Fired over not meeting sales quota
My company is trying to fire me over not meeting their sales quota. They gave me till the 26th of this month.. tomorrow.. to hit this goal and there's no way I'm going to be able to do it.
The store moved locations recently and has very slowly started to pick up. Before it was pretty slow. There's only 3 of us working. One gentleman is Mexican and bilingual and the other two, including me, are White and not bilingual. With working in AZ, I've noticed that the bilingual has the advantage here. But the other guy.. I'm the only girl.. has around the same numbers as me. The Mexican has over the quota. But with being the only girl against these two guys is hard enough to try and get sales in a slow store. But they're wanting to fire me and have issued their final written warning. I've even showed improvement in my sales but they say it's not good enough.
The manager loves my attitude and doesn't want me to go. He knows that the store is slow. But if they fire me over not meeting this quota, I'd like to know if I have any chance to try to get unemployment? We're a military family and it's actually harder for me to even find another job. I've been looking for 2 months for another job and no luck. So I'll need all the help I can get with unemployment issues.
Document back to the employer the things you believe are "out of your personal control" which are having the effect of you not being able to meet the sales quotas.
Inability to meet sales goals are caused by more than a failure to perform. Counter documenting employer discipline with reasonable alternatives to the employer's contention that it is somehow your fault and by virtue "misconduct connected with the work is how you lay your case out .. before it happens ..
This is exactly what the employer is doing with their documentation .. preparing a case for denying unemployment.