Job pays for all my bills, except one

I am so grateful that things seem to finally be working out at my job these days.

  • I originally got this job under very different circumstances, when I didn’t need to make so much money for myself.

I was in a committed relationship, and we were splitting all of our expenses together. As such, it was no problem for me to take a job with less responsibility and less payments. However, things changed rapidly. Since I have been living on my own, I have been scrambling to make extra cash to get by. After months of working my butt off, I finally got a raise at my job to make things more affordable. I’m happy to report, these days is my full-time job covers all of my bills… Except for one. No matter what I do, it seems like I can never afford my electrical bill. My heating and cooling system is powered by electricity, and it seems like I can never escape from my thermostat servitude. Every single summer day, it is so uncomfortably hot and humid outside that I have to operate my air conditioning system. If I tried to exist without any modern air conditioning, I would be unable to sleep, unable to eat, and at risk of heat stroke. This obviously isn’t an option. Instead, I’ve had to get creative with earning an additional paycheck simply to cover the energy bill. I have a few side jobs that amount to just enough cash for operating my air conditioning system. I hope I can continue to earn more money at my full time job – then I’ll actually be able to sit down long enough to enjoy my expensive AC.

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