Super Coupon Woman’s Life Event Update!

Life has thrown me a lot more curve balls than I would like over the past few years. I have been a server for 15 years and absolutely loved it. Cash Every day, good pay and I interacted with all kinds of people. Unfortunately, Feb 6th 2017 a little boy accidentally tripped me making me fall with a full tray of dishes and I jerked my tray back injuring my arm back to keep the dishes from hurting any customers. I did not realize how injured it was and continued to work and my job did not do a workman’s comp claim or encourage me to go to the doctor. They did the opposite and said they did not want me to go.

I had endured a lot of financial loss over the previous years and had just gotten an apartment with my daughter’s help so I felt a lot of obligation’s on my shoulder’s so I continued to work. Nineteen month’s later, I couldn’t take the pain anymore and quit abruptly. I don’t recommend doing that, but had stayed way too long being unhappy and felt they deserved the same respect they showed…none. I really loved serving and without realizing it, did more damage by continuing to work and pretend everything was okay. I now can only lift it half way up in the side position, the other positions I have full range and pain level is between two and three. So in the end, I had to do what I was trying to prevent from happening after the fall, I had to stop serving so my arm can heal. It’s been three month’s and sometimes I feel like it’s healing and other times I feel it’s the same even though I am not working which can be frustrating. They did not care enough to let me go to the doctor, so I can only guess on how to make it better or what the diagnosis really is.

I have always wanted to work at home and even though I did not have much money saved, I took this time to try and learn about different opportunities. I am also taking this time to learn about me because up until now my identity has been as a mom or my work. I want to learn about me and what makes me happy when I am not at work. I will be a mom the rest of my life but my girls are grown so I can take time to try some new career’s without the financial pressure I had as they grew up and solely depended on me.

Since my previous supervisor’s were mean and bullies, I didn’t want to jump into a job just to be unhappy again. In the previous post, I told everyone about some of the side hustles I have tried and decided they were not for me. I do encourage other’s to try them as they are good side hustles and could be what you need to bring in extra money or full time income. Shortly after quitting, my brother that also has a hurt shoulder and his employer treated him the same way. (he was braver than me and got a lawyer) He needed surgery but had to go to a heart doctor to get the okay for them to do it and found out he needs a heart operation so that put’s more pressure on me to find something to work at home since he takes care of my mom who is eighty. The past six weeks has been full of unknowns which made it hard to know what job direction to go.

I was working at TNG and didn’t want to pick up more hours until I knew what was going on. I ended up leaving due to my supervisor making the job more difficult than it needed to be. That’s one of the reasons I loved the job was not having being able to work on my own and have minimal contact with supervisor’s. Meanwhile, I had been applying for other merchandising companies. My brother will be having his operation October 22nd and I will be going down there to take care of him and my mom for about five to six weeks if all goes well.

Once I knew what was going on, I could tell interested employer’s what was going on and see if I could work down there and transfer once I am back home. I am happy to say, one company was happy to do that, I should be training this week and they will wait to hear from me on when I will be available for work once I know my brother’s status. I feel like that was a really nice thing for them to do. The Company is Drive Line Retail I will be a merchandiser and the schedule is flexible as long as you get it done by the due date. (usually within the week) so if you are needing something that you can do on your time schedule, apply today.

Mystery Shopping has been slow this month so very happy to start my new job. I will post on some other work at home job’s I am or have applied to later in the week.

If you are wondering if I am still paying it forward and helping others, the answer is yes! I have a friend that is helping as I am going through all this and she will be picking up donations and giving them out as she finds someone in need. I can’t wait to be able to dedicate more time to it when things get back to normal.

Happy Sunday!
Super Coupon Woman

Super Coupon Woman Side Hustles Full Time…What are yours?

So I have been through quite a few rough patches over the years where life threw me a curve ball. I just hit another one, and it is really scary but needed to be done. Here’s the story:

In Feb 2017, I was working at a restaurant where a small child tripped me (accident) causing me to fall with a full tray of dishes that I was carrying. Since the restaurant was full, I quickly moved the tray back to avoid any of it hurting or injuring guests causing me to end up with a shoulder injury. They did not go through workman’s comp and I did not know how to handle the situation and just moving into an apartment with no money saved due to the circumstances that happened over the past few years and spending extra on paying it forward so I couldn’t stop working. I endured the pain for 18 months hoping at some point they would do the right thing and get it fixed.

I abruptly quit on July 22nd which was a hard decision for me since I really loved serving. I know most look at it as a job to get them through the next stage in life. I couldn’t tell you how many times I heard others say “I can’t wait to get a real job”. I got to the point that I really don’t care if I ever carry another tray in my life again which took a lot. I have been off about two weeks so far, and had just enough to cover rent and insurance…so a little scary since I need to make at least $400 a week. I am going to share my journey and tell you what I am doing to make money and the side hustles that work, I would like to know what your side hustle is and how much you make per month.

I am getting back into Mystery Shopping and having to resign up for a lot of them and trying to sign up for more because they all offer different shops, and what might work for some might not work for others. I am starting out with some easy ones and trying new things such as compliance shops and price audits hoping to do a lot of different ones to build my profile up. I am wanting to be a scheduler or editor as well although they seem really busy! But, if I can work at home and not deal with mean bosses, I am all for it.

So of course my mind is reeling of how I can bring in income to let my arm heal since I can’t really go get another job without informing them about my hurt arm. Over the next few months I will share what I have done to bring in extra income, and how it’s working. I would love for you guys to comment and let me know what you do to bring in extra income. Please only legitimate opportunities that require no money or very little to start up. I have to approve the post, I have done a lot of research and know most of the legitimate ones from the scams.

So far I have signed up for Shipt and waiting to hear back from them. Some say it takes a few weeks to a couple months depending on if they need shoppers in your area.

Thinking about doing Lyft or Uber Eats, but don’t like to drive highways, just the back roads so not sure if this would be beneficial.

Continuing to do online research and signing up with other mystery shops.

I have signed up for Insta Cart successfully and waiting on my card to arrive.

I have done two shops at I Secret Shop and have three more scheduled for the week that have been super easy and will make $50.00 completing them.

I am taking steps to becoming a price auditor with GFK They require a background and drug test for this step that you pay for but they reimburse you after you two audits.

Going to try and put more time in on my blog, so let me know of some things you want to know about 🙂

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Super Coupon Woman