Saint Louis, MO asked in Employment Law for Missouri

Q: What are the next steps after being asked to resign with a time limit on when I need to get back to my supervisor?

I was asked to resign on the basis that I just wasn’t ready for all of the duties my job entails specifically after trying to communicate (to people who I do support under special circumstances but are not my direct supervisor) that the additional work I was being asked to do for them would cause me to have to dedicate extra time outside of my work schedule to get the tasks I regularly complete for my actually supervisor done. I was in the process of asking for a raise instead of quitting due to the overall lack of work/life balance and me being willing to negotiate instead of leaving a job I enjoy. I was given two days to make a decision and I do not want to make the wrong one. I have been employed for over 90 days and no progressive discipline actions have ever been taken against me and they are in regular use with my employer. I’ve been trying to stick up for myself as I did start a few months ago and my job duties as well as the departments I assist have all grown significantly.

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: I suggest you schedule a consultation with a local attorney. If you simply quit and would otherwise be entitled to unemployment benefits you might doom your eligibility. In addition, I don't know if you'd have any leverage in seeking a small severence payment.

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