Hello everyone, long time no talk…
Okay here is what’s going on with me today, got up today ready to go to work, took a look outside my house and see a ton of snow, i’m a little skeptical on safety of the drive. On a good day I can get to work on 30-45 minutes; days like this i’m gonna need hour and ten minutes. As it gets near time for me to be heading out, mom comes in and is like “I just took a look side, the snow is too deep and it’s still coming down heavy, you’ll have to call out.” and I let her know I only had half a credit If call out I’ll get fired. (Right now i’m a bag of mixed emotions, on one hand, I hate my job with a passion, at least twice a day I think of countless scenarios on how there’s a drastic situation where I just can’t make it to work; I call in and the secretary gives me shit for it with there’s “Well, I made it into work safety” not factoring in that we all come from different places and me being like “i’m sorry, you feel that way but my safety has to be my first priority” and thus I quit/get fired. ) So I watch a bit more tv before I decide to go outside and retrieve the broom from the car (I like to use it to help get the snow off the top of the car) There is a at least a foot of snow on top of the car, as I am making my way across the drive way I notice the snow is getting deeper (much deeper than I thought it was) and then it hit me ( I can’t do this- the drive it’s way to much snow) So I do the call out on the computer, mom comes into my room and is like “what did they say?” me:, they didn’t say a thing I did the call out over the computer (i figure the last thing i need is for some lady at 8:23 in the morning trying to give me a hard time about not being able to make it, for a supposed busy day, You’d be surprised with how much snow is going on outside and basically all the schools shutting down that my “job” honestly thinks it’s going to be a busy sales day, they are probably going to have all the registrars open and not even receive a quarter of the customers we normally do.
So right now, i’m considering myself as “fired” and all I can think is how am I going to pay off my bills. I feel like a chicken with my head cut off. and All I can think is: Although, I am happy to be free from the hell hole ( I hate retail with a passion I do), I need to be practical about the money. So I spent a good a chuck of my morning looking up jobs, does anyone know what it’s like to work at a gas station? there’s one down the street from me that is hiring (I like the location, but am skeptical about the pay) there’s a job that is a little further away, but not as further away as my “current job” and the hours of 19.5 wed-friday 8:30am to 5pm, as a Secretary for company that deals youths dealing with mental disorders (which I know some of you are thinking “Isn’t psychiatry, what you want to do in the near future?“) and You would be correct, I feel as though that job would be more up my alley, and would look really good on my resume when applying to grad school.
Then there’s another part of me that is like well, should I hop on unemployment right now? Part of me is thinking, I should hold off for a minute, go into work tomorrow, let the office know what is up, confirm that I am in fact fired. Come home, speak with one of the student loans let them know what is going on, and that for right now, I do plan on hopping on unemployment, and is it better to wait to see if I am eligible for unemployment and if I am I can continue with the payments, or if it’s not; to see if I can stop the payments for at least six months ( I figure by then, that should be plenty of time to get a job)
My question to all of you is, for those of you have lost a job in the past or recently lost a job, what was your strategy for trying to navigate through the lack of financial stability? If I didn’t have the loans, I could care less on if I lost my job or not, but since I have loans and a credit card to pay off i’m a little worried. i’m a little calm right now, but feel the worry will settle in tomorrow.