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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:38 PM

Well...I'm about to get evicted.

Haven't been paid in six weeks. We had a huge job fall through at the last minute that would have got my dad's company back in black, at least for a bit. Losing that job will likely mean we'll have to shut down the business as well.
Now, unless I come up with 1225 bucks by Friday afternoon, I will have one month to leave.

Guess it's just a different sort of opportunity, I am not particularly fond of what the Keys has to offer anyway.

And no, I'm not asking for money. I will not accept any offers of such.
Just needed to vent.

Probably won't be online much starting real soon either, so it was nice getting to know all of you, and I will be back, posting music no one likes before you know it!

I'll check in when I can.

PEACE!


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Reply Well...I'm about to get evicted. (Original post)
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 OP
yellerpup Dec 2012 #1
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #3
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #2
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #6
dsc Dec 2012 #37
brokechris Dec 2012 #4
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #7
mike_c Dec 2012 #5
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #8
peacebird Dec 2012 #9
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #10
riderinthestorm Dec 2012 #11
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #13
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #12
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #14
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #39
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #16
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #38
99Forever Dec 2012 #15
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #17
kelliekat44 Dec 2012 #18
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #19
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #20
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #21
chillfactor Dec 2012 #22
thecrow Dec 2012 #23
Glimmer of Hope Dec 2012 #24
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #25
dhill926 Dec 2012 #26
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #42
dhill926 Dec 2012 #43
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #44
gateley Dec 2012 #27
NJCher Dec 2012 #28
Drale Dec 2012 #29
Sailingdiver Dec 2012 #30
TexasBushwhacker Dec 2012 #31
Kennah Dec 2012 #32
snooper2 Dec 2012 #33
Berserker Dec 2012 #34
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #35
Coyotl Dec 2012 #36
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #40
Rowdyboy Dec 2012 #41
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #45

Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:39 PM

1. Peace to you as well.

Wishing you a broad streak of good luck. I know you can use it.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:43 PM

3. Thank ya muchly!

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:40 PM

2. I assume you have talked to your landlord?

And explained your situation? Sometimes they can be reasonable, especially if it's a short-term thing. Maybe he would be willing to work something out with you.

Do you have any business assets that you could use as collateral to get a loan?

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:47 PM

6. I have not spoken to the owner

but the property manager has been on my side for the last year or so.
This has been a long time coming. Getting paid less and less often, and new profitable jobs disappearing...
The owner ain't gonna give a damn, he's got other tenants in other states to worry about.

*edit*
As a company, we've been struggling for the past 2 years after a former employer embezzled about 60k from us, we are STILL paying off the debts she ran up.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:38 PM

37. that sucks

I take it the employee wasn't bonded.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:44 PM

4. sorry to hear this.

I hope things turn around for you.

Many people around here are hiring help for the holidays--you might be able to get just a couple weeks of work to tide you over until you get something better. And if you talk to the landlord--they might give you a bit of extra time--or take a partial payment ...

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Response to brokechris (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:49 PM

7. Thanks

But there aren't a lot of jobs in the Keys right now.
Tourism is practically non-existant, and this is tourist season.
I ain't giving up just yet though.
Still got time to get paid and pay my rent. I'll still be broke as hell, lol...but I'll have a roof over my head. For another month anyway.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:45 PM

5. best of luck to you!

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Response to mike_c (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:50 PM

8. Thanks!

Gonna need it.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:52 PM

9. Best wishes for a holiday miracle, i was layed off mid-october so I really feel your pain.

I will keep your family in my thoughts...

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Response to peacebird (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:54 PM

10. I wish you luck as well

thanks

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:56 PM

11. Ah so sorry Blarney! Can you move in with family for the short haul?

Good luck and hope the jobs start picking up for you and yours

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:02 PM

13. Thanks

I will find a couch somewhere I'm sure.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:59 PM

12. If you have to go on the road to find a job...

...and decide to leave the Keys, depending on your skills, maybe there's something somewhere else that you can do. I hear they need lots of people for all sorts of jobs in ... North Dakota, around the oil patch. Wow! From the Keys to N. Dakota in winter - that's a shocking contrast!

All my best to you and sorry to hear about your predicament.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:04 PM

14. Well I don't think I could do that sort of work...

that's a young persons job.
And like you said...too damn cold!

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:58 PM

39. I heard they're paying McDonald's workers $17/hr. Yes, VERY cold! :) eom

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:09 PM

16. I have friends out west

And others in NC, I got options...but getting there is the trick

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:57 PM

38. Glad to hear you have options. Hope everything works out for you =). eom

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:09 PM

15. Best to you Blarney..

... hope something comes thru for you. Kinda headed that way too, just not as immediately.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:11 PM

17. Thank you

Mines not definite just yet, I still have 2 days to pull 1225 bucks outta my backside.
I hope you can avoid it too.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:13 PM

18. Karma: if you can spare $2 play 1225 in youor next daily lottery. Just a try. nt

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:16 PM

19. Not a bad idea actually

thanks!

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:23 PM

20. Godspeed Blarney

And peace to you as well.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:35 PM

21. Very much appreciated

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:55 PM

22. I am so sorry to hear about your predicament....

I have been there so I know what you are going through..I am working now but still struggling

I live in New Mexico but I have a spare bedroom if you ever head this way and our pre-school is hiring teachers...

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:58 PM

23. What type of work do you do?

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:04 PM

24. So sorry!

Maybe an organization can help:

[link:http://www.rentassistance.us/st/florida |

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:06 PM

25. Anything we can do...


Just ask.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:09 PM

26. good luck to you.....

upper, middle or lower Keys?

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:32 PM

42. Upper Keys

Smack in the middle of Key Largo.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #42)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:40 PM

43. ah....that explains it......

well again....best of luck in pulling through....

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #43)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:50 PM

44. Yeah, tourists drive through Key Largo

on their way to Key West, lol

Thanks

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:13 PM

27. Sending you good wishes!

So sorry you are going through this!

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:17 PM

28. sheesh, blarney, this sucks

I wish there was something I could do.

If we knew the type of work you do, it might help.

It's hard to imagine what it would be like without a place to stay that's one's own.

I'm in Jersey. If this is in any way in your picture, p.m. me and I'll see what I can come up with.


Cher

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:25 PM

29. My girlfriend and her Mom are in a similar place

but they are lucky that they have a building manager who's willing to work with them. I think its because they live in a crime ridden area and they are one of the only people in the apartment that have not had the police involved in the last year.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:56 PM

30. Peace!

I have been there, shitty feeling. But it gets better!!

Best wishes

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:06 PM

31. Apply for unemployment right away

The sooner you apply, the sooner you can get paid.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:15 PM

32. So sorry to hear this, and I do know your pain.

Bankruptcy last year, and foreclosure earlier this year. Had to take a large pay cut, but I'm working.

I keep the rent paid, utilities turned on, medical bills when I can.

Hang tough. It's times like this that you learn you can survive a lot more than you thought you ever could.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:17 PM

33. what do you do for a living..I know of multiple jobs in telecom in Dallas/Plano TX

paying 80-120K

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:22 PM

34. Well

 

Hell going broke and losing everything is not so bad I have done it 3 times now. As a matter of fact I kind of like it in a strange way. I always find a way to survive just like you will. Last year my business partner and I did over a million in construction sales we were so proud.
This year we found out he has cancer and the treatments cost everything we had earned and now we are broke and lost our business. But he still has cancer and we have no money left. Being broke is not bad just think of what he is facing. Cancer sucks shit.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:31 PM

35. I am so sorry. I was unemployed earlier this year.

If it helps, I'm 58 years old, but I was able to find another job (at a decreased salary). So I have hopes for you, since it sounds like you are young.

I hope yu have somewhere to move to? I feel for your dad, also. How awful.

I don't know how young you are, but when I was young, I had problems like that, too, and got paid squat. Still, you have now seen (as I have seen) that it's important, as you get older, to build up an emergency savings account, so that you can support yourself for 6 months, if you have to. Everyone is at risk of losing his job, as we've all seen in the last few years.

Let us know what happens. DU people are incredibly supportive. I hope you land on your feet soon.
TIP: The economy is doing okay here in Dallas TX. There are jobs here, depending on what you do.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:36 PM

36. Find a low overhead situation

Trade work for rent maybe

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:26 AM

40. All the best vibes

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:47 AM

41. You know that a lot of people here care about you. Sometimes all you can do for a friend is wish

for better days.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:52 PM

45. Thanks everyone

but I think I'm gonna be ok. At least until rent is due again, lol.
Looking for a second job to help out until we figure out what we're going to do as a company.

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