What if I've taken a position that's way over my head?
I'm in the state of California. I was approved and was receiving the Federal Extension after depleting my original U.I. claim and an extension. I was only given 13 weeks on the Federal and had received only one month of the Federal benefits.
Then, I found an entry level position at a company where the job has turned out to be way more complicated than my abilities! I knew very little about what the job entailed before accepting it because it was an entry level position and I thought okay, they're willing to train me, so I'll take it! The position turned out to be very high pressure and I already know that I can't do it and I'm just waiting for them to figure that out before my 90 day trial period ends. It's just a matter of time before they let me go.
Considering that I had already been approved for the Federal Extension, do you think that I will be able to apply and receive unemployment insurance on a new claim or receive any of the remaining money that was granted to me on the Federal Extension?
It took me over a year to land this job because of my age (I'm 50) and the fact that I don't speak fluent Spanish. When you're interviewer is 20 years younger than you are, you're unlikely going to get the job. I know that age discrimination is illegal, but it's still going on.
Thanks for your help.
Well do not quit. Just make sure you respond to any performance eval you might get. In the meantime .. I think it would be wise to go to your boss and tell them that you're not getting it and ask if they can provide some training.
And remember this when people are fired for an "inability" to do the job .. an employer wants to prove you were capable and that any performance issue is due to "neglect of your job duties".
You just need to focus everything on proving that it wasn't neglect, but "inability".
This holds true for most states .. although I recently read an Ohio precedent .. which found inability to be misconduct ..
Read some examples in the California Eligibility guide
It's a good resource for you.