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Help with new job outlook #5379517 03/18/20 12:11 PM
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So all,

I was given the choice to be fired or "resign" about two weeks ago. I'm somewhat irritated as i just got my hearing aids and what a difference it makes. I was thrown out the door as i did everything asked but some of the proprietary software i wasn't "perfect" at using.and perfect was said. My boss was given and additional department to run and according to him he hated his boss and "things weren't going well for him". I saw somecred flags when i was hired. I. Was told in my interview "we lied the job isn't technically technical writing." I resigned somewhat reluctantly as firing hurt job prospects. So how do I deal with this on future job applications? I was already looking. It was an airline job so alot of people know each other. All help appreciated.


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Re: Help with new job outlook [Re: 97prizm] #5379527 03/18/20 12:25 PM
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Sorry to hear that. Do you get any compensation for the layoff / firing / resign? If being fired hurt your chance of getting unemployment get a lawyer, they might be able to help negotiate for more compensation, because they said they lied about the job description.

Not know which state you are from we can't help with the local laws. At will employment will not protect you for these firing, but some state may consider unemployment for firing as well.


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Re: Help with new job outlook [Re: 97prizm] #5379548 03/18/20 12:50 PM
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I wasn't fired. I took the resign option. I had considered a lawyer due to the hearing aids and hearing loss but was told it was a slippery slope. Two can i get unemployment if i was forced to resign? Not sure.


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Re: Help with new job outlook [Re: 97prizm] #5379549 03/18/20 12:52 PM
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Don't disclose it unless asked. I don't believe (double check this) that the new employer is allowed to ask "why" your employment was ended. To bad you "quit" as it's unlikely that you will be eligible for UI. But still file, what's the worst that can happen.. they say no? You can challenge a denial but that will take time and you won't receive payments during that time but will get back pay if you were to win. But that process can literally take months and you'll still need to look for work.

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Re: Help with new job outlook [Re: 97prizm] #5379560 03/18/20 01:07 PM
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Right now is not a good time.

Re: Help with new job outlook [Re: 97prizm] #5379564 03/18/20 01:10 PM
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There are probably a million links on resume writing. I was thinking about changing jobs a few months ago (glad I didn't, man!) and luckily have a 33 yo daughter who knows the current, correct way to construct a resume. It's different than the old days. You have about 15 seconds to catch an HR person's interest and as always it helps to have someone on the inside for a good reference.

Tough timing, best of luck.



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Re: Help with new job outlook [Re: 97prizm] #5379565 03/18/20 01:13 PM
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Can you get unemployment if you resign?

I usually prefer to be fired but with an agreement with HR that it be classified as resignation in their files

Re: Help with new job outlook [Re: Alfred_B] #5379576 03/18/20 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Alfred_B
Can you get unemployment if you resign?

I usually prefer to be fired but with an agreement with HR that it be classified as resignation in their files

No, otherwise everyone would be taking a job and "resigning". 😂.. you can only get it for being laid off and some very very specific reasons like if you can prove you quit due to harassment or some other employer violation of a protected status like a qualifying disability. Quitting/resigning is almost always denied.

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Re: Help with new job outlook [Re: 97prizm] #5379578 03/18/20 01:29 PM
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You were fired, employers think thats a way out of unemployment, Its not. You had no control over the situation. An unemployment Judge will rule in your favor after the facts come out.

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Originally Posted by stroked93
You were fired, employers think thats a way out of unemployment, Its not. You had no control over the situation. An unemployment Judge will rule in your favor after the facts come out.



I think this is true.

I'm hiring someone currently and I ask why they left different positions.

You don't even need to lie to come up with something creative. "The position and responsibilities were not what I was expecting."


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Re: Help with new job outlook [Re: thooks] #5379627 03/18/20 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by thooks
Right now is not a good time.


I would take a breather for a few weeks. Polish up your resume.


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Re: Help with new job outlook [Re: 97prizm] #5379677 03/18/20 04:01 PM
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Apply for unemployment. Everyone else is too and they won't look too closely at your application.

You got something close to a "constructive dismissal"-- they gave you work that wasn't in your job description that you weren't qualified to do.

Let the unemployment guys figure it out.

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Yes, apply and see what happens.

You’ll find something better. Good luck.

Re: Help with new job outlook [Re: 97prizm] #5379737 03/18/20 05:24 PM
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Your post is pretty mushy for a technical writer unless you used a phone for assembling it, that always converts my perfectly legible, correctly spelled, well punctuated missive into an indecipherable mess. I'm not even close to being a professional technical writer.


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I'm not sure what you do or wanna do, or where you are in your life.
All I can tell you is education set me free; it paved the road to job (and financial) independence.

Good luck; I hope you land somewhere great!


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