What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? New Jersey
I recently (Jan 16, 2010) applied for UI in NJ since being unemployed and receiving no income since November 3, 2011.
I have received my Notice of Benefit Determination and a letter detailing an Appointment for Claims Examiner Interview with the reason defined as: "You may have quit your job without good cause attributable to the work."
I've prepared a summary of the events that led to my applying for UI and plan to fax the packet to the Unemployment Office before the interview.
I'm just not sure if I'm being too excessive. Am I giving too many details? Should I not fax anything and just answer the questions on the back of the sheet? Does the fact that I have a fact finding interview mean that my previous employer has filed a dispute? Will they be on the line simultaneously with me during the interview?
I've attached my summary below. If anyone can take the time to read it and just give me some insight, I'd really appreciate it.
Elance Account Page
Elance Jobs Page
Summary of Events
I previously worked at a start-up web development firm with a 2-hour daily commute. The commute was 2-hours because I had started at the company while I still lived on my college's campus, which was a 10 minute walk from the office. After 1-1/2 years, I wanted to find a more stable position closer to home. I received offers from two companies, Company A and Company B.
Company B was another startup with the same stability issues as my previous employer and I accecpeted a position at Company A despite the fact that my skill set did not contain the skills that the job description required ( see resume and job description attached. Items #1 and #2 ). I was told I would be trained in the skills necessary.
Training did not begin until 15 days after my first day and included a small subset of the skills required as listed in the job description (See Training Syllabus. Item #3). The work I was given was out of my expertise and the skills I had aquired in academia and through previous experience were being under utilized and forgotten.
At this point, I had been contacted by two previous colleagues from a previous employer with an offer to join their entreprenuerial start-up project. I was also contacted at this time by Company B with inquiries into how my new position is working out and a request to restart the interview process. Because the work at Company A was outside of my ability to perform and I had a business opportunity lined up, I quit my position at Company A on November 3rd, 2010 after giving my two-weeks notice. I then worked with the aforementioned collegues for no income until mid-December when the venture failed.
I then attempted to start a sole proprietorship freelance web development business via freelance websites like Elance.com (See screenshot of account page. Item #4). I was unable to find work through these sites (See screenshot of Jobs page. Item #5). At this time, I also began applying to jobs via websites like Dice.com and received no inquiries in my required salaray range or without excessive commute times.
And here are the answers to the back of the sheet.
1) Most recent employer:
a. Name of Company: Company A2) Time frame
b. Address: XXXX YYYY Rd, ZZZZZ, NJ
c. Phone Number:
d. Supervisor : Mat Gilpa
a. First day worked:
i. Month: June
ii. Day: 28
iii. Year: 2010
b. Last day worked
i. Month: November
ii. Day: 3
iii. Year: 2010
3) What was your rate of pay?
a. $27 per hour
4) What hours and days did you normally work?
5) What kind of work did you do?
a. Mainframe bug fixing and program compiling
6) Are you seeking work in your regular occupation at about the same pay, hours, and distance as above?
7) Are you: Attending a training course or school.?
a. CompTia A+ Certification
b. CompTia Network+ Certification
8) Please complete the following:
a. I am looking for full-time work OR part-time work
b. I am looking for work in the following fields Web Development and Technical Support.
c. I have 3 and 0 years experience in these fields, respectively.
d. The lowest rate of pay that I will accept is $26 / hour
e. I normally look for work by: Other
f. I am willing to travel 25 minutes to a job.
9) Please list any facts or details that might explain the items above:
a. I normally look for work via job search websites like Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com, or Dice.com.
b. The CompTia certifications are self-paced courses. I have purchased the necessary materials for the exam and have been studying and self-assessing bi-weekly.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?