Hello! These last few months have been extremely difficult for my fiance and myself as it has been one thing after another, I appreciate you taking the time to read our request. In July we found out I was pregnant after years of being told I could never have kids, although the timing was less than ideal, my pregnancy is something I never expected and I felt instantly blessed. I continued to work my job as a food server, but due to continuous morning sickness and “unreliability” even though I showed up to work every day and worked in between the trips to the trash can/ toilet, I was laid off in October. I was able to find another job serving in the beginning of November, but by then our savings account was completely depleted.
The new job was great and I was constantly being praised for my work ethic, which at this time the nausea had gone away and my energy was back up so I was feeling great! I did not let me boss know that I was pregnant as I know I legally did not have to. After a month at the job, I was let go of for “financial reasons” the day after I announced to everyone that I was pregnant because I was beginning to show.
I tried to contact a lawyer because I knew I was terminated completely unlawfully but was told there wasnt much of a case since she never said directly that my pregnancy had anything to do with it, even though that was clearly the case.
I was able to get another job about 2 weeks after for a retail store and have been working there since- so I have a job again, but now I am playing extreme catch up!
But here is where we are really struggling. We got a notice that our rent is increasing to $1700 a month January 1st and theres no way we could afford that so we submitted a 30 day notice and began looking for a new place. Finding a new place has been almost impossible since my recent job history is all over the place.
Now we are 3 days away from needing to be out of our apartment, I have -$172 in my bank account, dont have enough money to stay here, and I’m 6 months pregnant.
So we are faced with the option of homeless or coming up with $1700 in three days.
Absolutely any help whatsoever is beyond appreciated.
Thank you for your time.