I was recently laid off from a company I had been for 3y 3m due to my position being terminated (budget constraints). I was working full time and going to school part time--the issue being on Wednesdays I go from 1:30pm-8:00pm (I was working 5 hours from 7-12pm)--so a 37 hour work week for this past semester.
So when called by EDD I agreed with the fact that my availability on Wednesday may be compromised due to the fact that I had class from 1:30-8pm but was fully available the other 6 days. So I received a letter today saying I am not eligible to receive benefits because my school or training is placing limit on the hours I am available for work, and since I am not fully available for work, being denied.
So I am working on my appeal. I am in California. Any pointers? If I have to drop school for a job that is not an issue--I totally would. Any pointers on my appeal? This is what I have so far:
"My previous employer accomodating for my school schedule, which allowed me to leave early on Wednesday afternoons to attend class. However, since I have been laid off from that employer and am now seeking work, I understand that my availability needs to be completely open. Therefore, if necessary, I can and will remove myself from current coursework so that I can have an open schedule for any positions that I apply for. I understand that most employers are looking for employees that can work Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, and if an employer wants to hire me for those hours, I can and will drop my classes so that I may return to work. It is more important for me to have a job right now than to work on a future career goal."
What do you think? Is there something key here I should include to make sure I get an appeals court date? I really have no idea, and am quite frustrated at the moment. Any help would be great, thanks!!