My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Florida
I quit my sales commission job (employed from March 09 to Sept 09) in Sept 09 because I was spending more on fuel than I was making.
My brother worked for this same company (from March 09 to June 09), same position and quit for the same reason. Prior to working for this company he had been on unemployment since Aug 08. After quitting from this same company, his unemployment benefits were re-instated with no problems.
I called unemployment office before I quit to explain my situation and the rep did not tell me that I would be denied unemployment benefits, but that I should do what I need to do.
The product I was selling was the most expensive in the industry and a tough sell in this economy. Not to mention, I apparently was not cut out for the world of sales. My salary went from $3,000 a month to $281.00 a month.
The last month of my employment my vehicle was repossessed.
Evidently I was naïve in thinking that I had good cause to quit since I was spending more than I was making.
I have been denied unemployment and am awaiting a hearing. Given my circumstances, do I have a chance of having the denial reversed?
Neither of my former two employers would fight unemployment claims, would that be an option?