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#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 8, 2021 11:23:44 AM(UTC)

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Location: Voca, Texas

I work in a small RMPO, 4 hours a day as a PSE. I am fine with this. This is exactly where I want to be. A clerk has left the APO and because I am next in seniority, I have to take the position and become a PTF, or I will have to resign from the Post Office.

For a couple of reasons, I do not want to take this new position. Mainly, because of physical ability and the work required at the bigger po compared to what I am doing now. Also, Transportation is an issue for me. I walk to work now, less than 1/4 mile. The APO is 13 miles from my house. Also, there is no guarantee that I will be able to work more than 20 hours a week.

So, it seems, I am stuck. Basically, I am being forced to quit. Either except the new job offer or resign.

Anybody else been in this situation? How did you handle it? Would I be eligible for unemployment benefits if I am forced to quit?

Any advice? I will for sure lose my insurance, but I am really worried about losing my paycheck. I know if I took the job offered, I would not be able to keep up and that would create a hardship, not only for me, but for the fellow employees.
#2 Posted : Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:36:09 PM(UTC)

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You may want to post this in the Post Office forum where plenty of Postal Employees will see this and could give advice.
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