IN RE: the Claim of Marianne S. PAPPAS

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.

IN RE: the Claim of Marianne S. PAPPAS, Appellant. John E. Sweeney, as Commissioner of Labor, Respondent.

Decided: February 20, 1997

Before CASEY, J.P., and YESAWICH, PETERS, SPAIN and CARPINELLO, JJ. David O. Wright, Shrub Oak, for appellant. Dennis C. Vacco, Attorney-General (Steven S. Park, of counsel), New York City, for respondent.

Appeal from a decision of the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, filed October 19, 1995, which ruled that claimant was disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits because she voluntarily left her employment without good cause.

 Claimant had been employed for 31/212 years as an accountant by the employer cruise line when she informed the employer that unless she was given the title of “Controller” and a 40% pay increase, she would resign immediately.   The employer agreed to give claimant a 20% pay increase, 60% of her pension money and a job reference so long as she trained a replacement prior to leaving the employer's payroll in five months' time.   Claimant rejected the offer and resigned.   The Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board ruled that claimant was disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits, having voluntarily left her employment without good cause.   We affirm.   Dissatisfaction with wages does not constitute good cause for leaving one's employment (see, Matter of Kilgallen [Sweeney], 222 A.D.2d 832, 833, 635 N.Y.S.2d 109).   Although claimant testified that she was fired, this contention raised issues of fact and credibility which were within the sole province of the Board to resolve (see, Matter of Cattan [French & European Publs.-Hudacs], 187 A.D.2d 858, 589 N.Y.S.2d 965).

ORDERED that the decision is affirmed, without costs.

MEMORANDUM DECISION.

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