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Can't afford to keep my current job.

July 21st, 2014 at 06:38 pm

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I have been doing temp/contractor work for three years now and I can't continue to do so. I don't get any vacation, sick or personal time. I'm not able to get any over time. I'm making less than I was when I work for a company full time. I called to request a raise today since I been with this company for 1 year and I was told they don't have it In their budget. They will have to contact the company I'm working at to see if they can free up some money on there end. Which this company is tight with a dollar so I don't see that going well. It's flexible with allowing me to leave and pick up my child but I don't think I can afford to stay. I have benefits with my husband plan but what if they cut that out next year like most companies are doing. My rent goes up yearly and it's was being to be a struggle to main everything. I have made major changes such as finding a free before and after school program. I have switch telephone providers. I have not turned on my ac but once so far. I paid off my car. I would like to move to a cheaper place but it's not looking good as of now. My finances aren't where they user to be as far as savings etc. I know I have to find something else want to get some positive feedback or other people thoughts.

3 Responses to “Can't afford to keep my current job. ”

  1. Permanent Temp Says:

    I hear you. I too have been working as a temp for 4 years now since graduating from college. I was supposed to be picked up for another assignment by my company but it fell through.

    I have a part-time job which I used to pad an emergency fund and paid off my car and credit card debt. We live in a small apartment. I didn't have health insurance for years until my husband was able to pick it up and afford it at his job.

    He wants to get a house and have kids but we can't afford it. I feel awful that my job situation prevents us from moving on to the next stage in life. I am almost 30. I am working my butt off to make ends meet I feel for you because you have a child to support. I wish you the best of luck and say never give up. Pick up a part-time job if you can, put your resume out there contact other companies do everything you can to make yourself accessible for others to contact you about jobs.

    Save something from each check even if it is only $20 after bills and expenses. If you work hard and keep yourself out there things will get better. Feel free to message me anytime you want to commiserate. I know how annoying it is to be told over and over "You should really get a full-time job" Ha yea thanks bud didn't think of that one. *eye roll* *sigh*

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I understand how you feel...hope you can find something that works better, but I wouldn't quit this one until you do. Some money is better than no money.

  3. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I just quit my job this past Friday after 4+ years on contract. They took away my mileage a few months ago and I had to go just on principle. I am doing data entry at a higher wage. I have my husbands benefits but he is older than I am and we'll lose benefits when he retires. Sigh.

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