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some please help.. Miranda Sutton 1 child; Guntersville, Alabama 43 posts
22nd Jun '12

I AM STRESSED TO THE MAX AND COMPLETELY DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. Im 18 years old and have a 2 1/2 month old little boy. i am a single teenage mom & currently reside with my grandparents. i moved out of my moms house after graduation last year on bad terms and moved in with my ex boyfriend (babies father) . things have always been rough at my grandparents financially and with the economy just getting more rough its just getting worse here. my mom has insisted and insisted me and my son move back in with her until i get on my feet, but her house is just a two bedroom small trailer and my little brother lives with her & me and my step dad don't really get a long at all (he's racist and my little boy is mixed) so he always makes rude comments, but i know i need to do whats best for my son, i really wanna live on my own, but am currently unemployed and can't apply for HUD (assisted housing) until im 19 (in august) but at my grandparents they barely make it to pay the bills every month, i will be recieving child support soon & am on WIC but it still doesn't stretch very far, so i really need some advice on what to do! like i said im young & new at the whole mom thing, and i know if i leave my grandparents its going to cause hard feelings.. please no rude comments.

CircleK 1 child; 1 angel baby; Federal Way, WA, United States 12038 posts
status 22nd Jun '12

Are you working?

Miranda Sutton 1 child; Guntersville, Alabama 43 posts
22nd Jun '12
no im currently trying to find a job, but so far no luck.


Quoting Circle K:" Are you working?"
CircleK 1 child; 1 angel baby; Federal Way, WA, United States 12038 posts
status 22nd Jun '12
Quoting Miranda Sutton:"no im currently trying to find a job, but so far no luck. "


How about waitressing jobs and such? They're always hiring. I worked in bars and made pretty good tips.

Miranda Sutton 1 child; Guntersville, Alabama 43 posts
22nd Jun '12
Quoting Circle K:" How about waitressing jobs and such? They're always hiring. I worked in bars and made pretty good tips."


around here you have to be 21 to work in a bar or at least 19 and im not 19 yet, im serious i have applied everywhere but i have no luck, i guess because i have no work experience because i wasn't allowed to work in high school.

i love my son so much 1 child; Massachusetts 2315 posts
23rd Jun '12
Quoting Miranda Sutton:" around here you have to be 21 to work in a bar or at least 19 and im not 19 yet, im serious i have applied ... [snip!] ... everywhere but i have no luck, i guess because i have no work experience because i wasn't allowed to work in high school. "



try mcdonalds or any type of fast fod place normall they dont care about expierence

HybridMoon 1 child; Vallejo, California 207 posts
23rd Jun '12

Yep. You really have to start out on the bottom rung when you're fresh out of high school and you don't have any work experience. Food service and retail are great choices--places like Wal-Mart (my first job out of high school, overnight maintenance before I moved up), Target, Home Depot. If you've already applied and you haven't had any response, APPLY AGAIN.



Retail giants like Wal-Mart and Home Depot are hiring literally EVERY MONTH. If you don't get your shot now, try again. Call them and tell them you've submitted your application and that you are interested in being interviewed. If they say they aren't hiring (A VERY COMMON EXCUSE IN LAZY HUMAN RESOURCE WORKERS!), ask them when they will be hiring and if they can look at your application then. Follow through with it though! If you haven't had a call back, call them and see what's up. If you have to, ask to speak to the store manager about their hiring. This will smarten up any lazy workers who are too damn lazy to pull up your application and schedule you for an interview.



-Experience as a Human Resources Associate at Walmart.