|My Newest Work|
I used to work at a call center for an internet company called clearwire, We lived well within our means, and life was good. One day Clearwire gathered the entire call center of 600 people to tell them we all had a choice to voluntarily resign, or be transferred to a company called Teletech, who would lay us off in 3 months. Many of us including myself had been working their for over a year, and would have collected unemployment if we had simply been laid off by Clearwire, but what business wants to pay unemployment taxes for 600 people? Unfortunately the entire sleazy scheme was technically legal. I was unemployed for several months, and ended up having to go through all of my savings just to make ends meet before I found my job at Apple. The pay is the same, but the hours are half of what I used to work, and unfortunately the choice is to either work 20 hours a week here making what I make now, or go somewhere else and make half my hourly pay for twice the hours. Easy choice. Unfortunately also, my fiancee had to have her galbladder removed which turned out to be a very costly procedure, leaving us with $7,000 in medical bills which we had no way to pay. We could afford our other bills and that’s it, so we dodged the collectors for about a year, Finally the time came when I got sick and couldn’t work for two months. I got disability checks, but they were maybe half my normal pay. Everything started falling apart. I had to have my car repossessed, ended up with more medical bills, and wasn’t able to pay the rent, so we had to break our lease with the apartment.
we are having to move back in with our parents, paying all of our collectors what we can and making a measly amount of savings every month. We have been engaged for over 2 years already. Even if we put every cent we are saving towards paying the collectors, it would take at least 3 years to get them out of our hair. Even now paying the minimum, we don’t even have enough to rent a trailer together when all is said and done. I don’t want to keep her waiting till we’re almost thirty to get married and start our life together. It would make no sense to marry while she’s staying in her parents guest bedroom and I’m staying in my parents’ garage.
I am a proud person, and I hate to beg, but we are not asking much. Please if you see this, consider donating what you can. Seriously, every penny helps and all will go towards paying off our creditors for these medical bills. Even if you don’t have a cent to give, please repost this. Social networking is a powerful thing. If everyone who read this reposted, the effect would be exponential