I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing over here. I entered into grad school a year ago and things have just gone downhill since. I didn’t properly research the school or the program, and so now am in the middle of a cluster-fuck because the director left for a year. I have no advisor, I’m not funded so I took out another ~$40,000 in student loans, I have no research going, no topic for a thesis, and I’m not even completely sure I’m taking the right classes, because of the previously mentioned lack of an advisor!
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I moved into a house last year when I came back with a couple friends and a couple people I met through other people. I should have just commuted from my parents’ house. Because of the ineptitude of three of my four roommates, I am out hundreds of dollars (I’d say close to a grand, all told.) The money is a combination of people owing rent money, utilities money, not paying me on time and resulting in my account going negative when the rent was deducted and me having to pay several overdraft fees of over $100 each time, etc…
One roommate got high and started a grease fire, resulting in smoke damage EVERYWHERE. Despite this being completely her mistake, only one other roommate and I did anything about it, and just tonight finished repainting the entire upstairs. Oh, and she has paid us a total of $30 for well over $200 worth of paint, brushes, rollers, and drop-clothes. And she moved out two moths ago and got someone to fill her spot the last two months, only that guy paid for June and then half of July, then left and I can’t get that last money hey owes me. Another roommate always gets drunk and breaks things, from holes in the wall (guess who paid for and fixed those, :rolleyes: ) to smashing a glass cabinet front, to even falling into a support post for the front porch/awning and actually causing it to lower by about an inch so now the screen door hits the bottom of the porch light and can’t open all the way.
Did I mention we’re moving out? I and the other mostly responsible roommate are moving in with a coworker. I say mostly responsible because while he was the only other one to help paint and fix the holes and stuff, he is not good with money. He was consistently late with rent, and owes me and the coworker money for the rent and security deposit on the new place for July, and I’m pretty sure he on’t have rent for August. This, despite working at a job that is over $30k a year before over time, and he works overtime most weeks. Rent is not that much money, and I have no idea where his all goes.
Speaking of money, I am so fucked in that capacity. My current account balance is…well, let’s just say not good, and once those two automatic payments go through tomorrow, it will be negative, probably forcing another overdraft fee. The old landlord will hopefully get my security deposit back to me on Sunday when she checks the place out and we’re all gone, cause if not, then I’ll have no money for August rent. Oh, and this assumes that she is satisfied with how the palce looks. Yeah, it was painted, but there are a few things here and there that could go beyond what is considered notmal wear and tear. And, of course, I have most of my stuff already moved out, but the roommate I am moving in with hasn’t started moving a thing, nor has the drunken one, (The other two already moved out.) I know that my coworker can cover us, but I hate doing that because it was done so many times to me. If I don’t get the money on Sunday I’ll probably have to beg my parents for it, which will just get added on to the couple thousand I have “borrowed” from them already so far. :mad:
I should have just kept my shit job in that shit town for another year or so, then just tried to get a better one somewhere else. I’ve never been this mad at myself, this poor, nor had such a feeling of being completely boned. :mad:
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