it not being a suitable position in California.

by Sate
(Fremont, Ca)

I was previously receiving unemployment benefits for a couple weeks when I found another job. The job title was Operations Manager for a Security Company. My boss told me that I would be working out of the East Bay Area. However, I was told that I had to make site visits with the client's and employee's in Antoich, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh California. Initially, I asked the boss if I would be able to work from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. He told me that it was totally up to me. He also stated that he didn't want to have to work longer than eight hours and that I should be able to enjoy my time outside of work as well. Afterwards, he told me that I should really spend 16 hours out working so I could meet each security officer on each shift at each of my sites (about 45). I didn't think that he would want me to work swing shift and graveyard as well. Our job is also a salary position; I am also on call when I am outside of work. If anyone calls off on their shift, I have to fill the opening. I had to answer several calls in the middle of the night and wasn't able to get enough sleep. My job requires me to travel to sites and without enough sleep it can put myself in a very dangerous situation. After 3 days of training, I resigned from the position. The company also told me that they were going to pay me $21.64 an hour or 45k. They told me at that time that they were only going to pay me $8.00 an hour for my training. If I report this to the unemployment agency will I still be able to receive unemplyment benefits.



Hi Sate,

Let me ask you this .. what choice do you have?

If they hired you in at 45K I assume you can prove that they didn't mention they would only pay you 8.00 an hour for the first three days.

I would also assume that when you accepted the job you did so because the employer told you that you would only be working for 8 hours a day and it was after you were hired that things changed.

Your goal is to find anything possible to show that the employer misled you at time of hire. It's also relevant to consider what you did for a living before this.

Read the section on suitable work in the determination guide It should be able to fill in the gaps for you and help you understand what elements make a job "not suitable".

It's exactly where I would begin looking to actually prep you for this issue.

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