Trickle-down theory

By Anonymous - 26/05/2022 18:00 - South Africa - Port Elizabeth

Today, my mental state went down another 2 levels when after 2 years of unemployment, I finally got offered a great job abroad. However, I probably won't even be able to go because I've reached the point where I'm too broke to even apply to get my passport made. FML
I agree, your life sucks 866
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Marcella1016 31

Ask for an advance on your paycheck, or negotiate for them to cover all or some of the costs of relocating - passport fees and airfare at least. If you need a job because you are broke, and you found a job that will make you un-broke but you are too broke to start the job - you find a fucking way to make it happen. You’ll start in a hole, but that job is a ladder. Make it fucking happen. Don’t let this opportunity slip by. You can do it. Good luck!

100% this. There are VERY few legitimate job opportunities that will expect you to relocate that drastically and not offer some sort of compensation for it. It costs nothing to ask/negotiate, especially since if you can't afford to without their help, you're not taking the job anyway.

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Marcella1016 31

Ask for an advance on your paycheck, or negotiate for them to cover all or some of the costs of relocating - passport fees and airfare at least. If you need a job because you are broke, and you found a job that will make you un-broke but you are too broke to start the job - you find a fucking way to make it happen. You’ll start in a hole, but that job is a ladder. Make it fucking happen. Don’t let this opportunity slip by. You can do it. Good luck!

100% this. There are VERY few legitimate job opportunities that will expect you to relocate that drastically and not offer some sort of compensation for it. It costs nothing to ask/negotiate, especially since if you can't afford to without their help, you're not taking the job anyway.

Take out a loan. Don't miss out on a good job for a stupid technicality like that.

This is one of the few reasons I would be glad to lend money to a family member. Now is a good time to ask your dad/mom/whatever.