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Sat Jul 6, 2019, 10:15 AM

10 days from being homeless

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I tried to get off the adjunct merry-go-round by getting additional training in instructional design. I slammed out a Masters degree in information technology in 15 months while working PT as an online GTA. My ultimate goals was to relocate from Oregon to my home state of Colorado to be near my family and stop being so isolated. I even submitted for early retirement, so I could cash out my very meager adjunct pension to cover the moving expenses. Things have not worked out.

1) I don't have the software skills I need to be truly marketable, so I'm applying for adjunct positions again.
2) I didn't know I was vested until late May, and the state moves very slow on such things - as in months.
3) I'm trying to sell most of what I have to raise the money to move what's not sold into storage.
4) I have to be out of my apartment July 16th.
5) I started a fundraiser on FB, that's raised $500 which paid for half of July's rent.

Not sure what else to do. I'm scared and trying not despair. Thanks for listening.

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citizen blues Jul 2019 OP
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Response to citizen blues (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 10:36 AM

1. If your last name was Trump, you'd be set for life.

Sounds like your move to be closer to family is a good one. Can you ask for a loan from someone in your family?

Itís scary to make a change, but it sounds like youíre moving to a better situation for yourself. Hope you can feel more settled soon.

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Response to citizen blues (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 10:59 AM

2. Start a GoFundMe and bring the m no here. nt

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Response to citizen blues (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 04:54 PM

3. Locking after a review by Forum Hosts

The Community Help Forum is designed to assist DU'ers navigate/deal with DU.

Please re-post in the DU Lounge if you like.

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