Sunday, April 17, 2011

I need a J.O.B.

We are pretty broke and it sucks. After I quit my job we continued to live like we never lost my income. (Keep in mind, when I quit, there went half our annual income). Now, it is catching up with us. We are barely making it. My husband’s check hits the bank and at the same time, bills are paid and we are left with nothing to last us half a month.

I am pretty scared about how I am going to be able to pay for not only next semesters tuition, but also how I am going to pay for books, supplies I will need, gas to get to my clinical site every week, and anything else that comes up.

I have been trying to get that CNA job I should have gotten a long time ago. I really hate the thought of having to work while I am also working my ass off in NS but I think it might become a very real possibility that I won’t have a choice.

In my area, none of the hospitals will hire a CNA/PCT without at least 6 months experience. I have been applying to some Nursing Homes and Dementia facilities in my area hoping that one of them will hire me PRN, with no experience. Maybe after I work there for several months I can move on to a hospital.

I just hope I can manage adding yet another thing to the growing hectic family schedule and I really hope that it won’t hurt my studies too much.


  1. Hang in there ItsJustMe, try to stay organized and follow schedules. Keep your head up to the skies and pray the Lord places you in that job to help alleviate your financial concerns.
    A few more weeks and this semester will be over right? Then you can get more rigorous with the job hunt. Best wishes to you both.

  2. Good luck, girl. My tip for getting CNA jobs is to start in home health to build up experience if you can't get hired at a skilled nursing or dementia facility without it. Even nonmedical caregiving agencies will count. Honestly, if I were in school I'd go back to home care because there's a decent chance you'll have some downtime when you can study at work, even though the hourly rate is a little lower. When you're working in someone's house, they nap or putz around or whatever and you might be able to study :)

  3. Take Pollyanna says...early in your career everything's touch to work and go to school at the same time... I did that and it was so difficult. It's like swimming under water for a mile without taking a breath until you get to where you are going...

  4. Hiiiiii!!!I just found your sweet blog!!!Good luck with your job need to be patient giiirl!!!And everything is going to be okayyyy!!!!

    Happy kisses frm Greece!!!