I googled around looking for tips on having multiple jobs without a car. Honestly, I'm not sure what I was looking for, since I have the bus schedule in my lap (it sucks, by the way), and biking in a foot of Michigan snow doesn't appeal to me... The first "idea" the internet gave me, was moving somewhere where there were more jobs more closely together.
Thanks, internet. You're a doll.
So I tried 'multiple jobs in college' and got a hundred articles on having second jobs AFTER college. Well that's helpful paying rent NOW.
Google, you're just killing me with amazing advice.
So finally I just went on Craigslist, searched the street names where the buses I know run semi-regularly. And it looks like my options include forging a nursing license, forging a cosmetology license, or learning how to work an arc welder. Wut?
I shouldn't be surprised. I do this probably six or seven times a month--go on a second-job-hunt in desperate attempt to find a way to start something that resembles
a savings account--and it's never fruitful. Its just that I looked up a dealership that's nearby whose marquee reads "$88 Down $88/Month", which would be do-able if I'm careful, but all of their google reviews say that their salesmen are liars and con men. So. I started looking at doing something more without a car again. But since I don't live super close to the bus lines anyway, my commute anywhere is going to start at the 20 minute walk TO the bus in the first place.
The good news is, our new landlords just put in better internet at the apartment, so tonight I can listen to terrible 90s pop at top volume while I access the library's online database to research the Lakota for my paper due next week.