Do you feel left out?
Answered 2 years ago
I know the government is doing well to try and help but my nineteen year old daughter lost both her casual jobs and receives no help at all. One job was giving her at least 20 hours per week and the other around ten hours per week. She’d been at both for ten months. They worked well with her studies. Now she has no money at all coming in. She has bills to pay and a car to run. It seems unfair that she gets no help but people who were already on the dole get help and pensioners who are no worse off get help.
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Why she can't sell the car now and buy one later when she got a good job ...?
I’m a casual nurse and my work dried up the second elective surgeries were cancelled. Because I wasn’t officially stood down and am technically still employed I don’t qualify for job seeker payments. Fortunately we were ahead on our mortgage and have been able to redraw from that, but it seems crazy to be redrawing off our mortgage Just so we can make our minimum weekly mortgage payments.
I’m glad surgeries are starting back up again now, but it will take time to build my work hours back up to what they were pre Covid.
I was in a dv situation with financial abuse relationship and my parents and brother provided me and my son for 3 years until I finish my studies ...
And No , I didn't get one penny from Australian government ...
That's what family means, you look after each others when it's difficult time..
There are thousands of international students ( Yes, the bigest income of Australia ) stuck here in a foreign country now at this time, no job, they can't go back to their countries as no flights and airports closed, not much money or foods and Mostly they don't have their loving family here...
I can't believe this..
We passed two world wars , and heaps of natural disasters, people help each others and stand up back again ...
I have traveled and seen how thousands of people lost their jobs, houses, no food for 7-8 months after 2004 Tsunami ..
Then, I have seen how 4-5 years old little children lost their parents and grandparents with wars and terrorism and stuck in camps without having basic needs for years and or teenage girls had to get raped in order to them to allow o go to pee in the bathroom
here you are ..
You can't look after your own child without complaining ...
How selfish we are in this 2020..
But , I worked cleaning jobs during that time for pay for our foods and bills. When other cleaners get paid $20 -$30 per hour for cleaning, I agreed to do same job for $10- 15.
Then, even remove the gagarbage and stuff for money. To save the money I skipped bus and walked for kilometers.I worked day time and did my studies only after 9pm when my son went to sleep and my abusive man sleep .
There were days I studied from 12 midnight until 4-5 in the morning and after 2-3 hours sleep I was back to work. I skipped my meals months so I have enough to feed my son. And trust me there were weeks I managed to budget $20 for food shopping.
What I am telling is if you have set your mind , you can survive with bare minimum , until this tough time passed..
I did it for years , you all can do it.. ❤️
That's it. ..
And for the person who told me wait until my world rumble , Thank you.
It happened before and I survived.
If it happened 10 more times , still I can survive ...
Because , I set my mind... 😘
I lived on my own at 18 and there is no way my parents could afford to pay my rent and car if i lost my job. And what annoys me is that I'm sure you don't get ftb anymore for her because she's old enough to supportherself but if she cannot support herself the government aren't willing to help her or you out.
But I'm glad you are trying to help. Many other families would not be able to
I agree that it will be difficult for her but it’s great she has a mum looking out for her and is able to help her out.