I find myself, like many others, in the unfortunate circumstance of relying on a paycheck from one to the next. And, being in that circumstance, it has finally caught up to me. I was already a month and a half behind my car note and car insurance that ballooned because the great state of Florida imposed higher insurance coverage for ride-share drivers.
Now, I find myself between a rock and a hard place. After suffering a staph infection, the prescriptions- much needed antibiotics- were costly. Problem solved, but, that presented yet another financial setback. Those costs pushed back the time I normally would pack an already late car note. And, just when I was a day or two away from making my car payment, it was repossessed on my birthday.
And, with only $10.00 to my name, at this writing, I need to get to job interviews after I apply online and in need of bus fare to get to those interviews. Just today, my friend and landlady, is now angry and impatient with me . She's also shortened the time frame for when I should leave the month-to-month rental agreement.
I applied for unemployment while I look for a regular job, only to learn that Uber doesn't pay Florida taxes for Drivers. As a hail Mary, my recourse is to apply for unemployment in a state across the country. And the unemployment rep in Florida told me that there's no guarantee that I'm covered for unemployment in California either. I was counting on the unemployment to cover my late rent. Now, I'm in dire need of funds to leave and go elsewhere.
So you see, I'm in a real jam and not very long to turn this negative into a positive one. Looking for a job is taking longer than I'd expect when recruiters are telling that they don't see my application in their system to review. Very frustrating, but I'm undeterred.
Thank you for your consideration and assistance!