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Should I ask my pop to bail me out. (See details inside...)?

Asked by serenityNOW (3419 points ) July 12th, 2012

My dream: Go back to school. Get a degree; either Web Development or English. Start my own business and become a published author. I’m not looking for anything lucrative, or fame, or an abundance of material goods. I’m looking at the future – owning a house, a decent car, etc.

My dilemma: I’m stuck working with people I don’t like, and I think the feeling is mutual. I like the job, though it’s hard. I don’t mind hard work. The problem is the pay sucks, the hours are wrecking my life – no time to socialize, rare down time, and all I really do is sleep and go to work. This is not the life I want to live. I’m sad.

So, if my calculations are correct, I’m in the hole about $11,000. (That’s a lot of zeros.). That makes me sad, too.

My quandary: Should I ask my Dad for money? The problem is, I don’t think he has it. He’s retired and only gets Social Security. My mother is the primary bread-winner in the household. I cant ask her flat-out; it’s just not the way my family functions. It’s just saddening; I feel utterly helpless, hopeless and lost. I don’t feel like a 35 year man… I feel like a bratty 20 year old. I know this is a little all-over-the-place. I’m typing at work, in the dark, I’m near tears, trying to suck it up, because if I start to cry right now – I’ve been doing a lot of that recently – I won’t be able to stop. Jellies, advise?

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