By Anonymous - 22/03/2013 06:13 - United States

Today, I finally built up the courage to quit my job. I waited an hour to speak to the boss; I finally sat down with her, and she told me I had to be let go because I'm not "reliable enough." The only time I missed work was when I had the stomach flu. I was fired before I could even quit. FML
I agree, your life sucks 35 890
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well if you were fired then collect unemployment.

The best of both worlds! Now, you can collect unemployment -- you can't get that if you quit voluntarily. Also, if you have that bogus "not reliable enough" reason on paper, you have basis for a wrongful termination lawsuit. You get to stop working at a shithole and have two chances to score some free cash from them. Congrats!

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Well, at least you got the outcome that you wanted. Congrats, you no longer have to work there!

Yeah but two completely different things when it comes to future job hunting when you list them on your résumé.

Actually it turns out better because he gets a severance check, and unemployment.

You don't get a severance check or unemployment for being fired, only for being laid off.

Unenployment shouldn't be a problem, sincerely doubt op will see any severence pay, and as far as future resumes go, quitting without notice and being fired both look pretty bad.

39 - how do you know OP wasn't going to give 2 weeks' notice?

also if its not an at-will state you can fight it so at least you can get it erased from you're history their or changed to a lay off

If OP was putting notice I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have said "quit." Two totally different things.

I NEVER thought I'd ever have to do this but .... *your

better. you even get the rest of the current paycheck you're on!

well if you were fired then collect unemployment.

Haha exactly, I don't see how this is an FML. He went and got pretty much what he wanted. Just seems more like perfect timing to me.

People on FML really need to learn about unemployment. You can't get unemployment if you're fired, only if you're laid off at no fault of your own.

31 - My dad's been fired plenty of times through complete fault of his own (smoking inside the building, cursing at the boss, generally sucking at his job, etc) and he's always collected unemployment. I'm not saying agree with it, but that's how it's worked for him so far.

31, It's not as simple as that. When you apply for unemployment you have to give the reason you were fired on the application. Then you and the person/ company that fired you is notified of a review date on which you can present your case as to why you deserve unemployment and your former employer can refute your case. Usually the former employer doesn't show up, so OP could argue, "They fired me because they said I was 'unreliable' but it's not true and really didn't deserve to get fired at all," in which case OP would probably be approved to receive unemployment.

35 - Where do you live? Cause here in Canada they don't give out 'free' money cuz you suck at your job or simply don't wanna be there, if that were the case no one would work atall

Actually, the Canadian government is fairly lenient in regards to who qualifies for employment insurance. The catch is that they only give you enough money to barely get by, and only for a limited period of time. That's why people have the incentive to work instead of collect employment insurance.

I don't know what you think about the united states but with un-employment + welfare+ food stamps is still well below the poverty line.

Now you can get unemployment

You can only collect unemployment under certain terms if you were terminated from your place of work.

#8, most people who get fired are eligible for unemployment. You have to be caught stealing a lot from the company (more than a few pens) or walking around with your dick hanging out to get fired and not be able to get that benefit.

So the lesson here is... If I am going to steal a lot of stuff and get fired, I might as well do so with my dick out. Yet another way that FML is preparing me for the world outside.

#22, you learn fast. Not only do you get a free computer, but maybe one of your former co-workers liked what they saw in your final parade. . . rawr!

41 the final parade will be later that day

Yeah now you can at least get compensation.

Win-win! You're no longer there, you've got the possibility of some kind of severance pay, AND you can tell your next employers that it takes serious illness to keep you from working.

The end result was the same, who cares what happens! Now you can file for unemployment.. Win - win situation.

The best of both worlds! Now, you can collect unemployment -- you can't get that if you quit voluntarily. Also, if you have that bogus "not reliable enough" reason on paper, you have basis for a wrongful termination lawsuit. You get to stop working at a shithole and have two chances to score some free cash from them. Congrats!

That's all true. Although it may be possible OP really wanted the self-confidence of quitting. That's why you can say "You can't fire me because I quit!"

#49, sounds pretty good, but my fantasy has been to stand up naked on my desk and belt out "Take This Job and Shove It!" it's not a sexual fantasy because I wouldn't have a boner -- my flaccid dick would be yet another indication of my disdain for the company!

I am so glad I don't know what you look like right now

#70 Trust me, you don't know what an understatement that is! Yuk!!!

Unemployment was your goal? Congrats I guess.

More like getting out of a crappy job. Even more congratulations.

Since you were fired and had plans to quit, good luck trying to collect unemployment.

Umm, I seriously doubt OP mentioned going in there to quit to the boss. So that's irrelevant.

"Today, I finally summed up the courage to quit"

"I was fired before I could even quit"

Try looking at the FML again before you say something.

The only failure here is you. READ THE FML AGAIN BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH.

You really can't handle being wrong, can you?

Were you guys really expecting anything REMOTELY intelligent from someone who named themselves "Obey_Studboii"? Trying to reason with him is an exercise in futility.