You Need to Move Quickly when You Have a Family to Care for

After being fired from my job a few weeks ago, I found myself horrified at the thought of not being able to pay my bills. I have a spouse and children. Because two of our children are under the age of three, she stays home to take care of them both each day. She and I both sat and discussed what I should do. She was the one that told me that scrap metal buyers will pay you for all the scrap that you can haul to them, and you will walk away with money as soon as you do it. I knew that I needed to at least try it myself.

My wife learned about this new job that I have thanks to her best friend, who has a husband that does scrap selling. He once thought it would be something that he would have no interest doing full time, but paid him so well that he decided to do just that. After an hour or two on the phone with him learning what I needed to know, I decided I wanted to think about it a bit. I had just lost my job, and I felt that I should surely think things through carefully. By the end of that weekend, I realized that time was not on my side and it was time to make some emergency action to get some money.

I hooked up a trailer to my car and went to a nearby site where workers had been working on building a new hotel for the last month or so. I walked right up to the foreman and asked him if he wouldn’t mind if I helped to haul away some of the metal they had. I turned around and sold it within the hour and felt a sense of relief at my new chance to make money again.

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