I am so stuck right now. I left my job at the end of 2016 because of an unsafe work environment. Was on disability because of it for almost a year. Went back to work as a temp at the end of 2017. The assignment ended and now I'm trying to focus on whether or not I want to be my own boss or continue to look for a real job. I know i want to be my own boss but not sure if I'm going to succeed. writing is my passion as well as cooking. So it would be one of those two things but hard as hell to get the ball rolling when you have no money to get you there. Ugh - rock and a hard place.
During a wonderful company take over our new boss informs us that now, we can either get paid during lunch and eat it at our desk OR not be paid and get lunch outside of work. Lunch is only 30 minutes and I need to leave the office sometimes for a break so I don't go nuts, ya know? But if I do that, I will end up making less money per year as I am paid hourly. What should I do? : (
I live in PA, how much do you think a person needs to make an hour to be able to pay rent or mortgage, utilities, cell phone, groceries, but new clothes for self and kids maybe 2/3 times a year (start school, Fall/Winter, spring/Summer) not designer clothes, tv/internet, and own a decent used car and insurance/gas/upkeep to get to work and get around to shop, and maybe have a little fun once in a while?? Also is it worth it to go back to school at older age if you aren't making tons of money and have student loan to pay back? Does student loan go by how much you make as a living monthly or the same amount owed no matter what your income? My typing stunk years ago and I have no stomach changing adult diapers or cleaning up vomit as far as careers go? I wish all jobs were 9 to 5 m-f. I need a job now but also need to go back to school to hopefully make a livable wage while my stbx is still pay in bills. Kids live with me (16 & 11) daughter graduates in 3 years, son has 8 more years. Husband is still paying because of kids not me, he works nights and lives next door with his girlfriend, she's on social security for psychological reasons. I need financial Independence, cant depend on a man in future, I love men not a hater but need to be realistic, prince charming isn't coming around to help me pay bills, lol. Plus I have two kids. Has anyone on here had not a definite job path and taken a career test to see what would be good for them and it actually worked.