phone interview

Help, I have a phone interview! What should I expect? Check here and see what others are saying.

I got paid for one week a couple days after my phone interview. Two days before I got paid I sent my second claim via webcert. That got issues on the 25th. It says two weeks issued. Here it is Tuesday and I still haven’t been paid for those two weeks my second claim. Anybody understand this.

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So I had my EDD benefits revoked because after my phone interview, they say my training (tattoo apprenticeship) is not approved for CTB and is preventing me from finding full time work. My problem is they didn’t even give me the option of quitting the apprenticeship to pursue regular hours employment. I just received a CTB form and am wondering, am I better off just saying I’m no longer working the apprenticeship and am solely pursuing employment? Is it already too late to not claim my apprenticeship? If so, what is my best option of getting my apprenticeship approved for CTB as far as availability and what not?

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I got a notice a few weeks ago regarding participating on going to this mandatory workshop. The problem is that I can’t attend because the time that it begins. I get my 5 year old AUTISTIC child to school. I am also a single parent and don’t have assistance to get him ready for school except me. I called in advance saying my reason that I was told that it was not a reason. Then I got the notice two days ago about this phone interview. The lady was very like not allowing me to talk my true reason. I was answer questions from how my routine is like and how old is my child. They are going to make a decision if they are going to cut my unemployment benefit because of this one day. I am very upset because I got laid off, lack of support and taking care of my child with special needs. This unemployment is not family friendly and I know for sure I am not the only one in the planet going through this.


Hello, I work as a letter carrier for the USPS and had a vehicle accident on 2/11/15. Long story short, accident was not my fault. My postmaster believes that I am lying about the details of the accident and for that, I am being removed from my job effective 4/11/15. Since the 2/11/15, I have been put in “non paid leave”.

I am currently in the process with my Union to help me get my job due to wrongful termination/ severe punishment. I was advised to look for other jobs in the mean time, however I have not been able to find one so far. Keep in mind, I have applied at a few places.

So my question, can I collect UI? I’ve applied on 3/13/15 and will have a phone interview on 3/30/15.

Can anybody help me? Words of wisdom will be appreciated. Thank you! :)


Hello Everyone, here’s my question to actors who collect EDD benefits. I am an actor all the while I held a 9-5 job. I was booking a lot of work (Network shows) which of course conflicted with the 9-5. The company I worked for is a payroll company which basically pays my acting work checks as well as 9-5. Since my position with the company was crucial that I was there during work hours, needless to say I was written up and told I have to choose either my acting career or the 9-5 career. I decided to quit. The day before my last day of working my 9-5, I filmed an episode of a network TV show.

I filed unemployment the day I received my check from the show which was on the 7th of Feb. Of course, I wanted to be honest when filing my claim and listed the 9-5 as the very last employer. With that I was scheduled for a phone interview which asked Why I decided to quit, was there a way I could have stayed at the 9-5 etc. Of course I was denied due to the fact that I voluntarily quit. Here’s my question. I did not want to or intend to collect benefits from the 9-5 job. I intended to collect benefits from my acting jobs. I filed another claim leaving the 9-5 job OFF the claim and just listing all my acting work, residuals, etc. I just received a letter in the mail stating I filed the claim, but they used the reason for the claim from the original claim I filed on 2/7/2015 and with the 9-5 employer listed as the last employer.

I also received a letter stating I mail in copies of earnings I earned after 1/25/2015 totaling $2250.00 or more in able to remove prior disqualification. I have not filed my appeal just yet. Should I file the appeal? How will I be able to collect benefits based on my acting jobs and not the 9-5?


I never got notice in the mail that I had a phone interview today. Three , yes three, years after a retail giant laid me off from seasonal work they just NOW tell EDD I was fired due to misconduct. First, that’s not true. Second, this store paid me a settlement technically “admitting” wrongdoing and I was laid off. I was seasonal. So now EDD gets notified I was fired due to misconduct. Wtf? I told my interviewer everything but you know how EDD is. I’ve been through the Overpayment mess before and couldn’t sleep..but I won in 2013.

So now here I am again dealing with this. Corporate faxed the Interviewer who I spoke with a letter stating I’m eligible for rehire, but that was it.

Isn’t there a cap on how long EDD can come back demanding an Overpayment. This was in 2012 for chrissakes.


Ok let’s start here why is there no one at EDD who does the phone interviews without a heavy accent? I live in a multi-diverse area and I could barely understand what she said, but I’ll digress.

So I was on unemployment for about 6 months after working my previous job for 3 years. In late October after sending countless resume I was picked up as a part-time (at-will) employee for this company. The money was ok but the hours were super short and in the end they didn’t end up paying me what they owed me. I had to go to the Labour department to file against them and by that time I had quit. I barely worked there two months. After going all of Dec and Jan without any kind of payment because they couldn’t figure out that I worked a job and then had to quit it. I had only recently started receiving payment again less than $400 to be exact when I receive the dreaded phone interview letter yesterday. Now I have another freaking interview even though I have discussed what happened to like 5 phone representatives who reassured me nothing was wrong. I mean EDD encourages you to find a job and I did so now I’m being punished for it because it didn’t pan out. The phone interviewer left me voicemail and even said I would be dropped altogether if I didn’t do this new phone interview. She said she is trying to determine who my second to last employer was o.0. Like WHAT??? I started a new job and now you’re trying to figure out after all this time who I worked for before. Do these people have records? Or a database? It seems like if anything that is not uniform comes across their desk they just deny it. I mean who else wants their job? I wish I only had a workload for two hours and could bullsh*t the rest of the day. I just want to get this over this and go to my job interview on Monday. Anything is better than this.