Hey, my name is Rebekah and I’m 30 years old from Pennsylvania. I’m a mountain girl trying to figure out how to pay my bills after being laid off from my job. I’ve been trying to play the system’s game of work hard and you’ll be compensated properly, but I have found this is a difficult thing to grant to a mountain girl who makes money from serving.
This breaks my heart because I work so hard. I am that server in a restaurant who does so much work for everyone without asking for a thank you and tries to keep a smile even when customers thoroughly berate me because their appetizer is a little but cold from it being neglected in the window due to not being seen (perhaps it sat behind a stack of appetizer plates, etc).
I put my body thru hell and back to lift that heavy, super full tray of food, with balance and precision. I work extra hours to help pay my way for what I need, and while this works for servers across the country, the dollar doesn’t stretch so far in the mountains.
I was recently laid off because I accidentally slept thru my alarms to wake me for my shift. It is my own fault and I acknowledge that. And I’m not looking for a cureall donation to solve all my woes, as nice as that would be. I’m just looking for a little help, because I never ever ask for it. I’m so stubborn and have refused to accept help from anyone.
I have no one to rely on. Just me. My father is dead, my mother and sister don’t talk to me because we are all very different humans and I don’t speak their life path language.
My electric bill is due today … And I have about 20 dollars in my name. It’s a bill about 130 dollars, I’ll attach the image … I have no idea how I’m going to come up with money for bills next month, where I should even apply for jobs.
I’d like like a break for once. I try to keep positive and level headed. Financial stress is my worst fear and this is me being thrown head first into my worst fears. I promise I’m an interesting and good hearted soul.
I am an artist, an animal lover, well educated yet still struggling. I never try to take advantage of people and that might be a reason as to why I can’t figure out how to get out of my predicament. I wasnt pretty growing up, so I didn’t learn to use my looks to get what I want. I’m sort of lost in this arena (I dont know what more to say) …
I put this under rent because it is a bill, not rent, but rent is coming up in a couple weeks and I’m unsure of what to do …