"At that point I realized no one was going to hear my part of the story," said McKevitt, who filed an appeal with Iowa Workforce Development, including a 17-page letter detailing his side of the story.
But, as bad luck would have it, McKevitt says he never got the notice for his hearing, so he skipped it. Only after his benefits were denied in appeal did he realize he had missed his chance to set the record straight.
"I had to take a job at Walmart making about half of what I was making at Polaris. I'm making just under $9 an hour and before I was making about $16 an hour," McKevitt said. "This issue was blown way out of proportion."