Thanks to all of you for wishing well with going back to work

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Well I done it and it was hard as not worked for the last 6 months. I really didn't want to go this morning as woke up feeling like the living dead knowing that I had 9 hrs work in front of me but its not like I had a choice in the matter as can't live on nothing any longer. It was hard because its agency work doing painting and decorating so I had to prove to them that I'm capable of doing the job so was constantly being checked on all day by the supervisor. It's hard to do when your feeling so unwell and was glad when it was time to come home to be honest. Trouble is I got home to no gas or electric as I'm on prepaid meters and all the emergency credit has been used up now so sitting here in the dark freezing cold now and wondering how I will be able to get petrol for work next week so now that's a load of other problems to worry about as I won't get any payment from the agency until I have done 2 weeks work. Been trying to get a payday loan but no luck as my credit history is bad due to my bankruptcy so scratching my head wondering what to do. Anyway I suppose I should have gratitude that at least I have some work now at last

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    Glad you got through the day, really hope you manage to sort something out soon xxxx
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    I think if you call the gas and electricity board and explain your hard up they may be able to help as the weather is pretty cold and you have to be able to heat

     

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    Hello Michael,  Well done to you for getting through the work. I am really sorry that you have no heating or light, i can imagine it must of being awful for you to return home after a hard days work to be in that situation. I don't know what to suggest except have you a friend or neighbour that can help you out till you get some money. My thoughts are with you and i hope something works out.

    Best wishes.

    Elizabeth.

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      Thanks Elizabeth

      Yeah it's not very good really been trying since last night to borrow money but no luck yet. The problem is that I have borrowed money of everyone already and was hoping to have them payed back by now so they just get annoyed when I ask them again so I guess I just have to accept that it's just the way it is at the moment and put up with it x

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    Don't give up Michael, not when you are so close to having a good job. Once the pay starts coming in you can pay your bills easily. I feel lousy also but get up every morning and go to work even with lung cancer and after work I go to the hospital for chemo and radiation. My poor dog misses me but I stop in to see her between work and the hospital. Work has given me so many good things in life I don't want to stop working now. I have been up and down as far as money goes and had to rebuild my credit after a divorce. It doesn't take that long if you work stready and always make sure to have a job lined up before you quit your job. I don't know how it is in England but here in the US you call the town Welfare office and tell them about your utilities being shut off and in the winter they can't the shut heat off here. They will help you hopefully with a voucher and a payment plan when you tell them you just started a job. Good luck and don't give up... just work harder and smarter. I pay the bills first off when I get my check. I wrote out a budget and stick by it. I pay all my bills and put 20 in the savings account for a rainy day and the rest is put into envelopes for each day of the week. If I have money left over on the next payday the money I saved in the envelopes I splurge on a treat, clothes or something I want. It also helps if you don't ever waste your money on alcohol or ciggarettes. Those keep a man poor. Stay out of your savings account as that is for a true emergency like your ultilitys, or an expensive car repair, moving etc. If you live this way you will have so much less stress from money problems because you will be in charge of your money and all your bills will be paid on time. Work smarter not harder as my Dad always said. Also if it is very cold where you live make sure to let your landlord know your out of heat so your pipes don't freeze. Most landlords would rather front you some oil rather then have to hire a plumber to fix broken pipes. Again call your Welfare and tell them how cold you are. I will keep you in my prayers today. Good Luck!
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    Oh Michale you are doing so well.  Be proud of yourself for working when you feel so poorly.  Hate to think of you sitting in the dark and cold.  What are you going to do?  Up a creek without a paddle!!!
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