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Old 10-25-2012, 06:44 PM
 
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First of all i'm in New York.

I filed for UI benefits the first of September and my Benefit Year Ending Date is 9/1/13. I recently interviewed for a job though a staffing agency, the job isn't something I've ever done, the guy at the staffing agency told me the job was for something else and turns out its more of a supervisory position which I'm not very comfortable doing. If I take this position and find out its not for me and put in my 2 week notice can I still claim UI benefits afterwards or because I quite will I no longer be eligible to claim? Thanks for any advice anyone can provide.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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If you take the job and then quit, you will not be able to resume your old claim until NY investigates. You will need to show good cause for the quit. This is not an easy standard to meet. But, first you will need to show you tried to work with the employer on the issues causing you the problems. Be prepared, you may need to keep this job until you are fired.

If you have any doubts at all, better you should withdraw your name from consideration, before you are actually offered the position and then need to report it to NY as a job refusal, in which case, you will again need to prove it was not suitable work. Or, the staffing agency reports it as a job refusal. We've had reports of agencies reporting job refusals when the employee requested the agency not submit their resume to the employer. Hopefully, whichever agency you are working with won't do this.

Good luck.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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Thank you, I appreciate the quick response. This position would pay about half of what I was making at my previous job, so from my research in NY that is a okay reason to refuse it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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Losing your job in September is too soon to be resorting to temp agencies for employment.

That said, you don't get to decide if you're not qualified for the job. That is up to employer and the UI people.

I'll tell you this: it's a heck of a lot easier to refuse a job than it is to take it then quit as far as staying/getting back on UI.

The earlier paragraphs were written before I saw that it paid half what you were getting before. When you said supervisor, I thought it paid a supervisor salary compared to your prior nonsupervisor job. Absolutely, you can refuse it based on the pay alone. Don't muddy the issue by saying you've never done supervisor work before.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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Losing your job in September is too soon to be resorting to temp agencies for employment.

That said, you don't get to decide if you're not qualified for the job. That is up to employer and the UI people.

I'll tell you this: it's a heck of a lot easier to refuse a job than it is to take it then quit as far as staying/getting back on UI.
I know, I had to fight tooth and nail with my previous employer to get my UI benefits so I don't feel like going though that process again. I had an interview today that went well but that position won't be filled for a few weeks or even a month but I would really like to get that position.
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