I am being fired from a sales job for poor performance. Can I qualify for unemployment? by Jacob (Utah) Worked for bank for 3 1/2 years and my performance has been good until 2009. I wouldn’t say I am the bottom but I have had up an down months for production. Hi Jacob, First, in your opinion, what caused the poor performance? Secondly, what did the employer think is causing you not to meet production goals?