I’m Afraid I’ll Need Your Help Again

So it’s like this: I had a GREAT job lined up. The hours were perfect, the organization was a good one, and I’d be doing good work. But the person I’d be working for kept canceling things at the last minute and changing plans. Come in today. No, wait, tomorrow. No, wait, this other time. She offered me the job, told me to start on a specific day, then told me I couldn’t start that day because the HR guy was out of town. So I made other plans for the day in question, only to have her get back to me and say the HR guy was there after all and I could come in if I wanted, but it was okay if I couldn’t. Since I’d already committed to something else I couldn’t cancel, I told her I’d come in on the following day. Then she decided she wanted to do a second interview instead. She was upset that my phone didn’t work in the house, even though she never had a single problem contacting me by email. She would blame me when things didn’t go as planned, even though she was the one responsible for them not working out. Pretty much the last straw was when she told me to call her at a specific time, didn’t answer or call back for nearly half an hour, and then got upset with me for emailing her to follow up when I couldn’t wait in an area with cell service any longer.

There were also indications she would demand I work off the clock.

I did my best to soldier through all of this and try to land the job, but finally, had to realize I’m throwing good time after bad (and paying transportation costs to go downtown on top of that). If I finally managed to start working there, there’s no guarantee I’d be paid for the time I work. And red flags in her behavior tell me I would have been in a massively bad work environment.

So I’m now back to looking for a job, but that means I’ve lost two weeks of job hunting while I thought I had actually landed gainful employment.

I’m behind on all of my bills: rent, car payment, and insurance. On top of that, I had a molar shatter last week, which will need to be fixed soon. And there are no immediate prospects of having a job within the next two weeks.

If you can help, please do consider donating to keep me and Misha afloat. And there are perks! Even small amounts help – and they’ll get you the password to unlock groovy stuff. Details below:




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I’m Afraid I’ll Need Your Help Again
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I’m still looking for a part-time job to supplement my writing income so I can stop begging off you all, but we’re not quite there yet.* I’ll need your help to make it through this month.




I don’t want to keep asking for funds without offering donors a little something extra, though, so I’m going to give donors exclusive early access to some content here. Once a week, we’ll have a password-protected post available to donors only. Anyone who has donated over the past three months will get an email with a password to unlock that content. I may even throw in a second tier for donors who have given more than $25 to keep Misha and I alive.

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Those posts will remain exclusive for around 30 days, after which I’ll release them to the general public. New donors will have retroactive access to content that’s still locked.

If you can’t afford to donate, you can still help us out by sharing this post far and wide.

For those who want to support ETEV in other ways, there are many!

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Love ETEV? Please Help Dana and Misha Keep It Running!

Thanks to our wonderful and generous readers, Misha and I have managed to keep ETEV going so far, but it’s tough out there for freelancers. Until I manage to wrangle a day job with a steady paycheck, we’ll still need your help to keep ourselves housed and fed. If you like what you read here and can spare a bit, please donate today.




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Love ETEV? Please Help Dana and Misha Keep It Running!

The ETEV Pledge Drive Continues: Awesome New Designs Available!

Thanks to the awesomeness of my wonderful and generous readers, Misha and I are almost covered for the month. We just need to scrape up the rest of the rent, and we’ll be set. If you can help support my writing, please consider donating with this spiffy button which I’ve fixed!

Thank you again to everyone who’s donated so far!

I’ve also made two awesome new designs for those of you in the market for fun new geological goodies. We have an updated version of my classic “Stand back! I’m going to try geology!”

Image shows a diamond-shaped yellow caution sign. The words STAND BACK! are printed at top. A drawing of a rock hammer and a few rocks is in the center. Below, it says, "I'm going to try geology."

A brand-new Geology Rocks design:

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And a design suitable for any geologist who’s stopped to drool at a road cut (that would be all of them, of course):

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All designs are available on a variety of clothing items, bags, posters, stickers, drinkware, and more!

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The ETEV Pledge Drive Continues: Awesome New Designs Available!

The ETEV Pledge Drive Continues!

****UPDATE: I got word that some of you are having trouble getting the Donate button to work. If it asks for an email addy, use dhunterauthor @ yahoo. Remove the spaces and add .com. Easy-peasy! If there’s a different payment service you’d like me to set up with, let me know and I’ll look into it. Thank you again, my darlings!****

You all simply rock!

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Thanks to your generosity, Misha and I have all major bills covered for this month. We’re still needing to cover the rent, so if you can afford to contribute to our efforts, please donate today.

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The ETEV Pledge Drive Continues!

The ETEV Pledge Drive Continues! Help Keep the Verdad Flowing!

Thanks to very generous donors, Misha and I are fed for the month and one of our major bills is paid – just in the nick of time! Thank you so much! You’re all amazing and we love you to bits.

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We’ve still got to make rent and insurance, and we’re trying to cover expenses for next month as well. I’ll be running the fundraiser all week. If you can help out, we’d appreciate it so much! Even small amounts help.

 

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The ETEV Pledge Drive Continues! Help Keep the Verdad Flowing!

Please Help Dana and Her Kitty Stay Housed and Fed

It’s that time again, my darlings! I’ve no more pennies to pinch, and essential bills to pay. I keep my expenses down as far as I can, and I am looking for outside work to help stretch the pitiful few dollars I earn through writing, but I won’t make it without your help. If you enjoy my writing and have some cash to spare, please donate to keep me and Misha fed and housed. Even small amounts help!

If you can’t afford to help out, no worries – we’ve all been there! But you can still help us by sharing my posts, and pointing people towards my other income streams:

Making a purchase through Amazon? Click this link to support my writing!

My RedBubble store has all sorts of goodies: prints, clothing, drinkware, stickers, and more.

Visit my Amazon seller account, because I am selling so many books there.

And, of course, I’ve written two very irreverent books, suitable for anyone who wants to see the worst the Bible has got to offer.

Alas, I have closed my Etsy shop due to their distressing habit of coming up with unanticipated fees, but if you want some fine Holy Schist with Guaranteed Garnets, shoot me a message at dhunterauthor at gmail and we’ll work something out.

Thank you again for all your help and support, my darlings. I couldn’t keep the words flowing without you!

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Please Help Dana and Her Kitty Stay Housed and Fed

Help Keep the Verdad Flowing! Donations Urgently Needed

I’ve been as frugal as possible, my darlings, and managed to stretch every dollar until it hollered, but I’m now running quite low on them. I’m getting my Patreon set up, of course, but in the meantime, I’ll need some funds for rent and the car payment. So I’m going to run a bit of a fundraiser this week. If you can chip in a few dollars for me to stretch, that would be absolutely lovely.

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Help Keep the Verdad Flowing! Donations Urgently Needed

Tony Could Use Some Help

Trying to survive while unemployed in this country is awful. Cantina friend and fellow blogger Tony is still out of a job, and this month, he’s falling short on being able to meet his expenses. If you can spare a few dollars, please give him a hand. Thank you!

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Tony Could Use Some Help

My Only Means of Earning Income Just Died – Please Help If You Can

****UPDATE**** The replacement machine is fully funded! I’ll never be able to thank you all enough, so I’d better go shopping for the replacement and get to writing my ass off for you all to show my appreciation. You are all so awesome! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

I could not ask for better people in my life. Thank you, my darlings!

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My darlings, I hate to ask for help, but I need it.

I’ve been making do with this underpowered, constantly-freezing Acer computer for a while now. Today, it just up and died. I tried to restart it after the cursor froze for the billionth time, and it said “preparing automatic repair” for half an hour, and is now stuck on a black screen. I can’t follow the advice to reinstall the operating system, as it is a machine with no CD ROM and therefore no recovery disk. I have no access to an alternate PC, and can’t repair it on my own.

I have no money to deal with this and no way to make money without it. I can’t write well on a tablet and certainly can’t finish and publish books on it. Applying for jobs will be difficult, if not nearly impossible, without a working computer. I have no idea what I’m going to do if this thing doesn’t manage to fix itself, and it’s not looking like it will.

So if you can help fund a repair or replacement, please use my Paypal account to donate. Even small amounts will help.

 

Thank you so much for any help you can give!

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My Only Means of Earning Income Just Died – Please Help If You Can