Post # 1
I work construction admin. I was working on a project not far from my home. I then get assigned a new project farther away from home but making more than double what I was making.
I just found out that my company is not doing very well because it only has minimal projects. So I have 2 weeks left at my current location then I am going back to the other project close to my home until it completes in about 2 months.
The thing that bothers me is that they are bringing someone else in to where I am currently working (project far from home)
I am so frusterated and scared because this job was going to be enough to pay off all my debt in short amount of time and I would be able to save up for a nice down payment on a house. Now I am going to go back to barely making ends meat and not really able to pay off the debt and I really don’t know what to do.
Based on the area that I live in and the lack of job opportunities there is a good chance that I will not have a job in a couple of months. I am so stressed right now and I really don’t know where to go from here 🙁
Post # 3
Sorry 🙁 But at least you know in advance! Not a lot of people get that sort of blessing in disguise. Now you can job hunt before it’s over. Hopefully you could get even a non-construction admin position somewhere if those are available in your area. Best of luck!
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
You said that this new assignment farther away makes twice as much money, and they’re bringing on someone else? As in, your company is being replaced by another one on the contract? I’d talk to whoever heads that project and say that you’re loving the opportunity and would hate to see it end. See if they’ll hire you and keep you on the project separate from your current company. The worst that could happen is they’d say no.
Good luck! I hope it works out for you. I completely understand how stressful this situation is. It will get better. You just can’t give up!! Apply, apply, apply! Wake up every day and pretend like you’ve applied for 0 jobs the previous day. If you make searching for a new job its own full time job, you’ll get something else. I wish you all the best.
Post # 5
I’m so sorry! I lost my job 3 months ago (almost exactly 1 year before my wedding) and it was totally unexpected so I can totally empathize!
Are you able to collect unemployment? Based on the situation you described, you should be entitled to it. Obviously it’s not as much money as you’re used to but at least you can still pay your bills. (sorry, I just realized you lived in Canada; not sure what programs they offer there).
As far as a new job goes, do you have temp or staffing agencies where you live? I’ve found my best jobs through staffing agencies. They are LIFE SAVERS!!
In regards to money, believe me, I know it can be terribly stressful, and even more so if you are planning a wedding like us. The only thing I can say is stay strong, stay positive, and just be careful about not spending money on “extras.” This may sound like a no-brainer, but pay attention to the “little things.” Buy generic food for a few weeks (or months), cut back on Christmas/birthday gifts, try to stay away from stores where you might be tempted to buy stuff you don’t really need. Again, might sound obvious, but these little things really helped me.
As far as the debt goes, are you able to contact the people/companies you owe and let them know of your unemployment? They may cut you some slack for the time being. When my fiance lost his job 3 years ago, he was able to delay some payments without penalty because his payments had been on time consistently up until that point.
Good luck! Try to keep your chin up! I wish you the best!
Post # 6
Oh Ontario is not in a good place is it? I am in BC – want to come back to Ontario but decent employment seems to be hard to come by. Are you up north? The bright side, is worst case – you will get EI and then the construction season starts again in the spring….but no matter how you spin it – it sucks to in limbo not knowing where you are going next.
Post # 7
@Stace126: Thanks for your advice. With everything going on at the moment and all the stress that I am under I wouldn’t even think about going to the employment center that is close by to me.
Luckily I can collect EI if I can’t find anything. But the main reason that I am so upset about this is because I worked right up until I was 41 weeks pregnant and then 9 days after having my baby I went back to work full time (because boss couldn’t get anyone else on site to help him so I would of left him stranded with to much work on his shoulders) all because I thought that it would benefit me in the future.
Turns out the he screwed up and lost alot of money on the project and he used me as his scape goat.
So right now that I am lucky that I have 3 guys here trying to helpo me find a job. And if that doesn’t work then, like you said, there is always Ei or I can go to the job bank.
Beggers can’t be choosers!
Post # 8
@jmmacdon: I am currently up North but I live in the Ottawa Valley. And for admin work there is next to nothing in Ottawa because they usually want you to speak french. And in the small town that I am it is extremely difficult to get a job.
Not knowing where my next paycheck is coming from has always scared the heck out of me. Looks like I will have to look on the bright side, at least this way I will get to kiss my baby girl every night 🙂
Post # 9
@lilone4403: Ah ok – Ottawa. Really good friend from there…is an Admin assistant….couldn’t get any work in Ottawa…now lives in Vancouver….got a great job and is now transfering to their office in ottawa….she does not speak french. Ottawa is sooo hard with the language requirements.
Good Luck….at least you have someone cute to cuddle with 😉