I know that it seems like I always come up here for non-chicken related issues....so sorry for those that feel this way , but I feel as if I have a good grasp on those issues . I do not , however have an abundance of friends/colleagues to give me advice on daily life . That's where you all come into play . If you all would please give me your opinions ...it would be very much appreciated . It is a story that has been going on for 3 years....it is long and drawn out ...so I'll spare those who don't want the whole story , I'm a "3rd" year inside wireman apprentice in the UNION . The contractor who is my "home " has played me around including sexual harassment ( I stupidly ignored ) and has gone to the depths of saying the last job I worked for them , I quit . I was yanked off of a job they had 2 hours away from my home , to work at a job 5 hours away from my home because in the negotiations between them and my now husband . The negotiation was he would run the job if it only ran 8 weeks and if I could be on that job . Bear in mind that I had no idea this was happening . We worked the 8 weeks (night job , 11 hours for 5 days at a time ) .We went back to the contractor after 8 weeks ( I had told the contractor that I needed time off to prepare my wedding , which was 1 month away ) . I asked them if they had any work for me , they said no . Now I get a letter from unemployment saying I owe almost $2000 because this company said I quit . They are not fighting my husbands claim....we suppossedly quit at the same time . We are going to the lawyer in a few weeks . I would like to know if this is reasonable . I gave that employer a date on which I needed to take off and even contacted my apprentice director . Now they are fighting me and not my husband ?! They told unemployment I walked off the job with my "boy friend " . Really? They couldn't understand that we've been together for 2 years and were to be married in less than a month ?! Not only that ...the contractor told the apprentice commitee that she did not want us working together.....but changed her mind on this job because no one else would run it ....that is a fact . I guess what I'm asking is ....can we do a law suit . They denied me after 10 months....yet were paying my hubby who was on the same job and was the one who said we were done . If they denied me for "quitting" , wouldn't my hubby be denied for "quitting also ? Any info would be great ! Thanks for letting me vent !