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I was laid off telecom job of 4 years, accepted another contract job. Texas resident

by PJ
(Dallas TX)

I was laid off a telecom job of 4 years, accepted another contract job.


I live in Texas and filed for unemployment benefits and will receive my benefits for at least 26 weeks. I am on my 2nd week of new contract job and am worried I might be let go because I don't have the experience level.

Although I filed for unemployment benefits and was accepted I have not filed for my first check yet. I received a severance of 2 weeks and this is my last week of severance. It's been about 2.5 weeks since I filed. Can I quit this contract job after 2 weeks and then file for my first unemployment check without having to contact Texas Workforce Commission?

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Sep 17, 2014
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Quitting would not be what I would do
by: Chris

Quitting a job subsequent to filing a claim i a nightmare you don't want.

If they have to fire you for not having the required experience level and you didn't mislead the employer to believe you had the education, training, or amount of experience they need, it would be tough for them to prove misconduct after such a short tryout.

It's the difference between misconduct and just inability.

Maybe more employers ought to think about how they can better describe the requirements of a job and vet potential new hires they for competency and who they might think about investing in .. with things like bona fide training to help new hires get up to speed on a gentle slope .. instead of the rock face of the cliff they think it' okay to toss them off of.

New hire reporting systems detect by cross checking databases fraud and nonfraud reasons to disqualify those who quit jobs subsequent to filing for unemployment benefits.

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