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Unemployment after voluntary retirement

I have new direct management and what was an occasionally unpleasant job has turned into a nightmare of forced meetings and overhead I've never had to deal with and won't in any way help me in my work. There's a possibility that instead of just quitting, I could take advantage of a voluntary "retirement" whereby I continue to receive a salary for some period of time after leaving. That brings up a question. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Sep 11, 2014 - 4 answers

I'm About to be Fired. Now What?

I walked into work today and was suspended with potential termination for policy violations, one of which does include the event that led me to ask this question. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Jun 12, 2014 - 21 answers

How to Protect My Employability

A combination of anxiety attack and anemia (the term used by the paramedics was close to that, I don't recall) caused me to pass out in my office. I was discovered unconscious, and came to as the EMT people arrived. I was not scheduled to work that day, but agreed to help the shift supervisor and departing assistant manager, who refused to come into work. The shift supervisor did not react well to the possibility of having to stay in the store to close it. This resulted in a public confrontation after the paramedics left (because I refused further medical treatment; they told me to go home immediately). I ended up closing the store. My store manager, who tried to fire me once already, has informed the District Manger and HR. I was told to come in at my scheduled time, but I can expect to sign papers. What can I expect during a retail-industry termination? [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Apr 14, 2014 - 24 answers

Should I quit my job?

Overworked and about to be more so. Should I quit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2014 - 22 answers

How to escape low-wage service jobs in your 20s?

Those of you post-grads figuring it out in your 20s (or 30s) doing odd jobs, waiting tables, jobs not nec. related to your major, where are you now? What advice would you have if you could go back and do it again? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on May 22, 2013 - 38 answers

Should I stay or should I go now?

Should I stay in the job I've always wanted (at the expense of a dream) or go on the trip that I've always wanted (at the expense of stability)? [more inside]
posted by liquorice on May 2, 2013 - 26 answers

Hand Surgery Part Two?

About 8 weeks ago I sliced the flexor profundus tendon that allows the tip of my right pinky to function. I had surgery and have now subsequently re-severed the healing tendon, requiring ANOTHER round of surgery to try to repair again. Should I go through with this? Issues related to post-operative depression, unemployment, and general existentialist angst inside. See previous. [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Apr 16, 2013 - 11 answers

Things to think about in a lay-off

I have a feeling that I am going to be laid off at my review next week. Since I suspect that this is coming, I would appreciate any suggestions on what I should say at the review and also, what the next steps I should take are, particularly things that I may not think of or overlook during the somewhat emotional time. Further details on my particular situation inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2012 - 13 answers

Do I quit this job or have a nervous breakdown?

I'm badly depressed and anxious. And I've got the worst job of my life - I'm 42, so that's saying a lot - complete with a boss I despise and who seems to despise me. My therapist thinks I should quit. Um, hello? Realistically, what can I do? Special flower BS inside. [more inside]
posted by Jaie on Sep 22, 2012 - 26 answers

Can a company's offer of severance pay be withdrawn?

Will my company stop paying me severance if they learn I've already found another job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2012 - 13 answers

Help with EDD unemployment benefits

I am in California and have some questions regarding the Employment Development Department. [more inside]
posted by i_wear_boots on Aug 11, 2012 - 4 answers

Good job, fork grabber. Try not to cry on your pasta.

My clinical depression is getting worse and I think I need to quit my job, but really need the income. I'm in Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2012 - 16 answers

What's my next move?

At a work-life crossroads: 23 years old, college grad, getting laid off, about to get married and buy a house, struggling to find the next job, in school but thinking about going back for more degree(s). Seeking general advice on my next steps. [more inside]
posted by wansac on May 18, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me find help to get a job

Career coach or someone who can help me find/get a job in my field (social work/non-profit)? Getting desperate and losing hope after three years of no luck. In NYC. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on May 11, 2012 - 14 answers

He's actually very nice.

We have a close friend who needs a job solely for the benefits. The catch: he has been out of the work force for five years and isn't particularly social or skilled. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

How are 1099 contractors different from W2 contractors?

I got a part-time job contracting for a non-profit. Turns out they have me as a 1099 contractor instead of a W2 as I'm accustomed to. What do I need to do or know? [more inside]
posted by never nice on Nov 15, 2011 - 20 answers

Is EI too shameful?

Work is ending next week, nothing lined up to follow. Should I go on EI or is that too shameful/irresponsible for someone of an upper middle class background? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2011 - 19 answers

Advice on refocusing resume?

Help my mom (a social worker with 25+ years of varied experience) clarify and refocus her her resume? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Aug 4, 2011 - 5 answers

They say man plans and God laughs, but no one's laughing here...

Through circumstances beyond anyone's control, my work situation has suddenly become a lot more precarious, and I'm freaking out. How to handle the uncertainty? [more inside]
posted by Ceci n'est pas un sockpuppet on Jul 18, 2011 - 7 answers

I just want to work!

3.5 years out of college and I'm still looking for permanent work. I've sent out a ton of resumes, and have had a few interviews, but can't seem to get anything to stick. What am I doing wrong? What can I do better? How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Jun 8, 2011 - 47 answers

Can't be honest without being negative, can't be positive without being dishonest

How do I not wear my resentment heart on my sleeve when it comes to job interviews? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2011 - 14 answers

How to mention that you're unemployed without sounding desperate on your blog

I'm trying to fill out my bio section which anyone who clicks my name on the blog, and I'm wondering if there is a casual and witty, but sincere way of writing it to let people know that I'm available for unemployment (or should I mention it at all)? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on May 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Unemployment Post-Staffing Agency

Am I likely to get unemployment from a staffing agency? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Mar 23, 2011 - 7 answers

The future of work

Will unemployment soar as machines do more and more of our work for us? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Feb 8, 2011 - 40 answers

Did I screw myself by working part-time while receiving unemployment?

Did I screw myself by accepting a part-time job? [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard on Jan 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Why yes, I do want my UC cake.

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. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Jul 12, 2010 - 13 answers

What else is an MLIS good for?

I picked the wrong time to go to library school. What else can I do with my life? [more inside]
posted by Daily Alice on Apr 14, 2010 - 11 answers

What should I do to prepare myself for an impending likely release from employment?

I work in software development in the state of Washington. Recently my manager has informed me that unless my work performance significantly improves in the next 8 weeks, I will be let go. Other than working my tail off to prove myself capable of meeting my team's performance expectations, and looking for other positions internally/externally in the meantime, how should I prepare myself for an impending release from employment? Will I be eligible for unemployment benefits given this situation (and no misconduct on my part), and if so what can I expect to get?
posted by CallMeWhiskers on Feb 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Does my husband qualify for unemployment?

Will my husband qualify for unemployment in California after a long-term temp/contract position is over? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Dec 18, 2009 - 5 answers

would i be eligible for unemployment?

i gave my two weeks notice at my job in january, and the 30th should have been my last day. still here a month later. question about my inevitable departure and unemployment benefits; more inside. [more inside]
posted by austere on Mar 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Fired and time is running out.

I was fired from my last job, looking for a new one. How do I spin this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I earn some a small steady income in an area with little employment to be found?

Living in an area with literally no jobs to be found. What things can I do to even earn a bit of cash? [more inside]
posted by jrdnbaade on Feb 1, 2009 - 37 answers

Got fired on Friday… is this an option?

I got fired on Friday after 2.5 years with the company. I’d like to apply for unemployment in my state (Minnesota) but I’m worried my employer will contest it. Can I trade knowledge that I alone have for a guarantee that they won’t? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2009 - 40 answers

Does my website revenue count against unemployment?

UnemploymentFilter: How do alternate income streams factor into unemployment and how many months do I have left? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Nov 26, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I collect backdated unemployment benefits?

NY Unemployment Benefits Filter: I applied for unemployment benefits approximately three weeks after my company had to release me, due to downsizing. Essentially, I am trying to recover unemployment benefits I did not claim during those first three weeks. Am I out of luck? [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Oct 27, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I set up a Remote Working Hub?

I have been asked to set up a “Remote Working Hub” to allow employees to work away from the office. Where can I go for more information? Does it work? [more inside]
posted by SarahM on Sep 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Quittin' time

Two questions about quitting or not quitting my job in Washington, DC: 1. What are my rights if I quit and want to collect unemployment and 2. If I stay, how do I stay sane? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Do you get unemployment if you resign and they ask you to leave?

If you give two weeks notice and your employer asks you to leave immediately, are you eligible for unemployment in Oregon? [more inside]
posted by peep on Jul 24, 2007 - 16 answers

Why work?

Is it possible to be a well-respected and fulfilled person without having a career? [more inside]
posted by JJ Jenkins on Feb 11, 2007 - 59 answers

Can I collect unemployment because the owner abandoned his business?

Can I collect unemployment because the owner abandoned his business and will not return phone calls or e-mails? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2007 - 9 answers

How do you prove you deserve unemployment compensation?

Unemployment benefits. Long story short, although I was making production goals and coming to work on-time, dressed appropriately &c, my supervisor thought I "didn't like" my job and would be "more suited" for something else. So I was given the "quit or be fired" option. They said they would not contest my application for unemployment benefits (I'm in Illinois). I filled out the forms, explaining that I was fired for not "being suited" to the job, despite making goals. However, I've gotten a letter saying there are "questions" about my claim and I have to be intereviewed. How am I supposed to handle this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2005 - 15 answers

End of Unemployment

What do you do when your unemployment runs out? [more inside]
posted by alicila on Sep 14, 2004 - 17 answers

How thoroughly should I fill out Oregon state unemployment forms?

What's the deal with unemployment work search records? [more inside]
posted by cmonkey on Jul 21, 2004 - 4 answers

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