So I started writing up my resume last night. It actually shows a good work history, I was rather surprised. I just need to get more schooling on it and polish it up to make it look better. I’m thinking about posting it on Monster.com once I have it nice and polished to see if I can possibly get a better job somewhere doing art, or at least something creative. Again, it’s not that I dislike working here, it’s just I need to make more money. Let me break it down for you.
I make on average $1,100 a month.
Car payment is $300 leaving me with $800.
Insurance is $134 a month, leaving me with $666.
Gas is $120 a month, leaving me with $546.
Cell Phone is $20 a month, leaving me with $526.
My Sunday bowling league which is $80 a month, leaving me with $446.
Travel league which is $50 a month, leaving me with $364.
That’s all the bills I have right now, but when I move out next month I will be adding rent, cable internet, utilities and food to that, and I only have $364 to cover all that which will probably leave me with nothing. I would like to be able to put some money away each month to build up my savings account so I have some fall back money/money to put down on a house some day.
Making a guess I will probably be paying $350 to $400 a month for rent and utilities, which would leave me with $14 for food and spending money and almost no money to put away for the future. I know these are problems most people face, but this is me I’m talking about here so it finally matters to me! I honestly do not see how an employer can expect a young individual to live comfortably on $1,100 a month, it’s just not really possibly unless you sell drugs or sex on the side.
Norma (my boss) asked me today if I would be interested in doing soft count, which pays $8.50 an hour (I make $8.25 right now). Soft count is a 2 hour shift in the mornings from 7:30am to 9:00am (I know that’s only an hour and a half but you get paid for 2 hours minimum). The thing is I would love to do it in addition to my 40 hours that I work right now, but she told me I would have to work 30 graveyard hours and 10 soft count hours. So my incentive to do this would be an extra $5 on my paycheck. The only way it would really be worth it is if she would schedule me for 4 days on graveyard, and change the graveyard hours to 11pm to 7am, like every other department here, and put me on soft count for those 4 days as well. That would give me 3days off in a row each week, which would fucking own. The odds of her doing that are almost zero.
What would be better then this is if she would just pay us a decent wage, like $9 an hour at least, because that would be around $1200 a month or so and that extra $100 would be awesome and then I might stay here longer. What I should focus on is just getting my resume nice, up on Monster.com and get a better job.
Seriously, with only $14 to spend a month on food I’m in general just fucked. I defiantly need to find a way to supplement my income or I’m going to be one poor SOB, but at least I will have a nice car right?