Posted by raz62 (126.96.36.199) on May 23, 2003 at 09:27:08:
In Reply to: Hey everyone, I have a question, if you don't mind posted by Margaret (188.8.131.52) on May 22, 2003 at 17:02:54:
> I know we've had some earlier posts abou this topic earlier, not being satisfied with current job, etc.
> I have a question I was wondering what you think I should do now.
> I just got fired at work. Also, my lease expires May 31.
> So now I can move someplace else, maybe back up to north Jersey again.
> However, I just looked at an apt today I like. However, now with poverty level income (again), it's expensive, I don't know if I should just take it and stick it out here looking for a new job here, and risk living beyond my means again, in this new apt that's not crowded,
> or go back to north New Jersey and try to get another high paying job in NYC (but with no guarantee, plus go bakc to being crowded again)?
> I don't like being crowded in north Jersey, I'd rather stay here, take the apt and find something here, but what if I can't find anything here?
> I could always find something up north where there is more jobs, but here, there is less populated and less opportunity, and less income.
> What should I do? Not be crowded and live beyond my means, or be crowded again and have the possibility to earn enough, (but no guarantee)? I don't want to be crowded, but I also need to make a living quickly.
> What would you do?
> Any opinion would be appreciated, thank you.
You are in Pennsylvania now? (I saw "PA" somewhere in there.) I have two more questions: how old are you? (I'm 40, and I look younger but am wondering if ageism is one of the issues at MY job) and are you going to get unemployment? Now I have more to say in response to your next post . . . but first I'll say, go with the apartment that looks nice, and I sure hope you get unemployment for 6-9 months to take some pressure off of you. Also, in PA, there is low-cost health insurance which you would probably qualify for while you are on unemployment, my common-law husband gets it for only $30 a month (he works freelance, and my employer's family coverage plan is WAYYYY too expensive for me to cover him.) OK, now I'm going to respond to your other post . . .
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