Can I Quit Because of My Verbally Abusive Boss
I have been working for my boss for a couple years now and he has gotten way out of line in the way he talks to me.
He calls me every name in the book while he is screaming. I have been in tears many times. Cant sleep at night. I am also on antidepressants.
I am afraid to quit my job because I need the income. If I do quit, can I receive unemployment while looking for another job.
Chris's Response To Another Question About Quitting That Ignores Good Cause to Quit
I of course feel bad for you, or anyone who tells me ..
He calls me every name in the book while he is screaming.
I have been in tears many times.
Cant sleep at night.
And of course the final straw that rarely solves this sort of bully/victim situation ..
I am also on antidepressants.
Like I've said .. I feel bad for you, but it's another deja vu question that has driven me so bonkers at times I literally stopped answering questions because I couldn't change my answer about the possibility of unemployment benefits or get in touch with my own empathy any longer because of the knot on my head from running into the brick wall like insistence of the victim mentality .. that thinks just a story of victimization should suffice as good cause to quit. Well, it is enough .. unless you then apply for unemployment benefits which is an insurance program funded by employer UI taxes on at-will employee wages.
Ask me if I think you might be able to quit and receive unemployment benefits, I'm going
to ask if you would mind giving me some details relevant to how you might prove the burden of good cause to quit to have a chance at actually being able to collect benefits because the quit was attributable, in a quasi-legal sense to the employer.
The fact is, that (good cause) is not found in the fact your boss has brought you to tears while he screamed names at you, or that you can't sleep at night, or that some doctor is treating the understandable stress you're experiencing under these trying condition by medicating you into submission to the bully treatment!
In terms of precedent unemployment decisions .. without the proof of good cause, you'll probably be chalked up to be a claimant given to being hypersensitive and therefore, not a reasonable person which is a standard of law often used to prove stuff to a preponderance the unemployment burden demands.
Good cause becomes real when a claimant has by another "reasonable person's made efforts to resolve a problem and even for someone who is being treated shabbily and potentially illegally by their employer .. those efforts may absolutely have to include evidence they first tried exercising an employee right at their disposal
.. while still employed to find that resolution.
My goal has never been to to upset you, or anyone else, but if someone is going to ask a question about unemployment, I have this crazy expectation they actually read at least the basics of how it works first
.. if not for any other reason, than to just ask a better question because they did.
Moving this to the Q&A's about quitting.