Can I collect unemployment if I have been fired for not doing my side work?
I work as a waitress and at night my job is to vacuum the floors. The vacuum is a poor piece of machinery and it doesn't work properly. I stayed at work after close for an hour vacuuming and the next day I got written up because the manager said the floor looked like I didn't vacuum at all. I have another manager who stayed with me and witnessed me vacuum for an hour.
Both managers responsible for making the schedule have relationships with two servers who work directly beneath them. The managers make the schedule which reflects blatant favoritism to these two servers. These two servers also get away with things that other servers have been fired for.
After being terminated, I found out that the manager who fired me let another server off the hook for doing a bad job vacuuming the floors. I have a witness who will testify that she said the vacuum is junk and that this was the same problem I had and was terminated for.
I think I was fired so the managers who are dating/relationships with their employee's can keep their job without me ratting them out for breaking company policy about no dating.
Well I certainly think you should try .. especially if you have a witness willing to testify that the employer fired you for a poor job which is directly related to the ill-working machinery.
I'm curious about the "side job" thing. How were you paid for this?
As far as the fraternization thing .. had you threatened these managers that you were going to tell?