I Desperately Need a Job!


I’ve begun the Novena to the Sacred Heart by Padre Pio in preparation for the feast of my favorite devotion on June 19th. I really and truly need a job because money is desperate. I have been without health insurance for 2-3 years, and I am scared that something is going to happen to me and I won’t be able to pay for health care. Also, I’m tired of “borrowing” money from my grandmother, even though she doesn’t expect me to pay it back. I feel like I’m living off my family, and even though I am 25, I’m still living with my parents. It hurts knowing that I could be working right now, but because of mistakes of my past, I have burned many bridges.

In November 2008, I graduated from Nursing Assistant school, and so my main priority is finding a job as a CNA. Things are so desperate right now, that I’m thinking about finding a job at McDonald’s or somewhere just to get a reference and make some money. I’m looking at volunteer positions as well in medical clinics to find a better reference for CNA jobs.

I’m going out today to apply to more nursing homes and home healthcare facilities. Please pray to the Sacred Heart (and Padre Pio!) that I can find a job! I want to live more self-sufficient. God bless!




Hail Mary,
full of Grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the Fruit Of Thy Womb,
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.


Well, as a preemptive measure, I applied at a local McDonald’s online. I figured it would not hurt my chances of gaining employment elsewhere, it would only help. I still fully intend to do volunteer work at a nearby hospital or nursing home on my days off. If God wills me to work here, I will accept the job, even though it’s not my first choice. I have to do something! :smiley:


I’ll be praying for you.

I might note, however, that CNAs are in desperately short supply in some places, including here. I don’t know where you live, and I know moving isn’t easy. But you might check outside your area.


Unfortunately, I really don’t think that’s a good idea. I haven’t worked in a while and I need to ease myself back into the transition. I tried moving out once in the past month, and I had to return home because I wasn’t ready for it all.


I was a CNA too. It’s a very tough, but rewarding job. Your reward is in the smiles of your patients and in knowing when you care for them you care for Jesus Himself. :slight_smile:

I will pray you find a CNA job. :gopray:


Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.


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