Quote from skinnedknee
Yes, this is true! I try to flaunt the fact that "something" to offer because I have a degree. But everyone does a background check, so if the suspended license doesn't make them worry, it will be my credit that gets me the boot. I interviewed for OutBack Steakhouse a few years back and made it through 3 interviews. It was a position for a general manager for which I have the qualifications (I even told them my credit/background) and everything looked really good, but then ultimately, they didn't move forward because of this. This has happened over 15 times, which is why I have been sticking with serving. But I will keep my head up! Thank you for your reply
For what it's worth, my credit score has never stopped me from getting a job...and I have a bankruptcy, a repo, countless old medical debts, and several judgements against me. I will never get it cleaned up., and I haven't taken new credit in years because of it. But I cannot help medical debt or getting sick. When I was in monitoring limbo. I was able to be a substitute teacher which paid $70/day and work in a daycare as a preschool teacher for $9.25 an hour. But at the time, with my IOP bill and all the monitoring $$ requirements, most of my check went to those. I was interested in serving because I felt it could pay more, but I had no luck because I had zero experience in that.
I'm attempting to cash flow my graduate degree, and I'm doing it by picking a super cheap school and going as slow as possible. I'm not allowed overtime, so I can't work it that way, but I do have a small etsy business that I do in my spare time that helps a bit. When I don't have enough for school, I just have to pause and try to save. It's awful, but I'm hoping I will make it one day.
If I could go back in time and kick my own a**, I totally would. But I can't, so I try just to find meaning in my life where I can, which isn't easy. I'm still waiting for the shame to abate; I don't even feel proud for 17 months clean and sober, because I was just so reckless with me and my family's livelihood.