Why I Need Help
I have no idea if anyone is going to read this or if I’m even allowed to request money for this but I figured it was worth a shot anyways…
My name is Emma and I’m 19 years old. I’m a second year university student living in Canada. Here’s my situation:
I’ve been working with a fast food company now for 5 years (I wont say which one for privacy reasons). I was promoted to supervisor last year and I couldn’t have been happier because I love my job! I love serving people and hearing their stories, I love my coworkers, and I just love having a reason to get out of bed.
I suffer from really bad mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and recently I was diagnosed with ADHD. My mental health has been so debilitating that I was diagnosed with a permeant disability last year. So, as you can imagine, it takes a lot of effort for me to go to work, but I do it anyways. One because I love my job, and two because I need money to pay for tuition and textbooks. I tried to apply for a student loan but was told I didn’t qualify. So as you can imagine, money is tight for me.
I was working full time last summer and was able to pay for the tuition for the fall semester of 2020-2021. I continued working full time during September 2020 -December 2020 and was able to pay for my winter tuition. However when December 2020 rolled around my situation at work changed.
I started getting bullied by two of my coworkers. They started spreading false rumours about me to get me in trouble, they told people to stop talking/listening to me, and they would make up lies about me to my boss to try and get me fired. I begged my boss to help me fix the situation but he didn’t do anything. This took a huge toll on my mental health because work was no longer my safe place, it was somewhere I feared going. I went from working 30 hours a week to not being able to work a single shift without breaking down. My doctor put me on sick leave for a while because I can’t afford to quit my job. I have applied to so many jobs but I haven’t gotten a call back from anywhere. I guess it’s hard to find work during a pandemic. Even if I were to get a job now, I don’t think I would be able to work because my mental health is so bad. I really need to take a break from working so that I can recover, but I can’t because I need to be able to afford the cost of tuition and textbooks, plus just general living expenses.
What I’m asking for is a bit of money so that I can take a month off work to recover and focus on my schoolwork. During this month I plan to look for another job so that I can quit the fast food place. (Also my 20th birthday is coming up and I would really like to be able to afford to go out to dinner to celebrate). $500 would be AMAZING, but i’m not expecting that much (I’m actually not even expecting anyone to read this lol). Any little amount would help and I would be grateful for anything I received.
So yah, this is my story. I understand there’s people in way worse situations than me, so I understand if you don’t give me any money. If you did though I would be forever grateful! Thank you,
Ps. Here is my PayPal link incase you decided to donate!
PPS. The photo is of me so you know I’m a real person haha