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Old 07-29-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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I'm hoping someone can help me. I just lost my job yesterday due to another person being hired at a lesser pay and the boss who terminated me is stating it's my fault (I did make a minor mistake) but nothing like others have done - I've never cost the company money and have been loyal for 3 years and am now so depressed I can't think straight. The issue with this boss has always been personal and I believe he was just looking for a way to terminate me.

I'm trying to apply for unemployment but had to check the box that says 'fired' since I didnt quit. I feel this is unjust because I had a gut feeling they were looing to replace me but never dreamed it would be over a very minor issue.

I cannot reach unemployment over the phone and am desperatly looking to talk to the Unployment office before I submit my claim - has anyone else had this problem ?

Does anyone know how I can contact them via phone where a person will actually answer ? Do I have a chance of collecting because if not - I'm one step from the street.

Thank you in advance...I don't know where to turn
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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You're screwed. Welcome to Texas BTW.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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Put your efforts towards finding a new job.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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I'm hoping someone can help me. I just lost my job yesterday due to another person being hired at a lesser pay and the boss who terminated me is stating it's my fault (I did make a minor mistake) but nothing like others have done - I've never cost the company money and have been loyal for 3 years and am now so depressed I can't think straight. The issue with this boss has always been personal and I believe he was just looking for a way to terminate me.

I'm trying to apply for unemployment but had to check the box that says 'fired' since I didnt quit. I feel this is unjust because I had a gut feeling they were looing to replace me but never dreamed it would be over a very minor issue.

I cannot reach unemployment over the phone and am desperatly looking to talk to the Unployment office before I submit my claim - has anyone else had this problem ?

Does anyone know how I can contact them via phone where a person will actually answer ? Do I have a chance of collecting because if not - I'm one step from the street.

Thank you in advance...I don't know where to turn
If you haven't turned in the form yet, change it from fired to workforce reduction or position terminated. It's not a lie as a workforce reduction can mean the position now pays a lower wage, which is also the case in position terminated.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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Default Uhhhh...

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You're screwed. Welcome to Texas BTW.
I know you're probably joking, but it does sound a little harsh, no? The person seems almost desperate, 'probably not going to help him/her get over the initial shock of being fired. A nicer way would be to say 'you are not eligble for benefits if you've been fired'.

To the OP, it may help to note what you did, or can do in case anyone has a lead for you. Also, what part of town do you live, or how far are you willing to drive, etc.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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I know you're probably joking, but it does sound a little harsh, no?
Yeah, maybe. Trying to make a point at the same time.

Sorry, I'm not good with the sweet lemon thing.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Houston Inner Loop
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Unfortunately, you will not qualify for unemployment benefits if you were fired.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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Yeah, maybe. Trying to make a point at the same time.

Sorry, I'm not good with the sweet lemon thing.
Roger that. You were accurate otherwise, no benefits when fired, and I'm sure the employer would fight any appeals.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I would not just walk away from unemployment without a fight. You should still contact them about benefits and it is possible that your former employer will not have a legitimate reason for having fired you and may not oppose your receiving benefits. It may not work out but you having nothing to lose. You should also contact the EEOC to see if you were unjustly "fired" and if they agree with you, your former employer may not want to hassle with the government and may permit you the benefits. Start with the EEOC before contacting the unemployment folks.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Agree with an above poster. Although you have been given some good advice on unemployment and the EEOC - make finding a new job priority.
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