My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: CA
I'm sorry if this is hard to follow. I tried to leave out detailed information.
I worked for a corporate giant in a sales position with an annualized quota for a little over a year. After finishing the first year over plan, I was hot one month and cold two in the new fiscal and I was given two written warnings about my performance but I was feeling confident because I had a huge deal on the horizon and some of my peers were doing worse with nothing like that in sight. The last day of the fourth month I turned in a deal that put me approximately three and a half months ahead of my quota. Apparently that wasn't enough to save my job.
That afternoon my boss called me and told me my pace of work was unsatisfactory and that I had the choice to resign or be terminated at the end of the day. I reminded him that I just turned in a year-changing deal but he wasn't having it. I would be unemployed that evening willingly or not. He said that resignation would make things easier for all parties involved, that trying to find a job after a termination is not easy, that he would recommend me and draft any letters that I needed, that I would be entitled to the commission from the huge deal so long as it went through completely, and that he would approve an unemployment benefits claim because he understood the upcoming holidays wouldn't make finding a new job easy.
I was sick of being micromanaged and if a gigantic sale like that wasn't enough to get them off my back, nothing would make them happy. It seemed like a perfect out while saving face and not burning any bridges. I tendered my resignation and filed for unemployment benefits the following morning citing personal reasons for leaving my job. My employer would cite voluntary leaving work for other employment. Six weeks later I received a letter from the EDD saying I was denied unemployment because quitting disqualified me and now I am in a panic because of my dire financial situation.
In my rage and distress I immediately drafted a two and half page letter to go with my appeal form telling the truth of what really happened but I wanted to take to the internet to get some answers first or see if anyone else had run into something similar and what my options were. I am a little scared about facing this company and my former boss even in an UI appeals hearing and what it could mean for my future but at the same time my finances are dire. There are so many things I could have done differently in hindsight, but I was up against a wall and hurried into making an uninformed decision.
Any sort of input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, all.