What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Wisconsin.
I am receiving unemployment after corporate restructuring eliminated my position of 10 years. I was re employed temporarily for three months over the summer, which came to an end July 31st. An employment agency that I have registered with and have worked for called, left only a message to return the call, which I did. The conversation was oddly very brief, where I was told a position was available in a location that is 40 miles away. I said that "This city is 40 miles away and I really need something closer", to which the response was "okay." and I thanked her for looking for positions for me.
Now I have received a copy of a letter from the agency sent to the Unemployment Division saying that I refused the assignment for the following reason: Location too far. The agency wants an adjudication on this matter.
The information (which I was not given during the conversation) regarding the job is as follows:
Hours: M -Th 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Pay rate : $8.00 per hour.
Start date 11/9/09 end date 2/9/2010
along with the actual address of the job location, which mapquests out to being even farther.
I was not aware I refused any offer. After looking at the information contained in this letter, it would cost me at least $10 a day in gas, driving the minimum of 60 minutes one way on two lane highways (and being in Wisconsin the snow season is about to overtake us which will increase the drive time) to take a job paying $32 a night before tax deductions for 4 nights a week, for a job I do not have experience doing. The rate of pay is far below what I have earned in the past.
This is not a matter of not wanting to work. I know the reality out there for pay rates. Unemployment is just keeping my head above water and it will be ending shortly. Not trying to whine, but I feel like I was blind sided. Did I just refuse an offer?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?