Having financial problems played a factor also in my returning to school. Being a single parent, with no support, I knew that I had to make some drastic changes. I have to joggle so many tasks each day and it can be hard. My family motivates me not to give up on my academic goals because I know it is something I have to do. Additionally, having a better income to support me and my family would be nice.
I was scared because I didn’t know anybody besides a few uncles. I knew that in USA people speak another language but I was just staring to learn it on my country and it was hard. I just didn’t feel ready to meet United States yet. However I knew that I didn’t have another option, so I decide to try my best and make my parents proud of me. Some of my goals were to learn English, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to communicate and succeed as an immigrant.
I can’t get a good high paying job that supports my future family and I with just a GED. I can’t even get into the military with just a GED. The GED was my fault, because I didn’t pay attention in school and because of that I had to drop out. It took me forever to get my GED and thank god I got my GED, because if I didn’t it would have been a bigger problem for me to obtain any kind of job with out
Once I had my son, I had to start work to afford all the things a baby requires. My husband worked also and I had to put my son in daycare. Working from eight to five and having a baby at home, I just could not see myself starting school. “As more women have elected to attend college, they have been faced with making choices concerning education and family roles. While men have increasingly been faced with the same choices, women's continuing greater responsibility for household tasks, including child care, means that the choices are of greater consequence” (Teachman,1989).
His dad was never around when I needed him. I learned to take care of my son as a single parent. With this second pregnancy, I knew it was going to be harder. I would have to do it all over again and alone. With this pregnancy, the dad didn’t know about it, and I knew he wouldn’t help me because he has two girls that he doesn’t see or support.
I’ve been looking for a job lately to maintain my finance matters. When I finally found the job I wanted, I applied immediately and after waiting for a reply from the applied job I had received a letter saying that I am not fit for the job even though my CV was about perfect. Afterwards, I decided to go to the workplace of the job that rejected me to know the reason why I wasn’t taken for the job. When I arrived at the company I was feeling uneasy as all the workers there were white which wasn’t a problem for a black man like me but they were giving looks which told me that I wasn’t welcome here. I went to one of the receptionists to ask them to have a talk with their manager which I was not allowed to do by the receptionist.
Roberts really didn’t want to do that kind of work but he knew that Barnes and Noble was a good company to work for. So he went to the interview and talked to the founder of the company, Lenard Riggio. The interview didn’t end very well because he and Riggio ended up arguing on how to run payroll. Roberts said, “It was more of a disagreement of how we thought payroll should be run.” Then some time later he gets call and is asked to come back and have another interview but this time for a different position, Chief Financial Officer. Roberts liked the idea of that and thought that the job could be interesting so he went back for another interview and things went really well.
I love to spend time with my family and going to school as definitely put a little damper on that. I am always on the go and my days are getting longer and longer. Also it stresses me out! I’m the only one working in my household and supporting five people while my wife goes to school is tough. Adding school to this
Whenever I needed to schedule a doctor’s appointment, my dad always made me do it for myself. It bothered me that my dad would not help me with certain things. I felt as if I had matured way too fast. Looking back at it I realize I am more mature than most people my age, but this is a good thing. Meg goes through a similar situation when they must save Charles Wallace.