Sunday, April 7, 2013
Lack of Job Security affect Marathon Budget - McCreath cancels Halifax Trip!
While it is ironic that I am bumping someone else and will be starting a new short-term, indefinite temporary job on Thursday, at any given moment, I could be notified that I too am being bumped. I could literally start this new job on Thursday and be bumped out on Friday! Not exactly the type of job security anyone really wants.
With this in mind, I am already starting to make drastic changes to my disposable income spending plans. I had intended to travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia next month to run in my 4th Halifax Bluenose Marathon in a span of 5 years, but sadly, this trip has to be cut. There's no way I can commit the cost of plane tickets, hotel, car rental, and race fees, when I could find myself unemployed on or before race day.
Yet another sad example of how those with no job security, must live day to day. Sad to think I spent all those years going to college and university so I wouldn't have to be stuck in a situation like this, but as I have learned only too well, when you have a transgender medical history, finding safe and secure employment that maximizes your earning potential, is next to impossible.
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