So the day before Thanksgiving of 2009 my DF's employer announced that they were out of funding and laying off all but my DF and a few others- the few remaining would have their salary changed to hourly, cut back to 20 hours and their status would be independent contractors (1099's- no taxes taken out). Great. So week after week there was some new story about how they may have a new investor, or they would be working on a way to sell ad space, or some other way of generating income. None of it ever happened.
My DF, being the guy he is, wanted to see the company through it. He had faith that something would come along (because his bosses said that they were genuinely working hard to find funding).
A whole year later- nothing. In the meantime I get pregnant (I have a job, but have accrued a large amount of debt trying to make ends meet while his job goes through all of this).
DF finally gives up on that job and starts another where he is an actual employee and not a contractor. Then yesterday we bite the bullet and file taxes. He owes over $5k that they say has to be paid in 3 years. So he chose a payment plan of $300/month. We can't afford that. I'm due in May. We need a new car (like one with air bags). We are still playing catch up with debt from this whole year of him being put on part time contract work.
I'm at a complete loss of what to do. I am just so pissed at his old boss for stringing him and the others along like that for over a year. They wanted to stand by him and by the company. They wanted to do what was right. Meanwhile the boss was driving a god damn Audi!
Answer by BabyBugsmama at 10:45 AM on Apr. 7, 2011
this really sucks i don't really have advice on how to fix the money situation but maybe you could have family members help out with the baby needs to take some that stress of you? i hope that you get this situation worked out i will be praying for you!! try and relax as hard as that seems to do right now you don't need any extra stress being pregnant.
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