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Can't afford to get to work!

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theautismdisciple Tue 10-Jan-17 20:52:31

Aaarrrggghhhhh just venting. Am paying off debt which was built up over one of us not being able to work whilst going through diagnoses process for our son and as a result I can't afford to go to work, as in the travel!

Am seriously considering calling in sick as can't really afford to pay the bus fare!

Calling in sick of course won't help with next months money.

Just needed to vent!

PlayOnWurtz Tue 10-Jan-17 20:54:28

Any chance of a lift from a colleague? Put a shout out round the office for a lift until pay day

DailyFail1 Tue 10-Jan-17 20:56:03

Let your employer know. Many will make salary advances available or use petty cash in this situation

Alibobbob Tue 10-Jan-17 20:59:28

Can you renegotiate the debt payments? CAB or money advice people should be able to help and as PP says speak to your boss they would much prefer you be in work than 'off sick' which can only make the situation worse.

Madlizzy Tue 10-Jan-17 21:00:07

Does your employer do a season ticket loan for a travel pass that they take out of your salary monthly?

HermioneJeanGranger Tue 10-Jan-17 21:04:49

Ask for a salary advance, or a loan you can pay back over several months.

theautismdisciple Tue 10-Jan-17 21:05:01

Thanks guys will speak to my boss when he's in. It's not normally so bad but after xmas like everyone I guess it's a struggle but you know what the debts reducing and will eventually be gone.

It worth the short term struggle for the long term peace of mind.

We'll get there.

HermioneJeanGranger Tue 10-Jan-17 21:46:13

Good Luck OP smile

Ncbecauseitshard Tue 10-Jan-17 22:02:53

Has your son got any Christmas money you could borrow until payday?

paxillin Tue 10-Jan-17 22:04:53

How long is your commute? Do you have a bicycle or could you borrow one?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 10-Jan-17 22:10:39

You cant afford to get to work. Fuckin hell. Ive heard it all now.!!!!!
I wouldn't take out a loan. As that's going to put you back in an even worse position next month.
If you're payments are to the point where you can't afford the bus fare to work. You clearly need to call your creditors to reduce your Payments.

KathArtic Tue 10-Jan-17 22:15:57

work from home? flexi? annual leave?

OutComeTheWolves Tue 10-Jan-17 23:37:31

I've been there before. It sucks and is really embarrassing- you have my sympathy.

The first time it happened, I rang a colleague & pretended dh's car had broken down & asked for an emergency lift. The second time I just rang in sick.

Hotforyou831 Fri 13-Jan-17 09:31:23

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abbsisspartacus Fri 13-Jan-17 09:36:01

Check out skint dad for money saving tips and advice they were in loads of debt and pulled themselves out of it

Lesley1980 Fri 13-Jan-17 09:38:13

How far is your work? Can you walk? 4 miles is about an hour

allowlsthinkalot Fri 13-Jan-17 12:30:26

Sympathies op, we've been there. Can you get a bike off free cycle? Walk? Borrow til pay day? Do you have anything you can take to cash converters?

allowlsthinkalot Fri 13-Jan-17 12:30:53

Anything you can sell via Facebook?

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