So sick of it, 3 shifts to pay the bills, YEAH OK

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Crackles23
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   Posted 8/8/2011 2:28 AM (GMT -6)   
So I started this new job, been there for a week so far. Anyway, I live with Dad and have been since I was young and I'm now 27. So I went into work today to find out what my shifts were, I have been given 3 shifts x 5 hours each day.
How do these stupid employers expect a 27 year old to support himself? I pay half the rent, I also have a mobile phone bill coming up and ill be clearing just over 250 a week. Now this is in Australia, anyone that lives here will tell you that its poor income.
I think I'm on the vurge of having a nervous breakdown, since I turned 21 everything went down  hill and I can't seem to catch back up.
People tell me, can't Dad help you out? No sorry it doesn't work like that, all hes worried about is his retirement. I pay half the bills and took home 185 bucks last week and he brings home 75k a year? Yeah work that out.
We use to be close and get along like mates, but now i'm starting to really hate him. He never listens to my drama, you know I try stay positive all the time and be nice to people even after I get treated poorly.
My guts are so sore and I don't know why, I just feel so darn empty and I am starting to really just lose interest (not like that ofcourse).
Just can't see the future getting better, had 6 years of financial hell and it isn't improving. If they told me to begin with that they were going to just give me 3 shifts, I wouldn't have even bothered taking the job.
I think i'm going to end up yelling at someone on Wednesday, for their incompetence and thinking a 27 year can afford to live off 250 dollars a week.
 
My self esteem is so low at the moment, I have no achievements happening and I feel completely useless.
 
I'm posting here hoping it makes me feel better, but I think I'm just at my wits end and really need some full time employment to get me out of this. There are so many idiots employers out there, starting to think there will be abuse at the next dodgey interview I go to.
 
Sorry, I am just a little angry at the moment, unfortunately posting here hasn't made me feel better...Lets hope "god" performs a miracle and gets me out of this hole im in.

Crackles23
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   Posted 8/8/2011 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
ok, feeling a little better now, played some unreal tournament seems to always cheer me up.
So Wednesday ill speak to my manager and ask him for more shifts, it's probably no big deal and i'm just taking it all to seriously.
I have struggled for a long time and I don't seem to get alot of support from my family, I really need to get some money saved for when things fall apart.
Taking 1 step at a time is easier said then done, but i'm sure 1 day after all this bad luck I will finally live a happy fullfiled life.
Self rehabilitation eat ya heart out, I just needed to let some steam off. I think hopefully I should be ok and just start getting some funds together, if they don't give me more shifts then ill have to start looking for full time work .............again lol.

Thanks for reading, makes for an interesting evening im sure.
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   Posted 8/8/2011 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I would try this job and see what it works into. I wish you the best. Getting things out helps.

Keep posting,a nd know that we are here for ya.

Hugs, Karen
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Crackles23
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   Posted 8/9/2011 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
wow, got a message this morning and they don't need me today, so that's 2 shifts this week lol. But what they don't know is, I have a job interview next Tuesday with a glazing company.
This guy called me yesterday because I randomly sent my resume around to different glass places, pays to have alot of experience sometimes. I have a feeling he may have something for me, lets hope he wants me to work straight away so I can leave these people in the lurch.
I'll be paid 187 this week and 130 of it goes to rent, so makes it hard to live off. But I refuse to get down on it, I'm going to soldier on and go to this interview with my head held high.
Time to earn some real money and get my life back on track, wish me luck guys <3
Diagnosis - Ankylosing Spondilitis and (still to come, ill find something :P)
Meds - Celebrex 200mg Once daily - Contains Celecoxib.

Melbourne, Australia

CassandraLee
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   Posted 8/9/2011 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Crackles. I do wish you the very best of luck. I truly hope there is a job there for you. Similarly, I am also in a bad financial position and can empathize with your frustration. It is really hard when you are perfectly willing and able to work, and work hard, and have people either turn you away or take advantage of you because there are so many others out there in the same awful position.

So please know my thoughts are with you. Keep your head up high and keep going. It WILL eventually pay off.

Cass

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   Posted 8/9/2011 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Crackles,

I wish you luck too. I hope this new job works out for you. Keeping fingers crossed.

Hugs, Karen
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Crackles23
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   Posted 8/9/2011 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hoping this is the break I needed, my mistake for leaving this industry to begin with. I still remember everything and some things will probably come back by surprise. I think I belong in that industry and well it's just good money and don't recall why I wanted to leave, I think I just wanted to try something different by memory.
Anyway, all is well and there are plenty of glass places out there if it doesn't work out, but he sounded genuinely interested :)

Thanks for the wishes guys, lets hope luck is on my side and I can finally get some money in that darn savings account lol.
Diagnosis - Ankylosing Spondilitis and (still to come, ill find something :P)
Meds - Celebrex 200mg Once daily - Contains Celecoxib.

Melbourne, Australia

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   Posted 8/10/2011 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Crackles,


We are all rooting for you.

Hugs, Karen
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