Hey hey! I am trying to get last minute (as in I JUST got the notification today) funding for a dream job interview working for a HUGE non-profit animal welfare firm out in Los Angeles. They reached out to me today at 10 in the morning on my email… I have already asked all my friends and family for money (I wasn’t given much notice, but they want me this Friday…) I have already gotten my tickets with all my help. And applied for and got rejected for a frightening amount of credit cards in one evening. I need lodging and transport, food and fudge money (just in case something bad happens…) I have the barest in my savings and have tabulated with my best hope and cutting corners is 800 even.
My hotel room is 660 plus tax. I have found the cheapest lodging closest to the firm. It’s a Red Roof Inn. It’s only 25 minutes away.
Transport should be 35-40 depending on Uber or Lyft. I looked at bus routes and the city definitely is a cars only city. What’s a 25 minute car drive is a 2 hour walk or a 1 hour bus ride. And I do not know how to drive. I meant to, but didn’t. My fault. I know that, in this day and age it’s foolish to not at least know how to drive and behooves us all to own a car. I will definitely learn first things first If I move out there and get this job. Heck, donate to me and even if I don’t get this job: I will learn to drive here in PA…
Food should (for a three day trip) is 60, I hope. I have celiac and most nuts, honey and am lactose resistant to boot. I don’t know there, but in my area it’s so pricey to get food that wont kill you. I know the cost of living is pretty astronomical but, well, it’s crazy. Can’t argue or gloss over that. And add in issues with foods. Big Yikes.
And that allows me 40-45 of barrier in case of emergency.
Please allow me to get this opportunity paid for. It’s what I went into so much debt for at law school and have been waiting for. I really want this. I need this! I’ve been so depressed I can’t find any good nonprofits needing junior lawyers freshly barred around my area and been working at a Denny’s just to get by on my student loans… They FOUND me first. That’s gotta count for something, Right??