Thank you for taking the time to read this. I’m currently a 31 year old mature student from Canada, I am trying to get my Bachelor’s in Sociology/Criminology then hope to apply to get into Law School to get my Juris Doctor in Law. I want to be able to fight for the community I live in, fight for the underdog, and make sure people’s voices get heard.
So far, I am enrolled and finishing up 4 classes for my first year credits. I had a full time job, and was working 40 hours a week when I was accepted into school.
I am a hard worker, I have been working full time since I was 17, I was not in the right frame of mind for school when I was 18, and now that I have a clear mind, I want to go back and actually be able to provide my services and make this world a better place.
At the end of 2021/ beginning of 2022, I had lost my job, which was a kick in the heart. I don’t have a lot of money to begin with, and this did not help with the current economic environment the world is in right now. I’ve never had trouble finding a new job in my life, but this is the first time I’ve found myself unemployed during “Covid”. I have been applying to jobs for the past 2 and a half months with no luck, I have been getting no call backs even with my 14 years of work experience.
I have applied to Canada’s EI benefits when I lost my job, and they are still processing and deciding my claim, so I’ve had no assistance from them. I’ve had no money coming in since the beginning of January.
I am in the red in my bank account, I have no savings left, I’ve tried to sell my valuables, but everyone in my area is struggling like myself. What little money I’ve been able to make goes to feeding my 2 dogs that didn’t ask to be in this position. I can’t even afford the insurance and gas on my old car to get into the town closest to me for a job interview if I got a call finally.
And now I’m at risk for having my school account blocked and put on hold because I can’t pay the rest of my tuition as the deadline was March 8th. My phone and my internet will be shut off this week as well if I can’t get everything caught up. I have creditors calling me threatening legal action because I cannot pay my biweekly payments.
I’m really stuck and am needing $5000 just to get me even with all my bills and tuition to keep me in school and hopefully get me back on track so I can go into town and start a job when I get a call for an interview.
If you are still reading this, I really appreciate you taking the time to read through all this, I’ve always been the type to donate and help others when I’ve been in a position too, and this is the first time that I’ve been in a dire straights/rock bottom position and I feel really guilty, like I’m a failure.
I would be forever grateful for any assistance that was offered to me.