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Old 06-23-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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Default I got demoted and I quit...can I collect unemployment?

I worked for a company in Michigan for 6 years as a (skilled trade-Journeyman)tool and die worker and was hired for this position.Now they want to elimate my position and put me on the production line.I have been a journeyman tool and die worker for 25 years and never worked(nor wanted to)work production in my life.They are giving me zero options.If I quit will I be able to collect unemployment?
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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Why not keep the job that you have and look for employment else where while you still have a job? Unemployment is not some sort of welfare. It is supposed to be a insurance for when you get laid off. Not because you do not like your job so you want to manipulate the system to your favor. But the answer is probably not.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:05 PM
 
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tman10- Absenting the implied moral judgment of the previous response you got, the sentiment may be right. You're better off accepting the offer and look for something else while employed. UI can be a trap, and the longer one seems to be on it, the less one seems to become employable. And, indeed, you are probably not likely to collect anyway. But contact your local office and ask the hypothetical question.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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If it wasn't the job you were hired to do then yes I would think there would be a chance to collect Unemployment, Having said that and being in Michigan and Unemployed for almost 20 months now I would keep the job and look for something else while you are working.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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If it wasn't the job you were hired to do then yes I would think there would be a chance to collect Unemployment, Having said that and being in Michigan and Unemployed for almost 20 months now I would keep the job and look for something else while you are working.
Thanks for the reply and I was hired as a tool and die worker(skilled)and spent 4 years of night school to get my journeyman card 25 years ago.Im not looking for any welfare just looking for a fair shake and a chance maybe to get back into college and get my degree so this will never happen again.

Standing infront of a machine for 9 hours a day was not my intentions when I decided to take up tool and die in the first place.

Again thankyou for your replys.This is all new to me.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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You didn't mention anything regarding salary. Are they forcing you to take a large cut in pay?

That could come into play regarding unemployment, although I agree with the above posters. Plus you're in a state that has one of the highest UE rates in the country.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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You didn't mention anything regarding salary. Are they forcing you to take a large cut in pay?

That could come into play regarding unemployment, although I agree with the above posters. Plus you're in a state that has one of the highest UE rates in the country.
If and its a big if I get stuck out on the production floor over 30 days it will be a significant cut in pay.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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Look at the best case scenarios:

A) You work in production and look for a job elsewhere and land it sooner than later
B) You go on unemployment and land a job sooner than later

Look at worst case scenarios:

A) You work in production and can't land another job for an extended period of time
B) You go on unemployment and can't land a job for an extended period of time
C) You are not eligible for unemployment after you quite and thus have no income

Which of the scenarios can you handle? If worst case scenarios B and C look better than worst case scenario A to you, then quitting might be a good option. Otherwise, sticking to the job while looking for work seems to be the way to go.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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If and its a big if I get stuck out on the production floor over 30 days it will be a significant cut in pay.
Are you union? Can you check with them?

My nephew in CA had his employer try and force him take a lower paying position and he wouldn't do it and they fired him and then they tried to fight his unemployment.

He had to go to a hearing but he won in the end.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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Are you union? Can you check with them?

My nephew in CA had his employer try and force him take a lower paying position and he wouldn't do it and they fired him and then they tried to fight his unemployment.

He had to go to a hearing but he won in the end.
We are non-union
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