I'm back to working, have been for five months now. But like most of the jobs in my area, cutbacks are prevalent. I'm actually driving across state line from Kansas to Missouri to work. I live outside of Kansas City so I won't be able to take advantage of the interstate tax writeoff available for those in the KC area. We're still on a hiring freeze, two departments have been cut, more services are going online (versus person to person), and more cutback are in the talks. And the truth about me is, before I got this job, I was struggling to find work that gave any sense of stable hours.
For the holidays, I drove my car to visit family in Houston. I looooooove Texas. The business diversity, the energy and the things to do (that are actually interesting). And best of all, Houston doesn't see snow!!!! (I am so sick of winter).
I really want to find a salaried job that I can base my life on. And what I saw in Texas, I believe that I will find that job!! Plus, my sister says that the programs for the wayward in Houston have plenty to offer to help those to find their feet.
With the income instability that I have been experiencing, I'm really strapped. And, I don't believe that I will ever get the financial traction where I'm at to make the move comfortably. I feel that there is a strong chance that I will have to declare myself indigent to get a solid and safe start using these programs in Houston. (I cannot move in with my sister since she has a new husband and a blended family to care for in her small house within the business loop.)
How does an educated and experienced (but financially poor) lady make a move on her own that is safe? How does one declare herself indigent while keeping her esteem and the confidence of others? (My daughter lives in a college dorm as a student.)
Asked by Anonymous at 9:31 AM on Jan. 11, 2011 in Money & Work
Find yourself a job before you go - this way you will be guaranteed income as soon as you get there. Since you have family in the area see if you can stay with them for a few days or better yet if they will help you find a place to stay when you get there (some place inexpensive but in a decent part of town). Save as much as you can before you go, moving is expensive and as soon as possible unpack the necessities (I do bathroom and kitchen first) so that you won't have to buy things you already have when you move.
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