Work was too much, too many hours, no life, inability to take care too much stress so...

I discussed resigning with my boss early January, and was convinced to stay with some help offered to reduce work load.

That didn't work, so I submitted resignation letter w/2 weeks notice - last day March 13th. I cited the reasons above, said I'd be resigning, but also offered to stay on 6 hours/day.

Before March 13th, we agreed to convert me to half time employee. So now I'm exempt, working 20 hours/week (no time sheets), and they cut my salary in half. We have nothing in writing on the agreement, but I have email from my boss discussing 1/2 time & cutting pay in half and he also says they "stopped the official termination". At the time we did trade some instant messages regarding how we could do this until either side got tired of it.

Now they're letting me go July 1st. Seems to me, since I like the arrangement and would love for it to continue - that they are now terminating me and i should be eligible for unemployment.

Am I correct? Do I need to get anything in writing from my employer?

Some research below from MD unemployment page.

Thanks so much for your time and feedback!

From example scenarios MD lists on their unemployment Q&A page:

The claimant wrote a letter of resignation effective February 12, 1988. Following this, the employer repeatedly asked the claimant to continue her employment. The claimant then agreed to stay on indefinitely. The claimant continued to work through March 18, 1988, at which time the employer told the claimant that it was accepting her resignation. The claimant, at the employer's request, clearly engaged in a course of action that indicated that her resignation was rescinded. Therefore, her failure to physically retrieve her resignation letter cannot be used by the employer to change her layoff into a resignation. Chambers v. Buffalo Tank Corporation of Delaware, 743-BR-88.

  • This sounds more like a legal question than a question of finance. – chepner Jun 17 at 20:45

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