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Old 07-26-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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I am unemployed and was offered a temporary administrative support job from one of the temp agencies I am working with starting next week. The pay is slightly more than I am getting from jobless benefits.

Here is the problem though. They want me to start on Monday but will not give me a chance to interview either on the phone or in person to see what the management, my coworkers or work environment is like. I begged them for the opportunity to do a chemistry check of the place but they said they did not have the time.

Here is the problem. If I start the job and it turns into a disaster and I am forced to quit for my mental health it would be nearly impossible to get back on jobless benefits. (the jobless benefits are the only thing that is keeping me from homelessness) Or if the job is impossible and I am fired then it will also be nearly impossible to get back on jobless benefits.

I want to get off of unemployment insurance benefits and back to work but I want to go into a good job or a temp position that I will do well in so I will be able to get back into a regular full time status.

What would you do? Would you accept the job sight unseen just to get back to work and risk that it does not turn out poorly?

* If I were not on jobless benefits I would accept the job, do my best and if it did not work out, quit and dust myself off and start over, but that is not possible under jobless benefits rules.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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That is a tough one. Do you know what company they are hiring you for? Perhaps do a drive by? Seems a bit sketchy they won't let you talk to anyone.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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If you are offered suitable employment while on unemployment, you are required to take it. If you turn it down, the agency has every right to inform u/i about it.
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