Walmart cake decorator in Nebraska and full-time college student online
I have been a cake decorator for a Walmart in Nebraska for four and a half years. The past two years, I have been pursuing my AAFB through Univ. of Phoenix, online full-time. Online colleges require a lot more reading and responding than traditional colleges. The problem I am running into is that most nights I am awake very late trying to accomplish my school work. Recently, I have arrived to work late resulting in tardies and points going against me. I have asked my manager to schedule earlier shifts for me so that I may have more time in the evenings to complete my homework and not be required to stay up so late. She fulfilled this request until the management level above her said that the request could no longer play out because they needed a cake decorator in the bakery until 8pm (when the bakery closes) in case a customer needs a cake written on or to place an order for a cake. As I recall from the Computer Based Learning (CBL) programs that Walmart requires upon hiring and training, everyone in the department is supposed to know how to do these two tasks. What I am wondering is do I have a valid reason to collect unemployment so that I can continue to pursue my education? My goal is to acquire up to a Bachelor's degree in business and open my own establishment. However, my grades are slipping because I am forced to hand in late assignments because I do not have enough time to complete sufficiently.
No Kelly, I do not think you have a valid reason to quit and collect unemployment because a quit must be attributable to the work .. and the rigors of school are not attributable to an employer.
However the tardies are their concern and what you've described would be misconduct.
However, you also think you may have valid reasoning, provided by Walmart computer based training to escalate your request for accommodation for reconsideration.