Needing to Make More Money with Uncertain Life Situations
May 16,2022 at 2:46PM UTC
I have been with my employer for 5 years. I took this position for the mission of the organization and the good benefits, but I am very over qualified for the work and they pay is not great. My supervisor has always been very appreciative of my work and I enjoy what I do for the most part. My boss has also been extremely supportive in giving me grace to deal with ill family members.
However, now my husband is again very ill. Unlike before, his return to work is uncertain, which makes me the only one with an income. AND I am the only one able to care for our young son. The thought of a job search/starting a new job under these circumstances is terrifying. I need to know my insurance wouldn't change and that I would have the flexibility to pick up my son from school or even take off time if my husband's condition gets worse.
That being said, my income does not cover our expenses, not even close. I was the one that worked mostly for the good insurance and my husband earned the big pay check. Since I have been out so much over the last several months, it isn't the best time to ask for a raise. I haven't been as productive, so my main reason for the ask would be that I need the money, which I understand is not a great way to start that conversation.
Our savings are slowly slipping away, so something has to change soon, but I'm at a loss of how to move forward. I would greatly appreciate any advice, especially from those that have faced similar circumstances. Thank you!
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