Now, I?m not sure if it was the 4 cups of coffee that I had consumed, or the build up of the stress, the kids getting into a fight, or a combination of everything, but that poor woman got a lot more than she bargained for in my response.....
I hadn?t talked to anyone about my financial troubles since they began, my close family didn?t even know that I?d lost my job. So when this woman asked how I was doing, it all just came pouring out.
All of the frustrations, stress, worry, sleepless nights and everything else, all in one big long rambling rant. She just stood there, nodding her head and listening sympathetically. Looking back now, she must have the patience of a saint because she didn?t seem phased at all!
When I had finished she looked me directly in the eyes and said
"I totally understand what you are going through. I went through almost exactly the same thing myself just six months ago"
It turns out that she had also been let go from her job, struggled to find a new one and had hit rock bottom financially with bills piling up.
She then went on to tell me that now, 6 months later, she was more financially secure than she had ever been, and that it was all thanks to the Facebook. She explained that most businesses have Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts that they just don't have time to manage themselves, so they pay people like her to do it for them part time from home.
I Couldn't Believe What I Was Hearing!
How had I never heard of this before?!? She told me that there are millions of businesses hiring for these positions right now, I started to get really excited and asked her a barrage of questions. She taught me everything that she knew and connected me with some employers the very same day.