I’m skeptical, but I’m desperate. I’m a 37 year old abrasive blaster and sprayer from hampton roads. I was just let go from my job after moving closer to them (renting a room) and devoting all my free time to working, out in the freezing cold, every day. Over 60 hours a week on average. I was told that I asked to stay home too many times, but I know for a fact I was being pushed to the limits of what any person could handle physically. I finished jobs for them recently that outside “hustle crews” turned down even though they would have made 10X what I would get paid. I ended up taking on those tasks, in the worst blasting conditions imaginable…
When asking for rest, or time to stay home due to being over-worked, I would be reminded that this is a “right to work state”. Basically you can be fired at any time for any reason.
I’m not sure that they will even let me get unemployment while I look for more work!
I will be forced to vacate my place, along with my sun conure bird, literally the day after Christmas.
$350 would spare me this fate temporarily, whilst I try to salvage this situation, call VEC, and start looking for more work (on christmas). Any, literally any help would be appreciated. I’ve paid it forward in the past, and gave money to other tradesmen that needed help, and I’m praying that that karma might come back to me in some form for the Holiday… I’m so stressed I cant even eat because I’m racked with worry, I dont know what I will do with my bird, I’ll be out on the street…..