployment stating that I owe the $26,000 for the past year I have been getting benefits. They stated they received a letter from my employer a month ago stating i quit voluntarily. I was given a fact finding phone examination where i told my story of why I had to quit. They changed my hours at work from M-F 8-5 to working night until 6 some nights 9. I had to quit because there is no day care that would cover those late hours for my daughter. I also had explained this in my resignation letter to my employer.

Do I have a chance at the appeal???
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# Marc 2011-12-15 04:37
Hello, i am originally from TX and moved to Washington to start a new life. i quit both my jobs, moved up here and have had a hard time finding a job. i've applied at over 40+ places in the last month with no call backs. i had money to cover me for a few months, but my mom passed and i had to fly back to tx and it wasn't cheap. I'm down to my last $2 and afraid if i can't find a job, i won't have a place to stay. right now my friend has been nice enough to let me stay here, but that gets old quick. if i can't find a job i'll be left on streets as i have no $$$ to even take a bus anywhere. And i know i quit my jobs in TX to move here, but if i can't find a job can i still try for unemployment to cover me for at least a few more months or will i be on my own. I'm fully capable of working but no one has called me and my past employers were more than gracious enough to help me if future employers called. i just don't know what to do anymore.
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# Melissa 2011-12-15 12:21
My company was bought by a larger company and the new company required us to relocate our office to a building further away. I declined the move and therefore will be unemployed come Janurary 1st. Under this situation will I qualify for unemployement. The new location is an extra 30 minutes on top of my already 45 minute travel time to work.
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# Torres 2011-12-15 16:09
I been working at mcds for two years and i had a doctor appointment today for my pregancy so i called into work to tell them I was running late and i till wanted to cum in. She said " she didnt have any one for an hour (which is a lie cuz theres alot of people working in the day) and so she got mad an was like don't worry bout coming in today! Ok my hours ben cut so bad a only get 15 to 20 hours a week. When i had left the doctor office, he was sending me to the hospital to get sum important work done. Before i left i got a doctors note and i also have my hospital papers for that day. WHAT CAN I DO BOUT THIS ISSUE?????
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# Clyde 2011-12-16 10:31
I worked at a job for 5 years. Only had one raise and as the cost of living has went up, my wage did not. Could barely keep above water with my bills and rent. Quit this job for another job, but was laid off before I had enough weeks in for unemployment. So I must draw unemployment from my old job. Now this old job is appealing my unemployment filing. Do I have a leg to stand on here?
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# Amber 2011-12-16 12:20
My mom just went through a major surgery a few weeks ago to remove her colon cancer yet wasn't getting paid during her hospital time, so she decided to go back to work early, yet not fully being healed, and since they can only hold her position for so long, she is contemplating quitting her job because she's not healing and its' too stressful physically and mentally, yet fears she won't receive unemployment. She has been threatened multiple times with being let go, though she tries her best with the condition she's in. She works from 12pm to 8:30pm Monday-Friday with rotating weekends, and when her doctor told her job to cut her hours in half so she can have more time to rest, she was still received the latter half, having to drive home at night. I was wondering if she were to quit is it at all possible to recieve unemployment? She's a single mother of four, three of which are still at home with her.
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# Todd 2011-12-16 19:23
I joined a start up company as CFO. They misrepresented there financial condition, did not allow me access to bank and financial accounts, etc. I quit because I felt as though I was jeopardizing my CPA license. Can I collect?
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# tynisha 2011-12-17 10:31
I was working at a store and the store was rob at gun ponit and now I am to scare to reutrn to work and I file for unemployment do you think I will get it
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# Nathan 2011-12-20 14:40
I was laid off from my last two jobs. I currently hold a position as a contractor and am a FT student. I would like to know if I can quit my job to focus on my studies and collect unemployment from my previous two positions which I was laid off.
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# Stephanie 2011-12-20 19:38
I moved to Ohio from Kentucky in June 2011. I had two full time jobs and had to quit them both so I could move to Ohio to take care of my elderly parents. I have been unemployed since June and have not had any luck finding employment. I have applied to at least 50 different jobs and have been unsuccessful. Am I eligible for any kind of assistance?
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# Jason 2011-12-20 23:59
Pretty similar here too Stephanie. Moved to Colorado from Iowa to care for grandmother, and haven't been able to find work yet. My UI case was denied because I quit to move here. In the process of trying to file an appeal, but don't see much happening with it. Sad when people who don't want to work can sit back and collect, but people that want to work, and just need help for a lil bit get denied. We went from a great job in Iowa to not having rent money, going to food banks for food, and donating plasma for gas money. God Bless The USA....
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# kpac 2011-12-21 16:46
My boss had given me more hours last but she has not made me full time even after she stated that she would. So now I am working 39-42 hours a week and getting paid the same rate as I have been as well as still not being full time, so no benefits, etc. I am currently pregnant and do not know if I will even get maternity leave from this job now because I wont be full time. I have asked my boss multiple times if I will get maternity leave and she always finds an excuse as to why I should wait to find out about maternity leave. Her excuse used to be that if they know I was pregnant they maynot hire me full time. Well, they didn't and I still don't know if I willhave leave or not. Can I quit my job for false information or something. This is crazy. I am going to need these benefits and I am not getting them here.
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# CLA 2011-12-22 03:08
How long have you been at your place of employment? First of all, it's illegal for them to discriminate against a pregnant woman! Second, they have to allow you maternity leave, by law. Unfortunately, they could replace you while you're on maternity leave. (Depending on your state and how long you've been employed....)
I was pregnant and took early maternity leave and was replaced two weeks before I was scheduled to come back. I tried to fight this, but in my state (PA) they said I have to be employed 365 days for FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) to be in effect. Ask your employer for a handbook. There are laws they must follow!
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# CLA 2011-12-22 03:17
I've been working at a hotel for over 9 months now. Ever since the beginning, there have been some shady things going on. First of all, they make us clock out on time, even if we have to stay after and do shift work.
Second, I've had to clock out multiple times and then go do errands for the hotel and never got compensated for it.
Third, they will not buy me a new uniform shirt and they gave me an old one that has holes all through the front of it.
Would I qualify for unemployment if I quit? I'm tired of having to work for free! I'm wishing now I would have taken more pictures of the things I've done after I clocked out.
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# lynn 2011-12-22 09:23
I was assaulted at work by a patient. My boss would not let me call the police even though my injuries were quite evident. Furthermore, after this assault he kept the person in the office and treated her for what she came in for. I told him I didn't feel safe and called my husband to come to protect me. It took my husband 20 minutes to get to my job and the person was still there. My bosses reason for not wanting me to call the police he was afraid of being sued by this person (since this is the history with this individual). I have treated for my injuries thru workers comp. and have been released to go back to work. I can't go back there since I no longer feel safe there and he did not protect me after the assault occurred. He has not contacted me once to see how I am or ever showed any concern for me, however he did show concern for this patient. I have filed a claim in NJ for unemployment and believe he will fight this as he has with any other employee who filed in the past. Will I have a problem collecting?
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# von henman 2011-12-22 15:46
I recently quit my job, prior to quitting I had injured my back at work and was under doctors. The initial doctor examine put me back at work under strict work conditions. I gave my employer the copy of work restriction, which he never looked over. I was never placed on light duty work at anytime while in doctors care. I thought I would be pushing a broom. I complained to the doctor that my employer was not following the work restrictions he described, each time the doctor sent me back to work he lowered the amount I coull lift and no stairs or later. I continued to reinjure my back and finally I quit, so I could let my back heal properly. No one wants a chronci back problem. I have since filed for unemployment, and have recently been called by an adjudicator, I told he the same story of my injury and sent in the doctors work restrictions. All she asked if I had in writting asked for time off, I said I asked for it verablly. Im probably gonna get denied the first time around. I hope not its xmas time and no money. My question is what are my chances if I appeal, if she does deny me. And what are my chances of her not dening me.
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# G 2011-12-23 01:02
For the past three years I have been working as a camera operator for a major department store. For the past two weeks, the store has been getting hit hard -- about 4 times now -- in two high-theft departments where high-priced merchandise is located right by the door and in no way secure. The thieves would run into the store, grab handfuls of merchandise then quickly exit. The estimated total the thieves have taken so far is around $20,000.

The worst part is that I'm getting blamed for not being able to catch the perpetrators; I'm just the camera operator and I have to watch the entire store and I have no authority to physically pursue shoplifters. All I can do is authorize shoplifting apprehensions, make phone calls to managers and the police, and direct the security guard on the sales floor of where to go -- if he shows.

Yesterday I was written up because of these thefts and the manager even stated, "This seems to happen only when you're working" This isn't true and I proved it to him by providing recorded video that I was not working on 2 of the 4 days the store was hit.. I was/am very upset with his insinuation that I would have any involvement with thieves (I don't like them, that's why I chose the loss prevention profession), but I managed to keep my anger controlled.

Anyway, the manager told me "my negligence to the situation" was grounds for termination, but for some reason they decided to make it my final notice instead, which basically means that if the store gets hit again and I don't catch them, I'll be fired.

I wanted to quit right then, but I wouldn't be eligible to receive my vacation pay if I did. If I submit a two-weeks notice, I would be able to get it, but I know they will do what they can so I will become ineligible for it. I plan on documenting every little thing from now on.

I have a feeling I won't qualify for unemployment if I submit my two-weeks notice. So my question is, can I qualify for unemployment if they fire me for something they believe is within in my control but I clearly know is not?
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# jessica 2011-12-23 23:22
ive been working at my job for 2.5 years but have to quit due to a required internship of 40 hours a week for 12 weeks for school. Is there a way i can receive any type of unemployment benefits?
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# Eddie 2011-12-25 16:12
Hi I have been at my job for 5 months and I am on salary. I take home 500 bucks a week. The problem is that I work 80 plus hrs a week. I am on call 24/7 and really have days off. In the past 5 months I've had less than 10 days off . My job requires me to drive and most of the time I work more than 15 hrs . Is this considered a hostile work environment?
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# Christopher 2011-12-26 14:47
My managers husband will come in to my place of work and order employees around even though he is not employeed my managers son will come in and sexually harass the employess and they wont say anything to her cause they fear theyll lose their jobs..our manager has been told many times about her husband coming in ordering us around and about her son and shes ignores it...ive seen my manager doing the same stuff i have been yelled at in the past for doing..does this count as a hostile work enviroment?
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# Frankie 2011-12-26 18:50
Hi, In my situation I just resigned from my job as an assistant retail manager that requires full time hours because the next two semesters requires me to pursue my student teaching portion of the teacher education program I am in ... Mon - Fri i will be attending classes plus student teaching and as a requirement to student teach I needed to get my sub license which is something else I also need to have time for ...any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. I plan on trying to get a waiting gig at nights but smack in the middle of the holidays it's pretty rough. I'm 30 years old and although I realize being an adult college student doesn't justify unemployment, I would hope that my case would put me under the category for quitting with good reason... Thank you for your time and helping me with what you know in advance.
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# renee 2011-12-27 20:53
Hi. I have a few questions. I am currently working between 32-34 hrs per week. Can I collect partial unemployment beneftis? My job has laid off several people & I am afraid that I will be one of them if business doesnt pick up very soon. Can I quit my job, collect unemployment, & go back to school to further my education in a field that is high in demand? (healthcare)
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# tyler 2011-12-27 22:08
Hi i manage a pizza place where i live in indiana and i dont get paid. He tried to pay everyone out a little bit at a time but o have pills and when i have 575 dollar checks every two weeka and i dont have it to pay my bills he does.t pay me faster. He owes eeeveryone money still and payday is less than a week away. He also owes thousands of dollars to food distributers and his landlord not only for the puzza place but also for his own home which he takes money from the pizza place for. We dont receive real checks anymore because they bounce so he eother pays us cash or cashiers checks so i have no idea how much hes takin out in taxes if anything. Can i quit and still get inemplynent because im not getting paid? Andd because the restaurants probably about to go under anyways?
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# Laura 2011-12-29 09:48
I have been with a firm as an administrative assistant for over 2.5 years. last week they made it clear that if i didn't leave on my own terms they were going to let me go. since they initiated my dismissal do i have grounds to file for unemployment since they were going to let me go anyway?
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# Yuri 2011-12-29 16:48
i work as a customer service rep for a communications retailer. Customers can be very rude and vulgar and we get really BUSY.. I am now 7 month pregnant and as my doctors appt get more frequent my manager gets upset everytime I ask for the hours off. I also recently lost my ride to work. I live with a co-worker but she is moving two cities away in a matter of days. My work schedule is 5:30 am to 2 pm so taking the bus is out. Would i be able to collect unemployment if i quit?
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# CarmenNewJersey 2011-12-29 21:30
Hey everyone,

I recently quit my job. I was doing work that wasn't in my job description. Can I file for unemployment?

I"ll give all of you a quick run down of my situation. I was a clinical research Coordinator basically clinical trials. A few days a week my boss would make me do Medical Billing, mostly medical payments. I had no experience in Medical billing and pretty much learned the job as I went.

This was part of the reason I quit. I was never being compensated for the medical billing and if my clinical research fell behind my boss would give me an earful.

Just want some people's opinions. I don't want to file for unemployment but I have some bills that i'm close to paying off and now without my job I may fall behind.

Thanks in advance.
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# Cathy 2012-01-01 23:04
I sent a message before Christmas and do not see it displayed. Could you let me know if you will respond to it or not. If I can get unemployment I need to know as soon as possible. Thanks!
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# John Doe L 2012-01-05 16:39
I work for a small business in which there are two bosses and one employee (myself).

They started me at a low salary then gave decent percentage raises over the first 2 years. Then they started citing the economy for low raises and finally, last year, they gave me a 'decent' raise.

However, since I was started at a low salary, my salary now is still pretty low. I have calculated the salaries for people in my position, in my area, with my education and experience and I am around the 58%. For me, personally, that is unacceptable and doesn't help my savings plan.

I believe my bosses want me to quit and are being extremely passive agressive about it. We have plenty of business, I contribute a TON and I know they can afford to give me a proper raise but yet they still refuse.

Also - I think I may have a case for a hostile work environment.

For one - No matter WHAT I'm doing or WHEN I'm busy my boss will stop me from working to start working on something else. He constantly calls me a nickname, which I hate, and have asked him not to use in the past yet he continues using it. We have NO HR DEPARTMENT, we are small.. 3 people.

Last year when I got my yearly review and raise I was promised a $500 deposit into a new ROTH IRA as well as a work laptop and DIRECT DEPOSIT.. I never received any of these 3 promises, even after trying to help get them any way possible. They were never written down so I assume I can't do anything about it.

I had to go buy a laptop myself which I am still paying off.

When I bring up the topic of my ROTH IRA as well as the laptop and Direct Deposit I am met with anger and threats - for example one day I asked about direct deposit, casually stating "I guess I should just give up on that one, huh?". This was met with a stern talking to and a threat to have a meeting about my 'attitude'. Sure, my attitude was a little sour but wouldn't yours be, too? 5 years and they can't set up something as simple as a direct deposit?

Anyway, the threat was never followed through with and I moved on.

Fast forward to THIS year (my 5 year anniversary working for the company).

No mention was made of my 5 year accomplishment, no meeting was held. In fact, I had to bring it up MYSELF a month and 1/2 after the fact just to have an official review finally scheduled for MYSELF.

Then the day of the review came and went and I find myself typing this out of frustration with the hope that you will tell me all of these things will qualify me for 'hostile working environment' unemployment.


John Doe L
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# Nancy 2012-01-05 17:44
I just came back from maternity leave at the end of last september. the place where i work offers work from home if you are approved as well as compressed work week (4 days) so I work M,T,W from home and go in the office on Thurs and then off on Fri. They came to me this week and told me they want me to come back into the office effectively immediately. I can still work 4 10's and have fri off, but cannot work from home. I live an hour from work and am currently nursing. I have to make up the time I pump while I am at work and the longer I am there the more I have to pump. so If I work 10 hours I would have to pump while i am there 4-5 times. meaning I would have to make up anywhere from an hour and 20 to an hour and 40 minutes a day. When I am working from home, I am able to pump while working and so do not need to make up time. In addition, I spend less time away from my baby which for those of you with children know that the more you pump the less milk you get. so if in the office It would take me an hour to get to work, and then I would work my 10 hours, and then work the extra hour and a half and then drive an hour home. making my day 13.5 hours. (as a nursing mother, with 3 children) They offered me to go back to working 5 days a week 8 hour shifts, however I cannot do this, as because of my work schedule I have rearranged my entire life i.e. daycare, appts, pre-school, speech therapy for my kids. I do not have anyone to watch the kids on this day. I told my work I will not be able to do what they ask and they said they will give me a couple of weeks to figure it out at most but I will need to come back into the office. I know I can't find daycare in my area that I can afford to cover that day and I don't really have any other options? Is this something I could get unemployment for? I have always been a great employee and feel as though they are just looking for a reason to get rid of me. I do not have any performance issues at all.
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# Bridget 2012-01-05 18:06
I am currently 10 months pregnant, and my job is too stressful for me to handle during this pregnancy. Today an incident occured and my boss called me to his office and in the end I ended up having a panic attack, and both him and another manager just sat there and watched me have a panic attack, even after I tried breathing out that I couldnt breathe. I've asked my boss multiple times if he could transfer me to another store because I've delt with nothing but problems since I've been here and he will not let me transfer. At this point I dont even know what to do, I want to quit because i cant handle the stress (obviously), but, really, who will hire someone that is pregnant? Someone told me that I might be able to file for unemployment saying that I'm afraid for my health and for the health of my baby, which honestly, I am. I tell them i cant do certain things because it hurts to do them, and they have me do them anyway. Do you think I might qualify?
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# Frances 2012-01-08 17:12
I am currently 7months working at a daycare. I am the only teacher and i have 15 kids inand my class plus 5 at times because my co worker quit. My boss stresses me out by yelling at me and making me clean the whole daycare during naptime. I recently filed a report with dcf because of a inccident with a kid. Can i quit and collect unemployment?
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# Ty 2012-01-09 01:59
I recently took a LOA because my younger sibling was in a near fatal car accident. I had a responsibility to handle family affairs during this time. I applied for unemployment and i was approved based on my situation but denied because I answered a question incorrecly when filing my claims online. I sent an appeal and i am waiting on that outcome. My current job is very stressful and hostile and I am not sure i want to return because i dont think i will be able to handle it like i could before this chain of events with my family issues and also considering my role in helping out. I have been actively seeking employment during my LOA to no avail. I was wondering based on the appeal decision, would I continue to qualify if I quit this job or would that be a new claim. Thanks for your help in advance.
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# beth 2012-01-09 12:34
I was an office manager for 8 years and did not want to manage the employees anymore. I gave my notice and worked for an additional 6 weeks. I was told by the COO that he was sure that there would be other work at my place of employment and he would give me a call in a couple of weeks. He called me after I was not working for about a week and a half and offered me a job assisting him at a different pay rate than previously. This would be a job that could give me anywhere from 20-40 hours a week. I worked on the average about 25 hours a week for about 21/2 months. He then said that they would have to hire a new manager, but I could work at home taking care of the intern/extern program at work. I did this for about 7 months averaging about 5-10 hours a week. I was told about 6 weeks ago that they did not need me any more. Will I be eligible for unemployment?
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# Diana 2012-01-09 13:49
Since march my boss decided to stop using our payroll company because he couldnt pay taxes and we had to start printing manual paychecks. Because of this there are no year to dates on any checks. Also now there are no W-2's that will be available to any of the employees so my boss wants me to add up everyones tax breakdowns individually and then put them on a blank W-2 pretty sure its illegal.. im not sure but i am not comfortable doing this.. i told my boss that and he said well if you dont want to do it ill get someone else who does.. meaning he will fire me.. so basically i cant afford to stop working but i want no involvment with this whatsoever.. I dont know what to do.. would i be eligible for unemployment if i decide to quit?..
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# Site Admin 2012-01-09 18:27

First of all, you should consult a licensed attorney that is an expert in employment or business law to find out whether or not what your boss is asking you to do is legal or not.

What I am about to tell you is not legal advice, and should not be considered legal advice. I am not an attorney. If you need legal advice, you should consult a licensed attorney in your state.

Not being an attorney, and not having been to law school, my gut instinct tells me that what your boss is doing is possibly illegal. If your boss stopped using a payroll company because he couldn't pay taxes - this could mean that all of the people who were supposed to have taxes withheld from their checks - might not have had taxes withheld. Think of how disastrous this would be when it comes time to file your taxes and find out that you didn't pay any, because they weren't withheld from your check! Again, I'm not giving legal advice here - but I think your instinct that something is fishy is right - and it would be in your best interest (it sounds to me like you might be the bookkeeper or office manager?) to not have anything to do with what your boss is asking you to do. At best, it sounds fishy. At worst - it could be possible illegal.

As far as how to proceed with this, with respect to your unemployment eligibility - that is always a tough one if you end up getting fired or have to quit your job because of a situation like this. Every state is different, but generally, there is a bigger burden on the you as the claimant if you quit your job to prove that you are eligible. Some states it is completely clear - quit your job and you're not eligible. Likewise for getting fired. You should call or visit your local unemployment office and explain your situation to someone there. It would probably be best to go to an office in person, as you are more likely to actually get to speak to someone to explain your situation.

Nevertheless, getting fired or quitting your job and ending up not being eligible for unemployment will pale in comparison to doing something illegal or unethical that your boss asks you to do - the last thing you want to do is get charged with a crime and go to prison.

Here's my advice:

1. Don't do anything you're not comfortable with. If you think it is illegal, unethical, or you are just not comfortable doing it - then don't do it. Nobody can force you to do anything.
2. Talk to a lawyer. You should consult a licensed employment or business law attorney in your state to find out if what your boss is asking you to do is legal and ethical. Also, you should go to the IRS website and look it up. This may be a simple enough question that a quick call to the IRS phone number for small business owners could clear it up for you. Explain the situation to the attorney or to the IRS and find out if what your boss is asking you to do is illegal or unethical.
3. Start looking for a new job. Send out your resume, start networking in your field and asking friends and family about possible job openings - and start checking the job posting websites. DO NOT tell your boss or ANY of your coworkers that you are looking for a new job. It sounds like at the very least your current employer is a sinking ship, and you don't want to be on it when it goes down. Remember - it is always easier to find a job, when you already have a job.
4. Keep a journal. If you use email in your office or paper memos - try to get a email or paper record of the task that you boss asked you to to. Also - start making a daily journal about your job, with dates and times, notes about specific conversations related to this task, and any other you feel uncomfortable doing. Be very specific and detailed - dates, times, names of people present, what was said, etc. Also - go back in your memory and try to recreate as much of this information as possible for your journal from your memory for conversations in the past. This will help you in the event that you have to make an appeal if you are denied for unemployment, or if you are involved in any kind of possible legal case that may arise. In an appeal situation it is always their word against yours, this is why it is so important to keep a journal and any kind of hard evidence about any possible illegal or unethical activity that you can (emails, memos, etc.).
5. Don't quit your job. Unless you are advised to do so by an attorney, or a government official from somewhere like the IRS, or someone at your local unemployment office, I strongly believe that you should not quit your job. If you feel like you have to quit your job, you should call or visit your local unemployment office, explain your situation to them - and get the official word from someone there before you actually quit. That said, I think your intuition is telling you correctly here... Since you feel uncomfortable doing this task that you boss asks - don't do it. If he insists, he'll him fire you - if he is actually going to, but I don't think you should quit your job. If you quit your job, your employer will probably just tell the unemployment office that you quit because you wanted a new job or whatever. If he has to fire you, the unemployment office will probably want to know why you were fired, and your boss probably wouldn't want to answer those questions.... Bottom line - I don't think you should quit your job, but you should always call your local unemployment office and speak to a staffer there to get the final word.

Good luck. I know you are in a tough situation - but everything will turn out OK. Check back in with us and let us know what you find out.

Site Admin
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# Lisa 2012-01-09 14:42
My boss can afford to pay me or the rent anymore. I cannot work for free. please advise me on what to do - do i qualify for unemployement
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# Sasha 2012-01-09 23:35
I am currently collecting unemployment in California my husband has moved to north Carolina due to work I'm next to go but I wanna know if I can transfer or what can I do to keep collecting out there?? Help please :)
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# Paulina P. 2012-01-10 14:07
In response to an email I received at the end of December, I informed my bosses that my husband and I would be moving to Virginia to be near my son (in early 2012). In the last week, I received an email from one of them asking me if I can stay until February 10th. The other asked me when my last day was. I advised the second boss who asked about my last day that his brother had asked me to stay on until February 10th. He was not aware that I'd been asked to stay. Here's the rub: my husband's interviews didn't pan out, and although we're both still seeking employment in Virginia, there is no guarantee we'll have secured employment by the 10th of February. They considered my initial email a "notice of separation" but it had no date. Now, my husband tells me this 10th of February constitutes a resignation date. This wasn't anything I specified as a quit date. I feel like I was backed into a corner and didn't even know it. Does this all mean (since it's been duly documented) that I won't be able to draw after February 10th? I really feel like I got the dirty end of the horse here. Am I right?
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# ct 2012-01-10 23:44
can i receive unemployment if i have to quit my job becauce my dad needs help his legs are giving out he spends most of his days in bed??? he needs someone to help him and can not afford a stay in nanny
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# Tarra 2012-01-11 10:09
my husband was fired from him job at smithfields and is drawing partial unemployment since he started working at krogers part time but now he has been offerd a full time job but wont get paid what he was making at the first job at first.

will he still be able to draw partial unemployment if he is making less than what he gets from unemploymen?. so for an example say he may get 400 dollars a week in unemployment and when he first starts at the new job he only makes say 290 dollars a week will he still be able to get the other 110 dolars from unemployment?
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# KIMBERLY SHAREEF 2012-01-13 11:20
If your husband is offered another job, paying less than unemployment. or his former job, he will not receive the difference in salary in partial unemployment benefits. If that were the case, everybody would still be on partial unemployment. Most employers are paying less in salaries, now.
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# valerie 2012-01-11 14:55
I have been in my company for 12 years. I have been going to school part time but if i get accepted to the Nurse program I will have to quit my job because they only offer the Nurse program during my working hours, would I qualify for unemployment, State TN. Thank you
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# Maki 2012-01-11 18:09
I live in colorado, and last night i hurt a muscle in my leg it didnt bother me too much at first, but when i got home it was starting to tighten up and now hurts when i move it in certain ways, ive been hurt before so i belive it is serious. so when i woke up today i cold barely walk with out experienceing pain. So i called in today and said i couldent come in because i stepped on a nail. My job requires lots of lifting and moveing so its not like i can work through it, and its in their policy to fire me because i didnt report the accident at the time it occured so i dont know weither i should tell them and let them fire me, or quit and tell them im hurt and if either way happenes can i even file unemployment please help me thank you
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# Scott 2012-01-12 07:23
I am thinking about quitting my job, I was recently hired as a business system analyst for a Dialysis Company for the last two months no one has tried to train me for the position at all , my boss just kept making promises that someone would soon, for the last two months all I have done is contacted customers all day long advising them we received their request for their issue,yesterday I was pulled into a meeting with my boss and her boss and they decided to demote to the helpdesk because they cannot train me, my pay and hours stay the same, but I went from salary to hourly now and I have to work all holidays and weekends and be on call. This schedule does not work for my family. am I able to do anything please help. I also found out they are bringing in 6 new people to do the position that I was doing on a temp basis that could lead to be hired fulltime.
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# KIMBERLY SHAREEF 2012-01-13 11:30

You should be able to quit your job and receive unemployment, if you claim "Constructive Discharge".
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# Donna 2012-01-12 13:26
I recently quit my job because my employer kept adding to my work load as a director of HSKPG/Laundry and giving us less hrs. to do things in.Cut my workers hrs. , but my hrs.,were still 8hrs a day. So what didn't get done I felt I was responsible to get done on my own.This home has a 60 rooms plus 28 other rooms not in residents use that have to be kept up on a weekly basses,also we were required to do all windows inside and out ,windows not safe to work with. because glass would come away from frame when you tried to open them. (Not to safe) cleaned picnic area in the spring cleaned cement platform with bleach/brooms pick up cig.butts(I don't even smoke)off the ground along with other garbage,dead worms and so on. I could go on and on about this place not a real safe environment to work at.I took this job to be a full time worker not to be doing most of the work on my own with no extra pay.The work that got done didn't even seem like we did anything because the place had allot of carpet that would be cleaned weekly but it never seemed to come clean.Water was black every time water would be empty ed from cleaner.Not sure but I think there may be mold under carpet from being soiled from residents thou the years.The place has an Oder and I think its from the carpet but they say there is no money to replace it.So all of our hard work that gets done don't seem to be helping out a lot. I really like to see and be able to notice the work being done when i'm finished with a job.Not just for my sake but for the residents them self. That is there home and it should smell clean and be clean.I have been working for this place for 7yrs. Worked in the kitchen for 4 yrs. out of the 7
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# Robert 2012-01-12 21:22
Im quitting my job because ever since the holidays ended and we got a new manager at my store, I've been cut down to 8 - 12 hours a week. It's not enough for me especially in the weeks where I only get 4 hours. I'm planning on quitting and moving up north to look for work and a change of scenery. Would that qualify me for unemployment?
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# KIMBERLY SHAREEF 2012-01-13 11:26
Robert, under your circumstances, you will probably get denied unemployment benefits, if you quit your job
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# KIMBERLY SHAREEF 2012-01-13 11:28

You should report this Residence/Employer to OSHA
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# Rosa 2012-01-13 09:41
Well I've been unemployed since last may because of harrassment....I went to supervision but it wouldn't stop so I made the decision to leave an and spoke to my human resources about it and they did nothing...would I be eligable for unemployment?
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# KIMBERLY SHAREEF 2012-01-13 11:24
Rosa, you should have filed an EEO against the company before quitting. I would file an EEO right now, if I were you. Yes, you can receive unemployment, if you claim "constructive discharge"
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# ana 2012-01-13 19:25
can i file for unemployment if i had to stop workin because i had a baby and was not able to go back???
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# chie 2012-01-15 18:50
i am from canada alberta and expecting june 4th but my employer will shut down the bussiness at the end od the this month (january 2012) and i worked here for over a year am i still qualied to apply for my maternity leave? if i dont get a job for my 3 more months remaining.
i need answer please.
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# Jo Anne 2012-01-15 20:51
My husband and I are planning to move from Oregon to Texas in the near future. He will be transferring (voluntarily) and I will need to quit to be with him. I plan to give my present employer of 6 years 30 days notice and look for work in Texas during that 30 days. I don't plan to be unemployed for long, but I need to know if I can get unemployment from Oregon if I don't get a job before I go.
Thank you.
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# Name 2012-01-16 12:14
I am in a situation employed by a small company. My direct Supervisor is the VP of the company, however he has been notified and has seen e-mails that the secretary to the President (who is involved with the President) to send e-mail to other employees, some are ex-employees about my physical appearance. She has bullied employees and I avoid her. She constantly sends negative e-mail to my boss. At first I disputed her comments but nothing was or is being done. I am stressed and frustrated, cannot sleep with the situation. That is just the tip of the ice-berg. I need my job... They are also allowed to smoke in the warehouse and lunch area. I need some direction.....
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# Nicole 2012-01-16 16:12
I have a 3 month old baby and just returned to work. We were planning on my mom watching the baby but she is getting a job. We can not afford daycare. I gave notice at my job and I plan on finding a waitressing position where I can work at night. Would I be able to collect?
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# robyn 2012-01-16 19:04
I am employed by a small transportation company in MA. My boss started me off with an 8-3:30 day. That turned into "any time I need you" which could be 5 am in the morning till 6 pm in the evening. I do NOT get paid overtime. I am sent out in inclement weather. I was in a car accident last week (in a snowstorm) and was told by my boss to sit with the car until the tow truck came and not to call the police or make a report. A friend of mine called the police dept. and had someone sent out. He filed a report and waited with me (total time in the freezing cold with soaking wet shoes was 1.5 hours). Turns out there were FOUR bald tires on the company car.
She also never asked me if I was ok, just wanted to make sure the car got to the repair shop. She also wanted me to stay there until the car was fixed (broken axle, tie rods etc.) and go back to work. I told her i was going home. I believe I work in a hostile environment, if I explained my situation to unemployment, would it be remotely possible for me to collect so I can look for a new job? I do not get insurance, sick days etc. either. If I don't work, I don't get paid.
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# leo 2012-01-17 10:08
I wad working as a Community Health Aide Trainee i have put in my leave request in a month early to go to EMT-1 Training for two weeks would i beableto collect unemployment?
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# Cary 2012-01-17 14:47
I just gave brth to a preemie at 28 weeks. I was told he would be staying in the NICU close to his due date, which is April 1st. I contacted my STD Claim representative and informed them of the birth of my son. I asked her what my options were outside of the 6 week post partum that I would be receiving. She stated I had no options at this time that my FMLA was also used up because it ran concurrent with my STD. I was out prior to my son's birth because of ongoing pregnancy complications. I really don't want to quit my job, but my employer is not leaving me with any choice. I need to be able to take care of my son when he comes home from the hospital. If I quit...Can I collect unemployment ?
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# K. Howard 2012-01-17 16:05
I have been working for a company for almost 2 years now, and learning more and more about the way the company is truely run. Clients are told outright lies just to convince them to sign with the company. We have no employee manual, no HR Department, there are none of the mandated signs posted in break room, nothing in writing that explains the rules/regulations of the company. I was promised a raise in my commissions, then when it came time to pay, was told that both myself and my coworker were wrong about what we were told, that the commissions dont start until a later date. I have nothing in writing except my notes from the meeting where it was said. Half the programs that are installed on our computers are hacked. clients that call complaining that they are not recieving the services they were promised, are not responded to, and so I am left to deal with irrate customers yelling at me, when I am not he one who caused the problem, nor do I have the power to correct it. I know that a lot of the way the company is run is immoral, but some of it is also illegal. I dont feel comfortable working here and being made to lie/deceive customers, use software that is illegally on the computer, and be the scape goat for all the customers to yell at because the owners will not do their job. If I quit, would I have a case for unemployment while looking for another job?
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# Ana 2012-01-17 18:43
Under California unemployment benefits, can I collect unemplyment if I have to quit to move out of state to care for a loved one ?
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# lyd 2012-01-17 20:11
i am employeed in a health care facility and i have a co-worker whom on several ocassions has gotten mad and thrown objects and nearly hit people, they have also gotten in my face and yelled and cursed me. This employee has not been repramented in any fashion and continues this on a daily basis when things do not go their way. i am contaplated quitting as i no longer can tolerate this, i am entitled to unemployment?
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# Katie 2012-01-18 12:51
I work Full-time & want to quit to go to school Full-time, Would i qualify for unemployment?
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# victor 2012-01-19 13:52
have u gotten that answer yet i wanna knw??
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# nenee 2012-01-18 14:12
I put in my letter for resignation and i will be unemployed after Friday. I put my letter in because my boss refused to work with my schedule for school give me part time grant a leave of absence even though other people in the company can and at one point in time he use to let me. But i also had several medical issues and I was covered under FMLA and i would get harassed once I would return back to work. I mean ill have 5 emails telling me I can't do this it that i even had an email saying he is going to change my schedule back to regular time. I was suppose to be out of work for surgery for 2 weeks and i was actually out for 3 and all hell broke loose. And he would call me in his office scream at me for things I didn't do. I even had a few altercations with another employee who would harass me everytime I would leave for doctors appointments etc. And he knew it but never did anything as a manager he would want me to go to HR instead of him just handling business. I mean it got so bad that i would get migraines everyday my blood sugar would be through the roof just terrible for my health mentally and physically. So what should I do now can I apply will I be eligible? Everyone in the company knows what happens and how we are treated HR even knows and doesn't do anything. What do I do
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# Jayme 2012-01-18 17:01
I'm 8 months pregnant but when I found out I was 2 months. I was working 40 hours a week and when I let my boss know I was pregnant I immediately got cut down to 25-30 hours a week. I kept telling him that I need the hours while I can still work them but he wouldn't listen. I gradually got cut down to 10-20 hours and now I only got one day a week which is 5 hours!!!!! and I'm not even getting paid for my maternity leave and I've been there 2 years!! What should I do??
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# victor 2012-01-19 13:50
Well i think ima get fired soon do i apply for unemployment now or wen i get fired?? please help
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# Thomas 2012-01-23 11:23
You can't apply for unemployment just because you 'THINK' you will be getting fired. It also gives the impression that you may be trying to get fired to file for unemployment.
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# antonia ray 2012-01-19 20:10
i jus recently quit my job at macys and i quit because 1. my hrs went from 32 to 24 a week 2. i kept having foot problems and i was told to get an xray for my foot. but i havent yet. do you think i have a chance at receiving unemployment?
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# jen 2012-01-22 13:11
I work part-time at a small convience store and I am due to have a baby soon. I am not eligble for maternity leave so once I have my baby Im gonna be out of a job. Will I be elible for unemployment? Would it be better for me if I didnt quit but instead just let them fire me for not showing up? Would I have a better chance at getting unemployment then?
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# Thomas 2012-01-23 11:22
Family Medical Leave Act.
File for FMLA and also apply for disability. You will be able to return to work and you should get some disability payments.
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# Jerry 2012-01-23 14:58
I relocated from CA to IL to take a job that offers a $350/month health insurance reimbursement. When I arrived, I found out that no one here will cover me independently due to a pre-existing condition. Before I get too settled into a situation that I can't sustain (My CA COBRA is almost $700/month, and I won't be able to afford to continue that, even with the $350 reimbursement), I would like to resign and let them find a replacement. If I resign and begin looking for a job that includes suitable health coverage, would I be able to collect unemployment insurance in the interim?
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# Amanda M 2012-01-23 16:01
Im just curious if there is anything i can do about my situation. I worked in daycare for 2 &hlf years & habe now decided i want to go back to school and choose a new career. I wrote a formal 2 weeks notice & put it on my bosses desk because she is hardly ever there for me to give it to her in person. I asked for tht friday off (very short notice i know) she denied me saying we were shorthanded. After my lunch break that same friday she pulls me in her office && states that i am no longer needed seeing as she "will work it out & find a replacement" when i asked why i couldnt have had the day off she said "well you put your two weeks in and i just figured you just wanted to take a day off. I was counting on finishing my two weeks so that my last paycheck would help with my school && moving expenses. Can she let me go before my two weeks & before i can train someone to take my spot?
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# Brett 2012-01-24 20:45
I live in the state of Michigan. I have an employer that wants me to commit mail fraud in order to save him money. He also tries to get around the labor laws regarding pay as well...if any employee works overtime he a) doesn't pay them on their check and b) will only pay straight time for the time worked. I don't want to work in a illegally ran workplace, but I have a family to support so I can't be without income. I was on unemployment working part-time and took this job because it was full-time and I didn't think I had a choice because of the "can't refuse work" requirement. I did not know about the illegal activity when I took the job. Can I quit this job and collect unemployment?
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# Sue 2012-01-25 17:21
A meeting was held at a former employer that my department and a few others were going to be laid off within a year. I know this is more than a sufficient amount of time to be given, especially these days. Some associates were fine with waiting it out and "seeing what happens". I however was not. My boyfriend has been on unemployment for almost a year and hearing the nightmare it is I started looking for another job to avoid unemployment. I found a job outside the company about 6 months later and left, on good terms. I was not given any type of paperwork stating I was going to be laid off at the time we were told or when I left. I was working at the new job for a few weeks and was then let go during a probation period because I couldn't learn everything in the timeframe my boss wanted me to. I'm not an incapapble person, she was a nightmare. The new job would only give me paperwork stating "Not appointed to staff during probation period". I was advised by unemployment to see if I could get something in writing from the first company stating about the impending lay off and I'm waiting to hear on that. So, here I am waiting to hear if I can collect unemployment. I have worked all my life and feel I did the same as most people would. (Massachusetts)
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# Harvey J. 2012-01-25 23:06
I live in the state of Texas. I have been with my current employer for approximately 5 years. I have a wife and an 8 year old daughter. 14 months ago, my wife became very depressed and turned to alcohol to "deal" with her depression. This has caused a lot of problems for us and for me with my job. My job requires me to travel occasionally and, unfortunately, my wife cannot be trusted with the care of my daughter. I have found myself driving home in the middle of the night on many occasions to deal with the situations that arise.

We recently moved to an area where my mother lives, so that I could have some support when needed. My wife continues to battle severe depression. Sometimes, not being able to get out of bed for days at a time.

This has had a severe effect on my ability to perform my job duties, especially since circumstances had us move 1.5 hours away from the metro area where most of my work is conducted.

I continuously try to care for both my wife and my 8 year old daughter, with limited help from family. Honestly, my work product has been suffering as a result. I can't devote enough time to either my job or my home life.

I've been looking for lesser paying jobs in the immediate area, but have had no luck in finding anything at this point.

I have become depressed over the situation and am currently on medication for that as well... YAY! :(

I don't feel like I can continue splitting my time between my job and family. I read where you can be eligible for taking care of a sick family member. Well, my wife is very sick and my daughter needs supervision and care.

My boss knows about what has been going on at home, because I was honest with her about the situation, when task extensions were needed, etc.

Is there any way possible that I might be eligible for UI benefits if I were to quit this job to be able to spend more time caring for my wife and child, until local employment can be gained?

Sorry for the long post!!!
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# Dale 2012-01-26 16:05
I quit my job of 8 years on Sept. 25, 2011, my wife was offered a job as a teacher in Kentucky moths prior to this so we anticipated moving and i began searching for a job in Kentucky while still employed in Ohio. my wife moved down to Kentucky to start her job but i could not go with her because we needed some income until she was paid. So i contiued to work in ohio until i found a job in Kentucky. I then recieved a job offer and quit my job on the date above. I started my new job in Kentucky on Oct. 10, 2011 but was then laid off after being there only 11 weeks on Dec. 16, 2011. So i filed a claim in Kentucky and they told me I had to do a combine wage statement with ohio and kentucky. SO i did that and Kentucky told me that i did not establish a BASE PERIOD, and that i would have to file the claim against OHIO only. My question is should i be able to collect unemployment?
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# Tone 2012-01-27 07:12
I worked for a company from July 08 to august 11 there was a privatization , I submitted an application and was excepted by the new company , I worked there from august 11 to Jan. 12 I, the workload was way to much on a daily basis with a time limit not only did I never receive 40 hrs in one week my direct supervisor showed favoritism and was very vindictive when issues were brought to her attention , I went to the manger about the workload issue she stated it would get better , but it never did I did not go to her with the supervisor issues till the day I quit because of retaliation by my supervisor and or her they are friends . Will it be possible to get unemployment ?
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# Lisha 2012-01-27 13:09
So my boss said that he had to let me go because work is slow but today he is saying that he would like if I stayed and its up to me but I could only work 2 days a week. If I say no would I still be able to get unemployment?
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# angiebaby 2012-01-27 21:07
I just moved from California to Washington. Where I was living was not a safe environment for my child, nor myself. It got so bad, I had no other choice but to give notice at my job,and relocate. My family assisted my daughter and me with distancing ourselves from the immediate danger, and now we are starting from scratch. My question is, Will I be eligible to collect unemployment benefits from California even though I was forced to resign? My job does not offer out of state transfers, and this was the only place we had to go (other than being homeless somewhere else).
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# Lea 2012-01-27 23:03
I worked at my company for 19 years, we were bought out and told our jobs were being eliminated and moving to another site but they wouldn't tell us when. After a couple of months of this I got offered a job that I would have to drive 1 and a half hrs one way but in a month to 6 weeks they were opening a facility about 30 min away and I would be going there. That was 4 months ago and it won't be happening anytime soon. Can I quit and get unemployment since I now have to drive 3hrs everyday and was hired under false pretenses.
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# Kd 2012-01-28 06:04
I was working as loss prevention for over a year. I quit my job because it was getting very dangerous. The local gang had it in for us due to us apprehending members of that gang numerous time this month. I no longer felt safe and quit my job can I still collect umployment?
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# Jeff 2012-01-31 20:28
The Company I was working for Closed the Dept where I was. but they were going to transfer me to another Dept. paying me less per hour. ($4) less. Its about the same rate that I would get from unemployment.. At the last day the Plant Manager was giving me instructions on how to clock in at the new dept. and told me that is was just gonna be $4 less. I told him I wasn't going to show up, because I didn't accept it... he never gave me the option to choose wether I accept it or not either. but As far as I am concern I was laid-off due to the fact that dept was closed. I'm not gonna show up to work for that position and that pay rate they were offering...Will I have issues or problems applying for unemployment, or getting benefits since I don't accept their new position and pay rate, even tho its about the same or more than what I am going to collect from unemployment?
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# Rani 2012-02-01 17:02
I quit my job last week, since I was going to start work in a different job, but then due to budget cut the new office decided to freeze new hires. So I dont have a job now. Can I file for unemployment?
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# macy 2012-02-01 21:00
I had to quit my job because of a "nepotism" issue so my spouse could be hired and allowed to work in the company. I looked for other jobs on and off until I filed for unemployment a year later but was denied. I do not want to cause problems for my spouse at work so I have not persued this any further. I am still looking for a job. Have I done wrong to my spouse or to the company?
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# Julie 2012-02-02 16:47
I am thinking about quitting my job...I really want to find another one first, but not sure if I can hang in..I have a very stressful job and my employer is having financial difficulties and I understand that, but that is causing my paycheck to be late and at this point I am still owed a paycheck that I have not recieved from a month ago..If I quit for this reason, not getting paid timely, would I get unemployment.
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# Lindsey 2012-02-04 17:57
I am 7 months pregnant, 2 weeks away from taking my maternity leave. I quit my job because my boss was being unfair and trying to make me work with chemicals. My hours have already been cut back drasticlly and he was saying i would have more hours cut back due to my leaving early when we were not busy enough for me to be there and I was tierd being as how I am pregnant. Can I collect unemployment for the next two weeks and still take my maternity leave?
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# AZ Gal 2012-02-06 18:19
I've been on medical leave, and my doctor returned me to work with restrictions. My employer says they cannot accommodate the restrictions. They are leaving me on medical leave, without pay. If I quit, is there a chance I can get unemployment? I can work, I just can't do the job I have now.
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# Brad 2012-02-18 09:35
I half to move to CA because my ex wife got transfear there because of her work. I moving there to be with my son, can i draw uemployment there till i find a job, the company i work for does not have office there so i will half to quiet my job in Indiana to move t here.
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# Sheila 2012-02-19 10:15
I have been at my present job (non-profit org) for 7yrs, my boss died and his daughter has taken over in September 2011, Unfortunley, the organization is in a HUGE financial crisis which prevents me from getting paid but when I get paid it runs into the next pay period. I have been working full-time up until December 2011 and now working part time tues-fri 10-3pm at the same job. It is taking a toll on me financially, 2 employees have left due to the lack of getting paid. I'm in the process of looking for work. So I'm I still oblibated to work without a paycheck? And to my knowldege they don't pay into Unemployment Insurance... :-( if anything what am I entitled to.
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# cory 2012-02-21 09:29
3 months ago i quit my job as an MA. at a doctors office I quit due to hostile work environment as I was waiting for my appeal I took a job in sales to get by I jus received letter that I got unemployment for that and the sales job I took is $4 less an hour and not what I want to do can I quit this job and reopen my case and look for new job in medical?
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# John 2012-02-21 15:04
Hello, I moved out to Australia to get international work experience in march of 2011 but was forced to return home at the end of 2011 due to family health issues. Since I returned home, I have had trouble getting work and want to know if I qualify for unemployment?


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# maria 2012-02-23 14:28
i quit my job 2 weeks ago mainly due to my health is being affected so much by worrying about work, stress. So many situations that are happened at work that made it really unbearable for me, including having my paycheck bounce due to insufficient funds. will i be able to use all these reasons to qualify for unemployment? i do not want to get my (former)employe r in trouble with the law but i have to say that they bounce my checks often.
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# Lauren 2012-02-23 15:08
I am currently employed at a retail store in California full time, and I have an hourly pay but mostly rely on my commisions of my weekly sales. This upcoming May our store is closing for renovations for an entire month and we were told that we will only be able to work 2 days a week in the 'back of house', which leaves me to only earn my hourly pay and not commissions. We were also told that we could use our vacation time to keep somewhat of an income coming in, except I already used my vacation time for the year when I got married last October. Will I be eligible to receive unemployment benefits for the month that the store will be closed?
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# Vang 2012-02-27 14:14
I am 22 weeks pregnant and have been placed on bed rest due to medical complications. My employer doesn't offer paid medical leave or maternity leave. I've been an employee for a year and a half. If I quit my job, will I be able to draw unemployment benefits? I live in NC.
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# cruz13 2012-02-27 23:53
I have a ???? And need help.. I work for my company about 6 years ..... for 2 1/2 years I worked at one location and got transferd to another closer to my place . At the new place the management in the kitchen was different and would make outher employees to work off the clock.and work for free and then not pay u on your next they asked me to work off the clock and continue working for free and pay me later.. They did this to me three or four times. and it was a hustle to get those hours back on my check. So the last time the did it agen asked to be clocked out and continue working for free. .. I didn't want to but I was scared they would cut my hours if i keep asking about my pay and couldn't lose my job... So i worked two weeks went by and nothing on my checks no pay.
so i quit and didn't show up.. After. I text my boss and told him about my pay and he said i quit so come in abd sign papers.. I never sign nothing.....but my ?? Is i want to file unemployment and want to know if i have a chance to get my unemployment..
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# cruz13 2012-02-28 00:00
I was asked to work off the clock and work for free and get paid later . And was never credit my hours worked for free. So I quit.. Can I apply for unemployment.
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# Matt 2012-03-02 14:30
I work in construction as a concrete finisher, my company recently did away with the concrete part and now has me as a laborer. Also, the company is now sending up on "out of town" work where we are required to stay in a hotel. They pay us $90 a day for the stay. Here is where the problems come in. 1. The hotel we are supposed to stay in is $109 (plus tax). 2. We are made to drive our own vehicle to the hotel (about 3 1/2 hrs), and then we have to drive our own vehicle to different job sites. 3. It seems that we will actually be out of pocket on the expenses for the travel and food. So my question is in two parts. Can a company require you to travel? And, can a company pay you prediem when it doesn't cover all the costs?
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# Barb 2012-03-04 17:44
I was unemployed for 8 weeks because I was laid off from my last job of 10 years where I was making $28.50 per hour. When I interviewed for my current job and we discussed pay, told him I was looking for $18-20 per hour. I agreed to start at $18 which I have in writing. The job was described as I would be running the office while the manager ran the shop. The manager is the one who hired me. He also said he was in the process of buying the company and when that was done, he would be hiring at least a part timer in the office. They paid me $17, was told it was an error and he would get it fixed. He couldn't get the owners to answer his requests and I was told to speak to them myself. After 3 months, finally spoke to owner who said they never agreed to $18. The sale of the business hasn't gone through and don't know if it will. I am working 47-50 hours per week, not allowed to take a lunch break, was told there are no sick days so if you are sick you are expected to come in. Was told "be happy you are working". There is so much work in this office that I could work 24/7 and still not be done. Can I quit and reopen my claim? I am looking for new job, but I can't even set up an interview because of this job. Was also told, "I have never paid unemployment because I will write anybody up for anything so I have a paper trail of written warnings". So if I go in late or leave early for an interview, he will start writing me up. PLEASE REPLY-I AM GOING TO HAVE A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN IF I CAN'T GET OUT OF HERE.
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# Barb 2012-03-07 18:01
Can anybody give me any advice on this?
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# Site Admin 2012-03-07 22:11

What state are you in? Most states require a lunch break as well as periodic 15 min breaks. If your employer is denying you of this, it could be illegal.

Also, your employer cannot force you to work overtime, since you are an hourly employee (you're not on salary, right?).

If you have it in writing that you should be paid $18.00/hour, you may have an employment contract that is enforceable by law to where they have to pay you that amount. Depending on which state you are in, this could be grounds to quit and collect unemployment.


Do NOT quit your job.

You should record and document your discussions with your employer/the company owner about how they will never pay unemployment, about your situation there.

Since they cannot force you to work overtime, you do have time to search for a new job. I know it is hard - I know it won't be easy - but you can do it. Just because you work there doesn't mean they own you. You are in control of your own future, your own destiny.

My advice is this:
1. Don't quit your job until you've found a new one.
2. Document all of your interactions with your boss/employer that you think are confrontational , potentially illegal, or against agreements they made in the past. The person who hired you is an agent of the company and their promises are binding, no matter if the actual owner agreed to it or not. No matter if the company was sold or not...
3. Start looking for a new job.
4. Consider filing a complaint with your state employment agency regarding your employer not paying your agreed upon rate (that you have in writing).
5. Keep your head up. Things will get better. You *are* in control of your future.

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# Barb 2012-03-08 05:24
I am in NJ - does that change any of your advice? And thank you.
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# kate 2012-03-05 15:13
hi im currently working as a nurse in a new jersey school.. i am told that i needed to be certified so i can go on with my job.. the state denied me of the certification and said i needed to go back to school which is a 23 credit program.. i have a previous student loan and i can not afford to go back to school now.. the boss asked me to resign or work as a teacher asst. instead.. i refused to resign and i will not take the new position offered because it is a big cut in my pay.. she gave me a terminatiom letter.. will i be qualified for unemployment compensation even though i did not accept the lower position being offered?
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# Cindy 2012-03-07 15:52
My boss has asked me to sign a resignation. Will I qualify for unemployment if I sign this?
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# Site Admin 2012-03-07 15:55
I wouldn't sign it. In most states if you resign or quit your job then you will not be eligible for unemployment.

If your boss had grounds to fire you, they'd just fire you - right?

It sounds like they don't have enough work for you, or the business is declining and they need to lay you off - but are trying to get you to resign (which means you quit voluntarily) in order to avoid paying you unemployment.

Are they offering you any kind of severance package?

Site Admin
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# Jeannie 2012-03-08 11:17
I was working through a temp agency for a large corporation and I absolutely loved working there. I applied for a few jobs, first one was given to a current employee, even though I have been working in the position for 8 months, then I was told that they wanted me to apply for his vacated position and I was told that it was basically mine, then I found out by email that I did not get it, due to the fact that there was no time to train me on the way that this company did their benefits because they were acquiring a new company and then just when I was about to be let go, they asked me to join their legal department, so since I wanted to stay with the company I did this. It was a learning curve and the communication in the department was not good and I discussed this with colleagues several times, but nothing changed. On February 17, 2012, I was pulled into a conference room with one of my immediate supervisors and the HR manager (who I had previously worked for), they were informing that I was being let go and not being hired in the position, and then they said that I could stay on with the company until they filled the position if I would like, but the decision was up to me. I was told to take the rest of the day off to absorb the information and to contact my agency. I had told them that I would stay on with them until they found someone or I found another job. They again reiterated to me to take the rest of the day (which was Friday) and absorb what I had heard and to let them know. When I arrived home, I contacted the agency I was working through and told them what had just happened and asked them to start finding me another position. On Sunday evening, I called and left my immediate supervisor a message stating that I would not be in due to personal reasons and explained the reason to her, but said that I would be in on Tuesday. I arrived at work on Tuesday and briefly spoke with my supervisor about the personal issue that I had and then went to starting my day, but I opened my email and I had no emails, they had stopped on Friday. Everyone in the department walked passed my desk, not even acknowledging that I was there. No one gave me any work, accept one paralegal. I was confused, but I still tried to go through my day, I spoke to another secretary in the department and the one paralegal and found out that everyone was told that I was let go and would not be returning. This would explain why I had no work. Although I had nothing to do, I went back to my desk and continued to be there, until I received a call from my son's school that I needed to come and pick him up. I went to my supervisor and told her I needed to leave to go pick him up and she stated that I should take the rest of the week off and then that they would reevaluate the position and see what steps to take next. I went home and took care of my family and did not hear back from them until I got a call from my agency Monday afternoon asking where I was. I stated to them what I was told and then they apparently contacted to company and then contacted me back and stated that it was a misunderstandin g and I needed to contact the company back. I told my agency at that time that I felt like this was all handled suspiciously and that I felt that even though they gave me the decision to stay on that they really did not except me to return. I told the company and the agency that I had changed my mind and I was not going to stay on and since they had already let me go that I appreciated the opportunity and wished them the best for the future. I applied for unemployment and immediately starting looking for another position. I found out today that they said I quit my job and that I can not collect unemployment that I have to fight for it. Do you think I quit my job or that they let me go and now are trying to cover it up so that I can not receive unemployment?
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# Andy 2012-03-10 02:59
I been working in this place for 2 1/2 years now and still on-call, my old boss put me into a priority on-call, so I am the first one to be called if someone call off. Now my new boss she is very friendly but sometimes we think shes kindda fake, Well I dont have a problem with that but my problem is my work hours. before I went to maternity leave my hours for a week is 16-24 hrs/week or 48 hrs in 2 week. Now I came back from maternity leave my boss only gave me 4-8 hrs week or 12 hrs in 2 weeks....Its very unfair, Then suddenly my job had an morning shift opening from 7-3pm, I talked to my boss regarding about it and she ask me hella crap question like: whos going to take care of your baby? how about your school? etc etc.. I told her well if I got a full time position of course I will have money to pay for my babysitter. right? well story short I know she dont want me to have that position. My mom and grandma told me why do I still have to work if my job only gave me once a week and basically 4 hrs a that 4 hrs/wk and I only get paid $11/hr... and I live 7 miles away from work...I ask my boss if she can give me around 20-30 hrs/ in 2 week but its been a year now and my hours is still the same...So, If I quit my job because I dont get hours am I eligible for unemployment?
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# denise 2012-03-13 10:34
my boss talks down to me infront of other employees constantly.shes also said in front of other employees that i just stunk up the bathroom and the whole lunch room when i went to the bathroom. i think shes trying to get me to quit and it worked. i've been told by other employees that it wont do any good to say anything it will just make it worse for me.
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# doug 2012-03-14 14:45
I went to work for a software company 6.5 years ago.
Found out that the sales staff tells prospects (I call them victims) things that aren't true in order to get the sale. The sale is then dumped to me to explain the truth and no customer is happy about being lied to. Since my hire date, the manager has been fired for embezzlement, resulting in no payment of my income taxes, a new manager was hired who then fired the programmer resulting in no bug fixes, another larger company buys us out and turns out to be even worse than the last batch of crooks and after realizing that this all was severely affecting my health, I was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
Am I to understand that if I quit this job because it is literally (however slowly) killing me, I can't draw unemployment?
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# Sherry 2012-03-15 14:19
I just qiut my job of 8 1/2 years because my husband and I have seperated . I had to move in with my mother 1-1/2 hours away from where we lived. Can I draw unemployment if I moved to far away to drive to work?
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# whithitn 2012-03-16 13:43
I have been working a job for 8 months. When I first started working there I was on third shift after being on third shift for a couple of months I started having problems with the supervisor I felt like I was being treated unfair spoke with management and got put on a different shift. After being on a different shift for several months the plant decided to go on 12 hour shifts well the same supervisor as before became my supervisor again I went to management to see if I could be put on a different shift being that I already had problems with him on third shift I was told no. So I went to work and did my job like I was suppose to I started having problems with him again he was making me run a machine hours by myself that normally 3 to 4 people would run so I did but that wasn't good enough he would tell me that I am not getting the job done like he wants and that I was going be replaced had a meeting with management and was told there wasn't anything they could do about it and if I wanted to complain that I no longer needed to be there because all I did was sign a paper saying I would work for them and that they had no problem replacing me. Should I be able to receive unemployment benfits
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# Sidney 2012-03-17 05:08
I currently work 3rd shift at a business. After some financial troubles, the company has decided it is no longer going to have a 3rd shift position. They are offering those employees different positions on different shifts, but I am unable to work anything except 3rd shift. I go to school during the day, and have to care for my child while my Fiance is at work in the day/evening.

If I took one of the other positions, I would have to pay out more for childcare than I would make by working where I do. Is it considered voluntary unemployment if I don't agree to take one of these other positions?
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# Kevin W 2012-03-20 14:16
My wife has bee working with this company 5 months now in Texas. It is a customer service office job. She has been getting bitten by some type of insects the past month. She took pictures the first incident and filed a report with HR they gave her some alcohol wipes and benedryl and told her to go back to work. She took pictures and the bite was pretty bad. She just got bit again today by another bug. She requested a copy of the report from the last bit they refused. She asked to file another report they said they were out of report forms in HR. The head manager says hes going to have the janitor come spray some insect spray but she is still at the same cubicle working and no one has come yet. She notified her immediate supervisor, the division supervisor and HR and is receiving the run around. They gave her alcohol and benedryl again. Shes has another bite on her leg and is telling me she cant keep working like this. She has pictures of both bites. I told her we might need to go to the emergency room. If she quits because of these bug bites will she qualify for unemployment benefits?
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# stephanie 2012-03-21 14:58
I live in california. 4 weeks ago, I was in the process of a somewhat big promotion. I was dealing with some work place discipline concerning two other people. 2 weeks ago, I was taken outside by two managers (including my own) and told that there was an ongoing investigation regarding my work performance and some accusations from employees under me. None of these accusations are true and I've been waiting for a response concerning this investigation. Now, whenever I show up to work, I feel like everyone is talking about me even though it should have never been something discussed with them. I've had a few people tell me that I have become a topic of conversation due to the investigation. Also, I was pregnant and lost the baby 2 days after this "meeting" with management. I was off of work for a week and in that time, enough people were talking that they knew what was going on with my work business.I don't feel comfortable at work any longer. I'm trying to stick it out until my name is cleared, but they have not even promised to tell me when it is cleared. I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for me.
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# Leah 2012-03-22 08:10
I was hired at salary over 6 yrs ago, but due to economy my work week was reduced to 32 hrs and is now reduced to 24 hrs. In addition, I no longer have vac or sick pay. When I told my boss I either needed more hours or more money he asked me to put an ad in for a temp since I didn't want to work temp. He has not interviewed anyone at all for the job but has received numerous applications. He keeps wanting me to hang in there. I want to be loyal, but I simply can't afford this anymore. If I quit my job to seek work can I get unemployment? I am 58 and the job market is grim, but right now with gas costing over 100 a week I am falling further and further behind. At least if I could get unemployment for a while until I find something else I wouldn't go further in the hole.
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# nancy 2012-03-25 14:27
If you are working a job that you took because it paid a generous commission, and you are working 70hrs per week not making even close to min wage can you collect unemployment? The job is working in a car dealership writing estimates.
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# Alissa 2012-03-25 19:01
I resigned from my job of 8 years because I had a premature baby and needed to care for her. My employer said I exhausted all available time off while on bed rest during my pregnancy and with the 6-week maternity leave. The problem was that my child's immune system was not fully developed and could not attend day care or be around other children for several months. I know in my state, you will be denied for benefits if you quit because you do not have daycare, thus why I have been denied so far and have appealed, which has also been denied. But, I did not quit because of not having daycare, it was because of my child's health. I followed the instructions on the appeal denial letter and sent a letter to the commissioner's office. The letter was an explanation of my situation and our financial hardship. I received a letter from them 2 days ago and I am confused by it. The letter states the commissioner's office will review the record of the appeal office and make a decision. It sounds as if they will not even read the letter of explanation that I sent. The letter continues to ask if you would like another hearing to present additional evidence. The problem is, I do not have additional evidence, I just want them to clearly understand my situation. If I wish to have another hearing, I have to send them another letter explaining why I did not present this "evidence" with the appeals office and send the same correspondence to my former employer. What should I do? Do I need to request another hearing to explain my case even though I do not have additional evidence or just let them review the appeal record and take my chances?
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# Lupe 2012-03-26 09:33
I resigned as an office manager on February 1, 2011. I worked in a small office that is owned by two brothers and their friend. When I started I was told that the guys can be hard to work with. As I began I soon firgured out what the brother who hired me was talking about. I endured almost 14 months of daily yelling, at times from one individual yelling at the top of his lungs, cursing was done everyday, either at technicians, or on the phone with customers. One brother's favorite line was "I'm going to nail him", meaning prove he was right and get someone in trouble. This was in reference to technicians, contractors, customers. I talked to this particular brother several times about his behavior and how wrong it was, and yes this was behavior towards me on numerous occasions. The other brother was the one that would handle accounting and things like that, and I confronted him on several occasions about all his brother's behavior and the other owner's constant stressed behavior. He, himself would tell me that he knows this was a hostile work enviroment. Toward the end they hired someone that they worked with at another company to help in the office. It was and indication to me, when he would mention how qualified she was and things of that nature, that she may be hired to replace me. I stayed, helped her learn and that turned into them allowing her to learn the things I was working on. She also was hard to work with, she wanted to learn everything I was doing. And eventually starting stating to me that she should be the one working on the things that pertained to my job. This was also brought to their attention, and their solution was to allow her to work on what she was making a fuss about. The two weeks after were worse. She would not talk to me unless she absolutely had to. I finally confronted her, and mentioned that if we had work together that it was probably a good idea for to talk and make this a good work enviroment for us. She said NO, she wasn't going to talk to me. And then I just figured since they knew about her behavior and didn't do anything, and I was coming into work shaking, always afraid to ask questions from the beginning of my employment their. I just couldn't go through the constant stress anymore. I've applied for numerous jobs, had three interview, but have not found anything yet. I feel as though I was forced to quit because of the lack of concern on their part, and I'm not sure if this qualifies for unemployment. My husband is working overtime, and I have three boys to support. What should I do?
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# Sherry 2012-03-26 16:18
Sherry"]I just qiut my job of 8 1/2 years because my husband and I have seperated . I had to move in with my mother 1-1/2 hours away from where we lived. Can I draw unemployment if I moved to far away to drive to work?
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# Dave 2012-03-26 19:40
I had to quit my job because of stress giving me anxiety and panic attacks do you think I can get unemployment thanks
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# Keith 2012-03-27 09:26
I worked for this company for 9 months through a temp and finally got hired in full time, I am 60 days into my 90day probation. At about 8months the company changed the type of oil used in the machines to produce the parts we sort and pack. The new oil is massivily breaking me out. They sent me to the doctor 2 times ( no cost to me) and I was put on steroids and cream both times. As soon as the meds stop, I break out all over again. I cant live on steroids the rest of my life nor can I handle being broke out extreme to the point of blistering. If I have to quit becuase of the oil and find a job that dont cause me to have a medical condition, will I qualify for unemployment? I cant keep working like this and theres no other job for me wheres theres no oil contact.
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# Stephanie 2012-03-28 10:05
My job is was working like between 30-40hrs a week, however they cut my hours down to like 2 days a MONTH. I cant not live off 16 hours a month. Would this be considered that if i quit because they reduced my hours significantly that im not getting paid enough? i work in pa but live in ny.
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# Rommel 2012-04-02 09:28
I just found out this morning that my kids daycare is closing and if I want to enroll them in another daycare I will be charged $180.00. By the time I pay child care and gas back and forth to work I will be paying to work. I don't have anyone reliable to watch my kids and I'm affraid I just might have to make the decision to quit. It's out of my hands, really. Would this qualify me?
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# Brandi 2012-04-02 10:51
With rising daycare cost and gas prices my commuting is starting to put me in the hole. Between the gas and daycare I'm only left with ~$600.00 to live on. It is becoming too expensive to work here. I'm starting to fall behind on bills, etc. I've been applying to jobs closer to home but no luck. Could I file unemployment if I quit until I could find something closer to home??
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# Tammy 2012-04-02 11:56
I had to have surgery on my shoulder and am now unable to perform my current job. My injury was most likely caused at work, but I did not file workmans comp as I am not 100% sure. My employer says they don't have a position for me that does not require me to lift 50# unassisted. My doctor will not release me back to that position. Am I eligible for unemployment while I search for another job? I am in Indiana
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# HAG 2012-04-04 20:59
I went back to my job in august after a lengthy maternity leave. I couldnt get childcare before 7am or after 6pm so they worked around it and allowed me to work my normal hours of 8-430 and work through weekends and have weekdays off to make up for my inability to work their crazy new hours. Winter came and they no longer had the need to the shifts of 6-230 and 230 -11 (which sometimes the later shift would be at work until 3am). Now that we are going back into summer again they want to switch hours again. I still cannot get childcare that early or for that late at night. I once again volunteered to work weekends and have my days off during the week since others do not want to work weekends at all. If they fire me due to an inability to work these hours can i get unemployment?
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# ashley r. 2012-04-04 21:47
I currently quit my job due to not being able to cash my paychecks, not getting my paychecks on-time (a week or 3weeks later) so im far behind on my paycheckstoo the point the DEPARTMENT OF LABOR was called two handfulls of times and is investigating, i live paycheck to paycheck and its difficult when im behind on my bills and living, someone whom i worked with made me do her job because she had doubts with what she was doing truthfully but she wont admit that she complained that she was overwhelmedwith work. I honewtly loved what i did but the issues that business brought me is/was horribleand i left due to the paycheck situation so im looking for another job,until then i need to some type of income. .im wondering, can i be on/qualify for
unemployment until i find another job?
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# Jason chpq 2012-04-08 23:24
Mother in law's job is being outsourced to India. Her company is saying she will probably get laid off but might be offered a different position. I have two questions.

1. Does she need to take that different job, or can she opt out or refuse to do so, and collect unemployment? We want her to move to California with us and find a job here.

2. Can she move from Colorado to California and collect unemployment benefits while looking for a job here?
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# EDWARD 2012-04-09 13:24
Can one collect unemployment if they quit a new job because responsibilitie s, duties, and expectations are completely different than what was described when job offer was made/accepted? Note, this new job was found shortly after being laid off from company where employee worked for many years. Still receiving severance from old company. Does that very brief employment at new company cause loss of unemployment benefit eligibility?
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# Amy 2012-04-13 02:11
Hi I'm wondering if I have to stop working to care for my 5 year old disabled son can I get unemployment? or is there anythng out there that would help out? any advise would be helpful thanks!
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# Kimberly 2012-04-15 23:02
I have scoliosis and severe neck problems. I have worked at my job for over two years. During this time, my back has gone out on me twice (i literally couldnt walk for almost a week each time). And i have developed asthma since starting my job there. Almost every aspect of the job is extremely physical. Between ice buckets, beer flats, soda jugs, and smoke from the broaster in the Deli area I have a VERY hard time getting through the day. Simply put, I cant do the job anymore. Is there any way i could quit and still get umeployment because of my medical issues?
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# Jessica 2012-04-18 13:19
Okay here's my story/question... At my job i was working no less then 20 hours a week. new management took over and ever since then i feel luke they have been trying to get rid of me. i have a 3year old daughter and i am expexting a baby boy on may 8th. Ever since my managers at work found out I was pregnant there has been nothing but treating me badly. i have been lucky to get 4 hours a week at work. And as you know that won't support my family. They have been cutting my hours due to being over hours so im not even getting the 4 hours a week. Also i have just been informed that since i am only a part time employee that i do not get maternity leave (paid or at all) that i can only file for medical leave which will be unpaid. i was lead to believe this entire time that I woukd be getting maternity leave and paid. my boyfriend has currantly lost his job and insurance. is there anyway you think i woukd get accepted if i file for unemployement?
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# Jared 2012-04-18 19:29
Hi. I just was laid off, so I filed for unemployment benefits. I am thinking of moving to another city in September when my friends are moving there, so I wanted to know if I get another job and then quit at the end of August when I am moving if I can still get unemployment benefits since I won't have a job anymore and will be moving to the other city to find a new job. Thanks!
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# Lino 2012-04-22 23:20
Hello Danny,

I quit my job last Thursday. I quit because they claimed I fabricated an email and suspended me for 5 days without pay. I tried to show them the proof but they weren't having any of it. They just suspended me. So in anger I quit and walked off. do i have any grounds??
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# Jes 2012-04-26 13:38
I have worked for my current employer just short of 3 years. It is a remodeling company. Recently I was told that my hours were being cut. I am now part time, lost all my benefits, holiday, and vacation pay. My wages have been drastically cut (almot 50%). Can I quit and file for unemployement. I can seriously not afford to pay daycare. I am salary plus commission. Due to my lack of time at work and the economy my comm. is almost 50% less than it was this time last year. Need some major advice.
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# Janette 2012-04-29 17:47
I left my job because the work environment is so hostile. Myself, and 3 co-workers and a co-worker that was fired have been screamed at and have been put down and called names. I walked out crying from being screamed at and I have not been the only one to walk out. Working here has been so stressful because of the yelling and screaming and cussing. I couldn't handle it anymore. The other woman that was fired was granted unemployment because of the abuse. WIll I qualify for unemployment for the time being until I can find another position?
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# Liss89 2012-04-30 11:24
*Sorry lots of error but in a hurry as what to do.....
I would like to start this off with I work for a dental office in Virginia. About 9 month ago I found the job AD looking for a dental assistant, which I am and have years of experience in this field I found that the job was in my town which was hard to find. When I spook with the owner and boss he stated that the position would be full time and that he need a dental assistant who knew little about that front desk. I agreed that I had the experience he was looking for then. I was clear to the boss about everything I was able to perform. The boss during the face to face interview stated that the position would be 40 hours a week Monday thou Friday and he would pay me 13 dollars a hour. After 6 month I would get health benefits and 1 week paid vacation. I loved the idea of opening a brand new office so took the position.
Just be for we opened the office the boss stated that he would like to pay me 1500.00 a month I stated that, that was 580.00 less that would we agreed upon in the first place. The boss said he know that but If I would consider this for 3 month I would get the raise we just need to get the office busy first. I said what would be the hours. The boss then said Monday – Friday 9-5, which was 40 hours a week. I said which a hour lunch the boss agreed one hours lunch no brakes, Instead that we would not be that busy in the beginning. I agreed only since the boss stated that I would get a raise and my 1 week vacation and benefits.
Well as time went by we were slammed I was the only employee for 5 months and we worked for 8 am to 8 pm most days then none. I stated to the boss that it was time to up the pay for the hours I was working and the boss said that my performance was not the best and that am make many mistakes. By this time I was called the office manager and doing everything in the office by myself. I stated that was not fair the boss then posted an AD for new staff. And said he would reconsider my raise in 3 more months. Needing a job at this time since its winter and that the worst time to find a job I dealer with it. Later he did not accept the raise took my one week paid vacation away, and did not get benefits until 8 months after hire. The boss said there was more important thing to worry about then my benefits and that he decided not to give vacation time only telling me this after I turned in my request for vacation.
By the next month he had hired a small staff I then demanded a raise or I was going to report the employer to labor law since must day I did not even get a lunch. The employer agreed and I was moved up to 2000.00 a month and did not have to work anymore over time. As time went on that was a lie now I would get a hour lunch 3 days a week other days we would be so busy I would only have enough time to run and eat from the gas station down from the office. About 8 month in I found out I was pregnant and began have completions when I talked with the employer I stated that I would need two 15 min brake a hour lunch and 8 hour shifts, and to go to hourly rate. Employer agreed and this Monday was my first day back in over 3 week. When I got to the office my boyfriend was on the schedule for work to be done. I called before clocking in to remind him and he said oh ok thank you. While on my first brake I received a text to cancel the appointment and he would come to talk to the doctor to day as to why. I told the front desk and they stated ok. And I sent a text back letting him know it was cancelled.
Moment later I could hear the front desk talking on the phone with him. After the conversation was done he told the boss who then pulled me in the office and told me to go home and I was responsible for him leaving our practice, I’m so tired of the lies and being sent home for every little thing. What rights do I have someone help….….
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# Xiomara 2012-05-01 08:53
I will be resigning from my job this month , do to relocation if i do not find a job when i relocate can i apply for unnemployment??
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# Jessica 2012-05-02 11:43
Can i get unemployment if i guit my job because im going back to school. And also my daughter has alot of medical and has to go to childrens hospital alot
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# Keith 2012-05-03 11:02
I currently am recieving fmla due to a high risk pregnancy for my wife, my 12 weeks of fmla are almost up, but i still need to be home during her pregnancy orderd by doctors for the mer fact she could bleed to death suddenly, could i reiceve unemployment if i have to quit to stay home with her or should i let them fire me by me not going to work and then apply for unemployment?
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# Desiree 2012-05-04 22:37
My co-worker and myself were written up today as a final warning without any other warnings verbal or written. In 3 years i have never been wote up except for being tardy which i was, and once while pregnant because they said i was against dress code for spandex pants, i told them they were maternity pants and i was just retaining alot of fluid and gained alot of weight but that they were not spandex, they told me to buy different pants and kept the write up. I have no had a complaint from any other co-workers or supervisors. I work for doctors and they have never told me anything negative or that i was doing a poor job. They hired a new receptionist a little over a month ago and it has been hell since. She doesnt give us our messages, she doesnt tell us when a doctor is on hold, etc..We have told our boss and he told us to just be patient and he would watch her. Today she went down and told him that we make a hostile work environment for her and dont help her and all we do is talk on the phone to family and eat. The other lady that works has never said anything to us and we have worked with for 2 years also agreed with her and said i make her do my work. I have never made anyone do my work i thought a job was teamwork and whikle she was out with her ill husband i covered her work as well as mine. There were never any problems until the new girl started. My boss who happens to be the CEO's son, told me to sign the write up and i said no i wanted an explination and a chance to defend myself, he told me to sign the paper and told me that i make a hostile work environment and he has had complaints from other offices about us as well, but never told us. He said that my hours were being cut to 3 days a week and could only work if i was allowed to. and if i even as much as look at her or anyone wrong i would be fired on the spot. I told him that i would like to speak with human resources and he told me to clock out and leave immediately. I called my husband and asked him to meet me at human resources. There was my boss, the CEO, the HR lady, myself and husband present. I told them i wanted answers and a chance to defend myself and i said it was a lie and here say, the CEO said it was colaberated and i was wrong. I gave my side and i was told they had to talk and would let me know Monday what they decide. oh and they had 2 security guards there outside the door waiting. There is only one hospital here and most the doctors work for them, so it will be hard to find another job, and i cant support 4 kids on part time. Is there anything i can do?
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# heather22 2012-05-07 07:59
A new company has taken over our preschool. They told us no major changes when we continually asked about our pay changing and child care charges to us. Now, over a month later, theyve cut most of our hours to 30 hours and say they will be cutting our salaries as well. Do I have a cause for unemployment if I quit? I can't afford to stay, have hours cut, pay cut, and charged more for child care.
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# Kent K 2012-05-07 16:27
I work for an establishment that has not been paying me for my work. My last paycheck bounced, along with 5 of my coworkers because the owner said we were over on labor hours and put no money in the payroll account to pay our paychecks. We were given the checks late and when we did finally get them they bounced. Now its the next payday and we were supposed to be paid on the 5th. Our payroll person told us checks would be late again and that when we got them not to cash them again as there is no money to cover them even though the place is making a profit after paying everything including payroll. My question is.... can I receive unemployment in California if I walk out on this job because I am working and not being paid? My bills cannot be paid because my employer is giving be bad checks. There are other issues too, like not getting my credit card tips or not being paid overtime hours and the such. But my main reason is that I am working and not being paid when I am supposed to and when I do get paid the check bounces until he finally reissues when its convienent for him. Any advice would great be appreciated. Have already contacted the Labor board about the issues but I do not want to put myself completely out if I cannot do that. I am an honest worker and do not want to do this but this man does not respect us if he continues to not pay us for our work. Thank you
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# jimmy 2012-05-07 16:43
i quit due to i am not willing to break the fmcsa safety laws any more.i am a cdl driver and boss constantly has us change our logbooks,which is against the law,and continues to use fatigued drivers,i will not do it any more,ive gotten in so much trouble with my cdl lic i cant get hired anywhere
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# marie 2012-05-08 12:37
My husbands job is transfering him to Kentucky from Arizona and i will need to quit my job. Am i eligible for unemployment benefits?
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# Jennifer 2012-05-08 23:04
I live in the state of Oregon. My husband found a job about 4 hours away from where we live. He was laid off in December and has only been working part time on-call since. He tried desperately to find a job locally but was unable to. He took this new job and I am now considering quitting my job to move with him. If I am unable to quickly find a new job can I collect unemployment benefits until I do?
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# Tracy 2012-05-09 13:52
I had a situation at work about a year ago and made a complaint about asst. manager and manager. I was asked to a meeting with higher ups (two of them are good friends with the manager) and ever since I have felt that they were out to get me. I had to leave early which i had permission to do to attend school function the manager called my kids school to make sure I wasn't lying, I got sick and was under drs. care for three days and I was called into main office and transferred to another place that now takes me thirty minutes to get to instead of the 5 mins it used to take me. I refused the transfer at first and was told it wasn't an option and that for anyone else it would be grounds for termination. I was told they would discuss it with me when I was better which I was supposed to come back to work next day. i requested a meeting with director and he never got back to me. so this company left me two days with nowhere to work. There has been alot of other issues that I won't bore you with but I now feel that my old manager has really got it in for me. At the time I was transferred I was still allowed at the house to visit the clients and I was just told that the manager left a note for staff that if I show up she is to be called immediately which I have seen her do to other people that no longer work for the company at all and if they did show up would be escorted out of the place by the police. I have no idea why she would write that about me but sounds like I am being set up for something. I just do not feel comfortable working for this company anymore where before I loved going to work. My job was never like work to me that's how much I used to love it. I still love the people I serve but not the institution itself. If I quit do you think I could get unemployment until I could find a different company to work for in the same field?
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# Amy 2012-05-09 21:37
I currently work at a bank and one of my coworkers is constantly up to no good and out to get me introuble. It's gotten to the point where she doesn't do hardly any work so she'll steal mine and claim it as hers. She has also been giving me false information so I do my work wrong. She is the trainer, keep that it mind, since she's been there for a couple years, I started about six months ago.. She also likes to withhold information so that she seems superior. I have told my supervisor everything that she has done to me and I also told my supervisor's supervisor the situation. Nothing seems to work even when my coworker gets talked to. She has been written up twice within the last year and still nothing. It gets very tense in the office a couple times a week. It's to the point where I've had enough and am tired of being stressed over it. If I quit my job, can I collect unemployment? I don't know if this is really considered a "hostile" work envirment since she has never threatened me I tried filing a complaint with HR, but they said that I can't??? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Amy
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# Maria 2012-05-17 06:58
My husband was laid off 8 months ago from his New Jersey job and collecting unemployment in New Jersey. We live in Pennsylvania. He has now found a job in Pa but hates it. If he gets fired within two weeks of hire because he is unable to do the job. Can he reapply from unemployment in New Jersey since he has not worked long enough in PA to claim benefits?
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# Kristen 2012-05-17 09:06
I am having to put in my 2 weeks notice. I am moving to a different state for my husbands work and I haven't been able to find work. Would I have a shot at filing for unemployment?
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# Rebecca 2012-05-17 11:03
I live in NC and work as a front desk receptionist. I have held this position for almost 4 years now. In the last couple of months I have had some health issues, which started with a case of mono. My symptoms were odd enough. Severe enough that the doctors began to discuss cancer (lymphoma). Thank god this was not what I had. I have rare condition called PFAPA. Usually seen in children. You periodically have periods of high fever, pharyngitis &I mouthfuls of cancer sores. This can be 100% cured for me with one surgery. Problem is my boss will not let have it and even though all my absences were documented as medically excused &I were pre approved my office manager (always asked if it was okay) they have cut my hours fr
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# Rebecca 2012-05-17 11:06
Cut me from full time to part time, taking all my benefits. Not only this the y refuse to put any of this in writing. I'm miserable, scared &I confused. They only way I can have surgery is to quit. In this case (if I quit) can I get unemployment? ?
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# Brooke 2012-05-17 14:32
I applied for day care assistnce when i found out i was pregnant, i was advised that there was a waiting list bit thought tht surelu it would go through before our son got here. Sadly that was not the case. At this point my maternity leave is over and day care assistance still hasnt gone though yet. Ive ket in contact with my employer but there arent relly ny options in my situation other than to resign or let them fire me. Is one better than the other if i am going to apply?
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# Verna 2012-05-20 21:18
I was promoted to a position in the Training Department at my job I was moved to a facility that is 45 miles from my home. After a year and four months, I was placed in Operations. I am working 11-14 hours a day with maybe 20 minutes break a day and not taken at the same time. I was not throughly trained and absolutely hate working here. I have worked for the company for over 17 years but I am considering quitting. The goals are so unrealistic and aggressive that it is impossible almost to acheive. I am utterly exhausted.Think about it, 1 hour commute there and back and then I work 11-14 hours. I fell asleep at a red light and tapped a car ahead of me. I have started looking for other employment but I literally get sick going there. Can I quit?
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# Sarah 2012-05-21 10:02
I am a consultant on a long term project in NY. I do not get benefits or maternity leave (even though this position is not intended to be temporary). My husband is applying for medical residency programs in CA so in a year we will be moving away. I am also planning on getting pregnant next year. If I quit because I want longer than my 12 weeks of unpaid FMLA leave to take care of my baby, can I get unemployment if I start looking for work again in 4-5 months and can't find anything? What if I request more time as an accommodation and I am denied? Will I get unemployment then?
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# auntie.mimi 2012-05-22 01:02
So I walked out on my job yesterday because a fellow manager was being disrespectful to me and rude everytime I seen her. I put up with it until it got worse and she started slamming doors and other things around. Does this count as a hostile work enviorment? I even attempted to speak to my supervisor, he never did get around to talking to me. I called and texted both of my supervisors 20 minutes before I left about it and I didn't get a response until I told them I walked out even tho I stated in the first message that I was about to leave.
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# Tee 2012-05-24 02:55
Back in August of 2011, the company I worked for had outsourced many positons and had closed several locations and it caused over staffing. The company of about 150 employees, offered a 6 month's salary package in lieu of laying off people. I along with over 30 other people accepted the package because I had been unhappy with my job since the new management was changing everything and in my position, I was dealing with all of the customers who hated the changes. I thought it was an opportune time to leave while I still had my sanity. Since leaving and having used my six month's salary, (its been almost 10 months) I;ve applied for unemployment benefits but I was denied because the company is saying I "volunteered" to quit; I could have kept my job. In this economy, I haven't been able to find a job, and I've been looking since mid October. I didn't think I would have a problem finding a job in the banking industry but I haven't been able to find anything....I even went to temp. agencies hoping they could find me something and they've sent me to a couple of temporary assigned jobs but none last for more than a couple of weeks. Now, I have had to file bankruptcy because I can't pay my bills because I don't have any income. That has caused me to NOT be able to get jobs that require a good credit history... I can't find anything.... I have resulted to having to go on food stamps and borrowing from family and friends cause I can't find a job. I'm on the internet hours and hours a day, going to interviews and still I haven't been able to find a job. I don't know what else to do. I have never in my 26 yrs of working had to file unemployment. NOW I need it and because of the rule that says "I volunteered" to quit, leaves me out in the cold. I'm almost homeless and there are wages that' are there that I'm not eligible for because of that rule. It doesn't matter that I'm destitute... What does someone in my predictament do?? I've begged and pleaded with the unemployment office and appealed and appealed and appealed....and I keep getting the same objection "you could have stayed on your job". I feel like I'm being punished for making the choice to leave. What advice can you offer someone in my circumstances? The other employees who took the package as well are in the same boat. I'm in the state of Georgia and I just feel like the system is set up to hold back honest people (like myself) who honestly need help. Any advice?
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# maria 2012-05-27 11:08
if I was demoted and offered a position with considerable less pay, and I refuse to accept the new position will I still be elegible for unemployment
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# Margaret 2012-05-31 16:20
I just found out that my boss put her notice in. The person that is taking over her postion has already told me that my hours are being cut and we do not get along. She has not liked me since they hired her. If I quit can I get unemployment?
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# Laurie 2012-06-01 15:52
When this web site states "you will get denied if you quit your job"...does this mean denied by the state or by the company I quit from?

The director of my department and I have decided that it would be best if I resigned due to the fact that the position isn't working out for either of us. They have agreed not to deny me unemployment benefits when I apply.

Does that mean that I will be given benefits similar to if I were laid off or will I still be denied by the state due to the fact that I have technically quit?

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# Kiel 2012-06-07 18:14
Hi. My question is that I was a temp and I got hired to do the job when I was a temp. When I got hired my hours were Monday thru friday twelve hour shifts and had the weekends off. Well for the past 6 months I work now Sunday thru Friday every week. My boss has been promising me for a long time that he's trying to find someone for the weekends again. My question is can I still quit and collect unemployment since my hours are not the same hours as I was hired into? I live in illinois
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# Mike 2012-06-08 14:22
In today's large company environment I am in a situation where the company has announced plans for a work force reduction part lay off and part by force retirements. This is a substantial number of employees over the next 3 years, 10K per year in the US. I am left with either taking an Early Retirement Package that includes health benefits or chance that I wont get cut, but if I am, i will loose the health benefit and get a reduced severance package. If I choose the ERP, can I draw unemployment?
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# Donna 2012-06-08 17:44
Hi. My question is I am working at this time but my daughter is ill and I am required to take care of her. Though right now she is in a group home and I am required to go to her for therapy sessions and I am unable to do because of my work hours. I also am required to be with her at all time for her home visits to supervise her and my District Manager has denied my request for vacation time during her visits. Can I get unemployment if I quit because I have to be home to take care of my daughter?
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# sandy 2012-06-11 00:33
I manage a motel, at least that is what I started out as being. A little over a year ago my owners bought a new motel across the US and just dumped the whole motel in my lap without even asking if I wanted the responsibility. At first they came in once a month to do the banking mainly and the last time they came...I had to bail him out of jail for hot checks that they were having me deliver to the city for a lodgers tax. Since they left in March, they haven't returned.... I am doing the job of three people and received no pay raise for this. I work 56 hours a week on the clock and at least an hour and half everyday running errands and being a personal secretary. when the owner is here if I stay on the clock until I finish errands; he deducts when making out payroll. No matter how much extra time is put in.... he cuts it off at the 56 hours a week. I get no overtime pay, I work every holiday with no compensation for it. We get no breaks or lunch breaks during a 12 hour shift. The last labor law poster that has been posted was in 2005. I have told my boss that I cannot do the job of 3 people, first of all I am tired both physically and mentally stressed out from tring to keep their business running and I am doing all of this for $8.25 per hour. They require me to lie for them, make their excuses for not paying their bills and take the verbal abuse from their bill collectors. I have worked my tail off and built their business up from being drug and hooker infested to being packed everynight with all of my guests returning each week until their job is done. I am bringing in $64,000 per month for these people and I am having to pick up payroll from the establishment that cashes them because they bounce. I cannot just quit because all of my customers depend on us being there for them and someone has to be there. Everytime I bring the fact up that I am not being paid enough for what they are requiring me to do.... my boss cuts me off and gives me an excuse and an empty promise. This job is literally making me sick from stress and I need some time off but can't take one extra day off and still be able to pay my bills and live for the two week period. These people believe for some reason that noone will file a clain against them and get it. I want to know if I can quit as soon as someone shows up to run the place and be able to file against them and also attempt to collect all 0f the overtime pay that I believe I deserve. My sister quit the same job just because she didn't get her way and was just a desk clerk and she received the back overtime pay and I worked there when she started and she quit 2 years ago. I think I have a ligitimate reason to quit and qualify for unemployment. Am I right or no?
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# Jamie 2012-06-11 15:26
I had a question. I quit my job to start another job making more money. I recently was terminated from the new job after almost two weeks for my register being short. Would I be eligible for unemployment? My other question is could my former employer (the one I quit for a better job stop me from getting unemployment benefits?
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# Carolin 2012-06-13 17:41
Hello! Thank you in advance for your assistance. I am a physician resident and will be completing my 3 year term at the end of June. I have secured a job, but it starts in September, so I will be unemployed for 2 months. Can I collect unemployment?

I did not get fired, I was not let go, and did not quit, but will be unemployed for 2 months. Suggestions? Thank you!
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# Andrea 2012-06-15 11:33
I was wondering if I quit due to complications with my pregnancy which then led to a miscarriage, and my employer told me I didnt have the time I needed since i was only with them for 3 months, it would be better to resign to save my attendance and become rehireable in 6 months, can I apply for unemployment benefits?
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# Scott M 2012-06-16 13:25
I am relocating for a better position. My wife has discussed staying behind until she gets a job, we don't want to be apart though. A friend recently told me she may qualify for unemployment if she quit because of relocating because of my job. Is there any truth to this? And if so how would she do this?
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# patricia 2012-06-17 00:41
I have a question. I word at a job for. 4 years i quit my job because. Someone to that was their for almost two years got a 5.00 raise and i ask for one and did not get it and i was a night manager and he was not he got a job offer somewhere different anyway making more money and where we worked topped so i want to know may i draw my unemployment
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# Liz 2012-06-17 16:46
So I was laid off from a job I had for almost 4 years. This was Nov. 2011. I started my unemployment benefits Jan.2012. Recently, I started a new job. When I went for my interview they told me it would be part-time. 8-20 hrs a week. So I took the job. This week I only worked 7 hrs. Next week I'm only going to work 3 hrs. I'm renting a home with my parents. I pay half, I pay my internet and cell phone bill. I need the money, but this job isn't helping me out at all. Is there anyway I can quit, and file for unemployment again? Until I find a better job? HELP!
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# Ashliegh 2012-06-18 11:57
Hi, I work in Fort worth but live in Lancaster, Tx which is about 30-45 minute drive back in forth. What should I do most of my money goes to gas. I live with my mom and she may be soon moving again
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# Ashliegh 2012-06-18 12:14
I also have a daughter and is currently 3 almost 4 months pregnant with my second. I am a collector and changes are made daily. Little more stress then when I started. Really want to go back to school and maybe work like on campus all in the same vicinity of where I reside
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# DONNA 2012-06-18 15:28
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# Lilly 2012-06-21 11:47
I am legally disabled b/c of a back condition from being in the military. Ive been at my job for 7 months and there was an incident of me being trapped in an elevator. Every since then I have been afraid to ride the elevator. I work on the 9th floor and for 3wks now I've been walking up 9 flights of stairs. I have been complaining about the situation and now I have more frequent doctor's appointments. There is no resolution to the elevator situation but walk the 9 flights or get back on the elevator even though I am scared out of my mind. My back is now worse than ever. My anxiety is so bad I am going to see a doctor about this incident. If I quit do you think I qualify for disabilty?
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# mona 2012-06-21 23:56
i quit my job because the boss keep saying every other month that patients tell here that i am talking about my pay and office condition which i did not say she wanted me to sigh the form saying that i said that i will not sign
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# becka 2012-06-22 14:20
If i quit becuase i was sexuallly harrassed and im only 19 would i be able to get unemployment?
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# pat 2012-06-24 14:54
I recently just quit my job due to accute anxiety attacks dut strictly from my job. I work almost 40hr in three days and while going to see a customer, I almost ran head on with a tractor trailer and thats when my anxiety started at work. My doctor has already noted this. I was supposed to return back to work on a 8hr day with two consecutive days off that my doctor wrote a note for. When I talked to my job they went ahead and scheduled me for a 9hr day and when I heard that I had another attack. I filed for unemployment due to medical reasons and hostile work place.Can I get unemployment for this reason?
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# Nicole 2012-06-25 19:27
I resigned from my job with a written 2 week notice and exclaimed in the resignation I was leaving because of mental anguish caused by the working conditions. I have printed time sheets that prove I have worked 11plus hours a day by myself with no lunch break or bathroom break. I work at a bank so I would have to have closed the bank to take a break (which would get me fired if I did) I was being yelled at by the customers because the bank was so short of help and my entire staff was fired about a month ago because my boss wanted them gone. This I believe is Plenty reason to quit a position. I do have job interviews lined up; but I should be eligible for unemployment while I look for a new job right?
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# julie 2012-06-27 01:18
Can I get unemployment if I quit because me an my husband work in the sam department an the compition on who's better brought up by everyone incudling manigment is causing us too fight I,ce talked to manigment alreay twice asking if one of us can be moved brfore it started aecting our work an was now its goten so bad the ihave to deside between my marrage or my job
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# Jasmine 2012-06-27 23:21
I am in my mid 20s and was working at a State university for 2 years in Kentucky. In January of 2012 I started having severe health problems and my health deteriorated to the point that I had to take an extended medical leave of absence. I was diagnosed with a heart condition and have been in intensive physical therapy for the past 6 weeks hoping tor recuperate to the point where I can work again. I was asked to either commit to another year or resign from my position. Since I was still unable to work, I resigned effective June 8th. I had hoped to be able to work again soon, but the physical therapy is going slower than I would like. In the mean time bills are stacking up with no income coming in. I don't believe my condition qualifies me for disability, but can I collect unemployment until I am healthy enough to work again?
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# james 2012-07-01 05:54
I quit my job because of a life threatening situation that occurred 3 months ago. The subsidiary company (loss prevention) had broken the law by asking me to personally and physically assist in the capturing of a thief with a knife that was steeling from the store. I quote "James, this guy has a knife, will you please help me if and when I take him down" I felt pressured and when the customer left the store, loss prevention and me ran after the thief and things got crazy. Everyone went to court except me. 2 employees, 2 managers that just saw him steel were summoned to court but not me? nooo. all this is noted in police records and the thief did have a knife and I came very close to being stabbed and run over by the thief's truck! I did get 2 superficial nicks and was bleeding. Can I sue the Sporting goods store and/or the loss prevention company? also, can I get unemployment? this company has really messed my life up, records and videos of everything are abundant. thank you for your time.
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# QMED 2012-07-02 13:42
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# Michael. C 2012-07-05 17:40
My wife quit her job because she was pregnant with twins and she had morning sickness all the time. She threw up on her boss and he sent her home, but he said if she missed one more day of work they would fire her. We thought it would look bad if she got fired so she quit. Now the unemployment office won't let her collect. She tried to challenge it and they said she would need to get a letter from her boss stating the situation but he won't. Is there anything we can do to fight it?
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# Andrea 2012-07-07 15:00
I've been working at this restaurant for 8 years and recently it got put under new management. The new manager has no communication with any of the employees and is very disorganized. He never puts a schedule up relies on all of us to give people hours, he smokes in the office which is illegal, giving us new duties that we were not hired to do, wants us to serve food that has been on the ground to customers which I find disgusting, and has even made me put food back in the kitchen to be reused from a customers plate. Im very unhappy with these changes and want to quit. If I quit are these good enough causes to still be able to collect unemployment?
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# Patchrick 2012-07-09 20:17
I was promised a better job about 6 months ago. I have patiently waited for this to finally come into play. About that same time I was offered this job another guy came on to this job, he was given the opportunity while I'm stuck where I am. Every time I bring it up to my boss he just tells me "we're looking to hire new people, I'll talk to the big guy tomorrow" but still no results. I want to quit because I don't think I'm ever going to get it.
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# Travis 2012-07-10 23:54
I currently work at a maximum security prison. After 6 years I have became very stressed out and depressed I have been talking to a doctor and have been given medication for anxiety and anger and bi-polar. If i quit my job in Ohio will i be able to qualify for unemployment?
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# Joyce 2012-07-15 16:42

I recently quit my job because it's a very high stress job. I developed constant facial pain which I had to take pain killers to get by the day. The management is very pushy too and I was just physically and mentally exhausted. My doctor is very supported for me on that. He saw how I suffered thru the pain.
How is my chances of getting unemployment benefit with medical problems? In the meantime, I'm trying to get better and seeking medical help.
I have a phone appt scheduled for August 1, 11:20 am. Would someone get back to me on the number and who I will be speaking to? Any guidance on what should I do and say? Should I have my doctor write a note etc? Thanks so much in advance.

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# Amir 2012-07-23 14:05
My employer consistently violates OSHA regulation and employees are put in dangerous working environments. Safety precautions are not in place. We do not receive benefits, specifically medical benefits. I no longer wish to work in these unsafe working conditions, but have yet to find work elsewhere. Will I be able to claim unemployment benefits untill I do?
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# Ali 2012-07-25 13:27
Hi I just met with my HR department and was told that if i resigned they would not fight my unemployment. i have been an excellent employee for the 4 years i have been here. Recently i have had personal issues that have hindered my ability to perform well. In lieu of firing me, i was told i could resign which would enable me to return to the company in the future if i desired. if i resign will i be denied unemployment? should i just let them fire me? is it up to my company if i get the benefits or not? I work and live in NJ.
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# Vanessa 2012-07-25 21:42
I have worked at my job for more than 12 years. I have always had good evaluations from management and peers. I make more than $20.00 an hour and cover for several people in my company(managem ent included.) For the last year they have been trying to force me to do a job that terrifies me and has caused me to have a full on panic attack both times! The second time, I had a 6000 Lb paper roll in a clamp truck 25 feet over my head...I panicked so bad I nearly passed out. They continue to force the need for me to perform this task even though they know it makes me feel physically ill! This stems from a control issue with a lead man who was retitled "supervisor" last year. I take several medications, some for anxiety, and they have threatened to fire me or demote me if I am "Not physically/mentally capable" of doing it.. This job has me so stressed out I just don't think I can take much more of it! How can I quit and get unemployment?!? This job is really not conducive to my health!
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# Josephine 2012-07-30 01:55
From NY- I was promised a better paying job at a different agency , and gave my notice to my current job.( full time employee) The (new) supervisor has since pushed back the new start date for another month and a half past what we first spoke about ( meaning I will be unemployed for over 2 months) would I be eligible for any benefits during this between job period?
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# Leah 2012-07-31 20:44
My husband and I are moving to another state because he was offered a better job. Will I be eligible for unemployment while I look for work ?
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# sevol 2012-08-02 00:43
i quit my previous job because i got hired to another employer (company). but im only work for the new company only one month then i got fired because by that i got a seriuos problem thats why i cant report to my work about 5days, i know its my fault but now im trying to find another job but i never hired yet.. will i eligible for unemployment?
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# Richard h. 2012-08-02 17:34
I was hurt at work ( my glove was caught in a lathe) and after 2 surgeries and 6 months PT it hurts while lifting and repetitive movement
Is this grounds to quit my job and still draw unemployment?
If so how should I begin the process
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# Antoinette 2012-08-02 18:39
My family and I have transferred to Florida due to Active Duty orders, I was a government civilian in Virginia and have not been able to find work in either the Public or Private sector. Would I qualify for unemployment????
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# TJ 2012-08-03 17:40
Hi. I've taken a job outside of my field because I did not want to stay on unemployment. This job is $15/hour, which equates at about $24,000/yr. But in reality, it is less as I am not paid for sick time or missed hours within my current 90 day probationary period.

My previous salary was about $42,000/year.

Am I able to quit and return to unemployment since it has created a financial hardship?

Additionally, I really dislike this new job now that I know what it is all about.

Thank you so much in advance for any help that can be given.

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# danielle 2012-08-06 13:58
i recently resigned from my job because i just had a baby and i had no one to provide child care for him. day cares in my area only take children from 6 months and up plus, day care is expensive. so is there any way i can receive something from unemployment?
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# Allen 2012-08-08 21:01
I am 61 and quit my job working with mentally ill people at a home of seven MI's. I worked there for 7 years after an accident of my regular job as a welder for 35 years, I hurt my back from a fall. I quit partially because of my back injury but partially of relocating to Florida from Minnesota too. I took a CNA class as the state requires this to work with MI's but unable to take the test because of my history of DWI's and other misdemeaner stuff. I've been here in Florida now for10 months and can't find work under these cercumstances. My wife is working but we are running out of money. What can I do?
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# Tom 2012-08-10 13:34
My boss took a swing at me last year. No one witnessed the incident. I reported it to his boss, who eventually moved my boss to another department. The boss I reported it to is no longer my boss. My new boss appointedthe guy who took the swing at me back to being my new boss. This has made me so scared, the stress has made me medically unable to work. I filed FMLA and I am currently on intermittent leave. That was 4 weeks ago I was just told that my position as a day supervisor has been eliminated and if I want to stay employed I have to move to night supervisor still working for the guy who tried to hit me. Does this situation qualify for unemployment should I quit.
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# Maria 2012-08-13 22:35
I was just handed a letter saying I have continued employment at another location (which is 50 miles away from my home) starting immediately, I am taken by surprise and I express my concern on the distance and ask if there is anything closer and they say they don't have anything for me. I ask about pay and they tell me I will be making the same for the next 30 days and then they will re evaluate. They give me the opportunity to take a week and think about it. I feel extremely stressed out about the long commute, and if I stick it out for a month and then they cut my pay (which is my gut feeling and they are known to do that) I will loose my opportunity to collect unemployment or can I even collect unemployment if I decide not to take the new location nd if I take it and the commute is just too stressful would I still be able to collect unemployment?
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# Janis 2012-08-17 13:11
I was told in advance that my job was part of the over hires that were going to be released from our jobs in early May of this year. That was told to us last year to us back in November. Therefore, I decided to quit my job in March and re-locate to another state. Am I still eligible to claim unemployment?
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# Tricia 2012-08-18 12:28
I need to go to court and get a order of protection from someone due to fear of safety for me and my family. If I quit my job, can I collect unemployment?
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# Bobbi 2012-08-23 23:24
Would I qualify for unemployement if i quit my job do to to much stress? I am a manager at a fast food restaurant I have worked there 2 years now. I am in a very small town and can not hire help I dont pay as much as the rest of the stores. I work open to close 18 hours a day very often I almost never get days off, I am only paid a salary of 50 hours a week, although I put more like 70 to 80 hours in everyweek. I am having severe panic attacks from the stress of it all. The last time (today) I went to the hospital I was told to quit my job or I may have a heart attack due to the stress. Would I be able to collect unemployement on something like this. I fear for my sanity and health, I cant sleep for more than a couple hours here and there through the night and have to now take pills for depression.
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# Chris 2012-08-24 16:35
I'm 24, a student, and have been working with the same retail store for the past 4 years. The entire time I have worked with the company they have been really good about working around me going to school, and in return I've never asked for hours that were unreasonably short. I recently decided to go into law enforcement training for a 16 week course. I talked with management first and was told the hours I needed would be fine. I have written proof of my notifying them, but all response was verbal. The course started last Friday, and now I'm being told that my hours are unacceptable and that there is no position in the store that they can put me in. I was given the option of quitting or going on indefinite leave unless I quit the course I am taking, wasting $2200 spent on books, tuition, and uniforms. Any suggestions?
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# Mayflowers 2012-08-26 17:10
Hi I'm currently working for a airline thats filling bankrupcy and a new one is taking over. I also am going to school to be a nurse. Right now the job is a little hard because we are short staffed so i'm unloading and loading bag (by my self!!!!). We work split shifts where i'm driving an hr to my job for 2hrs of work and come back a 2:30-9:30 or even later depending on if a flight was delayed. Its taking a toll on my life, back and shoulders. Ppl are quiting and calling out at the last min. Any who i have my unemployment packet for the current airline for when the close on the 30th of this month. I wanted to know should I take this unemployment or could I continue to work ansd quit once I get into the LPN or RN program next year? Im currently doing the CNA program and working but my son is starting Head Start and I just don't know what would be the better choice. I just dont want to be left without a type of income.
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# Confused 2012-08-27 08:35
I work as an assistant manager for a company that has a long chain of command however I can never seem to get past my District Manager. I wanted to quit over a year ago but havent simply because I dont know if I will beable to recieve unemployment and I dont want to chance it, however the past month has become increasingly difficult. My boss is difficult to work for he's always passes his assignment off for me to do while he sits in his office allday playing on the computer. I find myself running the whole store everytime I work with him. Just recently I called him out on it and told him that he needed start helping me more but that backfired when I had employees coming to me saying my boss was calling me bipolar. I went to my DM but nothing has been resolved. One day in my office I wrote our HR director an email asking if I could make an appointment to see him. He replied "yes and when". Halfway through my responce my DM walked into my office glanced at my computer and intructed me to delete what I responded and told me to write "my DM helped me with my situation thank you". She said to be careful because I wouldnt want to be "blacklisted" I dont know where to go from here.
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# Dave 2012-08-28 06:01
I worked for a state university in Syracuse NY and had to quit because my wife took a job in Idaho at a much higher wage then she was currently getting in NY. Do I qualify for unemployment bennifits from NY state.
Thank you,
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# Ken 2012-08-29 17:58
I have worked at my company for almost 5 years now.Within the last 2 weeks i was told to perform other job duties that are very different than which i was originally hired for.I was not properly trained on this machine and could get injured.This has caused a lot of stress on me as an employee.I asked for a raise and was denied.The original job i was hired for he has 2 guys much older than me and he keeps them on the laminator i was trained and hired for.I feel that i am being singled out as a case of age discrimination.Do i have a case in collecting unemployment if i quit because of these reasons?
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# Carol 2012-09-01 22:39
I started a new job about 4 months ago. I left a really good one for this place and there's no way I could get my old job back. My probably is, is that my pay checks bounce every payday. If I give my notice and quit because of these reasons and can't find another job to replace it, Can I draw Unemployment??
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# Sam 2012-09-04 12:33
I am wondering if I would be able to collect unemployment for quitting my job (in Tenn) for fear of my own safety? I worked at a treatment center for 13-17yr old kids, The violence towards staff has been increasing very rapidly these last few weeks, with one staff member being bashed in the face with a fire extinguisher and just yesterday 2 staff members being repeatedly punched in the face.. these instances are getting more and more common everyday. The kids currently at the treatment center are threatening staff with physical violence daily. I really felt I had no choice but to leave or run a high risk of being assaulted. Will I be able to collect unemployment if I can not find another job soon?
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# Tammy 2012-09-04 13:11
I am writing for my sister, she lives in north carolina and worked in Virginia, she worked for a doctor's office that was consolidating with the hospital and she was told that she would be laid off in 6 weeks. They didn't need her position any longer. She got upset and packed her belongings and basically quit. She filed unemployment with VA and was receiving unemployment benefits until an appeal and a 3 way phone conference with her former employer, at that time she was told she would not be receiving any further benefits. So what can she do now, she hasn't been able to find another job.. Any suggestions?
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# Stacey 2012-09-04 16:50
I was just recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Before the diagnosis from my new doctor I had a difficult time at work due to the pain and fatigue. I missed a lot of work and was being watched for attendance issues. Between the pain and the stress and fatigue I gave my 2 week notice to try to work on my health. Would I qualify for unemployment in Maine?
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# Ann 2012-09-04 17:21
I live in pa. and had to quit my job because I got married and moved to be with my husband.Can I collect unemployment?
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# Susie 2012-09-06 01:42
I work in California I've been working for 4 years as a csr. I told my manager that I am putting my month notice . The reason for leaving is because I feel like I'm in a hostile environment my manager reduced my hours from 40 hrs to 20-30hrs a week and my pay. I confronted her about my hours she never gives me a honest respond. She constantly picks on me and my work. Never wants to work with my schedule . In the past week I've had 2 coworker that quit and now she has me working by my self without having a day off. Its been a very stressful road I've been looking for a job and applying but no luck yet. My question is am I able to qualify for unemployment with this situation I having going on?
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# LisaGb 2012-09-06 12:50
I quit my job of 5 years because my husbands job relocated us to Va from NJ he works for the department of the army, will I be qualified for unemployment?
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# stacy 2012-09-09 03:22
I have worked for my employer several times. I end up quiting every time do to workplace violence. The owner and his wife fight alot. I mean slamed in car doors swinging a 15 ft 2x4 and hitting with it. There has been recent incidents again. Cops have came. I want to know if I can use the previous employment experiences for my case along with the new ones.
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# Lisa 5 2012-09-11 10:11
I am currently on FMLA to care for my terminally ill father. Back in June he was placed on Hospice and given less than 6 months to live. I have been employed with this company for over 18 years. My FMLA runs out on October 1. I was advised yesterday that if I could not come back to my job by then, that I would be forced to resign. I live in NM. Will I be eligible for unemployment? I feel that I am losing my job of 18 years through no fault of my own.Please help....
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# chris 2012-09-11 16:22
I recently quit my job do to the nature of the job.I was hired as a collection agent and quit after 3 months of employment they were in direct viloation of fdcpa laws includng harrassment. I have filed for unemployment and telephoned them my resons for quiting they sending me paperwork to give more details pertaining to the job and what happened wil I recieve ue
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# Shala 2013-04-25 22:41
maybe you should go back to school to learn how to spell.
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# Krissy 2012-09-12 11:18
I went on maternity leave when my daughter was born and then was unable to go back because my husband got a new job out of town and I had no help for our daughter. Now my husband is back in town and can't find a job. Would I still qualify for unemployment? Any input would be great!
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# Dee 2012-09-13 14:13
Wanting to know if I can claim unemployment under Hostil work enviorment?
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# Reina 2012-09-25 18:50
I have a situation and need to know what it is that i can do because this is all new to me. First of all let me introduce myself, my name is Reina and I am 20 years old and a college student soon to graduate from University of Phoenix. I was working at Kohl's for the past two years and everything was great until they gave me a promotion as a supervisor last year. Know let me tell you guys how Kohl's works. Kohls is based on getting customers to apply for their credit cards and ask them to provide for their emails to receive discounts and special offers or what not. Each day, the store needs to have a different number of credit and emails and managers push the cashiers for credits to make sales goal at the end of the day, and the reason why i got chosen for this promoted was because i was very good at getting credit and reaching their goal so they gave me the supervisor position to be in charge of pushing the cashiers to make goal. Now, ever since i accepted the position it has been hell because i am always getting called to the office for no reason what so ever, getting yelled at in front of customers, getting yelled at by phone, getting me scared at work warning me about my hours being cut, making me feel like i am not good enough for the job and what gets me more angry is that the managers stay talking about my personal life witch crosses the line. I know how to do my job and very well because i have had customers tell the managers in front of me how good of a worker i am plus have been in the top 3 associates and was chosen to be Mays Kohl's superstars.But enough is enough it started getting worse when I had to go to school a saturday and i let him know a week early and once i told him he was good about it saying it was okay but at the end of the day before i left i reminded him again and he started yelling at me and telling me the "business comes first than school" and must i remind you i am only getting paid as a supervisor 9.25 and which the next day everything changed just because i needed to go to school and he approved it he decided to take my position away and on top of that took .90 cents out of my raise leaving me with 8.35/hr when i was winning 8.54/hr before any promotion and lowered my hours on purpose to 12 hrs when i was normally getting 32 hours a week, i had to go in and fight for my right and i ended up getting my position back but it started getting worse from there, because it felt like they were trying to get me to quit on my own.The store manager will change my schedule lower my hours and the most messed up part is that he'll tell me to come in one day that i am not schedule to work rather than a day i am telling me he changed the schedule and count it like if i missed work on purpose which got me to get written up for no reason what so ever and it kept happening. What one manager says the other one contradicts and I believe there is no communication in that store at all and i have told them that. I have not called out and they have like if i have to make me leave or for them to get me fired. I was sick one weekend that got sent home and i called in that same day i left to talk to one of the managers to get my shift covered for the following day and one of the managers said it was okay. Now i thought everything was covered until the next day one of the supervisors that one of the managers that i talked to had talk to her to cover my shift called me saying that she got sent home because the 01 manager already had someone there for me and told her " it wasn't going to be a problem nomore for the rest of that week" which meant that whole week he had people cover my shifts without me even knowing to show up and make a fool out of myself and get fired and get escorted in front of everyone and get embarrassed.That week that he had covered for me to not work i had no phone call telling me i had to be there or nothing because he took me out the schedule for no reason because i was not refusing work. Now i received a letter from them that following week which my mom misplaced saying that i " voluntarily resigned" and its a lie because i never refused work and didn't leave they have it for me and they tried anything for me not to show up and for them to count it as either a no call no show or just not there. I really felt like i was getting discriminated and harassed in that store because what they did to me they weren't doing to others in that store. I also earned vacation hours and they only gave me 25 hours when i had 54 hours worth of vacation which they were giving me a hard time on taking them. I called corporate and filed a complaint twice but i have no idea if action was took. What can i do to receive my unemployment benefits? and do you think i can qualify for it for working in a hostile environment?
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# Jason75 2012-09-29 01:51
I worked as a sales rep for 2 1/2 years. My territory was cut and I did fill in work for a friend until I found another rep job. The new teritory covered 3 x the area of my former job. Although we get reimbursed for gas receipts and hotels, there is usually a 2 week wait time to get the refund. I did not qualify for a corporate card, and we are not issued gas cards. Typically I have to eat out 3 meals a day, and car maintainance is not covered. In 10 months time I have completely drained my savings and maxxed out my credit cards for this job. I told this to my boss and was put on a 90 day improve or be terminated plan. I had to report my daily travels, but at that point, I had no money to travel. I sent my boss an e-mail explaining the situation and suggested we may need to find a positive exit plan. I told him I was willing to work, train a new employee, do business by phone and was told to tell that to HR. HR cut me off that day. Does this count as quiting? Am I eligible?
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# Walter 2012-10-02 15:54
I have been on workers comp. since late April I have received very little treatment from the ins. co. My Dr. put me on restrictions, the company I work for won't let me work under restrictions I got a call yesterday, the ins. co.wants to settle. In order to do this I must resign my job. Do I qualify for unemployment even though I take a settlement and look for a job under the restrictions that I have? Florida
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# Hannah 2012-10-12 18:45
I took a part-time job with flexible hours to fit my schedule as a truly single isn't in the picture. This past summer I was forced to go full time with no pay increase, with heavy needs for overtime, in order to keep my job and keep working. Now that school is back in session, I am not able to keep up with the hourly demands due to child care issues and other issues with my child. If I quit, can I qualify for unemployement due to the forced changes in the job? They knew my requirements when they hired me and my concerns when they forced me to full-time.
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# #Joe 2012-10-14 02:24
Whhat If I quit due to a broken bone?
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# Rebecca 2012-10-15 15:02
I moved to Oregon in July 2011 and have been working ever since then. My father has suddenly passed away and my family is needing to relocate out of state to care for my mother. If I quit my job would I be eligible for unemployment?
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# WendyL 2012-10-16 19:26
I live in Illinois and was at my last employer from 6/2005 - 2/2012. The company was failing and many people were let go. Due to that I was given many additional roles that were not in my area of expertise and took up many many hours not related to my primary role (Proposal Manager - Business Development). In essence I became responsible for almost ALL of operations - right hand "man" to the CEO, Office Administration, HR (hiring, terminations, paperwork, benefits, payroll, etc.), 401k administration, etc. NONE of which I am qualified for. Given the stress of all of the responsibilitie s PLUS being put in a position where I had to manage important LEGAL things such as employee terminations, benefits and retirement programs I had to leave this job. I felt very legally vulnerable to have to be responsible for things I had no experience in. Yes that was stressful, but I was also not going to be a fool and be signing my name to legal documents and have that kind of responsibility thrust on me later should something go wrong. So I resigned end of February 2012. I had already been looking for new work and was very close to getting something, but that fell through. I have been looking ever since. Given I was so close to securing a new job, I never applied for Unemployment. Is it too late 8 months later? Would this be considered a reasonable reason for quitting and expecting unemployment? Please advise! THANK YOU!
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# WendyL 2012-10-17 10:03
UPDATE: Called the Unemployment office (here in Illinois) and I can still apply now, though not for the past months, only for this point forward. I applied on line and as a voluntary termination had to complete some answers to questions about why. From there they will review my application, send me a letter with a date for an in person interview regarding my termination and application and then will make a determination.
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# stan 2012-10-22 23:11
My mother is old and sick. She lives abroad. I want to look after her until I find better solution so I think I will have to quit a job to be with her ,outside of US for three to six months. Do I qualify to get unemployment ? How can I collect it?
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# jerry 2012-10-23 12:58
They want me to take 50% less but still work three days week
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# Jeremy 2012-10-24 17:01
I've worked for the same company for just over six years I loved my job and tried to be the best at it. Last year I was injured at work and had surgery go correct the issue. It has been 9 months since the surgery and the pain has come back just as bad as it was before I just received a second opinion and that doctor feels that I may need another surgery to fix the issue. I have been working light duty for almost a year now (before and after surgery) I have been asked routinely by employees and supervisors if I'm ever coming back to work every day and my status has earned me the nickname "bitch" I took it with a grain of salt and continued doing my job the best I can. They have been adding more responsibilitie s to my work load if something was over my restrictions they would remove it from my route but I would feel the scowl of the other drivers when my work was added to them. I recently lost my child care provider and today had to resign from my position because we are unable to afford child care now that we lost our discounted rate. I am still receiving workers comp treatment and may need surgery I resigned because I felt that I was not getting better because of my continued workload and the loss of child care left me feeling cornered do I qualify for unemployment?
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# Robin 2012-11-02 11:59
I am currently employed (for 11 years) at the same company. In the past year, the office employees have started burning scented oil in the office. This effects my allergies and my breathing. I have complained many times to the owner and he has done nothing to stop this. There are days that I can't breathe in the office and have to leave (without pay). I see no choice but to quit, since they will not do anything to stop this. Would I be able to collect unemployment benefits?
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# Ann 2012-11-04 12:30
I have been with my company for 2 years. In July 2012 I was promoted to Store Manager and received a nice pay raise. Working here has always been an issue because we don't have a restroom in our store. The only way to go to the restroom is to close the store down and use the mall customer bathroom. Once I took the management position I tried to make sure someone was always with another co-worker so it wasn't a challenge to go to the restroom. I have asked corporate to please provide us with a restroom but nothing ever happens. It was also difficult for me in the management position because I didn't have proper training (1 hours worth to be precise) I worked the hardest I could with the best I knew. I thought all was well. We had a conference in another state that all managers travel to. While we had a break from the meeting, myself and a few other managers went outside. While outside my Regional Manager came up to me and demoted me to Assistant Manager in front of all the other managers. I had no warning and no explanation then. I had to go back into a meeting that I really didn't need to sit through since I was no longer the Manager. It was so embarrassing and I was just so confused. The next day the new manager showed up and everything just changed. Everyone's hours were cut and I was sometimes back to holding my bladder for hours. I am constantly getting UTIs and have become depressed and on 2 antidepressants . I took it upon myself to call HR and my boss apologized but it still happened and I'm still embarrassed. Not to mention it was a big pay cut.
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# william 2012-11-05 18:18
I started dating someone 2 weeks after starting new job. She was my boss and she was about to be sanctioned for what dating an employee. It also created hostility toward me from co workers. I put in my 2 week notice and quit to prevent any termination of my boss. There was no written policy against it. I worked there a total of about a month. Can I draw benefits?
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# James 2012-11-07 18:22
Transferred federal agencies for a "promotion" but somehow human resources messed up that transfer. Then 1st day on the job the female supervisor, I'm male and 61, she's 55, threatened me with "if I catch you playing on yahoo on the internet I'll write you up so fast it'll make your head spin". Then things progressively got worse, and worse. She insulted me, was grossly disrespectful, talked to me in a severe intense condescending manner. I filed a grievance/complaint against her for this as it got too stressful. I could not even sleep at night as was walking around the office on eggshells. May2011 is when I went to work and July 27 she attacked me again telling me that "you haven't got a clue about anything". She got so hostile the veins in her neck bulged, spit flew out of her mouth, she stood in a provocative threatening stance as if she was about to attack me. I finally ask her to leave my office. There has been many instances of her hostile behavior towards me from May2011 to Oct2011. I filed 1st complaint/grievance. Even the Union President wrote me an email stating this female was know to "strong arm folks". October of about 21st I dropped the grievance because I just wanted peace, gave her a 2nd chance. But I knew, in time, she would resort to verbally assaulting me again. A VK Valentine, PhD, was supposed to "mediate" the 1st grievance but I dropped it I was so emotionally drained.

The Forest Ranger, the supervisor, ,both are white females and the supervisor is the "pet employee" of the female Ranger so they're covering for each other and I'm "the new guy".

Then again, just as I'd expected, the female supervisor goes hostile on me again. I file a 2nd grievance/complaint. A supervisory human resources specialist in Atlanta, Ga calls me where I work in Boyce, Louisiana, [no way a complaint can be adequately addressed over the phone states apart] and he dismisses my case as a "communications" problem.

I had knee surgery from an old war injury. It healed and the doctor said I could go back to work. But the Forest Service stated that they did not want me to come back to work because I'd not be able to do the job in spite of the doctor writing a letter stating "full physical activity can be resumed".

That's why I'm getting unemployment now. Is it possible to get unemployment, if I were to quit [they have me on indefinite leave w/o pay in spite of the doctor's notes/letter telling them that I can resume full work activities] and again, if I were to quit, could I file under hostile work environment? This female is severely emotionally messed up.

I've never in my life had an individual rage so hostile at me in my life. I actually thought she was going to attack me.

I sent the letter in showing all my required job searches for each week of claimed benefits. Mostly are from USAJOBS so there's no contact person. One simply applies for the job, attaches DD214's, college transcripts, etc.

Is that sufficient for the requirement of my having to submit proof of the job searches? I sent them 3 searches for each week and sometimes 5 searches for a couple of weeks.

Thank you.
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# James 2012-11-07 18:25
One more question. One time I inadvertently submitted for a job in California. If they'd have offered me this job, which they did not, and I turned it down, would that result in disqualificatio n?

I mean it would take about $4000 to travel, setup apartment, gasoline, hotels, food, etc. I can't afford that kind of money when I only have like $200 in the bank.
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# Missy 2012-11-08 10:54
My name is Missy I am 31 years old and I live in Illinois. I have worked at my job as a gas station attendant for 4 years and 9 months I am 8 months and 2 weeks pregnant. I recently went to the doctor and asked about working and she said she would like me to cut back on the days that I work. I work 6 days a week and 6 and a half hour shifts. They do not allow us to take breaks. So she gave me a doctors note stateing that I am allowed to work 4 to 5 days a week and 4 hours a day and be allowed rest and to sit when needed. I was advised that I would no longer be able to work due to the being allowed to rest or sit when needed. When I was hired it was asked of me if I could work a 6 and a half hour shift without sitting and so they are saying since my doctors note says that about sitting I am not capable of doing my job. Will I be able to get unemployment for this? Please help!! I thought I would at least be able to work another month or so!! Missy
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# Tammy 2012-11-08 15:24
My husband ic in the millitray and was have orders to go to colorodo in march. Will I be able to file unemployment if I put in my two weeks and quit my job? And where should I file it at? My current location or destination place?
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# Audrey 2012-11-10 12:57
I'm in a bad situation. I had moved from here to California and lived there for about 5 years. I ended up having to quit my job and move back east last year to help take care of my mom (she was having surgery done) and step-dad (he's disabled). I'm looking for work, but can't get any call backs. I don't have a steady place to stay (I'm considered "homeless"), use my sister's address for mail, and I'm on food stamps. I filed an unemployment claim from the computer at the library. Would I qualify for benefits? I'm struggling right now and don't know what to do.
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# Nigel 2012-11-12 22:47
I recently decided I'm quitting my current job. They say don't quit until you have something else to go to but, this job is driving me insane. I'm salary and they're taking advantage of it. I was a union construction worker for 5 years and enjoyed it. I currently travel to differing sites on an audit team. I've been with this audit company for a year or more but, I'm going back to construction. Better pay, less hours. I have a job set up but it won't start for another month or so. Can I put in my two week notice, be without work for a few weeks and go back to construction without having to worry about a layoff at my construction job causing me to be without unemployment later on? Does my count for weeks worked start at zero if I quit my current job? I understand this sounds like jumping from rock to rock but, my current job is said to have a high turnover and there are rumors of a round of firings. This construction job will land. But if it lasts 6 weeks I would like to know I can receive unemployment and that I'm not setting myself up for disaster. Please help
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# Esmeralda 2012-11-16 19:04
I haven't gotten fired or quite my. My boss is giving me such a hard time at work.. I'm going on my sixth year as a full time employer at my current job. Today we had a really bad argument. He screamed at me because he found out that I had told one of my coworkers that I was upset at him. Reasons: that I can't work 12 hours on Monday any more because I'm pregnant. I'm only allowed 8 hours a day by my doctor because I am pregnant. Another reason is that some times we work through lunch and leave at 4 instead at 5, but I can't do that anymore because pregnant. Another reason is that I haven't gotten a raise in 4 years, and when I was hired I was told that every year I would automatically get a 25 cents raise, but Bruce of the economy they haven't been able 2.. My list still continues. I would just like 2 know if I quite my job because of the issues I have in my job now, would I be able to get unemployment?
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# alicia 2012-11-25 10:51
i left my job due to two conditions, i have patella-femural syndrome and one that i developed working there, tendinitis. These two things made it very difficult to work and were very painful. Since then, and before then, I have had trouble finding a job. Do I qualify for unemployment? Also, will my medical records of these 2 conditions help out in my case?
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# Carole 2012-11-28 20:08
My company closed our office in June and laid off 60 people and retained 10 to work at home. Prior to the lay-off there were 4 people servicing the accounts I work - now there is only me working all three clients by myself. I'm on salary and work 50-60 hours per week so I don't get overtime. Because I have DVT (deep vein thrombosis i.e. blood clots in my leg) for which I am being treated by a physician, it is difficult for me to sit at a computer for 10-12 hours per day. I've told this to my supervisor but he just says "that's too bad, you need to take care of yourself". Lately, my leg has been swelling so I have to stop working and elevate my leg. Can I qualify for unemployment until I find another job? I'm doing the work of 3-4 people and have this issue with swelling in my leg if I sit longer than an hour at a time.
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# Suzie 2012-12-03 11:29
I was wandering. I got fired from my old job of 4 years due to my son's health reasons. I was on unemployment. I found a job, started working. If I quit this recent job can I get back on unemployment? I still have a balance from my old job.
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# Erin S. 2012-12-05 05:12
Hi guys! So here's my question, how good do you think my odds of getting unemployment are? I'm in California, and I've worked at this company for about two years now. They are great, however I've gone back to school and my work has a hard time working around my schedule, and I've also had a serious and worsening medical condition. It's nothing fatal, but has made coming into work more difficult. I am on FMLA at my work, but would like to leave MOSTLY due to my medical condition. Do you think if I either leave based on that, I might be able to get unemployment? I'm close with my two supervisors and have even asked if they'll let me go on the grounds I'm sick too often and stuff like that. I am just hoping to get some unemployment so I can support myself for a few months until I get a new job.
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# Chad 2012-12-15 17:22
I live in Iowa i've quit my job due to lack of child care. But with good intentions my wife found better employment with better health insurance. They brought her on with in a week after interview. So we had a short window to find 4 kids child care. The place I worked for offered health insurance ,but i could not afford for both of us. So simply we a bettering our life. Her new job offers blue cross blue shield for a reasonable price. Is there grounds for an appeal?
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# Dee 2012-12-17 13:59
Hi, I'm am currently working at a company. My training for the position has been minimal at best. The person assigned to train me is busy with their own job and another part of my job was due to the retirement of an individual. During a recent review, it was brought to my attention that I really was not up to where I should be after 6 months. I told my supervisor that the training I have received was minimal at best. Anyway, he asked me to be honest and let him know if I thought that this work relationship was not going to work out. A few days later, we met and I told him that I did not think it was going to work and it best for everyone concerned that I begin a new job search. He told me he appreciated my honesty and respected that I was being honest and that I shoudl take my time. I told him I would stay and continue to do my to the best of my ability until the time came when If ound a new position. A couple days later I was brought into a meeting with HR and was asked to provide a specific date that I would be leaving. I responded that I did not have a date yet as I haven't event found a new job. I was given untli the next day to provide a date, which I did. Will I be denied unemployment?
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# Yode 2012-12-17 18:43
I work at a company that is an At will employer. My boss makes up these rules for ONLY our department.. We have 6 companies and no other department has these rules. The rules are as follows.

If we call in sick, or for an emergency.. we get 1 occurence.

If we come to work and we are sick and get sent home by our supervisor, we get 1 occurence.

If we need to come in early or leave early: e.g. appointments, family emergencies, car breaks down, illness, late arrival.. that is 0.5 occurences

If we take off the day before she is scheduled to be out of the office.. 1 occurence

If we take off the day that she is out of the office.. 1 occurence

We were able to call in 24 hours before we could not come into the office but, as of December 17, 2012.. that option is no longer available to us.

If our car breaks down, get a speeding ticket and are late to work for any reasons.. inlcudes punching in 1 minute late.. that is 1 occurence

If we need PTO, and we have PTO, it is up to her to grant it to us.

We do not have any lead way for being sick, family emergencies or anything .. not even what is in our employee handbook.

I have health problems and have been on FMLA for a short while. While out on FMLA, she made a rule that from now on , when being out on FMLA, we can't just call in and say were taking a FMLA Day, we have to actually go back to the doctor and get an excuse even though, FMLA papers are already in my folder.

I have 9 corrective actions in my HR folder.. 8 was automatic termination... 1 more and Im done.. will i get unemployment if I am fired?
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# Cindy H 2012-12-19 11:41
I left my job in Virginia in July of this year to move to SC to take care of my mother who is terminally ill. She unfortunately is in her last days of life. I did work for a temporary agency on one 2 month assignment and started another assignment but had to leave it after a couple of days as my mother was in a grave situation. After she passes, I will need to search for employment. Would I qualify for unemployment benefits until I find employment?
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# Julie 2012-12-19 16:33
I have been at my company in my current position for 7 years and have always gotten great performance reviews. I have a new manager and got a terrible review. "Does not meet expectations" across the board. Several of the key points in the review were not true. I was able to provide information to prove it, but nothing has been done about it. I am salaried and work a lot of extra hours. During the actual sit down review I was told my work load would be increasing significantly. I am questioned every time I put in for PTO that I have earned. I have documentation to prove this as well. No one else in my department is questioned. I'm a seasoned professional and have been working full time for 27 years and have never been treated with such disrespect.
I don't really think my manager wants me to quit, he takes too much pleasure in dumping on me and taking the credit for my work.
It is a no win situation for me. I'm trying my best to hang in there, but don't know how much more of this treatment I can handle. Each day gets increasingly harder for me. Quitting may be the only option for me.
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# toad2346 2012-12-22 20:17
Can my fiance qualify for unemployment if we move from Michigan to Florida because of my medical problems. He don't want to quit his job but we have to move because of my medical reasons. If he gives them 2 week or more that he is relocating to a different state can he get unemployment.
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# Jeremy 2012-12-27 15:29
I worked for a restaurant for 6 months and had to quit because I lost my home and had to move out of state to survive because my pay wasn't enough to support living in Orlando anymore.
Can I collect unemployment even though I quit, because of my reason for quitting?
Trust me when I say i didn't want to quit but it was my only option.
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# LORI 2012-12-28 16:11
In Pennsylvania-I have worked for a company almost 2 years. payday is Wednesday. But my office is in another location so we do not usually get the check until Thursday or Friday via office mail. sometimes not until Monday of the next week. That is an issue in itself because the Employee Handbook says payday is WEDNESDAY and doesn't exclude any one department. But the real issue is after waiting days to get the check it then will not cash. The last check was dated for payday Wednesday but didn't get til Friday and it didn't cash until 10 days from the date it was issued. Now here we are at pay week again, this is check. My supervisor said she will give me a spare check she has for emergencies. She will call the accountant and have them give her the amount the check should be. That really doesn't matter because I called the bank they are drawn off of -where I take to cash them. They state there is no money to cash payroll. So here i am again. Getting assessed late fees on bills I have because my check wont cash. Threatening to have services/utilities terminated for no payment because of this. i want to know in Pennsylvania if i could quit and file for unemployment and get unemployment for this reason??? i will loose my health insurance but I'm sure that's not going to be paid by the employer soon if they cant even make payroll.
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# Sharon j 2012-12-30 11:23
I am working now but have health issues and have qualified for FMLA however my health is causing me to miss more work more often. I have used all my sick time and pto. If I have to quit due to health reasons can I draw unemployment until I qualify for disability ?
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# Stephanie 2012-12-31 16:25
My boss treats me like trash and not sure why. I am the baker there and have to be at work at 4a.m. I am the ONLY person (besides her) that knows the job, so therefor I am not able call in sick, have days off or vacation (except Mondays..we are closed). I asked for 2 days off after Christmas(over a month in advance) and I was told "sorry their is no one to cover it" but she took off the 2 days I asked for. It is our company policy that we are not able to take vacation during the holiday season, but she let a girl who had only been here 1 month take a week and a half off during Christmas, but told other employees and myself we could not. She has an Asst. manager that gets ANY time off she asks for including days she is unable to work. I must put away our shipment order by myself which is usually 3 large pallets once a week (it takes 2hrs or so). i then have to finish my job for the day, If the shipment takes to long I MUST stay after my scheduled time to finish because she will not help me and no one else knows what to do..(STRESSED OUT)She hired a girl to help me out over a month ago, but has failed to train her on anything I do.When i asked the boss about that she got angry and said" when do I have time to train anyone?!" I have called HR on her before about the way she talks and treats me and other people. I went to her once about another employee, she did not take me serious and then went to that person and told them everything I said. A few days later when now everyone knows about it, she told me to keep my F*ing mouth shut, she likes drama and talks about me behind my back to the entire store,not only in our dept. I feel like I'm in high school here and the sad part is I'm one of the youngest people there.She told me the other day that I was creating the hostile environment by not talking while I'm at that right? I get along and are friends with ALL the other employees there, just not her. She is late for work almost everyday and every weekend day she has a hangover. I must stop my work and help the deli if they get to busy, I then get behind on my work,getting stressed out more and there is NO ONE to help me, so I get to stay till my job is all done.There is soo much more just not enough room to type it all. I HATE going to this job, my husband gives me a pep talk almost everyday just so I can make it through the next. Please help, is there anything i can do? I really am about to lose my mind here, I cant take the stress anymore. If I leave can I get unemployment?
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# Bill K 2013-01-10 07:42
I recently worked the New Years Day holiday that everyone else in my company got a paid day off for. I did not receive the holiday pay in my check and the company is refusing to compensate me stating that my working that day was voluntary and therefore they do not owe me any compensation. The reason I had to work is because the truck driver they hired three weeks earlier did not come to work on Dec 31st and I had to cover his workload as well as get my own completed. I know the typical advice is "Don't quit your job, look for another in your time off." This advice sounds great to someone who doesn't have to perform the physical duties that they already were burdened with coupled with someone elses duties and likely gets paid a decent salary to sit in a temperature controlled office or possibly even work from home. I am a single father, taking online classes to finish my degree in Psychology and working 40+ hours per week. To not get properly compensated for an eight hour period is equivalent to stealing over $200 from me. What would you do in this situation?
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# lindak 2013-01-12 12:04
isnt there a benefit after 12 weeks if im still unable to find work that i can draw unemployment at the time?ive been unable to get employment becuz of the economy.....i quit becuz i was doing mans job and im not young anymore...nearing 60.gas prices were high io was drining 50+ miles a day and i wasnt making enough to travel there everyday!
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# Kristal 2013-01-12 15:52
I worked at my job for 6 months and i quit last week. Our regular hours are 7:00-3:30 but they usually tell us after our 2:00 break if we are working over. They told us we were working until 5:30 that day. We had one more break and that was 3:20-3:30 so that's when i let the baby sitter know Im working over. Well at 3:15 my supervisor came up to me and TOLD me i was staying until 8:30 i told her i wasn't sure if i could and she right then got an attitude with me and said "why not?" i told her i didn't know if i had anyone to watch my son (he is 2 years old) and that id have to see on break if my sitter could watch him that late. So break came and i asked her and she told me she couldn't. I then asked my sister and she could not either. By that time our 10 minute break was over so i went back to work. She came up to me and asked me what i found out and i told her the sitter couldn't bc she had something to do and i was ab to tell her i asked my sister and she couldn't either but before i could get it out she rolled her eyes and walked away. Then a few minutes later she got me and the other girl that does the same thing i do and another girl that does what we do but on a different side (them two are sister in laws and ride together to work) and our supervisor told us that the boss said one of us HAVE to stay and since they had to have someone from our side and that girl has 4 kids (id like to add they are all old enough to watch themselves) and she was that other girls ride that they were MAKING me stay. I then said what am i supposed to do with my 2 year old and she said "i don't know that ain't my problem!" so i told them they could find someone else and i left. I had no choice i did not have a sitter? Would i be able to get unemployment? I don't even know if i worked there long enough. I don't know how unemployment works. HELP PLEASE!
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# Roxy 2013-01-23 16:36
My daughter has congenital heart disease and I had to quit my job when she was born in December. Would I be able to collect unemployment benefits because of her disability?
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# Mary 2013-01-24 23:04
My husband and I talked about moving to PA. We both started looking for a job and he found one about a month. However, I remain in NYC because o haven't found any job yet. I will be resigning 2 weeks from now and move to PA with my husband. Will I qualify for unemployment due to relocation? Please advice.
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# Edgar 2013-01-30 13:00
Hi I ask for vacation went to Mexico for three weeks I was going to come back, but do to medical conditions I couldn't trouble I called my manager, she was mad but never make it clear if I was fired or not I ask for couple days more, and went I come back I called them I gain and they just said good luck and didn't give me my job back.
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# Rosie 2013-02-01 10:14
As a Brevard County homeowner for the past 12 yrs in '06, I became a Nursing Asst and was with the same co for almost 6 yrs. The co was bought out Jan of 2012 and starting making changes in Oct 2011. Staff were sent home on rotation weekly and sometimes every few days with the explanation that the co was over staffed. This loss in income made it impossible to maintain my monthly expenses so I found a job as an independent contractor doing Nursing Assisting however I was unable to catch up on my Mtg and my home when into foreclosure. I was forced to relocate to Lakeland, Fl and move in with a friend. Unfortunately I have been here over a month and I am unable to find work. Is it possible to collect unemployment benefits. I'm 52 yrs old and have only claimed once in my life in my 30's and have been employed since I was fourteen.
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# Mike 2013-02-07 19:01
I was told by my fellow LLC members that I was unable to keep up with them and meet their standards...rather than firing me, I was ignored, talked down to and left out of most company decisions. This to me is harassment as I was forced to stay at my job and be ridiculed about my performance regularly behind my back and in front of me. Before I quit, after 8 yrs. the stress limit hit me, I found out I was being replaced, behind my back by another person who had been in training for 2 months. Being tormented by my peers and business associates for months is not good working conditions. What can I do ?
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# rashanda 2013-02-07 19:27
Hi,ive been working at my current job for seven years, in that time ive had two children. The father and i have seperated with no child support available hes still looking for work. Im having a hard time keeping daycare to keep my job, the father refuses,and im holding on by a thread. Ive been suspended for my attendance in the past due to daycare issues. My boss has changed my shift 3 times to make accomodations. I dont want to get fired because i wont be able work in the system, which is very big.Is it possible to resign on good terms and come back once ive found a good reliable daycare provider that wont bleed me dry?
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# Carolyn 2013-02-12 18:40
I'm wondering if I can quit my job and collect unemployment until I can find another job. I like my job, and clients that I service. My problem lies within the company (owners). It's hard to explain but here goes. And if anybody can tell me how to go around working on this it would be appreciated.

I have been working for this company since jan 17th, 2011. Medical transportation driver. First thing I was asked when I was hired. Is my disability going to affect driving. It hasn't except for one time when I had a bad car they gave me in which a year later I finely recieved a different car with many complaints. Throughout these years I work long hard hours and sometimes barely any hours. I know that D.O.T monitors hours a driver drives. But apparently not with our company. There's days I drive for 12 straight hours, like today with mini breaks. And days not over. And then not get enough sleep to refresh ourselfs for the next day. Also, our pay. We are to get our pay on certain days. Every other wednesday. Sometimes we get a memo on our fax that pay will not be deposited into our bank until another day. Which messes us up on our bills and utilities. All us drivers live paycheck to paycheck. So when this happens it messes with our bank causing us to get NFS charges. Last time they did this it cost me a whole lot of money and having to borrow and took me a long while to get back on track. Finely, last month I got back on track. And well it happend again. Now, I got eviction notice. 3rd one since I had this job because of the company not sending payment on time., utility shut off notice, bank fee's and still short on bills because of this. Needless to say because of my history of getting paycheck late my landlords will not renew my lease once it ends in April. So I'm pretty much screwed where I'm going to live or figuring oujt where I'm going to get moving expenses. This company has cost me financialy also, where they expect us to take money out of our own pocket for paper, ink pay telephone bill to recieve faxes for work never telling me that they will pay when I got h ired. They wait 30 days to send us reimbursement of out of pocket which we can barely afford. They don't pay for our telephone which is only dedicated to them for faxes for our work. Basicly my job is causing such a hardship on me that I don't no what to do anymore. I called my boss and told him that I needed help with a utility and to please take it out of next paycheck. And told him because of what they have been doing contantly has caused hardship to where I'm trying to still catch up. Told him the utility man standing here. Wanted money right then and there to leave electric on. Told him the situation they left me in is hurting me and my living situation and to just take out of next payday. He has the nerve to tell me I can't hustle a hustler. I am far from being a hustler and told him I had proof on how hard they made it for me just by not sending paychecks on time. And when I call and ask about that, all they do is get rude and tell me, if you want your pay then contact the insurances they deal with that it's not there fault. I was shocked that they could say this. I do my job, I do it well, I treat clients with upmost respect and believe me, our lives are on the line everyday. We risk alot with this job. Any help out there?
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# msjf 2013-02-20 23:41
I have been harassed at work by coworkers about my eatinghabits, my boss is condoning this behavior, as well as him calling me names such as whiny, aggravating, and annoying. says I only still work there because he puts up wit me even though my job performance sucks. recently I was threatened by my supervisor and the manager downplayed it as them just saying somethng stupid, and no actions were taken, I still have to work with the person and its very uncomfortable. Ihave been having panic attacks before work, I feel it's a very hostile
work environment and I am pregnant.
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# Lynn 2013-02-22 02:36
I was fired on January 21st and my unemployment was denied because I volunteered to do something on my own time over the weekend and due to computer issues I got it done a day later on the weekend than I initially thought I would have. (This did not and would not have impacted business for this company in any way shape or form). For months I had been contemplating quitting due to the amount of verbal and physical abuse it the workplace (myself and my co workers being told on a daily basis that we could be fired and because he fired X employee that no one was safe, being jumped at from behind and put in a headlock, being smacked on the butt while talking to a co worker, being wrestled to the ground in order for a co worker to take a picture of me for his phone contacts, having a loaded gun drawn on me and asked if he could shoot me in the leg for $10.00) yes, I know I should have quit a long time ago but needed my job and still need one. I recently found out that I could have filed unemployment for good cause in my current battle for unemployment. Since they have denied me on the basis of performance is there anything I can do? (I have several co-workers that are willing to sign a statement about the working conditions - yes it's that bad) The person doing all these things is the Owner (or I should say the owners husband - he just tells everyone he is actually the owner) What should I do short of filing a lawsuit on this company. He has also belittled one of my ex co workers wives making her bow down to him for her husbands check in front of all the employees - which I did speak up and tell her not to do. Broke one ex-employees ribs and busted anothers lip, by "play boxing" at work.) This man is a convicted felon who has supposedly reformed and is now an assistant Pastor at a church, but trust me this is not how the pastors I have had act. I don't know what to do at this point.
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# Dorine 2013-02-22 20:37
My husband is self employed. I have worked for him for 20 years. We are in the process of getting a divorce. Obviously working together will not be an option any longer. I will be quitting there soon, can I qualify for unemployment?
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# pat g 2013-02-26 13:51
In august 2012 i was injured on the job i was on and off of light duty for about 6 months,after 7 months of having an mri done,xrays,phys ical therapy, the doctor ordered that id have a ppe test to deternine any disability that i would have and or permanent restrictions sing i am a housekeeper and i "strained" my cervical and lumbar.after the results,he said that i had reached his mmi point which meant that was as good as i was gonna get thru his treatment.which to my point i do not feel any improvement whatasoever and therefore he closed my workers comps case.i was returned to full duty but my pain did not allow me to do my job.which i decided to quit.i am seeking a second opinion with my lawyer,which they have not approved yet.would i be able to collect unemployment??
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# erica 2013-02-26 14:00
I just moved to Oregon from Ohio because my husband got out of the Army, i was working at a pizza place in Ohio and im 6 mons pregnant, i had been feeling dizzy and light headed and i even fell and i have asked to sit down but was not allowed bc im a driver. So i ended up quitting then moving to Oregon. Since i been in Oregon i have been looking for a job but am unable to find a job due to im so far along in my pregnancy and no one will hire me. So i didnt know if i could file for unempployment or not? Or what i should do?
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# Randall G 2013-02-26 23:20
i commute about 75 miles a day, 4 days out of the week for my job. i Only make 8.75 hr and in a few weeks ill be making about 8. where i live gas cost $4.10 a gallon. i make a bout $800 a month and a little more than a quarter of that goes to gas. I asked my boss if she could lay me off cause the commute is really taking it out of me and its not really worth the $600 dollars plus all the stress, and the fact that i was supposed to start school in a month where i live. which is all week. which means i would have to work weekends. i would make about $90 or $100 a week before taxes and spend about $25 or $30 a week to get there.2 days about 5 hrs a day. She told me she couldn't because the owner had to cough up about $8,600 because they didn't have the funds for the unemployment, and she cant just be handing out unemployment. so i asked her if she would be able to lay me off once the new equipment came in that was taking my job away anyways. she said no cause she has other jobs that i can fill ( which only pay 8 hr ) and wasn't sure how this whole thing with the new equipment was gonna work out. Also i don't know if this matters but I have a sleep apnea that she knows about so Im always tired and sometimes nodding off during my commute that she also knows about. Plus I get paid less than a new guy (new about 6-8 months ago) that i trained that does less work than i do and has alot less experience than me. I get 8.75 and he gets 9. when i asked her about it she said that we should all be getting paid the same that there must be a mistake and that she would take care off it. then she wrote me up for asking my fellow employees how much they get paid. its not in the hand book i checked. 6-8 months later Im still Getting 8.75. Plus she new i was getting paid less she just lied about it. one of the other managers told me but they wont admit it.
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# Natalee 2013-02-27 11:50
I started a new job a year ago. I was verbally sexually harassed daily by male coworkers. About 6 months into my new job I was sexually assaulted by a coworker. I informed my supervisor who then told me to prepare for retaliation. The complaint was turned over to HR who then informed the coworker of the situation and what I had accused him of. They allowed him to return to his work area which was near me. This made me extremely uncomfortable and I began having panic attacks at work. HR did not question me about the assault until after I informed the police. They still allowed the guy that assaulted me to continue working near me when he had also been trained to work in other areas. I ended up going to the doctor and was taken out of work because of anxiety and panic attacks. I feared returning to work because I did not know if I was going to be harmed by the same guy or his male friends at work. I was constantly being followed and watched by his friends. I was followed out to my car a few times and threatened. My employer offered no help or protection. I contacted the EEOC, filed a charge and recently found out the employer lied about how things were handled so the EEOC found in their favor. I am currently on STD and in weekly therapy because of PTSD. My STD is going to run out soon. I am months behind on bills because STD is not enough to pay everything. It's barely enough to provide food and make a car payment. I have been trying to find another job but I haven't had any luck. I am still employed at the place I was assaulted at but since my employer has not made any changes and is saying that they don't believe I was assaulted or retaliated against I do not feel comfortable working there. The guy that assaulted me is currently hiding out from police because I pressed charges against him. His friends still work there and I'm afraid if I return something will happen. If I resign from this position because of a hostile environment and fear for my well being can I receive unemployment benefits until I find new employment?
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# Janice 2013-03-01 11:38
In Dec of 2012 I quit my job of 10 yrs because a supervisor was
harassing me. In a job I had been doing for yrs all of a sudden
I was getting complaints for doing a job the way I was trained.
I did tell someone in HR, but she said she was not the person
that handled those issues, and the person that did handle those
issues was out because of a death in the family. The woman
in HR said she would tell the person of my issue when she
returned. It was close to the holidays, and it seemed that
although there were people in HR, the one responsible for
those issues was not. I felt like a victim, and therefore
decided to quit. I am 65 yrs of age and felt that if I did
not leave the supervisor in question and myself would
constantly be arguing. I did not want that anxiety so I
quit. No one ever came to me before I left to work this
problem out. No one asked me to reconsider. Thesupervisor
harassing me was not my main supervisor was, but my
supervisor never fought for her people, has since resigned
her position and is no longer a supervisor due to stress of
the job. Had someone thought enough of my yrs or working at this company and offered to work out the issue I would
have reconsidered quitting. I did not try to work out the
situation because I felt trapped and that i had no where to
go but to quit.
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# Dawn 2013-03-05 11:00
I quit my job on Dec. 7th after 4years as Bus Office Mgr. I applied for the practice mgr position of this Cardiology firm and was hired. When I went for the 2nd step of the interview I was told the job was changed; the person who interviewed me was taking the Practice Mgr position herself and I would be Bus Office Mgr. I took the job as it was close to my home and I was caring for my elderly mother who needed kidney dialysis which was close to this facility. I was harrased by this superior from that day on. She constantly felt I was after her job, so for 4 years I was forced to work 10-12 hours per day doing production work at a salary pay. Whenever I asked to hire more help I was turned down my employees consisted of women who had worked with her for 10 to 20 years and her daughter who was supposed to report to me but who she made her administrative assistant, although I was the Business office manager and her daughters boss I had to request access from her daughter whenever I needed to work with any files that I did not have access too! When we put in a new billing system she refused to learn it so I had no help from her. In Sept of this year the office was purchased by another company I was not allowed in on any meetings or decision making. When the new company tried to interface with our billing system multiple errors began to occur which began to effect the flow of income into our company . Many clerical errors started happening with the reports I began to be blamed for all, she even came out and announced to my entire staff that I no longer had credibility with the company. Once a healthy employee over the past four years I have developed High blood pressure, and ocular migrains I now must take 3 prescription medications and see a neurologist 3 times a year, I have developed kidney stones and had to be taken to the hospital from work with and attack, just before I gave my notice. I never took any medications before this job, I have gained 40 pounds and now suffer from depression. My decision to leave came when a large mistake was made due to the fact that the practice manager did not inform me that she had changed the bank that we deposited automatic insurance checks in.It was my job to do the daily reconsiliation of all monies brought in by the clinic both by mail, patient and through direct depost. I then report to the Practice Manager how much money to send by check to the hospital who purchesed us in September what we owe them for that week. Because she had not informed me of the change in bank I did not know that the hospital already had the direct deposit money, so we infact were paying them twice. This of course was all blamed on me a meeting was called where I was paraded in front of all the executives so it could be explained that this type of error would never happen again as this job would be taken away from me. I sat an accepted my humiliation quietly so as not to loose my job. When it was all over I confronted my boss and was told not to make a scene and keep my mouth shut and not let the billing numbers fall or my department would be out sourced, to Phoenix Billing I was always threatned with something. This was all I could take she was going on vacation at least I had that to look forward too.....but it kept eating at me as everyone taked about it under there breath constantly. I wrote my resignation on Nov. 21st but they asked me to stay until Nov. 7th.I did claim harrasement with Human resources and sent them several examples which I had documented with emails. They said they took it seriously but never got back to me. I had put in for checks for mileage which I never received, she had docked me for PTO time even though I had worked more than 80 hours in the week. ect..... These were examples I gave them. I have been looking for a job and have had no luck, I read to see if I could get unemployment but am not sure any advice you can give me will be helpful. Thank you
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# Amberlynn 2013-03-05 12:36
I recently have found a better paying job so i quit my last job of 3 years. i have been working for my new company a month and have just found out that i am pregnant and been diagnosed with hyperemesis which i would have to stay home on homecare and hooked up to IV all day. would i qualify for unemployment if i quit my job being my doctor is saying i cant attend work? please help.... thank you.
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# Donna 2013-03-05 18:54
If u took a voluntary resignation incentive program, because the company you work for is not doing well, and there is no promises that you will not be laid off soon, can you collect from unemployment after the package they are offering you, after 9 months?
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# Jorge 2013-03-08 12:05
I was asked to resign or risk of getting fired with only 1 hour to think about it. The company had already made a decesion and offered me 2 weeks pay and to provide my medical benefits until 3/31. I had never been in a situation like this before and I believe I was forced. What are my alternatives? I am in the job market looking for a job but feel somewhat cheated or taken advantage of when pressured to resign after working for this company for over 7 years.
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# Glenda 2013-03-13 11:11
If I quit my job due to thousands of peoples second hand cigarette smoke, can I draw unemployment? I work in a casino in Okla
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# ana 2013-03-13 12:07
I left the job in the good way, everybody likes me there. after year looking for a nother job and not find yet I decide to collect unemployement. I got it and still have it but for some reason want to go back to my old job. Do iam eligible to be rehired because of unemployemnt?
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# krista 2013-03-18 10:59
I just walked out of my job I finally had enough! I was in the float pool and my boss who has treated me rudely, sighs when I talk to her or doesnt let me talk, she always interjects snappy and has no time for me. she wrote me up for not doing my job well, being late and missing work but the missed work was at another 2 clinics and I was sent home by their mngrs as I had fever and was very sick, this was 3 days in a row that I showed up and was sent home! I had never been written up before but on the write up she wrote it was the 2nd write up as she had emailed me on not being late, and being late was not being 15 min before my start time she just implemented, mine showed only 3 to 5 min early. she has turned other mngrs against me and other employees who treat me very rude, it has made my life miserable, today she sent an employee from her office to train me on something i was never taught(which is why I was written up for not doing my job well as I was missed on training because she had me at a site in kingfisher who didn't use our computers I was there for 3 months, 1 month later I get wrote up for not doing my job well!!!) but the girl who barely knew me treated me like an idiot, I could go on ,and on. Does this qualify as a hostile enviornment? also I called HR twice, left msgs but no call back. Today I walked and finally Hr responded when I told them that! She took my complaint but said because I walked it was too late to transfer me or whatever else could be done in my case, but she would duly note it!
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# Cynthia 2013-03-20 20:05
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# Jim 2013-03-21 18:21
If you have been working 4 ten hours days for the last 6 years. Then your company gets bought out. The new owners change your hours to 5 eight hour days, can you quit and collect unmployment ?
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# James 2013-03-27 13:42
I was recently offered a better paying job with a private corrections corporation. I turned in my two weeks at my old job. The requirement for the new job is that I could pass a background check, however I used to have a felony on my record, but it was set-aside and all my rights were restored including my right to bear arms. I did explain this to HR, and they said it should not be a problem, they wanted me to bring the paperwork stating that it was set-aside, and everything should be fine after that.

However after my background check came back, the felony showed up as being set-aside, and the warden of the facility opted to not hire me. My last day of work is in a couple days, and my replacement has been hired, so now I'm going to be unemployed.

I live in a depressed area, and it's very hard to find a job, it's even harder with a felony. I have never received unemployment before, and I was wondering if I might be able to get it based on "4.You might still be able to get unemployment if you quit your job because you were promised a better job, and you subsequently did not get that other job".

This is Arizona by the way. Should I apply now, or wait until my final day of work?
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# Lizete 2013-03-29 18:42
I need to quit my job for the reason that my husband's job send him to San Francisco for a year and I stayed behind in corona ca but his job was extended to 2 yrs now and it has been really hard for us to pay for our house in corona ca n also for his rent over there would I be able to collect unemployment if i quit my job to move to San Francisco and look for a job over there ?
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# Janie 2013-04-03 08:38
I'm wondering if I would be eligible for unemployment benefits. I live in Bend OR and have had the same employer for the past 10 years.
My husband is a student at oregon state in Corvallis and just got hired as a teaching assistant. If I relocate to join him am I eligible for benefits?
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# julie 2013-04-04 22:51
Would i be able to collect unemployment if i quit my job cause they lower my pay and reduce my hours. I used to work 30 hours a week now it's almost nothing. I was making 14.16 an hour now it between 9.00-11.00 depends were they want to put me. I lost my cdl for a bus driver. school said they will try to find me some work to do. It's been over a month and a half still nothing. I heard that they don't want to fire me cause they dont want me to collect unemployment. I just to collect unemployment until i can find another job. I've worked faithfully for them for 7 and some years. Cant believe there doing this.
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# Denise 2013-04-05 13:17
Ok, here's my situation..I was hired, and have a job description signed by my boss, about a year ago. My job description states that I will have flexible hours and will work from my home office. This was, and is, becasue my 90 year old mother-in-law lives with us, and I need to be at the house with her. The department I helped create and run, along with my husband, started with nothing and now is around 1.3 million per year. I was just told that I now need to come into the office on a fulltime basis, I explained that i could not because I need to be at my home office to take care of my 90 year old mother-law. I offered to come in for short periods of time weekly, but management is insisting I come in the office to work. fulltime. They've drawn up a new job description and want me to sign, I have not done so. My position started out at 25 hours a week and grew to 45-50 hours due to the business growth.. All overtime was approved by my manager
and I even put hours in that I was not compensated for just to get this new department developed and showing a profit. What I need to know is...if I tell them I can not come into the office because I was promised to be able to work at home and flexible hours and they let me go, will I be eligible for unemployment. Starting Monday, they want me to come into the office for 4 hours and then work at home 4 hours but......I can not, I need to be home with my mother-in-law. Even if I could find someone to keep a watch on her while I was there, I'd have to pay someone, and I haven't been offered and more money, and the new job description states 35-40 hours a week. There is no possible way to accomplish what I do for this company in 35-40 hours a week, even if I could afford to have someone her with my mother-in-law. Tried contacting unemployment to ask these questions and haven't gotten through, or they want your socia security number and I am not comfortable giving it to them, Please help or point me in the right direction. Thanks so much...running out of time.
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# George 2013-04-05 14:33
I will be leaving my job in New York City to care for my elderly mother in North Carolina. Will I be eligible for NC unemployment benefits?
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# Daniella 2013-04-07 12:21
I think my boss is more concerned about his bonus then my health, i am 5 months pregnant and have Pre-eclampsia. I have to frequently go to doctors visits, and sometimes my blood pressure is above 170 that i have to say home in bed for my safety and the baby's. well my boss doesn't even want to look at my doctors notes when im off he keep threading that he is gona let me go. Can i receive unemployment? If i quit.
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# Cobalt 2013-04-09 05:39
My grandmother was getting ill and suffered a heart attack. She needed someone to take care of her so I had to move to Minneapolis from Michigan. I called the Unemployment agency and talked to them first to see how I should handle it. So I worked my final day then moved to my grandmothers house and filed for Unemployment. After a month I finally got paperwork saying I was declined for quitting without good cause. I was not completely shocked by this but I was wondering if it was even worth filing an appeal? When I talked to worker at the Unemployment Agency before I filed ,and several times while I waited, they said it shouldn't be a problem but then ..denied. -.- So is an appeal even worth it? Or would I just be wasting my time?
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# Val 2013-04-10 11:16
Hi, I was laid off from my previous job 4 months ago so I took another position with the same field at a different company. However, this company is not for me. Because I got laid off 4 months from my previous employer can I quit my current job and collect unemployment? Also, if I quit this job and temporarily go back to my old job, how long do I need to be there before I can get unemployment when they lay me off again?
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# Cindy 2013-04-12 07:17
I was injured at work back in December and have been out on workman's comp until the end of March. I went back on lite duty for one week and then my doctor changed my restrictions and my work laid me off until they got the IME report from workman's comp. I was not working for almost two weeks after that. The one week I was back the administrator told me they wouldn't fire me but would offically state I quit. The HR lady called the place where I was doing my physical therapy and cancelled all my appointments and changed the times without my consent. I was also told I could not tell anyone at work that I was still in pain etc. I was watched constantly at work. When I was sent back to work with no restrictions (because the IME report said I was fine) the second day back the administrator and HR lady called me into their office and told me that I couldn't do my job physically and told me I had to resign. I was so upset I wasn't thinking straight and I signed the paper. What can I do to still collect unemployment? I have a lawyer fighting the workman's comp people but now I have no job and no income.
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# Edward 2013-04-12 17:38
I receive a letter from my employer under (separation of employment) confirming my resignation because I took a leave of absence and was not approved , so do i still get unemployment benefit if i apply since i'm not working now?.
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# maria 2013-04-17 16:18
I am currently on unemployment and have received a job offer at a store but want to back down do to the pay,but decided that after i filled out the paperwork to work there electronically today at noon ...did I already mess up my unemployment by filling my paperwork"?keep in mind that the company is paying for my hour i was filling out my paperwork
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# jen 2013-04-18 00:56
can I quit my job if I got reduced hrs and they dont pay me on time always a week late on pay can I still get unemployment. Thank you
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# Nance 2013-04-19 15:43
I have been working 40-56hrs a week at this company for 5 years.
1 week ago my assignment ended and there has been no effort to provide a new one. My hours have been dramaticly reduced, I am down to 9 hrs a week and cant survive on this amount of money. I have started applying to other companies and looking for another job to replace this one, but have found nothing yet. I need to do something fast. Can I quit and collect unemployment while I am searching for another job?
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# Cory 2013-04-19 17:55
i was hired over 2 years ago to start training and to take over my boss's job when he retires - he was let go and they brought in some1 else to fill his vacancy and they want me to train him the job i know and was promised. Do i have a shot at getting benefits?
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# Maya 2013-04-20 12:34
I have been working for a doctor for 10 months i was being nice and told them in advance that i plan to go back to school in september and will work with them until July. Just yesturday they tell me they found someone who is available now so they need to hire them and gave me my two weeks . So now i will be out of a job for 4 months ... Who will hire me for just 4 months? Noone , so i was wondering if i would qualify for unemployment insurance?
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# Naomi 2013-04-22 16:31
Husband is retiring moving out of state must quit job because cannot afford the rent we are paying. Would I be able to claim unemployment . Please inform me with the information as soon as possible...Thank you
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# Veronica 2013-04-23 11:41
I live in New Jersey and currently work full time and am a full time student. I wanted to know if i quit my job because I can't handle working full-time and going to school will I be eligible for unemployment ? Is there such a thing as part time unemployment so i can have a part time job and collect unemployment for the rest?
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# Stephanie 2013-04-24 13:46
I work at an assisted living facility through a temporary agency. When I first started there 8 months ago, I was getting 36-45 hours a week. Over time, as we have lost patients, my hours are down to 24 hours a week. Can I quit my job to find one with more hours and still collect my unemployment? It is costing me more to go to work than to stay at home!
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# John 2013-04-24 15:27
Do I qualify for unemployment if i quit my temporary job in the state of New Jersey?
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# Ashley 2013-04-24 15:58
I have been at my job for over 5 years and I have to relocate because my soon to be husband is in the navy. He is getting stationed in another state. Is this a good enough reason to be eligible for unemployment benefits??
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# Shala 2013-04-25 22:40
In my state, this is definately one of the 8 reasons you CAN get unemployment, no questions asked. Good Luck!
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# Lisaa 2013-04-25 07:01
I have a new 9-5 job and I am always staying until around 6pm or later (apparently its a requirement of the job if we are busy). I am so stressed out that I have been getting stomach aches (which I used to get in the past from stress). I want to go back to my old job (which was almost the same amount of hours but less stressful) but it only pays 21,000 a year and I had to leave because I can not afford it. Is there any assistance that I can get if I go to a lower paying job? I just honestly can not handle it anymore.
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# Miss A 2013-04-25 08:04
3 dependents 2 in college 1 in high school. 16 year old high school daughter had baby (8/2012) that I am now responsible for which increase my dependents from 3 to 4. Job will not allow flexibility in hours to allow me to get to daycare facility by 6pm. Granddaughter has been dismissed from one provider already due to untimely pick ups. Asking me to take pay cut to change position to allow me to leave @430. Work hours 8-430, or until last patient is seen. Patients are allowed to come late. No late policy. If I take a pay cut I won't be able to pay my monthly rent, bills, transportation and food costs. Because of this my work ethic has gone to the dogs and I only speak when spoken to. I do my job, but do not engage in office chat, looking at coworker pics and etc. so now I have become rude, according to my employer. I have copies of pas email communications to support some of my sayings and just yesterday was called into practice manager office and was asked to no longer communicate my work related issue through emails, to just come talk to her. I need some advise on what to do or how to handle this situation.
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# Shala 2013-04-25 22:38
I am married to man in another state and we have lived apart for a year - since he makes more money we have decided that it makes more sense that I move near him. I live in WA, he lives in CA. Can I get unemployment for this reason?
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# alma 2013-04-29 17:27
i work in orange county and moved to riverside about a year ago now im having to drive 40 miles a day but now im having car problems and i don't make much money to have that extra cash to fix my car to get to work. i want to know if this would be a valid reason on getting unemployment?
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# Charlie 2013-05-02 15:03
I have been out on fmla for 6 months, due to my own serious health condition. I just came back to work. I am now demoted and less pay. Went from fulltime to parttime. Lost my vacation and all benefits. What should I do? This shouldn't be legal. I have been with this company 8 years.
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# Julie 2013-05-07 14:57
My son lived in NYC and just had a baby. He was not making enough money to support himself and his girlfreind and child so he quit his job and they moved upstate.
Would he be considered for unemployment if his job caused a hardship financially and had to move
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# Deanna 2013-05-09 11:44
My husband has been on unemployment for 2 months after being let go from his job due to a lack of work. He has been looking for work and had been working with a temp service. The temp service found him a job making significantly less money. The temp service misled him on a few issues. One being the hourly less than she told him, not by much but still some. She also told him that as long as he can send an e-mail, he should be able to do the computer work. He is not computer savvy at all and has been yelled at from the instructor training him for the past two days because he can't do the computer work. He has worked for 3 days getting trained. If he quits now, will there be an issue re-instating his unemployment?
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# going insane 2013-05-10 08:47
Hello- I m working as a property bookkeeper for multiple apt complexes. my work load has increased and there really should be 3 more persons helping with work load. My boss as a person is nice but she is awful at running these properies efficiently, when she speaks to me, she is hateful and everything that went wrong that does not pertain to my job discription becomes my problem and she yells at me and says that i have to fix it. I have never had IT experience, and she wants me to fix software issues, glitches in the sysem, the phone lines not working, the internet not working, other employees problems I have to fix them. I am a bookkeeper, i took this job to process pmts and pay bills, not do all these other things that i do not have time for. I am very stressed and I feel like I am loosing my mind. I have to take a xanax as soon as I wake up or I can't make it, I also just went on Prozac. I cry every day and it really feels like i am certified insane. My family have been supportive, and my husband says that i have to stay at my job because we can not make it with out my income. I have saved emails from my boss and my responses. There are some mornings that i am late for work becasue i can't leave the drive way, i just sit in my car and cry. I am to the point I want to volunteeringly admit myself to the funny farm. I have been here for three and half years, and i can't endure anymore. can i get unemployment benefits?
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# Dominiuqe 2013-05-15 10:25
Do i qualify for unemployment if i resigned from my previous job to go work at another place where i was put on a probation contract? they then did not renew my contract, so i am now unemployed. also for how long can i draw unemployment if i worked previously for four years and i have not claimed unemployment for the past ten years
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# bea 2013-05-15 13:22
I worked in this fast food for almost 7 years I quitted a few days because i was humiliated and embarrassed infront of my co workers because the owner /manager accused me of stealing money i tried to explained myself and defend myself because honest to God I didn't do anything wrong I didn't steal or get anything but he never listen to me.he didn't give me a chance to explain my side and because of humiliation i was pressured to quit my job. I'm only working there as a partimer and I worked only 4 1/2 hours a day and I have four kids and my husband works only as regular employee I just want to know if I can apply for unemployment .
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# Rose 2013-05-15 13:40
My position required me to work with students during school hours. The program has now changed and requires I work with students at their job sites even if it is evenings or weekends. I did this for a full year and decided it was not working out for me after doing the same job for over 10 years. I did not renew my contract for that job. Can I draw unemployment?
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# Leda 2013-05-15 20:07
I have been working in ER Admissions for 7 years now, recently my employers changed the work schedule reducing everyone's hours from 84.5 every two weeks to 78 hours. Once this change happened, my life fell apart. I was in school during the day and working 4 pm to 2 am with morning classes and small children at home equaled no sleep for me for days on end. I almost failed the semester; and went to my boss to explain that school was important to me, but even without it, these hours would not work with the small kids we have in the home, especially since our older daughter was leaving home to attend college herself. At that time we rearranged my schedule so I was working weekends only, 3 12 hour shifts each week. This worked quit well for child care and would allow for me to continue with school as well. I took the last semester off as working those crazy hours at my age just exhausted me more than I can explain. We have since gotten a new boss and new administrator. They have now pushed those insane hours back on us all, and will not discuss any other options that will allow me to maintain my job and responsibilitie s at home. I cannot get home at 3 am or later and wake kids for their day at 5:30, to put them on the bus at 7 am, and be functioning around noon to make it back to work on time, and finding child care on Tues nights from 9 pm to 2 not an easy thing to do.(I am to work these 5 hour stretches every Tues night according to new schedule.) I have worked out schedules with other night girl that have same amount of hours, and work for us both, but the bosses will not allow us to change the schedule around. Meanwhile I am getting very little sleep, and see very little of the children. I am wondering if this would qualify as "good cause"; as my HR dept states I need to resign in order to go from full-time to PRN; even though I like my job, and would like to keep it..if I could get my employer to adjust the schedule to one which was more reasonable. Would I have any chance at all??
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# Rey 2013-05-16 08:16
I have to move from Louisiana to New Jersey, I did work for Walmart a a year and 4 month, I am trying to transfer but they do not have anything "right now", when I get to New Jersey can I still apply for unemployment if I can't find any job, thank you
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# Jonathan 2013-05-17 13:42
I was originally hired with the intend of working for a research lab for one year. When it was approaching toward the end of the year, I showed interest to my direct supervisor if I could continue to work for the second year. He said that he will think about it but he asked me in his office and verbally notified me that he does not want to continue working with me after the year and we should set up a time for my last day. He said end of April but I negotiated for early March. Now he is saying that I quit my job. I applied for unemployment but now State is saying that it needs to be investigated further more. Will I be denied or do I have a case?
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# Anita 2013-05-18 11:27
I worked in an office that has always had two full time people. One for Exports and the other for Domestic orders. I was hired for Domestic customer service. The fired the other girl 5 months ago. Since then I had to learn basically on my own how to perform her job since there were no written instructions, just the hard copies and many of them had errors or missing information. So I learned by fire you might say still performing the job I was hired for. Around 3 weeks of doing both jobs I asked the president when they were going to get me some help because it was overwhelming. I was told that the other girl had wasted a lot of time and that I would be able to handle both jobs. I even requested a part time person to help answer the phones. For 2 or 3 weeks the had a Temp come in for 3 days. I spent the following days correcting her mistakes and would fall behind on my work. She was let go. Then they decided to have the accountant who subcontracts (not a company employee) help answer the phones, which were for me anyway and put some orders in. She was busy doing her work which left little time to help me. There were numerous times I did not take lunch and worked overtime trying to keep up with the work load. In the meantime they hired a new supervisor who was in the process of learning his position and was no help to me. My previous supervisor helped me when he had some time which wasn't very often.
At the begining of my employment I weighed 158 pounds, size 10 pants. Since November I my weight dropped down to 133 pounds and my size 4 pants are too big for me.
The reason I gave my notice was because after several request for help were ignored, the weight loss, lack of sleep and the anxiety (for which I am on medication) is just not worth my health. I know that constant stress is unhealthy and because I am a breast cancer survivor that worried me even more. Had the chemo, radiation and lost my hair but I did it but don't care to repeat it.
Now he is fighting my unemployment application stating "She was overwhelmed with the workload for her position and there was a reasonable expectation they could have provided an alternative to resolve the situation".
At the time I gave my notice all that was said was"Ok". Nothing more for the remainder of the two weeks.
I gave my notice on a Thursday and the following week they offered someone my position. The new person that I trained thought that he was going to be working with me to handle the Exports.
Everyone who works there, even my customers, knew that things were changing. They could see it and hear it in my voice.
I was told that I was not able to multi-task. At any given time I was working on 3 or more things and still that was not good enough for them. So I needed to slow down and concentrate especially on the Exports. There was a lot of paperwork involved, new terminology to learn and dealing with the language barrier from overseas.
I loved my job, Domestic Customer Service Associate. Had a great rapport with my customers and have letters to prove it.
My supervisor (for the last 4 months) told me that I am rude to the customers. The supervisor I had for the prior year told me that he had never received a complaint about me and also added that I did a great job while he was there. Worked hard to make the front office run smoothly. Created SOP for my position in case someone had to perform my duties. Wish I had one for the Exports to follow. There is now thanks to me.
So I a appealing. Have any suggestions?

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# Marie 2013-05-22 19:40
I been working for a company for 10 years and recently my new position has caused me a lot of stress and is making very hard to perform my job. I am dealing with death and dying on a everyday basis and I have become depressed and it is now effecting my home life. I want to quit but I need some type of income to survive while I look for a less stressful job. Help what can I do?
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# Becca 2013-05-25 08:16
I have been with my company for 6 years and at the end of this year I will be finishing grad school and will have to start paying student loans. I currently work remote an hour and half away from the office at my home. I asked if I could relocate farther away to a cheaper state and continue to work remote. They said no and that I need to give them an answer in 2 weeks if I'm staying or going so they can start to transition off my duties. If I move I will have no job. If I can't find one will I be eligible for unemployment? I don't want to leave my position but the cost of living around here is too much for the payments I will be making.
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# shannon 2013-05-30 08:20
I was at a job for the last 3 years and have been searching for another job with better pay and hours. I worked for an outsourcing company so there are many other teams within that are hiring. I had an appt to job shadow and a brief interview which was sched and then cancelled. When I received the notice of the appt. I forwarded it to my team lead to advise, within approx. and hour I received another email from the job shadow team that states: "after speaking with your team leaders, job transfer from _____ is not an option at this time". My team leader has known for awhile that I have been looking so it was no surprise. I was held back from getting a better job with better pay. They were not going to let me transfer within the company. I quit on the spot. Would I qualify for unemployment ?
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# Bryan 2013-05-30 18:59
I have been at my job for over six years. I work for a staffing firm that requires 24 hour phone accessibility. In 2009, I totaled my vehicle as the result of fatigue as I was driving home from work due to late night/early morning calls. If an employee calls in absent, I am expected to back fill the position. If there is an accident, I am expected to be on-site, regardless of hour. Due to the high stress of the job, I sought help though our EAP and am still in therapy beyond the allotted sessions. They tried to ease some of the after hour volume by appointing an after hour team but I am still expected to answer the phone whenever an issue is escalated. At this point, I am on 60 mg of Xanex daily for stress related anxiety, suffer severe sleep apnea and the demands of this job only compound my sleep deprivation. I put in a notice a month ago and have worked with them so they can continue to succeed in my absence. My therapist concurs the environment is physically and emotionally unhealthy for me and advises me to leave, While I am looking for another job, the demands of the schedule make it prohibitive for me to do so. Would I be eligible for benefits in GA?
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# elisabeth 2013-06-05 13:06
I am diabetic (w/family history both sides, diagnosed 2001) and have suffered from migraines for over 30 years. My health has been on a serious decline since April of 2012. Late August 2012 my PCP sent me to a Rheumatologist to try to get to the bottom of this. I have extreme fatigue, pain in my back and joints and recurring respiratory illnesses.

The Rheumatologist has had me off work on short-term disability since September 2012. Metlife decided not to continue extending my STD benefits after the end of 2012 even though Rheumatologist provided them with HUNDREDS of pages of documentation. Rheumatologist (and PCP) have never released me to go back to work full time because they still have not completely figured out what is wrong with me, and I am still not better! I had exhausted my FMLA in 2012 and am not elligible to reapply because I have not worked enough hours.

Technically I am not fired, but am basically on an "unpaid leave" pending the result of my appeal to Metlife. My union representative thinks he can get my job back whether I win the appeal or not, but only if they release me to work full-time. My job is predominantly computer-related, but I am out on the factory floor and the environment aggravates my health issues. It is no longer in my best interest to be employed there. My doctors have even advised me that I need to find different work in a cleaner and less stressful environment.

I'm in my early 40's, so I am not interested in being permanently disabled. I want to get better so I can function like a normal human being and be productive. Neither doctor thinks I have any chance at winning my appeal because they don't know what else they could possibly send them. The company has not accepted any of the compromises my doctors and I have suggested. (such as working from home or working a reduced schedule)

If I am forced to resign my position due to my health (and their refusal to work with me), is it possible to file unemployment? The doctors believe it may be possible for me to work full-time again if I find a better environment to work in. If there is a chance, what sort of documentation do I need to compile?
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# elisabeth 2013-06-07 12:07
Forgot to mention I'm in Texas.

Can anyone help with this?
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# Debbie 2013-06-24 23:27
I am a teacher and just found out two weeks ago that my job was reduced from full-time to 70%. I cannot live off of this and must find a new job. Do I ask my employer for a letter of termination due to the reduction?
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# Julia 2013-07-10 17:41
I quit my job because one of my coworker (best sales person) keep picking on me and the company knows it. They kept giving in on his demand to take my sales and give it to him. That guy was very hostile towards me. The whole company knows it but refuse to do anything because he is the best one they have. I spoke to HR and nothing was done.Then when it happened again for the last time, I put in my 2 wks notice and nobody try to stop me or spoke to me about the incident. I informed my HR mgr of my decision to quit and nothing was done about it. Although when I spoke to her, she agreed with me that I shouldn't have to give that guy any of my sales commission. None the less, they gave him my commission and I end up quiting. Do you think I have any ground to file unemployment?
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# Dominiqui 2013-07-14 12:42
I have an appeal in Indiana on Tuesday, I resigned from my job at a hotel because my manager changed my resume and put untrue statements like I'm fat and lazy, I stole money from previous jobs and I was fired for being rude. I have evidence to prove he was the one that did it (pics, properties box showing the time it was modified, the schedule for the week, & tampered resume). Before I quit I took my issue to the GM and he tried to pacify the situation by bribing me with food and drinks from the restaurant in the hotel. The manager was never fired, this happened in April I've been waiting for this appeal for 3 months. I've been praying it gets approved because it was my superior and not a agent like myself. Any tips or suggestions?
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# Annette 2013-08-04 13:28
I quit my job 2 weeks ago bcz my boss was stealing.. I was threatened by my boss who was a ex felon and his family are known gang members in the same area as my store and this is the same area my kids go to school and camp. I was scared because I knew if I told he would retaliate. One day I came into work and my boss never came back to work he took $3000 and disappeared so I told my area manager bcz I had no one to turn to bcz I had no other manager at the store and I was only a team lead. I told my area manager That there is money missing from the store and that my store manager took it and I was scared if he found out I told on him what would happen. So 10 days later after I worked 95 hours with no day off and no lunch breaks and after my area manage was treating me like the criminal. so loss prevention came in I called my area manager if he could be there with me he refused so I was harrased by lp and was told that if I don't call and file a police report against my store manager I would loose my job and I then expressed to lp I am scared to bcz of retaliation from my store manager and all the lp said was everyone knows someone and made me call and file the police report. After he left I called human resources and they knew nothing about my store manager stealing money and it had already been 10 days I told her I was scared for my safety and my kids bcz of what lp did and I was going to quit bcz I did not want to put my life and my kids life at risk. So will I be eligible for unemployment ?
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# Stacie 2013-08-08 09:39
I have worked as a supervisor in a very busy government contracted call center. I'm not saying I work in a hostile environment, but its a very unsupportive one. I have been diagnosed recently with depression and anxiety. I have taken a one month leave of absence and returned in the beginning of July. I then lost my grandmother and got news that my spouses uncle (whose like a father to him) has stage 4 cancer in multiple parts of his body and has 6 months to live. When I explained to my boss what was going on the response I got was "you're are the age were people die." I have heard from other co-workers that my boss is complaining about my work behind my back, I have missed a lot of work due to my disability. Prior to leaving for a month I asked my boss to make sure I also had paperwork to fill out for FMLA, because I'm still going to suffer from anxiety attacks. She told me the paperwork she gave me would do both. Come to find out it was only for the LOA, so now I have no FMLA and I'm getting to the point where I could be fired. The stress isn't from the job (I like what I do and think that I'm very good at it), the stress is coming from the environment. the company I work for is a vocational rehabilitation job (hires people with vocational disabilities, we call them clients because the goal is to find them a job in the community, and my position is a staff postion), which is not the reason I was hired. I have suffered from depression/anxiety for a while, but have always been able to correct/take care of the situation by ignoring everything for a couple of days (I started working in a nursing home at 17 as a CNA, and watching a few of the residents who I was close to die really affected me, but after a couple of down days I was able to return to normal functions.) At the place I worked at prior to this job, I was starting to suffer from anxiety attacks and after speaking with a manager we got me moved to another team and life returned to normal. The problem is with this employer is I work at a remote site, and the only people that are in "charge" is my boss, the other supervisor (whose only as a month experience as a supervisor) and me, there is no option of moving to another team to see if that would help the stress levels. there is no way to lower my work load to take some of the stress off because we don't have enough staff help. There is definitely favoritism played between clients (ex; one of the clients went off on my boss, who was standing with 9 new hires trying to get them all set up for work, nothing was said to that employee and that employee got what the wanted even though it meant another employee who was told that they would get the spot in the training didn't get it When another team member gets confrontational she will tell that person to get back to work or she could get wrote up). As one of the supervisor I'm responsible for the team and my boss is responsible for me. now when we have team meetings I make sure to ask her if she has anything I need to talk about at the meeting, and them she basically has to go over the list of things I want to discuss with the team and she is the one who determines what I get to say to the team not me. I feel I can't email HR or any other person at the home office without her approval (ex: my bosses boss sent out an email with her nieces dressed up for Halloween, I replied directly to her to let her know how cute they were and sent her a picture of my son in his custom, we emailed briefly back and forth personal stuff (kids and life in general) my boss comes out of her office and walks to my desk, just as her boss sent something funny and I chuckled so my boss asked me who I was emailing, since I was raised to respect my boss and figured she wouldn't get upset about me talking to somebody who is essentially a boss I told her, I immediately regretted it because she got all defensive and wanted to know what we were taking about.) My family moved 1 hour away from where I work so we could be closer to our sons grandparents, and I commute to work, which is fine, it gives me some down time between work and home. And my boss did work with me so I could get off at 4:30pm instead of 5, because that gets me home an hour earlier due to the difference in traffic. When we moved we spent a couple of months looking at the different banks in the area (because our old bank was a credit union and wouldn't let us stay a member outside of the counties that they work with) When we found the bank that we wanted I made sure to take the account and routing numbers with me to work so I could set up direct deposit. I did this on a Wednesday prior to the payday, so I knew that check would go into the old account. My debit card had just expired and knowing that I was going to close the account shortly I didn't reorder a new one. the next check went to the old account (no big deal I pay most of my bills online and I still had checks for the ones that I don't pay online) however not having a debit card makes it hard to get actual paper money. So I asked my boss about it and she told me she would check into it. The next check went into the old account, by this time I'm a little frustrated. I've been keeping 2 accounts open which at the time was super hard to do because we were living paycheck to paycheck, and had actually managed to overdraw one of the accounts, because I had bills finally coming out of both accounts.. I finally had enough and emailed her (because now I need a paper trail) wanting to know who I could email and ask about this. I get a reply with I will look into this. not even 2 minutes later she comes out of her office with a smile on her face and let me know she never sent it. Now I know why she didn't want an email sent because she wanted to make sure she wasn't at fault. A couple of weeks ago the new supervisor decide to have his team members go off the phones prior to the team meeting so they would all be there, he looked at me and goes I will take the yelling from *bosses name* later. I looked at him and asked why he would get yelled at, and he said because he took his team off the phones without her permission. I asked who was the supervisor and he laughed and told me that's jus the title he has, he's not in charge she is. that's the info about the work itself and where my stress comes from. When I was on my LOA I didn't have to take any anxiety pills, on the weekends I don't take anxiety pills, Monday through Friday I can't function without them. I'm to the point where I don't want to hang out with friends, or even my family (outside my husband and my son because I don't want people to see me like this, I was always the outgoing cheerleader, but now I just want to find a whole and bury myself). I don't want to leave the house, because in my house I feel safe and stress free. Which has me to the conclusion that I have to be medicated in order to go to work. I'm not suicidal by any means, because I couldn't do that to my son. not only does my work stress me out, but the building that we work in is not the more clean environment ever. I do believe I could get the health department involved with that though, it is hard to prove the incidents as we are not allowed camera's in the faculty. I have walked into the restrooms and found used sanitary products on the floor, fecal matter all over the stall, toilet and floor, unflushed toilets, boogers on the walls. I don't know how many times I have walked into the restroom to find 1/2 a roll of paper towels (there's 400 people in this building with 2 of each sex restroom, so all these people share a total of 2 handicapped accessible, and 5 non-handicapped toilets, per sex) and this will be at 8am. You go back in at 10 and there are no paper towels. If your lucky there will be some in there by 12. We run out of soap consistently. We have automatic hand sanitizer dispensers that never have sanitizer in them, which I keep a stock of sanitizer at my desk, but when you walk into the restroom and hear somebody vomiting and they come out of the stall the same time you do and you ask if they are ok, and they go I'm sick, but don't have any sick time so I'm stuck here, I'd much rater use soap and water on my hands, then just sanitizer. when you say something about this an email gets sent to facilities and nothing typically happens. The cleaning lady cleans prior to lunch (11am) and after lunch (2 pm) between that time it is the employees responsibility to clean, however we only have napkins and hand soap, so a lot of cleaning doesn't get done. I've suggested disinfecting wipe containers for years (I've worked in the building for 7 years under 2 different company's) and haven't had that happen yet. My doctor says I need to find a new job with a lot less stress, I've been looking in the area I live in for the last 2 years, and have only had 3 interviews. 5 phone calls (2 of them the pay was $8 and hour and that's more than 50% less than I make now, and I don't need to worry about feeding my family (spouse has a good job, but I also know what we need to live on). I know the job is literally killing me slowly and I'm not quite 30 years old, but I feel like I'm 80 due to the stress. I want to quit so badly so I can get my life back so I can actually be a value employee because right now I feel worthless. Is there any hope?
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# Dana 2013-08-15 15:01
My mother was just diagnosised with lung cancer and i need to take carevof her as well as take her to and from dr appoinment. If i quit my job to do this can i get unemployment.
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# DeidrE 2013-08-22 18:53