My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: California
I was fired from my job, however the owner asked if I wanted to work for one of his other stores, and I declined.
Reasons I declined:
1. Not the same occupation. I would be changing careers from sous chef to service manager
2. Location. Would take 3 busses and 2 hour commute
3. Overworked. I was on salary and was working for this company 7 days a week, 18 hour days for months on end.
Basically I was fired because I did not meet their expectations. The company took advantage of my work ethic and dedication. I was very much overworked. And now since I refused their offer I can't get benefits.
What can I do to appeal?
Who do I need to talk to?
I was taken advantage of and there are about 15 other employees that this happened to as well. I refused the work because we did not want to continue working for the company that really overworked their employees.
This company uses these legal loop holes knowing very well that we will refuse the work they offer and it is not right.
Thank you in advance for your advice and knowledge.