I’m so, so sorry I have to post this.
My name is Rio, and I recently lost my job. After my dad passed away my anxiety and depression negatively impacted my work performance to the point where I was let go. Their reasoning for letting me go was that as I had broken a mirror (by accident at that), I had damaged company property, and after being suspended for 72 hours I was terminated.
I originally signed a promissory note to pay back the cost of the mirror ($75). Today I received a letter with a demand to pay an additional $300 for the cost of their ‘investigation’ (because according to them that’s how much it costs to review security footage of a mirror being knocked over). I called their lawyers along with corporate, and neither are willing to waive the fee.
I have no idea how to come up with the money for this. I barely have next month’s rent (which is over $400) in my bank account (and that’s not including utilities), and once that’s gone I won’t be able to live at my apartment. In turn, the rent will hike for my room mates and they’ll have to leave too.
The only place I have left to go is back to my grandmother’s house, and she’s verbally abusive. My mom and brother live there too, and they’re addicts on top of being abusive themselves. Unsurprisingly, none of them accept my identity.
If anyone could give so little as $5, or even just reblog this post, I would be appreciative beyond words.
For those that are able to help, my paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey everyone, I don’t usually use this blog to boost posts, but Rio is the most hardworking person I’ve ever met in my life. They don’t deserve an ounce of negative karma whatsoever, and it breaks my freaking heart that their workplace treated them so unfairly during a period of incredible stress and grief. I’m no longer living with Rio, and my moving out of state definitely didn’t help the financial situation, so if anyone has it in their hearts to help or throw out some friendly vibes, that’d be appreciated more than you know.