Financial Stress is Greater Than Ever
I am stressed out. Trying to rub pennies together to make a dollar.
It is not working out as you may imagine. I am working for my aunt occasionally at her salon as a receptionist, but it is less than minimum wage for a full day and it takes me just about 3 hours to get there and 3 hours to get back. If I wasn't so hard up for the money, I wouldn't do it.
When the local temp agency gives me a call, I go in as well, but in over a month I've worked for them just 14 hours and it is hard labor. Seriously, I feel like I am on a chain gang or performing some sort of community service for court or something because I am usually on my feet cleaning up trash after a concert or local event and while that pays more than minimum wage, it is just barely more than minimum wage.
I was looking to work as a cashier or as a receptionist, but no one is hiring me. Pete has been laid off since July 5th and they gave him and the rest of the coworkers last minute notice about being laid off. We spent over $150 on his monthly bus and train pass only for him to hardly use it.
We applied for his unemployment and he was approved, but this week he claimed his unpaid week and we are late on the cell phone bill. I am so tired and stressed and I feel like such a failure in life.
I hope everyone else is doing substantially better than I feel right now.