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      Oh … It’s good to know I am not alone. They told me in orientation

      three days into my new job about the once a month payday. This was

      crappy because I started in the last week of September. Therefore, I

      was not eligible for that paycheck for September. Because they

      said, “I did not have enough work days required for the month of

      September to receive a check”. I will get the last week of September

      pay in my October check (I am told). My kicker was I hade very little

      in saving because I had just got my life organized and was teaching

      myself to budget better.

      Having kids on top of a job change must be hard. You have my deepest

      admiration going through all of this with kids and trying to get out

      of debt. I am just a struggling single with bad credit and a dog (sad

      for someone my age).

      Good luck

      Lisha

      — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Kerry Fountain

      wrote:

      >

      > I am in the same boat. I just started a job in August and on the

      first day of work…surprise, we only get paid once a month!! This

      came as a shock to me and really caught me off guard. I was not

      working prior to this and while I got a small paycheck three weeks

      after I started, I had to wait another entire month before I got

      a “true” paycheck – I am an hourly employee. My biggest problem is

      that while I am caught up now in August and September, I am going

      back into debt for October. When I was not working I spent maybe $40

      every two weeks in gas, now its $50-75 a WEEK in gas plus $100 a week

      in daycare that we didn’t have before. That is a lot of money to

      shell out before getting paid.

      >

      > I don’t have any words of wisdom, I am hoping that things even

      themselves out eventually though….I am thinking of taking on a

      second job and/or have been looking for a job closer to home but

      after looking for the four months, this was the only job I had an

      offer on. My guess would be to really watch where your money goes

      and try hard to not overspend if at all possible and get further into

      debt.

      >

      > Kerry

      >

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