Is there a way to collect unemployment if you quit your job or are fired? I have a job right now. The hours vary and are getting quite sporadic and completely different from when I was first hired. It is an outdoor job and this winter I was feeling ill most of the season and had to be out in all kinds of weather. I have asthma and the cold air has really been getting to me. I am not trying to cheat the system, so please do not accuse me of anything. I am just trying to find out in advance if my job ends can I collect unemployment until I obtain another job. If I cannot do the amount of assignments my boss expects, she may fire me - would I qualify then? I am going through a long period of doubts with my job, but my husband wants me to continue working there - I would like to just quit but he doesn't seem to think I'll find anything with the economy the way it is, etc. Any unemployment experts out there that can answer my questions? Thanks.