what's the best way to leave a job if you don't already have another one
January 16, 2013 6:04 PM Subscribe
My boss and I agreed I am not right for my job. How can I be eligible for unemployment while not having a black mark of being fired for future employers?
posted by lacedcoffee to Work & Money (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My boss and I came to the conclusion that I am not right for my job. He is being very understanding and is willing to work out an agreement with me. Provided that I am not able to get another job within the time frame (let's say 3 months), what's the best way for me to leave that ensures unemployment benefits (I'm in California) while not leaving a black mark on me for future employers? I've read if I quit, I cannot get unemployment. Is the alternative to be fired? But in order to be eligible for unemployment, it will need to be through no fault of my own. And would I have to tell future employers that I was fired? What's the best way to navigate this situation? Thanks!