If you resigned, you are not entitled to unemployment compensation. If you are fired for cause, you are also not entitled, provided the employer has followed certain guidelines before letting you do.
As the other responses indicate, you cannot protect unemployment benefits by this ruse. And, I don't see how this really helps "protect" your employee record. Your former employer may not give you much in the way of a positive job rating under these circumstances. When you get a new job, you really owe it to yourself and your employer to show up on time day in and day out. The alternative is finding yourself unemployed and with no income at all. Good luck.
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