Happy Holidays! My name is Keith. I recently moved from Atlanta Ga to New Orleans LA, due to some issues between myself and roommate. I ended up moving in with my sister and her fiance, with nothing but two suitcases of clothes, leaving behind books, a computer, and a lifetime of stuff.
I managed to get a job within a few weeks, working at a minimum wage hotdog place with my sister. I also did bike deliveries off my brother-in-law’s bike when he wasnt. Hours were barely 20 a week, and deliveries werent paying out much. Most of my first two checks went straight to my sister to help out with bills, as they had another roommate who ended up screwing them over.
While I was working there, I got interviewed by a security company, going through two rounds of them. After passing background and drug tests, I was hired on. My start date is Dec. 26th. While its a much better paying job, its salary and I wont have a paycheck till Jan 15th.
Money is extremely tight. Holidays were bad around Nola, with the old job cutting hours, even as we worked. I used much of my last paycheck to get a new haircut, buy some thrift store dress clothes, and pay what I could to bills. Im down to just enough to cover bus fairs for the days I need to work, plus just enough to get by on ramen and cheap food.
So Im asking for some help. Im alone on Christmas, as my sister and brother-in-law left to visit my niece in Texas for a few days. Im stressing over starting this new job, figuring out how Im going to eat lunches for work, wondering if and when my shoes will give out (pics below), and trying to make time go by so I get my first paycheck of new job to not be this stressed about money.
If you can, please help. It’ll mean the world to me and reduce the stress Im under. Switching job sucks in general, but its worse when one is already crap.