Well, here I am. This is my last resort. I am a 31 year old woman who lives alone and I am my only provider. I recently moved back in May, and when doing so that drained the little savings that I had. Between 1st month, Last month, security deposit and pet fee it left me almost empty.
I left my current job at the time to go to a different company where I thought I would excel at my career. When doing so I lost my health insurance and also took a major pay cut. Even with those things happening, I still believed that I would be happier and go much further and advance with my new job.
I began working with the company and after 3 weeks, the company was shut down. I work with mentally challenged adults and have for the past 7 years. They were not the company I believed them to be, and I knew this after being there the 1st week. They didn’t follow state rules and regulations and I wasnt sure how they were open as long as they were. When they closed down, due to me only being there for such a short amount of time, I didn’t qualify for unemployment.
I immediately applied for jobs and received an offer that I accepted within days. I am currently working with a great company that I see myself with very long term.
With losing my job, and then having no income for about 6 weeks it has caused a financial crisis for me. I have no one to turn to for help. I am close to losing my car due to being behind on my payments. I have already lost my car insurance. Without those 2 things, I wouldn’t be able to keep the job that I have as it is requirement to have a personal vehicle and be insured. My cable and cell phone have already been shut off, and that is the least of my worries. I am a month behind on my rent and a new month has started. I have 10 day shut off notices from both the water company and the electric company.
I am struggling everyday. I wake up not knowing if I’ll be able.to afford to get something to eat. I wake up wondering if I can get gas in my vehicle to get to work or wonder if my vehicle is even still outside and not repossessed.
I am trying to take care of myself and my cats. I am working and doing everything that I can and I am hardly surviving. I am so far behind I don’t know how I will ever get out.
This was my last resort. And as embarrassing as it is, I am asking for your help.