Received Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - Perspective & Opinion
I need advice, Ive been with the same family for 3 years (live in), things haven't always been great but I had what I needed to live and I could do the job easy enough, and got along with everyone and was for the most part, part of the family, in February, we had a terrible ice storm, I was in class when it started and had to drive through it (I drive a car provided by them) its about a 20 mile drive made it onto my street and going down the hill on my street braking the whole time the car slid around the curve and hit a curb, it bent the wheel and needed a new steering system totaling $1800, to my dismay they would not have it go through insurance (isn't that what its there for? i should always be covered under it...) and i was forced to agree to pay half the damages at the rate of $100 a month. They then decided after this they no longer wanted to cover the car for me but were willing to give me that car, as long as i pay the insurance and maintenance myself, (which is cutting it close on $160 a week). Last week I was out running errands, on my way back home i was involved in a 3 car rear end accident. They've decided they will no longer give the car to me, and that I will no longer have a car for me to use, which means in the fall I cant get to school and for now I'm housebound 24/7. Now they are knocking my pay down to $125 a week because now they will have to drive the kids around since they are no longer giving me access to a car (?!!!!!!) and suggest i spend the summer saving for a car (on a $125 a week). Can anyone give me some advice? I'm so lost and desperate right now.