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I have been in a similar situation before but my timeline is a bit better this time. I need $450 to be caught up on everything. I have about three weeks, and do not have any money (I am a bit negative, actually). This is so frustrating, I was able to work some hours on my former part time job but the hours are all cut again (they let us go because they cut down but sometimes call people back for a week or two). I have an interview at a department store later tonight for a new second job, we will see how that goes? But even if I do get it, I doubt I can have my checks coming in in time to get this money. But if I do get it, things will not be so bad. My problem is that I have nothing to sell and because I am starting my new part time job, I will not have much free time. I have had luck with some stuff online but it is pretty hard to stay motivated when you are making a dollar or so an hour. Any other suggestions? I had painted before in my spare time but do not see openings like that nor time for that. The thing is I guess I need some inspiration.. I know if I believe I can, I will be able to do this.




it looks like i was overly hopeful for my job interview.. i thought they were hiring but she said they were taking applications and if there is an opening she will call me. i do not know if i blew it or if they are really just taking applications.
i am starting to panic.. i need rent to be paid, i know i've earned more money in a shorter amount of time but i need this by march 7 and am really starting to lose hope.
i looked into being a cha cha guide, which someone mentioned here but you're supposed to take a test and i did not take it because i did not have time and now i cannot find it to take it.
ugh, i have heard of live person and got approved as a beauty expert (in my other life i talk about more than just debt and money problems lol).
i have no idea if i can find another second job, i need it to make ends meet!

Sub: #1 posted on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 06:07

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you did quite well with the housepainting .... I would do that, even if it is during "odd" hours!

Sub: #2 posted on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 08:45

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thanks for the advice, i cannot find any work for that though! (and believe me, i looked!)
I only have about 13 days, I think i over-estimated the time. I am really running out of hope and motivation.
I took the test to be a cha cha guide and failed :( i got approved for live person but who knows how fast they will pay and if they will give me work? i just need something rather quickly :( i feel so lost and frustrated. In the past I have done this but I had so much hope back than, now I just feel things will never work out and I am having trouble even finding motivation.

Sub: #3 posted on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 10:01

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i think i might have completely ran out of hope.. i have worked a bit over time but than my bank completly messed me up and i will have to end up paying more than my over-time will even pay me.
i feel like i am one step forward, two steps back. i am filling out applications like crazy for a second job but nobody is really hiring. i know i am grateful for my first job but it does not cover my basic needs.
is there anything else i could do? i have nothing left to sell, pawn, anything... my brother was nice enough to let me sell his old PS2 (i kinda look after him) and that gave me $100 but I spent it on gas, groceries and stuff that i really needed.

Sub: #4 posted on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 06:18

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1. Try doing a search on this site about odd jobs. I recall reading a previous thread about how to raise $.
2. How about selling some plasma/blood. (I personally don't know how it works, but maybe someone else can share their experience.)
3. Dog sitting/walking? Baby sitting? Tutor? Try listing on Craigslist.
4. Household chores? Again, try Craigslist?
5. Contact your church...sometimes (older) members need assistance, such as cleaning, moving household items around, or even shopping (driving - actually shopping, etc).

Hope this helps.

Sub: #5 posted on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 06:48

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thanks for the tips. i tried to sell plasma but the nearest place that pays is over an hour away (i usually donate blood for free every other month but last time i went i was turned down because my blood pressure was too high. :( )
i did look over similar posts in the past, i will keep an eye out for odd jobs of any sort..
i really will not give up, i do not have much of a choice at this point, i have to keep moving on.. thanks for the suggestions, it really means a lot to me. :D

Sub: #6 posted on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 06:51

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Don't LOOK for a post...POST FOR YOURSELF...you never know who may need your services.

Sub: #7 posted on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 08:32

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ohh, i meant i looked through the posts here :)
right now craigslist is blocked from this computer, but you're right i will defintely post tonight. i have posted about painting, which helped me out of a bind before but i will post again for more general stuff. i really am hard-working, i just feel so defeated lately.

Sub: #8 posted on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 08:37

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Have you checked with any employment agencies yet? There are some agencies around here that off day help, they pay by the day. You may be on the job for one day, another the next or stay at one for a while. Also, alot of the 24 hour stores around here are hiring for evenings and weekends, no one seems to want to work those hours...karenb

Sub: #9 posted on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 08:41

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Thanks, i have been checking like crazy! the only temp agency that pays day to day only offers hours when i am at my day job :(
i cannot work the overnight shift anywhere because i do work in the morning, but i have tried to apply to work even late nights and defintely weekends and i get no responses.

Sub: #10 posted on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 08:50

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