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View Diary: THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP TODAY! Son-in-Law Fired After 3.5 Years of Emotional Torture (194 comments)

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  •  Depends upon the reason given for his firing. (5+ / 0-)

    I think, and IANAL, that if he's fired just because he didn't meet quota, he would probably qualify, but if he's fired and they claim some sort of malfeasance or other reason, or if he's considered a contractor and not an employee (both tactics by scummy employers to get out of paying for unemployment insurance) he might have to go through an appeal to get it.  He should absolutely do it - otherwise he's getting screwed by being fired and then doubly so by letting that company keep money he'd be owed.

    It sounds like that company isn't going to survive for long if they're that abusive.  As the economy picks up, the good salesmen will find companies that value their efforts (and I expect your SIL will do so) and those companies that exploit their workers will either have to change or they'll go out of business.  I don't think your SIL or you will be that heartbroken if the business goes down in flames because of their ways, though it would be sad for all the effort put in during the good years.

    I'm not going to suggest a way to find work for him, as the only good day I ever had as a salesman was when I put the crap in the back of the car and went to spend the day wandering around Muir Woods north of San Francisco.  I've done some selling since then, but I don't rely upon my sales talents for my income - I only do it for my hobbies so someone supports me that way.

    •  That's the unemployment Standard in my State (3+ / 0-)

      If you're fired for incompetence, you get benefits, but if you're fired for misconduct, you don't get benefits.

      "The problem with posting quotes off the Internet is you never know if they're genuine."--Gen. George Washington at the Battle of Gettysburg, February 30, 1908

      by Aspe4 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 12:29:43 PM PDT

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