Q) My position was eliminated and I am being offered another position with another company but it would be a hardship for me to accept if it was a 2nd shift position, would I lose my unemployment if I did NOT accept that position?
A) Whether or not you would lose your unemployment benefits if you did not accept a second shift position depends on the specific rules of your state’s unemployment insurance program. In general, however, you may be able to refuse a job offer if it is not suitable for you, such as if it would require you to work a shift that conflicts with your childcare responsibilities or other obligations.
If you are offered a job that you do not want to accept, you should contact your state’s unemployment office to discuss your options. They will be able to tell you whether or not you would be eligible to continue receiving benefits if you refuse the job offer.
Here are some tips for talking to your state’s unemployment office:
- Be prepared to explain why you are refusing the job offer.
- Be aware of your state’s unemployment insurance rules.
- Be respectful and cooperative with the unemployment office staff.
I hope this information is helpful. If you have any further questions, you should contact your state’s unemployment office.