Can I quit my job and collect unemployment because I can't afford childcare?
Before the birth of my child I worked 55+ hours. I recently returned to work to find that after explaining my scheduling conflicts I was only allotted 32 hours. As a result my husband and I cannot afford childcare. On the flip side we cannot afford to not have 2 incomes. I could find a way to get fired but I have worked here for 6+years and would like to keep a clean employment history.
Unfortunately, no--when you leave a job voluntarily, or of your own free will, even when it is for a very good or sound reason, you are not entitled to unemployment insurance or UI. You may only receive UI if you are terminated by your employer--and before you do anything "to get fired," remember: if you are fired "for cause" (such as for insubordination, violating employer policy, excessive absenteeism, or criminal acts), you are not entitled to UI.