phone interview

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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.

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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! :)

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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?

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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.

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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.

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I have had a claim open since 5/2014. During that time I have been working, if not very underemployed. I have continued to submit claims every week, reporting all my earnings. The last gig I worked at for 1 month, the manager telling me on the third week that she didn’t feel it was working out, mainly because I had been late twice, indefensible. I know, but it was right around Christmas time. I agreed with her, as I didn’t much care for the job because it was all phones. So I was unemployed completely for about 5 weeks, during which they sent me the forms to catch up over on which had fallen 6 weeks behind. I filed via web cert and they paid me quite promptly. I recieved a voice message from someone calling about a phone interview for Tues. I tried calling back but could not connect. I looked through all my EDD paperwork, and nothing about a phone interview. I got a hold of her the next day on my lunch break. I had put for the reason you are no longer working as “contract ended”. It had, ended for me. She says the employer says I was terminated. And because there was a dispute is why she was calling. She told me I had to be very careful with my language with EDD. She said she would put down that I agreed with the employer that I was terminated.
Will this cause denial of eligibility? What about the 5 weeks they have already paid me for? Would I have to pay it back? What if the reason you are terminated is for coming in late? In all my years of work, this is the first time I got canned for being unreliable.
The employer is the contracting agency who I never actually spoke with. It was the client who told me it wasn’t working out but felt bad because I was such a good worker. She even gave me a weeks notice.
Although I am working at a low paying gig now, I just don’t have the wherewithall to fight it with an appeal… My last web cert only gave me one week, and after that it is nearly exhausted..

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I’ve never had to file for unemployment before so the process is all new to me …I filed and was approved and received 2 payments to my EDD card and then all of a sudden I was sent a phone interview letter saying my claim was on hold until interview was over …come go find out my employer said I quit when I really didn’t so the Interview was set up to get my side and determine eligibility ….mean while I submitted my next 2 weeks claims on web cert and status was stuck on “submit” during this waiting time til my interview …I had my interview 3 days ago …was told I’d get a decision letter in the mail with in 7-10 days….I just happened to check web cert over the past 2 days and it was still on submitted but today it says Issued on Feb 14th …but no payment is on my card …does this mean I was denied ? I find it weird that it would say issued on a saturday aswell….. feeling so bummed over this whole process …any insight would be appreciated ..thanks !

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