Thu 19 Feb, 2004 10:33 am
Those of you who know me know that I have sought work for six years. Really sought!
I have been offered a one week tryout at Arlington (the adjacent town) High School as one of the five permanent subs. Their system works this way. They pay five people $12,000/year PLUS HEALTH INSURANCE to show up daily and to fill in should a teacher be absent. If no teacher is absent, they may do data entry, assist with special projects, tutor, check papers, etc.
I need the experience and the money, even if it ends up only $6,000 by June.
My son told me Sunday that he thinks my car through its transmission. I have been waiting for my federal income tax return to pay my auto and homeowners insurance; my dump fee; my excise tax and a repair bill for the car,which would leave me with nothing.
I can not get to the school without a car as there is no public transportation. I might have to turn the job down.
I wrote to my former husband and asked if he would loan me $4,000 to cover the cost of a used Volvo ($2,500), the excise tax on the Volvo, the bridge insurance until I get rid of the Jeep.
My former husband bought the Jeep for my 10 years ago and then bought himself a new Ford SUV and a Japanese sedan for his second wife. Although his income was then around 390,000, he complained about his out-go. I told him just to pay off the cars. He asked me for the coupons for the Jeep but I did not trust him as he had signed my name to loan agreements as though he had power of attorney. I simply gave him the policy number and the address to send the payment to. It was the address for final payments.
The next month, he sent me the child support check with the amount of the car payment included but said nothing. I assume that he forgot to deduct the car payment and I used the money to pay for a repair (the car has cost me an average of $1,500 in repairs annually). A few months later, Chysler Finance sent me a delinquent notice. It seems that my ex did not pay off all of the car but left the final payment for me.
It was never paid because I did not have the money. When the car's brakes went, six months before the Jeep recall, I had them fixed (rotor separation). After the recall was issued, I sent the bill to Chrysler which they refused to pay because they "couldn't guarantee the work." DUH! It was their fault in the first place.
So, I still have to pay off the Jeep to junk the thing.
And I won't have a job to do all this stuff with!