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MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2384 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting ❤Casy+1❤:" It costs me $30 a day just to take the bus to get to that job. That would leave me with still like $100 a week."

buses are normally like one dollar a ride. I've never heard of a bus costing 15 dollars each way. I'm gusesing it must not be a public transportation system

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❤Casy+1❤:</b>" It costs me $30 a day just to take the bus to get to that job. That would leave me with still like $100 a week."</blockquote>




You are full of excuses. If you can't live where you are now, how are you going to afford to move? And 10$ an hour when you don't even have a home isn't going to allow you to raise a baby. I find it incredibly hard to believe he has zero job options. What does he do all day? He can't even work a day labor job? Come on.

✮Sebastian's Momma 1 child; Portland, Maine 7953 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Tasha Norman:" buses are normally like one dollar a ride. I've never heard of a bus costing 15 dollars each way. I'm gusesing it must not be a public transportation system "

It costs $10 each way because it has to take the highway then I have to take a different bus while I'm in town just to get to my work

✮Sebastian's Momma 1 child; Portland, Maine 7953 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ❤Casy+1❤:</b>" It costs me $30 a day just to take ... [snip!] ... it incredibly hard to believe he has zero job options. What does he do all day? He can't even work a day labor job? Come on."

He sits at home and walks around town filling out applications and calling the staffing places.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❤Casy+1❤:</b>" It costs $10 each way because it has to take the highway then I have to take a different bus while I'm in town just to get to my work"</blockquote>




http://www.indeed.com/m/jobs?l=Biddeford%2C+ME



Over 2000 jobs in your current town. Several are entry level.

Mama Charli Due August 8; 6 kids; Texas 6387 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Tasha Norman:" jesus! I can't imagine that. did you have assistance? you must be good with money! we live relatively ... [snip!] ... we live relatively simply and my SO makes over double that. although I admit I'm not as careful with money as I should be"

at first, i applied for it. All we had was food stamps and then I called them and had them cancel them cuz I felt if we wanted to live on our own, it was going to be completely. We paid 550 in rent and thankfully the electric company did this thing for low income families and it drops the bill down a little.. It was hard but we managed. Sometimes my mom would help cuz his check would be about 100 short but that wasn't too often. we just couldnt do any extra

✮Sebastian's Momma 1 child; Portland, Maine 7953 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ❤Casy+1❤:</b>" It costs $10 each way because it ... [snip!] ... http://www.indeed.com/m/jobs?l=Biddeford%2C+ME Over 2000 jobs in your current town. Several are entry level."

We go on that daily and fill out all the ones we can.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❤Casy+1❤:</b>" We go on that daily and fill out all the ones we can."</blockquote>



I'm doubting it. How many applications have you filled out? I'm hoping well over a 1000 because if you havnt you are not trying. I'm sorry but it's unfair to bring a life into such a shitty situation.

✮Sebastian's Momma 1 child; Portland, Maine 7953 posts
15th Feb '13

I'm done with this thread. All I wanted to do was vent. I am trying to do what I can at this point.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❤Casy+1❤:</b>" I'm done with this thread. All I wanted to do was vent. I am trying to do what I can at this point. "</blockquote>




Not very hard. I'm sorry, but I just think it's stupid. You were TTC for two years with a person who didn't have a job, and you don't even have a real job. You are lapsing major judgment.

user banned Due November 7; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting ❤Casy+1❤:" How about you come to Maine with no job experience an try to find a job. The only job experience I have ... [snip!] ... I have is child care so no one else will hire me. Go check out the unemployment rate (it's higher than it has ever been)"


There is a less than 1% difference between the unemployment rate in Maine, and in Ohio. I can assure you that you could get a job making more than $100 a week to watch 3 kids. Daycare centers pay more than that. Home daycares. McDonalds.

user banned Due November 7; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ❤Casy+1❤:</b>" It costs me $30 a day just to take ... [snip!] ... it incredibly hard to believe he has zero job options. What does he do all day? He can't even work a day labor job? Come on."


Full of excuses it right.

Thorian's Mommy 1 child; Westbrook, ME, United States 8379 posts
15th Feb '13

The dunkin donuts that i just left at is hiring.

✮Sebastian's Momma 1 child; Portland, Maine 7953 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Thorian's Mommy:" The dunkin donuts that i just left at is hiring."


If it's not in Biddeford, I have no way to get there.

one of each 4 me TTC since Mar 2014; 2 kids; Ohio 6169 posts
15th Feb '13

Trying to find a job without already having a job can be tough. Places are more likely to hire someone who is already employed. It sucks. Sorry you are going through this and hopefully something comes up. My husband spent a year before looking for a job and we drive far to get to any jobs we have b/c we live in the middle of nowhere. Just keep applying and calling. I would also likely have him go in and talk to the manager at the fast food restaurants and talk face-to-face because that sometimes helps. and once he gets the fast food job he should keep looking because you never know :)