Originally Posted by justmama
I got the job BUT i can't start for 2 weeks until i redo my tb tests, which is ridiculous because i got them done 3 months ago. AND they are only giving me part time.
so i have to continue to look. But it's something and it's $11.50 an hour. So I'll take it for now.
Yay! Its something at least and gets your foot in the door. I would kill to make $11.50hr, I only make $9.50 and thats considered good around here
Originally Posted by sillysapling
Getting really frustrated with my job situation. I've got a job in retail and just over minimum wage and part time, so already far from ideal- but I signed up saying I wanted an average of 35 hours, was told this would be no problem, then for 3 weeks straight I've gotten 20. We wouldn't be doing great on 35, but even with 30 we'd be able to scrape by without having to dip into savings much. 20? Ugh.
The only interviews I've gotten is part time retail, so it looks like I'll have to take a second job, my partner hasn't gotten anything. Back when they were still giving me 35-40 hours a week, I had an interview for a second job where I admitted the situation was that I wasn't even sure if I needed a second job. Of course, a week or two later, they've already filled the position so all I could do was ask when they hire for seasonal and that they consider me.
Thats what happened to me when I was hired, I was hired at 20 hours but I would only get like 10-12 hrs and when its an hour commute each way and your only getting 4 hr shifts it sucked. It was like that for months until the holidays and things got more hectic and they gave me more hours and I was working up to 21 hour days for a while, great paycheck but I was exhausted. Then of course my oldest had to have issues and I had to take 7 months off work and all hell broke lose, ended up homeless, yada yada. Anything helps and just keep your eyes open for something better
I know I haven't been around much, things have been insane between the move and the fact I've been working more then full time the past couple weeks
Its been a weird, good, but weird couple of weeks after all those months of nothing but bad this year. My 15yo car with almost 300,000 miles needed to be replaced all of the sudden when a major repair came up. Thanks to all the extra hours I had a decent income listed and was able to buy a much newer car (2011), not happy I have a payment now though. Praying things stay good and I keep getting the hours and it will get me a nice tax return and I can put the whole thing down on the car to get the payment way down. The thought of payments scares the hades out of me and it kills me to know I need to squeeze it out of the budget every month. Wish I could have afforded to buy another used car outright but I had zero in the bank when it happened and I couldn't afford to take time off work again.
We FINALLY got all moved into the income based place in the city and while its tiny at 667 sq ft I have been blessed with good neighbors, found a babysitter I can afford and the kids like. I found we can actually afford to do laundry here! Its a whopping 50 cents lol
I was paying $4 load to wash and dry at the other place. My youngling has lots of kids to play with and its really dropped everyone stress levels that she's not inside all the time pushing everyone's buttons to entertain herself.
I have found several food banks in the area that give fresh stuff weekly instead of canned goods which will be a huge help with keeping us fed a decent diet. I might be losing the client we have right now tomorrow when her daughter comes up and they decide what to do with her which means my hours will dry up so I'm scoping out all the resources I can so when it hits the fan again were not going hungry ya know?
I'm thrilled that with the extra hours I can FINALLY afford to take my aspie with serious mental health issues to see the specialist she needs since Medicaid doesn't cover it and I can get my 8 yo seen as well since she's got the other side of the coin, oh! I can get the OT/Sensory stuff she needs too to help keep her balanced. I'm just terrified to spend the money but its stuff we NEED. Its a balancing act around here to keep everyone happy and sane.
Everything has been going so well the past few weeks I'm scared the bottom is going to fall out you know?
sigh... I'm sitting here looking around at this disaster of opened packing boxes and wondering where the heck am I going to put it all?! Anyone live in North Idaho and really good at organizing in small spaces? lol.
Oh yeah, my aspie who normally just keeps herself locked in her room has just been blooming the past 2 months, especially since we moved here. Getting her out every day has done wonders for her and her attitude.
So lots of good stuff going on for us right now, just praying it sticks around! Sending positive vibes to everyone else to have some good luck too *hugs*