Calling in for a good reason
I have had to call in to my job because I did not have a babysitter for my children. My mom watches them and she had to have surgery. There were a few other times I had to call in due to sickness and my children getting sick. I am not fired yet, but think the employer might get tired of me calling in. I have no choice because I have to watch my children. There are no write ups and they never said anything about it other then no problem...I live in New York. Also, how long do I have to work for the job to be eligible for unemployment?
This should help you understand when New York considers absences or lateness misconduct.
I can't answer your question about how long you have to work for any certain employer to be eligible for unemployment because eligibility is determined on the wages in a "base period".
But, the general rule of thumb is that you must have wages in at least two quarters of your base period and they must meet the minimum monetary requirements as far as the amount of wages.
That information can be found in the resource on the page about unemployment pay.