I quit under duress


(Rhode Island)

I QUIT MY JOB IN A MOMENT OF PANIC AND FRUSTRATION DUE TO A 2 YEAR BATTLE IN WHICH I COULD NOT CONVINCE NY BOSS TO LET GO A WOMEN WHO WORKED UNDER ME AND HAD EXCESSIVE ABSENCES WHICH AFFECTED MY WORK AND OTHERS WHO WORKED UNDER ME IN MY DEPARTMENT. AFTER YET ANOTHER ARGUMENT REGARDING THIS SITUATION I TOLD HER COULD NOT WORK UNDER THESE CONDITIONS AND I QUIT IN A MOMENT OF SHEER FRUSTRATION. I LEFT AND CALLED MY BOSS THE NEXT DAY TO ASK FOR HER UNDERSTANDING AND TO SEE IF WE COULD WORK THIS OUT BY FINDING A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM RATHER THAN MY QUITTING I REALLY WANTED TO CONTINUE MY JOB I TOLD HER I REALLY DID NOT WANT TO QUIT I LOVED MY JOB OVERALL AND I WANTED TO CONTINUE WORKING THERE. SHE SAID SHE WOULD THINK ABOUT AND TO CALL HER AFTER THE WEEKEND I DID AND IT WAS THEN THAT SHE SAID SHE ACCEPTED MY RESIGNATION AND TO COME AND GET MY THINGS WHICH SHE HAD ALREADY PACKED UP. CAN I BE ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BEING THAT I QUIT UNDER FRUSTRATING CIRCUMSTANCES HOPING SHE WOULD SEE MY DESPERATION? I HAD BEEN TRYING TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM OF THIS EXCESSIVELY ABSENT WORKER FOR A YEAR AND ALL MY BOSS KEPT ON TELLING ME WAS TO DOCUMENT IT, BUT SHE NEVER DID ANYTHING ABOUT THE PROBLEM. NOW SHE WON'T LET ME HAVE MY JOB BACK AND I AM IN A MESS. I APPEALED TO

HER SEVERAL TIMES BUT TO NO AVAIL I LOST MY JOB.






Hi, Anonymous

I guess you are about to find out if the state thinks you had good cause to quit.

I can see potential for your position, but not because of what you are focusing on now.

It is necessary for the state to think you quit due to the employer, not because someone else was excessively absent, but because the employer wouldn't allow you to uniformly enforce the policies.

Of course you better be sure about the reasons this person should have been fired for absences. It's possible that your employer might know more than you when it comes to unemployment claims.

Do you have any idea why the employer refused to allow you to enforce the rules for this particular person? Did your job description give you the authority to fire this person or was that the employer's call.

If there's good cause it will be found in the details of this power struggle as it pertains to the underlying reason.

If I were you .. I'd focus more on how the employer's refusal made your job more difficult...
not so much on what the argument was about.

If you were a supervisor .. it makes sense that to do your job well and maintain a level of authority, you would have to be allowed some degree of control over determining when someone needs to be disciplined and applying the employer's policy in a consistent and fair way.



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