The poorest I've ever been mid-job

Hello, friends and family. I know I haven't spoken to most of you in the longest time, so just clicking this link if you've seen it on your feed means a lot to me. I appreciate the thought.

To get down to it: I'm simultaneously in the middle of transitioning to a new job and going through the process to get money from my old one through government means (unemployment and the Department of Wage and Labor). The "campaign picture" is my checking account, the total of all of my current funds.

My new job staggers pay by 2 weeks, on top of putting me through a weeklong training process that totals to $200. My old job promised me the opportunity for a raise 3 months after I started, which I was told I qualified for in February. Went through the process of request and approval, and by August had not seen a single cent more on my hourly wage. By mid-August, I more or less demanded the pay raise to match my increased responsibilities at the job, and have yet to get hours there since. The last day I worked for my old job was 8/25/17. I'd been advised to seek unemployment and wage compensation from them, and am in the process of doing so.

The funding goal for this gofundme is essentially an operation cost to keep me able to work towards a real paycheck, starting next month.
My car insurance due 9/21 is $250.
My minimum credit card bill due 9/22 is $115.
The amount automatically taken out of my account tomorrow for internet is $85.
I haven't paid my $400 rent this month, and won't be able to next month right away either.
My car note due 10/3 (my birthday, ha) is $268.
Also, I would like to eat at some point inbetween bills.

I'm finding time to set this up before work today, 9/20. My back's against the wall here. I really, really hate the fact that it's come to this. I've never been one to ask for money, I don't like owing anyone anything and I hate putting people in the situation of having to be charitable. But I actually don't see any way out of this that doesn't end up with me being evicted or my car being seized, neither of which really helps the situation, haha.

If you have anything to spare, and I do find the means to do so, I promise to use the log here to return it as soon as I'm able. If all you can do is read to the end of this, I appreciate it. That's more attention than I thought I'd get in the first place. Have a good one.


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Troy Jenkins 
Newark, NJ
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