Can I quit my job because job hours dont match with childcare time?
I live in NJ and work part-time. I have a 2 year old and I took custody of an 8 year old about a year ago because of someone passing away. I also go to school in the morning and I work in the afternoon from 1pm-8pm.
Someone was helping me care for the children while I was at school and work but they can no longer help me. I don’t make enough for regular daycare being that I work part-time and my job hours go past the typical hours for childcare.
I also don’t have anyone to pick up or meet the 8 year old child when he gets out of school at 3:00 p.m anymore.
I was considering quitting my job. If I do would I be eligible to collect Unemployment?
(I’ve been working for the company about 4-5 years)
I doubt very much you would receive unemployment if you quit due to childcare issues because you did not mention anything that sounds like a reasonable effort being made at work .. to work out your issues that might preserve the job and also shift the burden of quitting as being attributable to the work, or the employer.
For instance, when an employer is unreasonable and never even considers the circumstances for a request being made by an employee .. even if childcare issues are the responsibility of the employee to work out.
Despite this fact, employees do ignore the burden, even my repeated harping to focus on the burden, even when the employer is the one to make the substantial change to the terms and conditions of employment that caused the childcare issues.
Ignoring it in either case is also, ignoring that NJ unemployment law requires attribution of fault to the work, or the employer whatever the cause for quitting due to childcare problems.
You also hinted at some other things that might be among your problems with eligibility for benefits.
You Must Be Able and Available to Work While You Collect Regular Unemployment Benefits
Being able and available to look for and accept suitable work is a conditional eligibility requirement to collect benefits in each week you certify you’re still entitled to collect benefits.
Just telling me you cannot afford childcare, would be enough for me to question your intentions and for the NJ unemployment department to flag a claim that ends up being paid .. not to mention . you mentioned going to school and potentially collecting unemployment .. all in the same short question.
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