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 Board Approved Supervisor (LPC-S) 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, EFT, Motivational Interviewing, and ITCT-A.

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