I don’t even know where to begin. Asking complete strangers for financial assistance is one of the most embarrassing acts I have had to resort to, to say the least. I don’t have any specific amount that I am requesting from charitable contributors because quite honestly anything is greatly appreciated and helpful.
I was laid off from employment on May 31, 2019 and unfortunately, I am still unemployed. I have never been laid off from employment before and I have never been unemployed this long in my life (other than when I was a teen of course). I have been applying for what seems like every job vacancy listed on Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder, and LinkedIn and have had no luck whatsoever in securing a job offer. Every position I have interviewed for results in me being told that I am over-qualified or they can’t meet my desired salary amount (even after disclosing I am willing to accept a lower salary in order to meet their budgetary requirements.) I have been paying for bills and other expenses with my credit cards and have now pretty much maxed them out. Unemployment income is less than $2000/month. I get $542.00 per week before taxes so I am not left with much after Uncle Sam receives his portion. I have tried seeking temporary public assistance (embarrassing as well) only to be told that I do not qualify because “technically” I am still married. I was told to reapply after my divorce is final.
In July of this year, I filed for a divorce from an abusive and manipulative husband (had to charge the attorney retainer fee on a credit card as well.) This process is an added stress factor to being unemployed with little income and I feel like I am drowning. I know, I know….it’s part of life and these things happen to a lot of people, which is why I am embarrassed to be reaching out, but I am hopeless at this point and just need help getting my head back above the water. Again, I am not asking for hundreds of thousands of dollars, just what ever can be spared. I want to make sure I can provide for my son and maintain what little sanity I have left for his sake and mine. For purposes of transparency my total debt is $50,203.39.
I have always been a giving and helpful person and sadly I am in need this time around. I am very receptive to any employment leads in the Human Resources field if you are able to refer me to an employer seeking a Sr. Leader In Human Resources, preferably in Colorado or the opportunity to work remotely from Colorado. I would much rather gain fruitful employment than asking for a handout. Praying for a miracle.
Thank you for listening and thank you for your Blessing!