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How do I turn down a full-time job/interview?

Discussion in 'Education and Employment' started by QueenOfFrance87, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. QueenOfFrance87

    QueenOfFrance87 Let them eat tuna! V.I.P Member

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    So my job coach signed me up on Indeed.com, and found a job for me there, but it's full-time and may require me to go there when I would rather work from home. I don't want to lose my SSI or my medicare or Medicaid, and I almost lost these being married to my ex because he and his family messed around with them. I want to work, but I don't want my benefits gone. I tried looking on Indeed for a similar job, but so far I found nothing. It's also worth noting that my job coach is currently negotiating with the employer and seeing if they will make it part-time instead.

    My question is this: what is the best way to turn down a job or an interview without being judged by the employer?
     
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  2. s3_gunzel

    s3_gunzel Keep on training, Sydney. V.I.P Member

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    Don’t turn down an interview. Go, explain that you’re not looking for full time work, but would be willing to work... say... 15 hours a week. I’m not sure what the limit is for your medicaid, so I can’t say for sure. But just explain your limitations.
     
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  3. QueenOfFrance87

    QueenOfFrance87 Let them eat tuna! V.I.P Member

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    I believe my limit is 20 hours a week.
     
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    s3_gunzel Keep on training, Sydney. V.I.P Member

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    Use that as a guide then.
     
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  5. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    First of all congrats. Second of all. Just go to the interview. You can sorta say you thought it was part-time. Then that way, you gave it your best shot.
     
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  6. Sarah S

    Sarah S Well-Known Member

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    TRUST youre job coach and go on this inteview and when there inform them that you could only do half time and ask if they are willing to accept this.
     
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    Alexej Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I dont know how confident you are about the interview, but if you are anxious about it use the coach to do some interview coaching with you.
     
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    VR has a "benefits specialist". Did she explain all this to you? She needs to. Often it is not hours but total income. It's extraordinarily complicated with different rules for SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid. Each has different rules which could be impacted if you work at all, work a lot, work a little, or even try to work and fail. They also all have different rules if you marry, have an accident, go to school, move, get sick, or reach a certain age. Complex complex complex. Talk to voc rehab pronto!
     
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