How not to quit your job


Dear Evil HR Lady,


I am looking to leave my job and have saved up enough money to take some time off afterwards. However, I would still like to negotiate an exit where I would commit to working for five months, provided that the company can state that I was laid off or that I quit for “good cause.” This will allow me to collect unemployment. I am hoping to try this, as the company I work for is extremely understaffed and needs the time to transition work and hire a replacement. I would also like to leave with everything organized and on good terms.


Here’s my question: Is this possible to do, and who is the best person to speak to about this option — my manager or the HR department? My manager can be highly emotional and reactive, so I prefer to work through HR first. However, I’m not sure if the HR department is going to be amenable to this. I’m not sure about the best way to move forward.

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  1. “I am looking to leave my job . . . allow me to collect unemployment.”

    FRAUD! Pure and simple, this reader is trying to commit fraud and I hope the person gets caught.

    Unemployment is meant for those who end up unemployed through no fault of their own; not someone who wants to get “free” money.

    Good for you, Evil, making the understatement of the year: “attempting to get unemployment in order to extend your time off is not something I can support.”

    Again, I’ll say it: FRAUD! and I hope this person gets caught.

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