I found this post sitting in my draft box, and figured wow, what an appropriate time to post considering I just left my job.
Well, like the title of this post says, I feel like I’m “entitled” to unemployment. I feel like I should be able to benefit from this if I were to quit, after all my tax money went into it didn’t it? But, at the same time, I see a problem with the idea that I should get unemployment benefits for leaving under my own choice.
I’m wrong. I should not feel entitled to this benefit. I know this. All I’m doing it bringing up the idea that unemployment benefits should be given to all who leave their jobs. Consider, being fired gets you unemployment. Unless I’m wrong on this…maybe you don’t get unemployment for being fired. But if you do, how fair is that? I mean, someone who gets fired because they are doing a crappy job can get unemployment, but one that leaves on his/her own choice can’t?
Seems odd…what do you think?