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100% Sales Commission Jobs and Unemployment Benefits

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1,108 words with 5 Comments; publish: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:17:00 GMT; (80093.75, « »)

My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: CA

I am currently employed as a salesperson for a company in southern california and I am on 100% sales commission. My job is in the RV industry, which has been devastated by the recession. The only reason I am staying is that I receive health insurance (which I pay for). It makes no sense to stay at this job but from what I understand, if I quit I will not qualify for unemployment. My goal is to collect unemployement until I find a new job and also keep my insurance as well. I feel my circumstances are unsual because I'm not making money, but I can't afford to leave. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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    • Do you go out to customers to sell? Or do they come in to you? There's a reason I'm asking.
      #1; Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:19:00 GMT
    • Excuse me, you do have to be paid minimum wage, then. You aren't getting that?
      #2; Thu, 10 Dec 2009 13:55:00 GMT
    • I heard you say that. What I'm saying is that is a violation of minimum wage laws. Only OUTSIDE salespersons can be paid commission only.
      #3; Fri, 11 Dec 2009 06:45:00 GMT
    • Hi Patty - customers come to our lot.... thanks again for the quick response... MC
      #4; Thu, 10 Dec 2009 13:33:00 GMT
    • No, I am on 100% commission only.
      #5; Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:01:00 GMT