Hello, I need your help in paying my bills. My salary at San Jose State university does not cover my bills. Every month I struggle and worry how I am going to make it at the end of the month. This has caused anxiety and stress. I absolutely love my work and the department In April I celebrated 7 years at SJSU. I love my work and the department I work in. What is bad is that we do not receive annual pay increases. University staff are the lowest paid California State employees. What keeps me their are the wonderful benefits. I have been told by my supervisor and personnel that I will receive a pay increase, but it can take 6 months before it actually happens. In the meantime I have bills to pay and life goes on.
I am fortunate that I can pay my rent. After I pay rent there is not too much more left for the bills. i am a Christian and have a strong faith in God and in prayer. There are some fantastic people who helped me out financially back in March when my church had a fundraiser for me.
I am 69 years old and my job that I love can’t support me 100%. I am single and have no family. My girlfriend dropped me after 8 wonderful years of being in a solid relationship. This financial situation has made me depressed. I have relatives who have committed suicide in the past. I am very close to just giving up. I am pleading for your financial support to get me out of these financial situation. Any amount will help me. I thank you in advance for your support and contribution.