Voluntary Quit VQ 360 - Fact Finding Guide
- Was the claimant absent from work because he or she was incarcerated for more than 24 hours?
- Was the claimant found guilty of the offense for which he was incarcerated, or of a lesser included offense?
- Was the claimant incarcerated for inability to pay the fine, or for the offense itself?
- What was the nature of the claimant's financial difficulty?
- Did the claimant have any reasonable alternative to leaving the job?
- How did the claimant improve his/her situation by leaving the job?
Legal and Business Affairs
- What was the nature of the legal or business affair?
- Would the claimant have suffered a substantial loss if the business were not taken care of personally by the claimant?
- Could the claimant have arranged professional or other assistance to take care of the business?
- Was there any reasonable alternative to quitting the job, such as a leave of absence? Did the claimant investigate the alternatives?
- Was the claimant working full-time or part-time for the regular employer?
- Was the regular employment permanent or temporary?
- What was the benefit to the claimant in quitting?
- What did the claimant hope to gain by quitting?
- Were there reasonable alternatives which could have gained the same objective?
- Why did the claimant elect to retire at the time he/she chose to retire?
- Was the claimant's health being affected by the job?
- Was the claimant offered an incentive to quit?
- Was the claimant's work being affected by advanced age, loss of skills, possibility of transfer or demotion, or some similar factor?
(Note: Voluntary Retirement also raises a question of availability, see AA 360.)