unemployment hearing scheduled-HELP!

by tessaMay
(Minnesota)

My hours were cut at work, to half of what i was hired for. My boss told me that my schedule was changing to a week to week basis instead of scheduled hours and that I had to work them. I did not have daycare, I felt fired and pushed out of my job as I previously had a conversation with my boss regarding my hours being cut ( has happened quite a bit over the years) I informed my boss that if my hours were to be cut again I would be forced to go find other employment, so she was fully aware that I wouldnt be able to continue working if she cut my hours. I walked off my shift upset and contacted the owner of the company and informed him what happend. I received no help and was told to talk to my boss. Later that night My co workers were calling me at home telling me that my boss was giving my hours to them and telling them that as far as she was concerned I was done, she was sick of my &^%$ and wasnt working with me any longer. I called my boss' supervisor and he wouldnt even talk to me, and offered no help. told me to go talk to my boss. I couldnt do a no call no show, as i would have been fired so I was forced to quit. my co workers were pulled into it and the situation was very hostile, my boss was yelling profanity around the clients and I didnt want to get charges pressed against me for neglect or abuse so I quit. I didnt want to quit and wanted to continue to work but my boss told me that I couldnt pick and choose my hours and I couldnt just work what I wanted and had to do all. I tried to leave with dignity and told my boss that I had another job when I actually didnt.. my question is, will the unemployment judge hold that against me if my boss tells him that I quit as I had another job?







Hi,

Contrary to popular belief, I do not provide consultations to prepare for unemployment hearings for free or through this forum.

This is here to help people figure it out for themselves and provide the basics of how and when it becomes possible to collect.

But I did read what you wrote and had you bothered to read anything at all about unemployment when quitting you might be lead to believe that just the act of "walking off your shift" is a big no no.

It's an irresponsible thing to do.

When someone walks off their shift, without permission because they are upset with what a supervisor has told them .. that, in and of itself becomes grounds for termination with cause for misconduct.

If the employer substantially changes the "conditions of hire" then, you must also act responsibly and reasonably, when dealing with the problem the employer has created for you .. which is contrary to those "conditions", you believe you are working under. If you approach the situation with an attitude of preservation for both self and job .. and are concerned about being able to prove there was good cause for quitting attributable to the work or unreasonable expectations of the employer .. you don't walk off the job.

But what did you do? You left work in the middle of a shift and when those actions didn't work .. you told your employer you were quitting because you had a new job.

You let your emotions rule you and as I've said before, emotions have little value when it comes to proving a legal burden which belongs to the moving party and unquestionably, that was you.

And even now, after you should have gotten this concept by first reading what I have to say, you tell me ..

"I didn't want to quit and wanted to continue to work but my boss told me that I couldn't pick and choose my hours and I couldn't just work what I wanted and had to do all. I tried to leave with dignity and told my boss that I had another job when I actually didn't.. my question is, will the unemployment judge hold that against me if my boss tells him that I quit as I had another job?"

That's not an argument that wins unemployment hearings .. that is how you self-disqualify yourself.

All I'm interested in right now is if you might have proven good cause for quitting by showing that the conditions of hire didn't state that you might be required to work different hours as the employer saw fit. Or in other words did the employer guarantee a specific shift for you?

Did you even make an attempt to seek alternative childcare for the different hours? Or did you just rant and rave that it was impossible before making that "required effort" to preserve the employment?

Aside from this, I try to make it clear that when someone doesn't understand after reading any of the free content that might be similar and relevant to an individual's situation that I'm more than willing to help them understand ..

Just not for free.

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