I am an office manager by trade and am currently working part-time as a sales associate at a clothing store and trying to fill in the gaps with house cleaning jobs and fill-in/relief work for a former regular employer.
I live in an area abundant in low-paying part-time jobs and have been looking for supplementary work to the clothing store, which has been more challenging than expected due to scheduling. This is how I started to do house cleaning. I’m good at it, but due to an old injury this is not a realistic long-term source of income.
When I started at the clothing store a few months ago I was told there was a strong likelihood of me being turning full-time in January with real potential to become a manager. They even gave me a bump in pay if I prioritized their workplace over others to be there on certain days.
I passed up another potential “part-time to grow into full-time position” as an administrative assistant because I had already promised that full-time availability to my current employer and had believed them.
My supervisor told me last week that she will be staying on in January after all, so now I am looking for full-time work again. I have two interviews next week, one for a part-time administrative position and one with a temp agency. I applied for a full-time administrative position today and found another one to apply to tomorrow before I leave for work.
What I’m looking for is assistance with my immediate rent, car insurance, and other basic expenses.
I know it’s mid-December, and I want to assure you that none of my request is for frivolous things or gifts for others. I have already told my family that I will not be able to give presents this year, however if I have the gas money I will come visit them between Christmas and New Year’s (I’m working right before and after the holiday).
Today is Dec. 11, and by Dec. 30 my fixed + variable expenses total approximately $1,386.72, if a holiday trip to visit family is included (gas and tolls only). I expect to net appx. $350 at my next paycheck, so my hope is for assistance towards covering the difference of $1,036.72.
I will adjust this number if I get some pre-holiday cleaning jobs. A full breakdown of how I got to this number is included in the image section.
Any amount of assistance is appreciated, and I look forward to “paying it forward” when I am back on my feet. I would be happy to post updates about this.
Thank you for your generous assistance in any amount, and I wish you a beautiful winter season, however you choose to celebrate or enjoy it.