Our family is currently struggling financially. Mom and dad and 3 kids. We have had a bit of bad luck over the last year and are praying for any help that could come our way. My 12 year old daughter recently tried to take her life and is currently in the hospital and will be getting out of treatment tomorrow. She was subjected to major bullying in school, the swim bus, and social media. I currently am unemployed and my fiance is working 2 jobs. At this point I need to find a job but also need to be at home for our daughter until things stabilize.
I graduated from college in 2017 and have a degree in Heavy Equipment & Diesel repair. I have had a hard time finding a job in this field due to lack of shop experience. I am about to give up and find a different career to go into. I have signed up with a union that will hopefully place me as a apprentice mechanic when they have a position come open. My college loans are all coming due and can not make payment on them.
After graduating from college, I took a job opportunity in my home town of 400 people as Public Works Director. This lasted only 8 months. The prior public works director worked for the city for 20 years. He resigned as soon as the mayor got re-elected. I took his position. The mayor had to resign in 2012 due to hostile work environment and the city had to pay out because of this. For whatever reason, small town politics..he was re-elected in 2018. I worked for this man for 8 months until he fired me for reporting a unsafe working condition to Labor and Industries that he had asked me to lie about. I was fired the same day I made the report. During the time that I was at the City, 3/5 employees quit because they could not tolerate the mayor. He is an egotistical dictator that micro managed everything from listening in on the clerks phone calls to telling us how coffee should be made.
I found a lawyer that was willing to represent me on the case of being wrongfully terminated. It has been a lengthy process and I just found out this week as well that the City insurance is unwilling to settle. In order for me to pursue this case I need to pay my lawyer a retainer that I can not afford. This has been incredibly embarrassing for both myself and my family since the town we live in is so small and word gets around quick. My lawyer and I know that I have a strong case but because of the size of the town, people know that I am unemployed right now and can not afford to take it to court. For example my dads best friend is on the council.
I’m sure there are people that need financial help more then me but I am at my wits ends. I was praying that I would get a settlement amount to help our family with bills. I did not anticipate that my 12 year old that is bright and happy all the time try to take her life. I never would have thought that I would have such a hard time finding a job since I put in the time for college.
We are struggling to pay the bills and are behind a few. I have college debt through the roof. I need to get a job now but am afraid to leave my daughter in the care of anyone at this time. Any help would be appreciated and I promise to put it to good use to get our family through this rough time.
If any additional information is need please ask. I do not want to upload pictures on here but would be happy to provide proof of bills, lawyer costs, and hospital records.
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