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2013/12/15: Money situation


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So, I just got the final-rejection for social security disability money (this is after about three years and two or three other rejections), which means I'll also lose the state-level cash benefits within a few months, soooo yeah, I'm soon going to be in a very bad financial situation. All there really is to say about that.

(... except that when I started looking over the local classifieds earlier this evening, I saw an opening for "Experienced Reefer Drivers" a few states over. I hope their salaries are high ...)

But yeah. OH WELL, I guess I'll have to find a job, which is going to be A Problem. Merry goddamn Christmas, everybody.

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Merry Christmas, Muffin!

Don't worry, chances are you'll find 'some' kind of job... What it might be, I have no idea, but aren't the fast-food joints always looking for new Fry-Cooks? Not glamorous by any means, but a job is a job - and everyone needs one.

... Well, except those rich bastards born into wealthy, well-off families...

Dizzy H. Muffin

I just remembered that there's also town-level welfare in NH, so that'll be worth looking into.

Also, I have very clear ideas on what jobs I can and can't do, and I'm nowhere near desperate enough to do Flipping Burgers or Standing Around Smiling At People For Eight Hours-type jobs (yet).


Something I've tried myself when I was looking for a part-time job (currently I work for the university I attend, but obviously they're not going to give a TA money over the summer when there's no classes): have you considered some sort of data entry job? You're obviously already skilled with computers, even if it's just something simple like taking patient info or experimental results and organizing them in something like Microsoft Access, you've probably got enough to impress. And possibly learn a bit along the way towards being able to work more directly with the data.


Good to know you aren't at "any job, even flipping burgers" level of financial crisis yet, but still, sounds like you are having a rough time right now. And I'm sure on top of wrestling with depression issues and medication changes, ouch. :(

I hope things get better for you soon, and you find a good job.

I echo Chitose's idea, you clearly have a gift with web-page design and programming, so maybe that is an avenue you can pursue. This site alone is a pretty good thing to put on your resume; it's pretty darn impressive for almost fully "homebrew".

Dizzy H. Muffin

Yeah ... I've tried to find something for data entry, but no dice :/