I Being Poor

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    Again

    This week I have $410$275 goes on rent and water$5.$16 for my sons gym fees$20 petrolleaving me $99 ....I have $1 in the bank, so say $100...wow.I have planned my food shopping to the t!!toilet paperricepeascornsweet chilli saucesoy saucechicken thigh...
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    2 Responses Sep 18, 2013

    This Week

    Receive $410 from Centrelink *Welfare*I have to pay...._$275 for rent and water(private rental)($5 is for water)_$20 for my son gym fees Leaves me $115I've put in $30 petrol, giving me just over half a tankAnd spent $20 on some food...that will most likely last 1-2  daysSo I now...
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    36-40, F
    Sep 5, 2013

    Unemployed

    Just gonna put this story here......It is all related..Being poor...unemployed......I am mega pissed off!!!Just found out a major supermarket has opened nearby...about 15 minute drive......Ive been keeping my eye on the jobsite of the company as I knew a store was opening...
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    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jul 30, 2013

    Money

    money is too tight to mentioncar broken=moneyWhy does everything=money.....................................And I have none...41 cents in my bank.Feel HOPELESS. No job, no money=poverty.
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    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

    Poverty

    Think real poverty is Insidious and is Hereditary!!!And Poverty is Relative right?I feel bad for whinging about being Poor when there are much, much poorer people than me, living in slums, digging through rubbish to find stuff to sell and with NO food to fill their hungry tummies...
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    36-40, F
    Aug 11, 2013

    Food=Ugh

    Food=CarbsWould give a limb for some meat and veggies....Thai yumyum.Today I've had 3 scone with jam and a piece of raisin toast. Have cake as well.All **** carbs.Carbs=Cheap.Going out to "Star Buffet" on Friday night for my son's Birthday, can't wait to eat some decent food.
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    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2013

    No Job

    Still no Job.Bloke called and said I didn't get job, Any particular reason?..I asked.Cause he wanted someone with strength who can lift 25kg bags of sugar etc..So 1 man went for job and 3 women...man gets it. Lol.That fact doesn't give me warm feelings of itself. WHY even...
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    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2013

    Eggs

    Eggs Corn flakes that is it..teenage boys don't like either....would rather Subway,,,,,geez that is a surprise. I better get a Job tomorrow...tomorrow....tomorrow... My life can START again...YAY...money to spend...food to buy, that isn't frigging Carbs!!!! Though I have enjoyed...
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    36-40, F
    5 Responses Oct 9, 2013

    Car

    Yep $80 to get towed about 7 minute drive away.And who knows what the hell is wrong with it....thought it was Clutch Cable but my car doesn't have a cable it has Hydraulics......so the car will be towed to the workshop and he will ring me with quote.I have a $650 budget, I am...
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    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2013

    Again

    It never ends...not on Welfare...got paid $410 on Friday...Now is Sunday I have approximately $9 in the bank,,,,,,half a tank of petrol...and some food , but not enough to get through to pay day.....My rent is paid........my sons gym fees are paid..I am behind on water bills...
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    36-40, F
    Sep 15, 2013

    24 Minutes

    I have been awake for 24 minutes....And I already feel Oppressed. Depressed and Stressed.It is my son's Birthday and he is 15 today, for the first time ever, I have NOTHING for him for his Birthday.I mean NOTHING.No $$$. No present.No nothing. I feel like ****.Why?...cause I have...
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    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2013

    Welfare

    There doesn't seem to be any stories here about "Welfare".Welfare= Being Poor...so I will put it here.I live on about $500 a week, that is for my son and me.Does anyone think I am bludging..or the scum of society...well if it wasn't for Welfare I would have NOTHING.My Welfare...
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    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2013

    Job Food Money

    Went for an interview on Friday for a Job In Manufacturing, I've never worked in Manufacturing. There are 3 other candidates and I will know by Monday, either way, the outcome.I want a job...but, well this job is a bit of a pain in my arse. It is quite a distance away from my...
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    4 Responses Aug 31, 2013

    Poor

    Got paid today...it is all gone.......$275 on rent....$16 my sons gym fees....$20 petrol..$100 food.That is it...till next pay day.This is it....poverty.Can't say I care for it!!I can look for a job online, if I get an interview I will need assistance from the Job Network with...
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    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2013

    Poor

    went to the neighborhood centre2 months agothey gave me .......$5which got me bread and beans and milk.yay Australia the lucky countryI can't find a jobi need to look after my sonthis is povertysell my laptop...then I can't look for jobs online...dunno how Im gonna get a job...or...
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    36-40, F
    Sep 17, 2013

    Hungry

    My poor son is Hungry....he had some chicken and bacon and salad about 10 hours ago...I had 4 weet bix and milk about 12.5 hours ago........Waiting for money to go in bank from Centrelink so we can go buy some food.........aaahhhhhh this sucks!...........Will spend at least $150...
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    36-40, F
    Sep 25, 2013

    Poor

    So...still poor.Living on Welfare. This week after all bills and expenses are paid I will have $100....for 2 people for the week....that money is basically for food. I get paid $470 and pay out $275 for rent and water....$20 my sons gym fees...$40 petrol($1.60 a litre now...
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    3 Responses Jul 23, 2013

    Still

    have $0 till fridaywhen I get paid on friday i will have $110 for food and petrol.iwantto die.Kill me and just.......................kill me now.
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    36-40, F
    Sep 17, 2013
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