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Old 06-24-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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I worked at Blockbuster in Pittsburgh, Pa.. I had to move 25 miles away but still came to work for 2 more months, but just couldn't afford to pay someone to bring me anymore. I had no vehicle. I gave 2 weeks notice and quit. Two months later the store went out of business. Blockbuster fought unemployment. Unemployment said that even though I HAD a 'nessecitous and compelling reason', I didn't 'exhaust all my alternatives'. I filed an appeal and haven't got a hearing date yet. Anybody know what other alternatives I might not have thought of? Anybody have any info about the hearing? Please help! I did everything I could think of to stay!
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: ɥbɹnqsʇʇıd
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I gave 2 weeks notice and quit.
That's where you messed up man. Getting unemployment now will be next to impossible.
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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You moved on your own and then quit on your own. Why should they pay you unemployment?
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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Sorry to say but unless things have changed, you cannot collect unemployment if you resign or quit on your own.
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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They determined I HAD a 'neccessitous and compelling' reason to move. They are ok that I moved. They just said I didn't 'exhaust all my alternatives' before I did. I was interested in someone that knew about unemployment to give me some information on what to present at the hearing that maybe I haven't thought of. Thank you.
Facts... no buses late at night (they wouldn't let me work days), taxi was tooo expensive, I even thought about a store closer to the new house, but the next store was the exact same mileage (just a different direction). I actually paid someone to drive me but it ended up costing me more than I made for the 4 hours I worked per day. Our store didn't have a manager to speak with and I asked the DM if I could work only 1 day a week to stay on the payroll but they said the policy was no less then 2 days a week (but there were many weeks they only scheduled me for 1 day). They cut hours (because of bankruptcy and impending closings) so I couldn't even get many hours. What else could I have done? I was paying someone $30 to drive me (for fuel), and was only bringing home $25.
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill
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Sounds like a crappy situation, no useful advice but good luck.
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