Originally Posted by CharlotteCharlotte
I was let go because my position was being eliminated. On my last day on the job I was given a brown paper bag that contained a snickers bar and my severance check. I then immediately went to the bank and cashed the severance check and then when I got home I filed online for UI benefits. I was actually approved the next day and was able to file my first week I was off with no breaks in my pay.
Usually larger companies plan for this. It saves them money to pre-file. And so your claim was already on record to some extent. I.E. if the Bank if laying off 500 people they would put data in the system with the names and no contesting the claim. Thus quicker.
To the OP. If they do FIRE you, you can do a couple things. Forget unemployement for the moment and start your documentation. Depending on how big the company is, you need to "defend" yourself. Even attendence issues alone are not always fireable, depending on the situation. I.E. are you late, do you not show up, do you call. There is generally a probation period, etc. As you weren't comitting a crime, a few tardies don't mean automatic firing. This of course is not always the case, certain jobs require people to be on time more than others. But I would look into FMLA and see what policies your company has. Also talk to you the HR manager or contact and let them know you are having issues. Get ahead of the game. Make it hard for them to fire you. I don't know you issues, but if they are legit, some companies don't want the PR nightmare that could follow.
Lastly, start looking... Unless you are so valuable, you are already damaged goods. Hard to earn back certain levels of respect.