Am I eligible to collect unemployment benefits?
Both of my parents passed away within two weeks of each other last month. I took a week of bereavement time after each passing. I am four months pregnant and my husband and I just moved into a new house last month also. As a customer service representative I am completely overwhelmed at work and my coworker just went on disability last week for several weeks. With everything that is happening I can not sleep, cry constantly, can not focus and am extremely depressed. I have missed several days of work because the stress of being there is making me sick and I was told today I should take FMLA time. The problem is that the situation at work (stress, over work, constant coworker interruptions) will not be any different no matter how long I take off. I have been told to see a psychiatrist to help me begin working through these issues. If I leave am I eligible to collect unemployment?
No you won't be eligible.
You can quit .. if that is what will make it all better at least to the point you can deal with all the other stresses you have in your life right now.
But you just had to include collecting unemployment in the equation which changes everything. ..
Nobody that decides unemployment eligibility will decide to circumvent how these situation have to progress if you want to be eligible.
Not for you .. not for me .. not even for people fighting cancer or nursing a spouse with cancer while they still perform their jobs while under stress.
Take the advice. See a psychiatrist, take the FMLA and stop thinking about hurdling hurdles you can't see yet, but assume will be there.
Just concentrate on getting through today .. everyday until you can see things clearly again.