Hi there! My name is Katy.
Thank you in advance, so very much, for clicking on my post to read about my/our need.
Below please find the reason why my family is in financial need, and why I opted, on our behalf, to make this request (NOTE: I would not be making this, so very private need, known here if we had people in our lives (friends or family members) who could assist us, even if we had to pay them back. The honest truth is that we do not):
I was laid-off (first time in my entire career/I am in my 40’s) on July 14,2023. I was told that my position within the office of the CEO was changing and required a different skill set than what I possessed. I had been employed there, as an hourly permanent Executive Assistant, since October of 2022.
I was not given a review at any point during my tenure there, nor was I warned that my work performance needed improvement. I mention this fact because I was not, even as a possible alternative, given a chance to move to another position. So the news was quite unexpected that I no longer had a job there… it was devastating to have been told that, and now be unemployed.
It took me six months of looking for employment before finding THAT position…
I have been applying for positions and as with my previous job search I get preliminary phone call interviews or 30 minute introductory interviews, but that is the extent of it. No moving on to the next step in the hiring process. It takes a long time to be hired in the State of Florida as an Executive Assistant I see…(and I say this with sadness).
I am married (we do not yet have children). My husband makes up to $2200 a month (US), depending on how many hours he is given to work during the week (he gets paid hourly).
We have been living paycheck to paycheck for about a year now and do not have savings. Due to my being unemployed for so long our savings were quickly depleted and we had to pay our bills with our credit cards (which we maxed out) due to not having enough cash flow, for at that time my husband was only making about $1600 a month.
For this reason, I am please, humbly, requesting for financial assistance that will help us fulfill our financial responsibilities, without going into arrears, for the next six months.
Please see a breakdown of our monthly financial responsibilities below, to help justify our request:
- Rent: $1,650
- Car Note: $427.61
- Car/Renters Insurance: $223.44/$14.99
- Personal Loan: $525
- Credit Cards: $490
- Utilities (Electric, Water, WiFi): $300 (bill amounts fluctuate from month to month)
- Gas: $140
- Groceries/toiletries/household items: $500 (also fluctuates depending on consumption and need)
- Other debt: $81
- TOTAL: $4,352.04
If we subtract $2,000 from this amount (leaving wiggle room for my husband to not make the extra $200 that he sometimes gets for the month), the amount needed would then be $2,352.04/month (approximately).
To help cover our financial responsibilities for the next six months we would then need approximately $14,112.24.
PLEASE NOTE: Our request is sincere and our need quite real.
My husband and I are two hard working adults, who are truly humbled by our need, and are doing everything in our power to get out of this circumstance ASAP. We were able to pay our bills for the month of July 2023, and our rent for August 2023. But now that we are in August, we will only have approximately $2000 to cover all that is listed above. We honestly need the help.
I am making this request so “early” because we had to ask for emergency rental assistance last year around this time to help pay our rent, because again, we did not have enough cash flow and our credit cards were getting maxed out. This time we may not have the luxury of time in our hands, and the assistance that was available last year is not available for us year, I already looked into that…
Finally, if you have read this far, THANK YOU, again.
If you are so led, we would truly appreciate any assistance you could, please, give us.
With much love and appreciation,