This is why I’m here:
Last fall I quit my job due to office bullying by a co-worker. I didn’t plan my exit correctly and quit before I had anything else lined up. I have been struggling with depression and felt like I didn’t have any other option other than to leave as soon as possible. I thought finding a new job wasn’t going to take too long, but now I am going on 4 months of random interviews here and there with no offers, I was ok financially (able to make rent and pay some bills) for the first 3 months but now I have run out of money and have absolutely no friends or family to help me with my rent or bills. I am in danger of getting evicted from my apartment starting in February.
My rent is $1600 and I am in need of $3,300 to cover the rent/late fees I owed for January as well as February’s rent. This is my first time doing anything like this and I am grateful for any sort of help.
A little about me:
I am a 32 year old single female and have struggled with depression and anxiety since I was a child. I don’t have a conventional type of family that would be able to or even willing to help me out. I live alone and never had a situation like this happen before. I work very hard and had to learn to take care of myself at a very young age, asking for help from anyone has never been an option for me. I hope those reading this can understand my situation.
I know that it was a huge mistake leaving my job before I had something lined up but I truly could not handle the work environment. The environment consisted of unwelcome touching of my legs and hair, and other things like pulling up my street on Google maps and insisting I point to where I lived, and interfering with my actual work by convincing others in our department I wasn’t doing my job correctly. When I started at this company a year and half ago I was the most depressed I’ve ever been in my life, I turned into a very quiet and tired person and I simply couldn’t handle the environment any longer. I still don’t feel like myself, but I’m trying hard to get better.
Even so, I am still filled with shame and regret for leaving without having anything else lined up.
If you made it this far, thank you for taking the time for read this. Anything helps.