I've been doing some research of my own and I have found so far it seems difficult to quit a job and still retain UI benefits. I have been thinking about quitting for about three months now, but I do not want to lose my benefits. I want to know if any of my reasonings for leaving would be acceptable for quitting and still collect Unemployment:
1. I believe my boss has spread rumors about why I was transferred to his store. Referring to an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female co-worker, of which is not true.
2. I believe he gives preferential treatment to other employees.
3. I was promised a promotion, but after a couple of months did not receive it. I was told by an ex employee that he had also promised the promotion to another manager. When I requested a transfer to another store, he promoted the other manager. Unfortunately, I was unable to be transferred to another store.
4. I feel I have been unfairly reprimanded several times, once because I "failed' to prevent a customer from shoplifting. Other times for supposedly "poor work performance." However, I feel that I have excellent work performance.
5. There have been times I have been scheduled during my unavailability. Mostly recently a Sunday morning. I usually attend church on Sundays. Otherwise, I am available to work most any other time.
6. I am scheduled at other stores without being asked. I feel this more of a curtsy grievance. In some instances, it does require me to drive farther than I would like to.
7. My boss does not prepare the next week's schedule every Wednesday as he is required to by company policy, this makes it difficult if I have an emergency schedule conflict. It also makes it difficult to make plans outside of work.
I am not sure if any of these are valid reasons for quitting. I have attempted to talk about these issues with my District manager, but he does not return my calls. And right now he is our HR department, as our original HR reps have been let go a couple of months ago. I'd rather not lose the benefits even if it means I have to continue to work in a situation that I am not comfortable being in.