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The chances of you receiving unemployment are very high. To receive unemployment, you need to prove that you lost your job through no fault of your own. A lack of employment easily qualifies in this category. Unfortunately, if you admit that you "quit" this becomes much harder. The best thing to say in this instance is that you kept coming in to work but there was no work for you to do and you were not getting paid as there was a lack of work. If you admit that you were receiving a salary for not doing any work, and you quit because you felt bad about this then you will not receive unemployment. However, this does not seem to be the case here. You can state that you were laid off and your boss stated "there really is no work for you to do here." This out to be sufficient to get unemployment if your boss does not fight it. If your boss chooses to fight it and states that you quit, then you would need to show that you were not getting paid. This lack of pay would also qualify you for unemployment as it would be what is known as constructive termination.
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Would it be enough for me to say that this was a mutual decision? That is in fact the truth; it is not true I was not getting paid. I was paid and would have continued to be paid as long as I kept going to work. The problem was...there was no job to do there and we both knew it.
So can I say we agreed there was no work for me to do and that the job should end?
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