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OutOfWork in Pooler, Georgia

89 months ago

If anyone has had an appeal hearing (phone), how long after the hearing did you recieve your decision in the mail?

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Denise in Atlanta, Georgia

88 months ago

I won My appeal, how long does it take to recieve benefits by mail? Its been over 10 days now.
Im going on My tenth week of recieving no benefits.

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Barbara Thomas #12855B-09 in Atlanta, Georgia

88 months ago

Denise in Atlanta, Georgia said: I won My appeal, how long does it take to recieve benefits by mail? Its been over 10 days now.
Im going on My tenth week of recieving no benefits.

Just about a week . I lost my third appeal good luck to you

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tina454542 in Pembroke, Georgia

78 months ago

jen_atl in Atlanta, Georgia said: I wanted to find out if you can receive unemployment benefits based if you quit? Like if the supervisors were racist and yelled at you and belittled you in front of other employees and you quit, can you get unemployment? And lets say it went on for like a year.

Unfortunately, unless you had a co-worker or co-workers to back you up on this they will go with the employer everytime. Did you keep records on when this happened? I too went through the same situation and I lost!!! My situation was very ugly and the other co-workers were told if they said anything, they would lose their job. Good luck and wish you the best!

Signed
The Unemployed

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disgusted 66 in Miami, Florida

77 months ago

Most of the time, it appears that these hearing are a monumental waste of time. The hearing officers are going to side with the employers, who often are politically connected, and if they are a major employer, you can just forget it. Even when you have a racist unprofessional obnoxious management team, you get nowhere without witnesses, who are trembling in fear of losing their jobs if they dare speak up in support of an employee who has been unfairly dismissed. It's shameful that these people are allowed to get away with this, but that is what happens

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Ann in Stone Mountain, Georgia

77 months ago

Sometime I think the E.E.O.C. on there side now. This whole world is just falling apart. Just have faith and pray.

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Ann in Stone Mountain, Georgia

77 months ago

OutOfWork in Pooler, Georgia said: If anyone has had an appeal hearing (phone), how long after the hearing did you recieve your decision in the mail?

one week? Good Luck

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AnonymousQT in Savannah, Georgia

73 months ago

tammy in Douglasville, Georgia said: i won my appeal just wondeing how long till i get any money

Hey, Tammy. Usually, you'll get it after you claim the next week's unemployment benefits. If you've signed up for direct deposit either at a GA DOL center or online, you should have your money in your account no later than 2 days after your certification day. Just go online after you certify next week and click on the 'inquiry' link on the main certification page, put in your SSN and PIN. It should show the status as "$xxx.xx was forwarded to your account" for all of the weeks you've claimed. Once it states that, the money will be in your account within two to three days.

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kengal

73 months ago

I was the office manager at a firm for 4 years. They hired in a new General Manager. He was very intimidated by my knowledge. He often criticized my work, etc. One day, he cut my pay by $4/hr. and gave it to another MALE EMPLOYEE who just started 6 wks before. I questioned him. He said we were "cutting back". I gave other means of saving the company money and he told me basically, Take it or Leave it! I told him I thought it was discriminating and told him I would think about it... saying "This is CRAP!" as I walked out -- at 5:15pm on a Friday afternoon. I received an email from him SUNDAY EVENING saying that I was on PAID Administrative Leave. He said he would let me know when to return back to work. I got an email Monday afternoon stating that I needed to be in the office at 9am on Tuesday. When I arrived, he said "I was really hoping you would've called me over the weekend"... then gave me my separation paper. I didn't read it until I was already home -- I was IN SHOCK! NO WRITE UPS IN OVER 4 YEARS! OH MY!!!! I read the papers after I stopped crying... it was for "GENERAL MISCONDUCT/ABUSIVE LANGUAGE" There were NO WITNESSES! Only me and him... he had even started off the meeting by telling me that it was "his" office now and that he could do whatever "he" wanted to do... He even chuckled and explained that he had been accused of sexual harrassment at his previous job, but it couldn't be proved.... INTIMIDATION!!! ANYWAY... I filed for unemployment benefits... I was DENIED. I have since requested an appeal... What do you think? Is this something I can win?? He totally lied about this! I never received any type of conference over my actions (yes, I cried too - but I've had major financial issues in the past year... ) Is crying considered misconduct? Is the word "CRAP" considered abusive language? Everyone at the office used the "f" word constantly... I didn't, but it's like he's saying I did! What do I need to do!? It's my word against his! How can I prove this?

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AnonymousQT in Savannah, Georgia

73 months ago

Hey, Kengal

I honestly believe you can win. The worst they can tell you is 'no' but, it doesnt ever hurt to try. If you can prove, either with or without witnesses, that you quit for a good work related reason, which from what you've provided, is, I think you have a good chance. If you havent had any write-ups in over four years of employment with the company, subpoena the company for your employee records, if you feel your work record will be of good use to you during the appeal. If you have any email communication between the two of you, that will help, forward them to the Dept. of Labor Appeals Tribunal. Regardless if noone witnessed the conversation between you and him, do you know of any other people who, either are still employeed or not employed at the company, who can testify about his character? If so, ask them if they can be of witness during your appeal hearing. I think that would be helpful. Good luck!

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William in Atlanta, Georgia

70 months ago

I got employed through a temp agency in Jonesboro, GA in Jul 2010.... My assignment ended Oct 8th 2010... On that date I asked for another assignment... there was no more work available (unable to pay my rent I got put out of my apt and forced to move to Smyrna GA) so I filed for unemployment... I got denied because they were claiming that I didn’t ask for another assignment (and I did) so I filed for an appeal... I had the appeal hearing Dec. 7th 2010... They openly admitted that I DID indeed ask for work when my last assignment was over but I didn’t continue to ask for work on a weekly basis so my appeal was denied. I told the judge that I got put out of my apt and moved 30 40 miles away from the area so that the reason why I didn’t continue to call in...Through this 3 4 month period I have been looking for work at other temp agencies just not the 1 that I was working for between Jul&Oct... Should I have won this case???? Thank you for your time!

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Sollene in Branson, Missouri

69 months ago

OutOfWork in Pooler, Georgia said: If anyone has had an appeal hearing (phone), how long after the hearing did you recieve your decision in the mail?

My husband had his interview on Friday and the next Friday he recieved his decision......in Ga

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cattiedid1 in byron

69 months ago

Greetings everyone,,I am new to this blog but I need some advise please. I won my first appeal hearing which my employer(Federal Govt)for 24.5 years did not show. They are claiming they thought it was a telephone hearing so they have appealed it again!
but the language the Human Resourses Specialist used was not professional at all. One of the statements was an appeal is warranted in order to ensure prudent use of taxpayer monies.
But before that this statement was made
Perhaps if this office was contacted, the electronic coordination would have clarified telephone versus in person.
SHE MADE THE COMMENT "OUR ONLY MEANS OF APPEAL APPEARANCE IS VIA TELECONFERENCE"
now when they start making the State of Georgia mind them. Sounds like the DOD is punishing them as well as myself. any recommendations??
thanks for any help anyone can provide

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sharonfaith1 in Fayetteville, Georgia

68 months ago

William in Atlanta, Georgia said: I got employed through a temp agency in Jonesboro, GA in Jul 2010.... My assignment ended Oct 8th 2010... On that date I asked for another assignment... there was no more work available (unable to pay my rent I got put out of my apt and forced to move to Smyrna GA) so I filed for unemployment... I got denied because they were claiming that I didn’t ask for another assignment (and I did) so I filed for an appeal... I had the appeal hearing Dec. 7th 2010... They openly admitted that I DID indeed ask for work when my last assignment was over but I didn’t continue to ask for work on a weekly basis so my appeal was denied. I told the judge that I got put out of my apt and moved 30 40 miles away from the area so that the reason why I didn’t continue to call in...Through this 3 4 month period I have been looking for work at other temp agencies just not the 1 that I was working for between Jul&Oct... Should I have won this case???? Thank you for your time!

Unfortunately not if you did not contact the temp agency on a weekly basis.

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Mrs James in Conyers, Georgia

56 months ago

I just had my appeal on Wednesday 8, 2012, and won, got my letter in the mail the next day,now I would like to know from anyone, how long will it take to get my money?

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Mrs James in Conyers, Georgia

56 months ago

OutOfWork in Pooler, Georgia said: If anyone has had an appeal hearing (phone), how long after the hearing did you recieve your decision in the mail?

It just depends, I recieved my letter the next day,so keep watching the mail.

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A. Michelle in Toccoa, Georgia

54 months ago

Barbara in Atlanta, Georgia said: It,s hard here in Georgia that while things is so mess up. They will hire a young stud to do the job and things get so mess up , and the next thing you know the plant is close. Because they is faster and not respondsible not caring if it finish good or not. Management is very poor these day.

No offense, but how can you expect anyone, much less an employer to take you seriously with a post like that? Your grammar and spelling is atrocious! My 8 year old pointed out all your mistakes.

"...that whlie things are so messed up..." I can only guess that you meant, "that's why things are so messed up." And when you said, "...and things get so mess up and the next thing you know the plant is close...", what you meant to say was, "...and things get so messed up, and the next thing you know, the plant is closed." Please, for heavens sake, go down to your local community center or library.and sign up for some english courses (they are free with all of the immigrants trying to learn). Then talk to the loclinic cal employers. Because if you don't, the best job you.will ever find is that of a fry cook at Mickey D's!!!!

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Tia in stone mountain, ga in Dallas, Texas

54 months ago

Does anyone know how long it takes for a decision on my appeal to the board of review? Its been over a month and I haven't received any information.

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Inga G in Ashburn, Virginia

50 months ago

OutOfWork in Pooler, Georgia said: If anyone has had an appeal hearing (phone), how long after the hearing did you recieve your decision in the mail?

I had a phone hearing Thursday and received a letter the next day on Friday that I won the case. I was VERY surprised at the quickness of the decision though I will say my employer really had no case and my situation was very cut and dry in my favor.

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Don't Use a Temp Agency in Newnan, Georgia

49 months ago

A. Michelle in Toccoa: Why are you so hateful/disrespectful to "Barbara in Atlanta?" It is uncalled for and shows that you have only one perspective - your own. Not everyone in the world can be like you. You obviously understood what she meant. However, I can't figure out what "loclinic cal" means and I have a BS and part of a masters degree. Calm down and live and let live. It takes all kinds of people to make it work.

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mrsmomma in Canton, Georgia

47 months ago

We had our GDOL Appeals hearing this morning. Or rather, my husband did. It was for him anyhow.

His previous employers were a no show.

Does anyone know what effect this will have on his claim for benefits?

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Mary inTampa in Tampa, Florida

47 months ago

Employer no show is a good thing. It should be okay. However, they could come back and say they didn't get notice. WARNING!!! If that happens, they will set it for hearing (their non appearance), then do at the same time a hearing for the benefits. So if that happens, BE PREPARED to defend the benefits claim. (You will not get another chance). I had that happen.

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JazzieK in Carrollton, Georgia

40 months ago

Barbara Thomas #12855B-09 in Atlanta, Georgia said: Just about a week . I lost my third appeal good luck to you

Me too so I agree with you lol good luck!

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Lynn in Moultrie, Georgia

36 months ago

I had my phone interview on Tuesday. Employer sent in letter stating that they would not be participating in interview (they are okay with me receiving benefits). Does the rep at time of interview reveal the decision or wait for letter to arrive? How long before I receive decision in mail? Will the benefits site show "paid" prior to letter be sent out, if it was in my favor?

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deerome in Atlanta, Georgia

31 months ago

On saturday I received a letter i have to file an appeal. i am very confuse and scared. The benefit keeps a roof over my head.
I am facing my first unemployment hearing appeal process. Since i have never been in this type of situation at all.
What am I suppose to do. I will be homeless in a few week if i do not get a hearing right away. I have been receiving benefit up until now. I have all the documentation to support this action as I am continuing to looking for work.

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Distraught in Covington, Georgia

13 months ago

I was denied benefits after being discharged. I was accused of altering an excel file that would alter my paycheck. I didn't alter this file or any other files, yet because I was suspended I had no resources available to audit my own records to disprove the allegation.I worked hard to prepare for my appeal hearing this morning, and thought I would do well. However,the claims officer reprimanded me several times for either making a statement when I should be asking a question, or stating something more than once. I also referenced the Employer Fact Inquiry in my statement and was stopped and told that I couldn't discuss because the document wasn't brought into evidence. After my statement she brought the document into evidence. At this point I was so confused and distraught that I couldn't remember what I had said, what I hadn't and I know I failed to make several points that I'd had in my notes. I feel like I was railroaded by my employer and now the DOL. I did regain employment last week but told them I had an appt this morning and was given approval to come in late, however the hearing took much longer than expected. So when I called my supervisor to let her know I was on the way,she told me she was leaving early and just wait to come in tomorrow. So after 9 weeks of no pay, I have now lost another day of wages. I think it will be a miracle if I win my appeal.If not, I know I have 1 other opportunity, but I am ready to give up, despite that I've wiped out my savings and won't be able to pay my September house note on time. And we all know that once you fall behind it takes forever to get caught back up. Any advice. I am so mad at this claims officer, because according to the handbook she was supposed to help me through the process. I tried so hard to be polite and nice but I am sure at the end my frustration was showing. Any one else experienced this? Also, my employer still owes me money but Wage and Hour refused to take case - less than $400. $400 is alot.

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Tiffanie in Athens, Georgia

12 months ago

A. Michelle in Toccoa, Georgia said: No offense, but how can you expect anyone, much less an employer to take you seriously with a post like that? Your grammar and spelling is atrocious! My 8 year old pointed out all your mistakes.

"...that whlie things are so messed up..." I can only guess that you meant, "that's why things are so messed up." And when you said, "...and things get so mess up and the next thing you know the plant is close...", what you meant to say was, "...and things get so messed up, and the next thing you know, the plant is closed." Please, for heavens sake, go down to your local community center or library .and sign up for some english courses (they are free with all of the immigrants trying to learn). Then talk to the loclinic cal employers. Because if you don't, the best job you.will ever find is that of a fry cook at Mickey D's!!!!

Perhaps you could offer some language and grammar tutoring , given you have so much time to troll comments and attempt to be a human spell check.

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Ellis in Georgia

10 months ago

I just had my appeal hearing. The Store manager that discharged me didn't take the call so she let the district manager take over. He came up with this crazy story about the store manager being on vacation at the time of the incident. And that I challenged a co worker to a fight. I'm guessing the DM wasn't aware of the fact that I had a copy of everything that was sent to the DOL. Hopefully I can win this one based on false testimony from the DM.

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ME in Alpharetta, Georgia

9 months ago

A. Michelle in Toccoa, Georgia said: No offense, but how can you expect anyone, much less an employer to take you seriously with a post like that? Your grammar and spelling is atrocious! My 8 year old pointed out all your mistakes.

"...that whlie things are so messed up..." I can only guess that you meant, "that's why things are so messed up." And when you said, "...and things get so mess up and the next thing you know the plant is close...", what you meant to say was, "...and things get so messed up, and the next thing you know, the plant is closed." Please, for heavens sake, go down to your local community center or library .and sign up for some english courses (they are free with all of the immigrants trying to learn). Then talk to the loclinic cal employers. Because if you don't, the best job you.will ever find is that of a fry cook at Mickey D's!!!!

Please check your grammar and punctuation as well, and do so before you ever dare to judge the way someone speaks. Who told you that you were here to judge people. People like you are the reason humanity is crap nowadays. HORRIBLE!

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unknown in Lithia Springs, Georgia

6 months ago

tina454542 in Pembroke, Georgia said: Unfortunately, unless you had a co-worker or co-workers to back you up on this they will go with the employer everytime. Did you keep records on when this happened? I too went through the same situation and I lost!!! My situation was very ugly and the other co-workers were told if they said anything, they would lose their job. Good luck and wish you the best!

Signed
The Unemployed

They can't lose their job for being a witness, if they do they can file retaliation charges against the company

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Sara Joned

6 months ago

kengal said: I was the office manager at a firm for 4 years. They hired in a new General Manager . He was very intimidated by my knowledge. He often criticized my work, etc. One day, he cut my pay by $4/ hr . and gave it to another MALE EMPLOYEE who just started 6 wks before. I questioned him. He said we were "cutting back". I gave other means of saving the company money and he told me basically, Take it or Leave it! I told him I thought it was discriminating and told him I would think about it... saying "This is CRAP!" as I walked out -- at 5:15pm on a Friday afternoon.
I went thru this with Walmart. I said the same. I even told the appeals judge I said it. I win my case but had to take it to the civil court level. Don't let these bullies win!

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Sara Joned

6 months ago

I went through this with Walmart. I took it to the highest level and the judge decided in my favor.

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Xernna in Atlanta, Georgia

3 months ago

I had an unemployment appeals hearing on June 2nd, 2016. They mailed out my decision yesterday morning. How long does it take for the benefit inquiry to update in the system? I have been unable to get through to unemployment over the phone to inquire. I had my decision to go to a po box so I just have to get a ride to check it but I thought I would be able to tell online and save a trip.

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Blessed in Douglasville, Georgia

3 months ago

Xernna in Atlanta, Georgia said: I had an unemployment appeals hearing on June 2nd, 2016. They mailed out my decision yesterday morning. How long does it take for the benefit inquiry to update in the system? I have been unable to get through to unemployment over the phone to inquire. I had my decision to go to a po box so I just have to get a ride to check it but I thought I would be able to tell online and save a trip.

I'm not sure I'm wondering the same thing. I had my appeal on Thursday and received my decision Friday that my denial had been reversed. I certified today and the system is still saying was not paid. Report to Career Center for assistance.

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jennifer in Villa Rica, Georgia

3 months ago

Blessed in Douglasville, Georgia said: I'm not sure I'm wondering the same thing. I had my appeal on Thursday and received my decision Friday that my denial had been reversed. I certified today and the system is still saying was not paid. Report to Career Center for assistance.

Any reply? I am waiting too. Told letter mailed and could not discuss on phone. I hate this stress

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jennifer in Villa Rica, Georgia

3 months ago

Blessed in Douglasville, Georgia said: I'm not sure I'm wondering the same thing. I had my appeal on Thursday and received my decision Friday that my denial had been reversed. I certified today and the system is still saying was not paid. Report to Career Center for assistance.

Any reply? I was told letter mailed and could not discuss on phone

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majorsmom in Mableton, Georgia

3 months ago

Blessed in Douglasville, Georgia said: I'm not sure I'm wondering the same thing. I had my appeal on Thursday and received my decision Friday that my denial had been reversed. I certified today and the system is still saying was not paid. Report to Career Center for assistance.

I'm going through the same thing,i won my appeal 3 weeks ago,my letter states that my career center is supposed to complete the process so I can get paid,they claim its not done there,I even called the appeals board,still nothing its been 12 wks

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Walston in Lithia Springs, Georgia

3 months ago

I called appeal office this morning. The lady that answered the phone advised because of the system outage it has caused a delay with them being able to process anything. Hope this helps

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majorsmom in Mableton, Georgia

3 months ago

Walston in Lithia Springs, Georgia said: I called appeal office this morning. The lady that answered the phone advised because of the system outage it has caused a delay with them being able to process anything. Hope this helps

Thanks I actually emailed the gdol and it was taken care of, because when the system was up they still told me they couldn't do anything.

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AmberTay in Dalton, Georgia

3 months ago

So this system outage they had was all through Georgia ?

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Walston in Lithia Springs, Georgia

3 months ago

AmberTay in Dalton, Georgia said: So this system outage they had was all through Georgia ?

I have no idea. She said system has been down for them since the 17th. I know there website advises of an outage but doesn't go into details. I had a hearing last week Wednesday still waiting on the decision. She said that the system that the hearing officer uses to make updates and send letters they can't get into and they are severely backed up because of it.

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Just awake in Lithonia, Georgia

1 month ago

A. Michelle in Toccoa, Georgia said: No offense, but how can you expect anyone, much less an employer to take you seriously with a post like that? Your grammar and spelling is atrocious! My 8 year old pointed out all your mistakes.

"...that whlie things are so messed up..." I can only guess that you meant, "that's why things are so messed up." And when you said, "...and things get so mess up and the next thing you know the plant is close...", what you meant to say was, "...and things get so messed up, and the next thing you know, the plant is closed." Please, for heavens sake, go down to your local community center or library .and sign up for some english courses (they are free with all of the immigrants trying to learn). Then talk to the loclinic cal employers. Because if you don't, the best job you.will ever find is that of a fry cook at Mickey D's!!!!

I worked with a lot of translators and people who speak different languages. In my personal opinion it appears this person do not use English as their primary language.

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Just awake in Lithonia, Georgia

1 month ago

I was sent on a job through a tempt agency and one day I notified the employer ahead of time that I maybe late because I had to take my son to hospital the night before(it was just a heads up in case I had to be late). The employer told me to bring a doctor note in but I was 5min away from work before my shift even started I tried to call her to tell her I was already about to turn on the street she wouldn't answer my call. Then I received a call from a text saying contact agency shortly after I received a call from a regular office employee saying to come get my stuff I contacted the agency and filed unemployment afterwards long story short I received a call from gdol saying I voluntarily resigned and didn't follow procedure basically saying I did not ask for another assignment and they also gave gdol the wrong last day worked I sent in the text messages between me and the employer showing I did not quit as well as a screenshot of my phone calls to the agency. Expling on first call i was marked available and second call she had a position available but I reminded her of my upcoming vacation in a few days and she said that position wouldn't be fit for me because they needed someone immediately and I would be on vacation a week so she would notate and to make myself available when I returned. My decision was mailed out today but right now its looking like I was denied.

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Totally Frustrated in Bethlehem, Georgia

1 month ago

Hi I am 18 I was hurt on job 1-21-16 so I was receiving workers comp pay than in my opinion my employer fired me 6-3-16 they stopped my workers comp so I filed for unemployment on 6-17-16 employer was a Christian daycare which evidently fell under their church so it was non profit. First they NEVER paid any of my unemployment benefits because in the state of Georgia a church doesn't have to :( sad but anyways Second they claimed I quit voluntarily I DIDNT! So I appealed and finally get a hearing date today at 8:15 am via telephone. I requested it be rescheduled but was denied the request because College class is not an emergency. So I wait and I wait and I wait finally at 8:45 I go on to my next class than at 9:07 they call and want to start hearing my witness had already left for work and I was about to go to class. So she says we will reschedule ???? What they heck is that legal this employer has no investment whatsoever in my claim why do they get to just not show not call. And if it was me no show no call than it would have been dismissed, please tell me how do they get away with this?????

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