Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness

From Michelle Berube

I am raising money that will allow me to extend the swimming season. I have been severely depressed and job searching due to employer descrimination/being forced to quit my job. Swimming has been my only therapy.

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3 months ago

I'm truly embarassed for even having to do this, and I hate it. I have always believed in working hard and living within your means, and I have done both of those things my entire life. In my last job, even though I was undeniably one of the most productive employees there, I was constantly being psychologically intimidated and harassed simply because I am female. I tried so hard to find a new job, but I fear that I am constantly being passed over because of my age. Even in situations where I have been the most qualified. My employers daughter recently decided she wanted my job, and even though it is an at will state, instead of just letting me go they harassed me endlessly until I just couldnt take it, thus purposely forcing my resignation and ensuring themselves no rise in unemployment insurance costs next year. This employer feels he is above the law, and has shown extreme narcissistic and sociopathic tendencies. He is now retaliating against me for attempting to file an unemployment claim by somehow fabricating something against me with the police. I do not qualify for legal assistance in either state because I live in a different one than I worked in. I have been desperately trying to find a new job, am living in constant fear of false arrest, and am also in fear of losing my house when I only have one year of payments to go on a 30 year mortgage. My parents are no longer here to help, and my son is already trying to keep himself and new wife afloat, so he is unable to help financially. In short, I am in desperate need of financial assistance in order to just be able to survive right now. I will be paying forward in the future any and all help received now. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

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Michelle Berube posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #1

I'm truly embarassed for even having to do this, and I hate it. I have always believed in working hard and living within your means, and I have done both of those things my entire life. In my last job, even though I was undeniably one of the most productive employees there, I was constantly being psychologically intimidated and harassed simply because I am female. I tried so hard to find a new job, but I fear that I am constantly being passed over because of my age. Even in situations where I have been the most qualified. My employers daughter recently decided she wanted my job, and even though it is an at will state, instead of just letting me go they harassed me endlessly until I just couldnt take it, thus purposely forcing my resignation and ensuring themselves no rise in unemployment insurance costs next year. This employer feels he is above the law, and has shown extreme narcissistic and sociopathic tendencies. He is now retaliating against me for attempting to file an unemployment claim by somehow fabricating something against me with the police. I do not qualify for legal assistance in either state because I live in a different one than I worked in. I have been desperately trying to find a new job, am living in constant fear of false arrest, and am also in fear of losing my house when I only have one year of payments to go on a 30 year mortgage. My parents are no longer here to help, and my son is already trying to keep himself and new wife afloat, so he is unable to help financially. In short, I am in desperate need of financial assistance in order to just be able to survive right now. I will be paying forward in the future any and all help received now. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

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