Collecting Unemployment
When You Quit A Job Requires Thinking Strategically

It's been established with UI case law, that unemployment, when you quit a job  is a possibility.

However, the myth formed that you must be fired to collect because benefits when you quit, even with good cause, is without a doubt, more difficult .. even impossible.   Employees do not think, act or respond to employers strategically, they react impulsively.

Proving Good Cause is in Exhaustive Efforts to Preserve the Job .. Until the Reasonable Person knows it's Futile.

It is not by accident I use words such as , strategy, or tactic to describe what it is some employers do to employees .. that they may come across as dirty words is because I witnesses evidence that conflicted with what I heard .. or noticed that never made it into the pile of documents I submitted for hearings.

However, in light of the fact that my intent with for this website has been to even out the playing field, you need some strategies and tactics of your own as an employee with a lot less control in the workplace .. than your boss and your boss's boss and on and on it goes up the ladder to the top.

Even when you've done everything right as an employee who just wants to quit .. such as acquainting yourself with the UI statutes about disqualifications and the specific exceptions to the rules (provisions) quitting is at best, going to be a leap of faith.

Faith, that all employers tell the truth and the people working within the system  of UI take seriously, the federal mandate to be fair and impartial, and  focus on what the law and interpretations (case law) explain is the right thing to do legally, for each individual unemployment claim. 

State UI employees are in essence, mandated to be conscious of avoiding considering their own thoughts and feelings to do their job well

It's the objective attitude needed to be fair .. and impartial.

And in case you didn't know it .. quitting a job for any reason is considered by many to always be of a personal nature.

There is one thing however, I learned to accept as fact about how unemployment works .. biases will appear where they aren't supposed to be found.

Fact: Human beings will always struggle with and sometimes fail to control  personal biases .. even if it's a part of the job expectations.

So, instead of feeling and reacting your way to that day you finally quit on impulse, step back and  try thinking forward .. strategically, tactically, objectively with regard to the rules about unemployment.

Tip:  Don't forget to document your efforts to preserve the employment.  it's the key when unemployment is possible because your reasoning is good.

Below, you'll find some insights about what employers do and personal thoughts about unemployment and quitting a job.

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