Temp Assignment for 6 months
I have been woking on a temp assignment for 6 months. When I accepted the assignment, I was told by the Agency that the position would go full-time/direct hire in probably 1-2 months maximum and i was good with that. I moved across the US believing this would be a great opportunity to work for a large bank with longevity. Now, 6 months later, I am being told by the Agency that the company wants to extend my assignment for another 90 days. This positon has created a financial burden as the position does not pay enough for me to live on my own here in Los Angeles and therefore I will need to return back to my home. If I complete the original assignment(6 months), am I able to qualify for unemployment benefits?
I have more questions Joanne than I have answers for you .. which really are contingent on knowing full details.
To begin, were you collecting unemployment when you accepted this temp job and moved across the country to accept? Sort of relevant since California unemployment laws can vary from other states and this temp agency still might not be a base period employer if you expect to reopen a claim which will look to see if you had good cause to voluntarily quit this position.
Financial problems are generally not good cause to quit, however, being misled at time of hire may have possibilities to prove you now have cause to refuse an extension of the temp assignment, but I wouldn't hang a hat on it.
Can I assume you knew the rate of pay when you accepted the job?
Did you get the terms and conditions in writing with regard to the duration of temporary being 1-2 months max? (I'm asking, but don't expect you to say yes considering this job came to you via a temp agency)
You realize a temp agency does not control that sort of thing .. except that they can use that sort of info to influence a prospective and qualified candidate's decision to take the job.
Have you emailed your temp recruiter asking about this (while documenting the conditions under which you accepted)?