Hello everyone. I’m Damian. I’m a 31 year old trans guy. I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder back when I was 29. As I am getting older, doing things that used to be easy for me are getting harder and harder. Recently, I was let go from my job that I had for 90 days- thought everything was going good but they were being nitpicky about metrics, so they fired a bunch of people who had low scores in August instead of training to correct the problem.
I have been on several interviews and I keep getting the “We will be in touch,” or “We will go with another candidate,” or “We have other interviews.” No direct offers, nothing that indicated they really wanted to hire me. I am up to my neck in frustration trying to find work.
My wife does not make enough to sustain us. Our rent is $850 a month. Our internet bill is behind; it is at $305. My last big paycheck from my old job went to paying September’s rent- then I got another small check that was used to pay my wife’s car note. That bill is around $360 a month. She currently does not have car insurance because it was too expensive and we weren’t able to pay it when I lost my job. She only makes $10 an hour at her job. We were relying mostly on my income, thinking things would be set. I live in Michigan, and here, companies can fire anytime they please without a reason why. I am getting unemployment, but it is only $234 every two weeks, barely enough to help with anything.
I am super frustrated with this job search. I’m an entrepreneur at heart and the only reason I have continued to try and find work is to support my wife. I could just go out there and try to start up on my own, but I have bills and I need a roof over my head. If I can get up to at least $10,000 to $15,000 in donations that would be enough to pay down the rent, pay off all these back bills, get my wife her car insurance and purchase needed equipment to start my business work right. The computer I am typing this on is a broken laptop. The screen is busted but the computer works. I have a monitor plugged into it with an HDMI cable. This means I am confined to to my apartment’s living room to work. I can’t work in the bedroom, or take the computer out the house to a coffee shop to meet with potential clients.
I don’t know where else to turn- my credit is shot so I can’t take out business loans from the bank. I want to get my business going so I will be able to start paying down all this debt and get my credit cleared up. I have around $50k in debt including student loans and credit cards. My score is around 540. I have a bank account in the red, and the bank has been harassing me for the negative $438.00 that I owe them, it’s all overdraft fees and such.
Anything anyone can do to help will earn my gratitude. If I can raise up to $60k that would free me from debt and I can get things going as a business owner. I am trying to make a better life for myself and my spouse. This struggle to please people to get a job is not working for me like it used to. Don’t tell me I’m not trying. I have. I’ve been trying all of September only to keep hearing that nobody wants to hire me. If I can make my own work, I won’t have to worry about this anymore.
Anything you can to to help, I will appreciate that. Please send donations to paypal.me/chaoticspectrum1987. They will reach me there. Thank you.