What would you do?Posted by in Homelessness
After talking further with this new job, I discovered that I’ll be getting less than 20 hours a week. Since this is a caregiver type position, I will be required to drive to two different clients, and the first one I met with last night was 30 miles away from Maggie’s school and tentative daycare. The second client is 30 miles away from the first one so we are looking at 60 miles one way. Multiply that by $4 a gallon. First client only needs me for 3 hours a day. Second client also only needs me for part time hours and after I added up the hours, it came to 15 hours a week. Now multiply that by $10 an hour. Keep in mind that childcare expenses are $119.00 a week after I front the registration fee and first week’s rate of $119.00 in advance.
I talked to the daycare and told them that this new job only pays once a month and they said they couldn’t wait that long to be paid so that means I have come up with cash for the entire month until my first paycheck next month. Obviously, after I get that first check, it won’t be enough to pay for childcare or all the gas I spent going to client’s homes. The daycare receptionist asked if I qualify for childcare assistance through the state and I told her yes but it’s not immediate, there is a 6-8 week waiting list before they would pay and that won’t help right now.
This blog will be a short one because all I want to know is….what would you do?