I've been in training for my new job for a week, already on unemployment, and need to quit and continue my current unemployment claim. Can I do that since it's only been a week of training?
So, I was laid off more than a year ago and I have been collecting benefits in California for over a year. I just exhausted my second extension, and I was notified that I qualify for a third extension for an additional 5 months. However, I just accepted a full time position with a new company, and I relocated from my home an hour away. I've been in training for a week, and I already can tell it will not be suitable for me. I can't stand the city or the job requirements. I thought it would be much different. I want to get out of the job immediately. I want to get back on the 5 months of remaining unemployment I have to look for a job that will be more suitable for me....but I am afraid to quit the job because I don't want to have zero income. What are my options? Does it matter that it's only been a week, and I haven't even been paid for training yet? Can I just have unemployment deduct what I make in training from my check, and continue my claim?
No, it does not matter that it has only been a week. Additionally, you need to get your "extension" back and I'm not so sure all the usual rules apply to extensions .. which by the way I know little about.
What matters is if you can "PROVE" the work is not suitable .. and you did not mention anything that sounds like something the state might think makes it unsuitable .. since you already relocated.
You should read what California has to say about suitable work
in their unemployment eligibility guide.
If you can't prove you voluntarily quit because the work was unsuitable they will impose the disqualification for quitting without good cause.
In CA that is to return to work and earn 5 times your weekly benefit amount and of course you would then need to have a "qualifying" or a good reason for another job separation before you can even get any benefits back.