Ceasesmith, that is such a bummer! Sorry to hear about that!
Rothers27, I agree. I know ONE other shopper and she doesn't work FT in a "regular" job for various reasons, but she has a Ph.D.!
JASFLALMT, great ideas that I will have to put into action! Thanks for your posting and all your advice!
Also, Lucy88, Walesmaven, Shop-et-al and Sandyf....love those ideas, too! Thanks for sharing
Sandyf, I bought a house when I was 23. Mortgage was $602/month. I had two bedrooms upstairs in a loft area with a bathroom, all separate from the main living area, and I rented those out to two renters at $300/month per room. Was a pretty good gig for me. I was also young and full of energy and worked 3 jobs, so I was able to pay it down and sock away savings. But a lifetime is a long time to hold onto savings...ended up having a daughter who was very sick when she was born. Her medical bills were astronomical....and the bills in the first 2 years of her life. Had "insurance," but insurance found "loopholes...."
Yes, I signed up with Retail Recruiters and was contacted for Brand Ambassador jobs and demos.
The problem was that the company whose assignments I accepted had nothing closer than 60 miles They SWORE they would pay $0.20 per mile for each way, over the first 20 miles.
When I finally quit, they owed me over $1100 in mileage, and I never got a dime of it.
Every week, they just kept telling me it was a glitch...would be on the next pay...was being processed....would be paid....would be paid. I'm an IDIOT.
This was a payroll job, W-2.
I think part of the reason she was so sick is because she was NOT ready. I went to doc at 5cm dilated and doc broke my water because doc had friends from out of town and "needed to get outta there and hike the 14-ers"
I was 35 weeks pregnant.
I have to lug a great deal of items for every demo, including my table, table cloth, serving tray, and other supplies, so I always grab a cart and load from my car into the shopping cart.