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Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
23rd Oct '12
Quoting * Sara *:" That is awesome!"

It was awesome that they gave me the training I needed to start an actual career. But, I was required to work for them for 2 years. Before the 2 years was up I knew I couldn't handle it. It's so emotionally draining.

.Solange. 1 child; Montreal, 5566 posts
23rd Oct '12

a lot of it has to do with where you live, the cost of living there, transportation, education, and the minimum wage also is not always the same. Do you receive any type of assistance? if not, you should. there's a lot of help and ressources out there, you just have to find out about it depending on where you live.



i'm a single mother to a two year old. I don't receive child support. I live off approx. 2000$ monthly.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45942 posts
status 23rd Oct '12

Child support isn't for YOU, it is for your child.

V & E's Mom! 2 kids; Stockton, California 4782 posts
23rd Oct '12

I live in California and I will be working 40 hours a week at 10.95 an hour and its still not going to be enough for me to do it on my own. Good luck :/

.Solange. 1 child; Montreal, 5566 posts
23rd Oct '12

a lot of it has to do with where you live, the cost of living there, transportation, education, and the minimum wage also is not always the same. Do you receive any type of assistance? if not, you should. there's a lot of help and ressources out there, you just have to find out about it depending on where you live.



i'm a single mother to a two year old. I don't receive child support. I live off approx. 2000$ monthly. I work from home as a online commercial's translator. I also make a little bit of extra money on the side selling home-made items.

* Sara * 2 kids; Texas 18864 posts
23rd Oct '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" It was awesome that they gave me the training I needed to start an actual career. But, I was required ... [snip!] ... was required to work for them for 2 years. Before the 2 years was up I knew I couldn't handle it. It's so emotionally draining."


Oh, I bet. Social work is what I want to do and that's a great way to get experience.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
23rd Oct '12

Thanks for the advice everyone. I appreciate it.

user banned Due May 16; Japan 238 posts
23rd Oct '12

you can do it! I have been doing it for three years without CS...I just bought us a condo to live in..I work in medical billing.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
23rd Oct '12
Quoting DebraD:" you can do it! I have been doing it for three years without CS...I just bought us a condo to live in..I work in medical billing."

That's great! What exactly do you do in medical billing?

**WyattsMumma** 1 child; Chicago, Illinois 68 posts
23rd Oct '12

I had a good job but they down sized my dept. now I am living off unemployment which is 858 every 2 weeks and I'm going to school for CNA classes. I want to be a mental health tech in a hospital or a phelobotomist. It's hard money goes soo quick with a 2 yo. I started getting my cs which is $84 every 2 weeks. Do you girls every get supper anxious over money food and gas? Or do you have hope that everything will be ok?

user banned Due May 16; Japan 238 posts
23rd Oct '12

billing for medical products and equipment-Even starting in clerical the money is decent.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
23rd Oct '12
Quoting DebraD:" billing for medical products and equipment-Even starting in clerical the money is decent."


What kind of degree do you need for that?

Betty Draper 1 child; Illinois 776 posts
24th Oct '12

Hi there! I'm a single mom. I make about $1500. /month with no support. I live with my parents cuz i live in a big city where minimum rent would be $900 for a place for me and my son in a good area. im in alot of debt now. Can't afford rent too.



The medical billing is a course you can take at a community college its about 6-8 week , maybe longer. You get a certificate . If you need money asap start waiting tables. You will get hired on the spot if they're hiring and you get cash everyday. Good luck!

JessicaMatlock:) Due May 7 (boy); 1 child; Modesto, California 1337 posts
24th Oct '12

i was a single mom with a kid on welfare.. they gave me cna training (i was on it just a few months) within 3 weeks of passing the CNA test (a semester long) i had a job a month after that they cut my welfare.. i was making 9.40/hr here in ca.. i gave up alot . i gave up living in the nicest nieghborhood.. i gave up my friends and buying new clothes for me (i still have clothes from 7 or 8 years ago) and i gave up eating alot of times to make sure my daughter had clothes or diapers or formula... while i was busting my ass to buy her xmas my ex was doing drugs then telling me i was a bad mom..



you find a way. you give up alot.. you put your pride aside..