Desperately need help/
I am pregnant and currently working part time somewhere I really enjoy, however I am at the end of my pregnancy and I am running out of time and money. I've been looking for work at home opportunities for over a year now and nothing. All I need is a part-time gig, but I will put my all into it, baby and all. I am having some serious issues now and the extra income is needed sorely. I have a Bachelors of Science in Social Science. I was in the military. currently work for a non profit, and excellent sales experience. Please, I have 3 other children. I need help...sorry..
I'm in trouble. Help!!!!
After searching for a job for months, I gave up and took a job outside of my field. Surprisingly, I actually like working in manufacturing, but one of my coworkers loves to start trouble. He has been there since he was 20 years old and whenever threatened by someone's work ethic. He will cause chaos. Sadly, they will believe him over everyone. What's bad is I have become his main target due to our management showing recognition for my work ethic. I'm afraid I am back into corner and I have no defense! Help!
I have applied for every job that I know of in Dickson and within a 25 mile radius. If I don't get a job soon I will have to make the decision to relocate to a better area where there are more jobs available. I don't know what else to do. I net work with goodwill and I am online everyday checking out any jobs I may have passed up. I spend 4-6 hours sometimes more a day doing applications and assessments.
Worried About This Week
When it rains, it pours, but I would appreciate feedback because I'm worried that I'm going to be let go from my new position. Let me explain:
My teenage son was scheduled for oral surgery (wisdom teeth extraction) this morning at 9 AM (Tuesday). I made arrangements with my manager that I would work remotely today. Last night, my car (our only car) suddenly broke down on the way home. Suddenly we had no transportation and we had to be at the dental office. No cancellation.
So, while we had the car towed to our house, we had to use Uber to get to the dental office. Cheaper than a taxi and a good experience. We got home around noon, put woozy son to bed, got the car towed to the dealership, got a rental car and came home. All the while, I am working as much as I can from my laptop.
Tomorrow (Wednesday), my wife absolutely has to be at a medical appointment in another town. Our son is sleeping away, looking like a chipmunk with swollen cheeks. I thought about taking the bus into work at the butt-crack of dawn and having my wife drive the rental to her appointment. BUT....she's not familiar with the new car and I just know that by taking the bus home, I will never make it in time to return the rental car and pick up my repaired car. It's just not going to happen.
So I emailed my manager and wrote that I have to work remotely again tomorrow. I sent him an email earlier saying that that might be a possibility but I would keep him updated. I haven't heard back from him. I'm worried that he'll think I'm too unreliable or something. But when you're a one car household and the car suffers a major issue (it's a $1000 repair), things happen.