Why yes, I do want my UC cake.
July 12, 2010 10:16 AM Subscribe
There are many askme questions where answers are given that say "Have you asked to be laid off?". Have you or anyone you know done this successfully? My company is not laying off - when people leave or are let go or retire, they are just redistributing duties and not rehiring.
posted by sio42 to Work & Money (13 answers total)
I am preparing to leave my job (finally!). I have not given my two weeks' yet. I have a meeting on Thursday with the temp agency that got me this job. I'm going back to school (finally figured that out too.), so I'm just looking for some PT easy receptionist type stuff which they are happy to help with.
My boss already knows I'm unhappy here. I'm still doing the work and I'm not completely checked out, but he never expected me to stay either (he told me that after i started here - i was just the most capable person they were able to find after 6 months of searching). Working PT here is not an option. That has come up before. I need to be here "in case" something goes wrong so I can be the one to call in the ticket and be a sort of middle-man for the tech. I'm not really a tech of any sort.
I know that their UC insurance might go up if I file a claim, but I have no idea how that works. If I could get UC and go to school, that'd be great. But I'm not going to school for anything related to my job here, so I can't use that as an "excuse" for getting laid off.
I'm not trying to scam the system, but since it's been suggested and some people have said they've done it, I'd like to hear how it worked and what specifically you did/said/etc. How do I even know if my boss is the one I should ask? Since we were nationalized recently, my HR person isn't even in this state. Fun.
(i did search, but most answers were a few years old. i'm looking for anyone who has done this recently and anyone who has done this with a large nonprofit.)