Parting ways and transitioning a new hire
My boss (a small business owner) called me in his office and told me we needed to part ways, since he didn't feel he had my loyalty anymore. I asked why and he said the accountant told him I said something about someone's pay. (his girlfriend) I am the office manager and handle all bookkeeping and HR DUTIES. This was among many things I said to her when we were going over the taxes. In the same conversation he asked me to begin transition a woman he already hired the following Monday. I asked for a timeline and details and got a lot of i don't knows and whatever I thought was bests. I worked with her for one week to no avail. She asked questions about completely unrelated topics and again got a lot of i don't knows when I'd ask her what she wanted to know. She didn't pay attention when I was showing her something and the next day asked my assistant how to do it. I do not feel it is my responsibility to train someone because the owner has no idea what goes on and he's upset about what I said, and didn't even have the gumption to try to clarify it with me.
I do not wish to return and continue to have her state at me dumbfounded and confused because he has no plan. I am unsure what to do. I know I have zero misconduct but question whether me not returning to continue the transition with no real timeline or outline of how and what would be considered just cause for termination, even though he already told me we needed to part ways (his exact words) Would I still qualify for unemployment if I do not return or discuss not returning with my boss?