“Can you cancel my account please. I’m unemployed and have to cut back on my costs until I get a job.”
I get the above e-mail maybe five times per day. It never ceases to amaze me. What exactly does this person think is going to happen to improve their job chances if they quit the very thing which will open doors for them?
I’ve been broke myself. I lived off porridge and powdered milk for three months and never paid the rent. I had to go everywhere by bicycle as I couldn’t afford petrol. I never stopped buying books and investing in my education though. I knew that knowledge backed by qualifications was my ticket to a better quality of life.
Think about it. I am probably preaching to the converted here but if you have to cut your expenses to the bone, cancel the cable package, eat in every day and walk instead of taking the bus could you somehow, some way, still be able to afford a buck a day to invest in yourself and your future?