I need work, whilst I don’t think I can hold a normal job at the moment, the classic 9-5 is not right for me I do need some sort of income, sooo.. Here goes..
I have been out of work since October with depression and mental health. This in no way stops me writing or blogging but definitely impacts on my daily life, in particular speaking to people in person is very hard for me and leaving my house alone.
Yesterday my partner also got bad employment news. We thought he was lined up to be made redundant, which wouldn’t have been great news, but there would have been a redundancy payout by the company so that would have actually been OK.
What his bosses have done instead, is to demote him, including a pay cut as his job is “no longer needed”, and to keep his notice period at a massive 3 months which they know will greatly hinder his employment chances. He is getting on average one potential new employer or employment agency each week interested in employing him, that then back out once they hear the words “3 months notice”.
He was/is a manager level in a multi-national company, and that company is restructuring its IT so will no longer require any IT management in the UK, only across the pond.
Also at the end of March my sick pay runs out (half wage), so we will fast be on about 3/4 of partners income, and no income for me. Today its 1 & 1/2 incomes: a pretty massive jump I’m sure you’ll agree.
If I don’t do something we could lose the house, No, I’m sadly not exaggerating here. We are up the creek, and my paddle is broken!
Blogger for hire! (Rather like the A-Team, except I’d be the J-Team).
I want to “work” and am willing to write blog posts for cash, write reviews where I get to keep items I review if I feel my family and I could use the item. Whether that be writing here or elsewhere. I am also willing to consider hosting badges/adverts on this blog for a monthly fee, maybe other bloggers will sponsor my blog or companies buying up ad space. I’ve never offered paid advertising before, so am unsure of a fee to ask for, but feel free to make me an offer?
Pounds, Dollars, I’m not fussy, pretty much all work EXCEPT “sex text” work or immoral and illegal work considered at this point.
I’m not naive, I know this will not make up for a full time jobs wages, but I must try to do something, making an effort to support my family.
If you are a friend or a fellow blogger or twitterer please pass this blog on to anyone you think may be able to offer me online work. This post going viral would be perfect as potential employers are more likely to see my post. I am using the tag #JuliesCV whenever I tweet it out.
Another way you might be able to help is by joining one of the cashback sites via by sidebar badges (TCB and Quidco), if you join and go shopping via those sites I could earn a few pounds on their “refer a friend” schemes, although that will not pay the mortgage, it would help cover bread and milk at the local co-op shop.
As regular readers will know, I do love entering competitions so if you see any good ones to win money or household goods feel free to tweet them at me. Anything useful and I will have a go.
I know this might seem like begging, but consider it a pitch, an online CV, at least I am being creative and trying to provide for my boys. I realise it’s in an unconventional way, but if you don’t ask you don’t get!
I AM JULIE, AND I WILL WRITE FOR CASH, FOOD, KIDS THINGS OR PAYPAL! #JuliesCV