NY Unemployment:advice needed!

I was laid off in April from a New York company that contracted me to work as a family therapist in TX. I applied for benefits and was approved. To make some extra cash in August, I decided to try working at a bar as a cocktail server. It went horribly and I only made $20.00 that night. I decided it was not worth the time nor could that wage ($2.15 per hour) compare to my weekly benefits. My bar boss told me,”try out the bar scene and if it’s not for you, let me know by tomorrow”. So I did. I left the job because I have an MA in Counseling and the work/pay was nowhere close to my previous job. Now, I’m getting questionnaires from NY UI asking why I quit that one day job. And, frankly, I’m scared. Is it possible that they could cut my benefits off for quitting…$20 for seven hours of work?! Please help. I need some advice.

Published by ThroughTheEyesOfaTherapist

Mental health clinician, advocate, boxer, drummer, healer. Podcaster, blogger and creative spirit. Cristal Martinez Acosta has been working as a therapist within the border community of El Paso, Texas since 2011. Cristal is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She graduated with honors from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Then she attended New Mexico State University (CACREP accredited), where she received a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance with a 4.0 GPA. She has experience working with youth and adults who have been affected by traumatic events. Her areas of interest are childhood abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, high-risk youth, depression, Reality Therapy, and immigration issues. She is certified in both Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent Child Interaction Therapy and trained in EMDR.

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