I’m Not Giving Up But I Need Help

Man, this has taken me forever to create this morning  and it’s so very difficult to even type out the words. I’m struggling terribly to do so. 

Last month I was laid off from my job of only six months after I had left a good, stable job in March. As a single mom of three the schedule was less than ideal for me. I worked every weekend and most nights so I wasn’t present much. This move was supposed to be my career comeback & provide me more presence in my kids lives.  I was offered the position at a specific salary but I never actually made that amount. I was told after my first paycheck that my manager had misunderstood and apologized but after six months I’d have the opportunity for a raise and it would bring me closer to that initial amount I had accepted the job based on. Then covid happened. It was a small company & although my job was in an office at a computer, I was required to be in the office the entire time, considered an essential worker. My three kids transitioned to virtual learning, I was really trying to learn a new job and keep them from killing each other while not burning down the house. It was successful. Yay. 

Then right at six months I was let go. So, two months before Christmas, in this god awful year and without any warning I was let go. Ive been applying for everything I can and have an interview new week. I’ve applied for unemployment and have filed my weekly claims but a decision stilll shows to be pending. I know the entire situation with unemployment is severely backed up and overwhelmed but I’m freaking out. It’s going on over five weeks now and everything is due. My car payment is late and the company I’m financed through has been cooperating to an extent but my time is about up and I’m going to lose my car, which is almost paid off and critical to our lives. It’s a lifeline. I’m a nervous wreck trying to come up with anything I can to get by a little longer & I’ve got nothing. 

It’s so hard for everyone right now and I know that & so understand.  I’m just truly at the point of desperation. I just need to pay these bills so i can provide whatever stability and opportunity for my kids until I’m employed or receive my unemployment. Please keep your eyes and ears open for jobs and keep me in mind. Thank you so much.

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Melanie Hyso 
Organizer
Bentonville, AR
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