I was fired from my job on October 5th. I thought i had a shot at one of the positions available with the restructure. I have medical insurance until the end of the month and 2 whole weeks of severance pay. I am devastated. I was struggling before but now I am fighting for every meal. I feel like a total cliche. Single mom, unemployed, can’t afford medication that I need in order keep a job. Loosing my car so I can’t look for a job anyway. I thought I had friends at work, some kind of a support network. They have all vanished since I got fired. I battle to keep from loosing control… To keep from giving up. I can’t take care of myself much less my daughter, my son, and my unemployed boyfriend. I can’t help but think they would all be better off financially if I wasn’t here.
I had the overdraft settings wrong on my account. I am now $241 overdrawn. I have to pay $350 on the 20th to keep the Internet on, plus $300 in other bills. I can’t afford the car. I already lost the insurance so the state is going to seize the plates for 30 days. What am I suppose to do then? I don’t have 30 days left. I don’t have relatives or even a church to ask for help. It’s just me and the whole world is against me. Oh say what you will: “It isn’t personal” or “It’s just business.” It feels personal to me. It feels like disappearing and no one noticing. I have a college degree. I have experience. I have a child who needs me. What do I do?