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Old 11-14-2009, 04:16 PM
 
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Hello All,
I am presently working full time. I am considering taking a full time contract position for one year. The contract on that job expires in one year. If I take the job, and the contract does not renew, will I be able to collect unemployment when the job ends? I live in CA.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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You have a job and you want to quit? Are you under the care and supervision of a mental health professional? Kidding. Sorta.

Yes you should be eligible.

Keep in mind though that eligibility for the federal extension expires in December 2009. I don't believe the third extension has been passed yet but I'm not sure. This would mean that while you would be eligible for an initial claim, if you are unable to find work after that claim expires, you may be SOL. If the economy recovers by then it shouldn't be an issue but if the economy is still in the dumpster that could be a major issue.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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There's no guarantee your present job will last another year , but I'd hang on to it in case it doesn't last and you'll be able to collect . If you leave your present job its voluntary , end of story . If you take the 1 year contract job , and it doesn't renew , end of story there as well . Its a crapshoot .

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Old 11-14-2009, 07:08 PM
 
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There are reasons I want to leave my current position. I know, it sounds crazy, but unless you know the details....So, I just don't want to be left in the cold should the contract position fall out after one year. Thanks everybody...I really appreciate the feedback.
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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Why not cut back to part time in your current job and take the contract job too? It's a good idea sometimes to work two jobs simulataneously - especially when trying something new.
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