Thursday, September 9, 2010

Getting Nervous

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I checked my bank account balance again today. I'm starting to get very nervous. I only have enough money to live comfortably for two more months. I'm going to have to pull some more money out of my retirement account. I didn't want to, but I really don't want to go back to the days of paying all except a dollar for rent then taking that dollar to the grocery store to buy ramen noodles and iced tea. I'll Fed Ex the paperwork tomorrow and I think I'll get the money by October 1st.

I'll be looking for work so I can make it last longer this time. I'm thinking of signing on with a temp agency. In the past they've been able to put me in an assignment right away. That will allow me to put my education first. If I have to take a few days to study for a test, I won't have to worry about getting flack from a boss. I wonder how many assignments are available, though, in this economy.

24 comments:

Kathleen Scott said...

Hi Jen, I worked my way through school too. The temp agency sounds like a good option and Houston's economy is good. You've got a good shot at bringing home the bacon before your retirement money makes it out of the bank.

Heather said...

From what I have heard companies would rather go through the temp agencies than to pay full time and benifits.

Boonie S said...

This all sounds rather worrying.
I suppose bank robbery is out of the question?
I wish you luck.

All the best, Boonie

jack69 said...

The temp idea sounds good.

Sherry said she would not eat Ramen noodles again after hiking the AT! hahahahaha!

Good idea getting an early start on the withdrawal. Better than waiting until the last minute.

Bernie said...

Good Luck and I hope finances are not too tight.....think positive like what a good paying job your degree will help you acquire.
........:-) Hugs

Kelly said...

I hope things go well with the temp agency. Also hope the AVON business picks up. I signed in through your page recently, but the main product I order was out of stock and I'm afraid they're discontinuing it!! I'll try again in a few weeks.

Brian Miller said...

actually i imagine a temp agency is the way to go...companies can contract out as opposed to hiring and paying benefits...best of luck with that...

sage said...

Good luck--I worked full time in a large wholesale backery three of four of my undergraduate years. The plant always seemed to have major problems during exams and I remember working a 60 hour week while also taking exams and writing papers--it was crazy. When I was working on my masters, I only worked part-time and it was a wonderful experience. The problem with taking $ out of retirement is that its hard to get it back in, on the other hand, investment accounts have been losing money for the past decade.

Kate said...

Well - that all sounds very stressful. Life can be so tough can't it? And worrying about money is just exhausting. I hope you find a way through it all, you certainly deserve to.

AmyLK said...

Good luck! I think a temp job will all the best flexibility for your school schedule.

Carolynn said...

I loved working for a temp agency. I was just there to do the work and not get involved in any of the office politics. A new job every few months, so I didn't have time to get bored. Best of luck to you!

ρομπερτ said...

Courage, patience and the best of luck for you !!!

Rebecca S. said...

All the best in your quest for some work that allows you to continue on with school. I'm sure something will work out for you.

Suzanne Jones said...

Hope you find work soon. Best of luck.

Anti-Supermom said...

Fortunately, Ramen is so yummy!

Good luck, temp agencies have been a great option for people exactly in your position.

Margaret Benbow said...

Your instincts are right: to hold tight to your plans and move forward in school, and use temp jobs with the flexibility you need right now. Best of luck, and I know you will have it!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Good luck with the temping - I did that for a while, and found it a very mixed bag of pleasant and horrible jobs. I hope it all works out well for you.

Amy said...

Good luck.. I know you can do it.. I wish you the best..

Blasé said...

We're in the same boat...

blueviolet said...

I'll bet there are temp jobs available because companies can use temps without having to pay benefits. Good luck!

Nick said...

One noodle, so many varieties.

deb said...

good luck with this , Jen.

A Lady's Life said...

Oh dear.

That sucks. I hope it all works out for you.

A Cuban In London said...

I wish you good luck. It's awful to be on the dole so I totally sympathise with your predicament.

Greetings from London.

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