58 of 65
BACKNEXT
Stephanie Amerpohl: Job at risk
Stephanie Amerpohl: Job at risk
Stephanie Amerpohl
Community support provider, 29, Milwaukee, Wis.

My full-time job is mentoring children and working with families in the community. It is getting to the point where I cannot afford to do my job. If I don't have enough money to fill my gas tank up, I cannot work. It is not fair to these children and families when their mentors and service providers have to quit their jobs due to gas prices.

There have been days when I have had to cancel appointments due to lack of gas. I have worked fewer hours because I did not have enough gas. I have student loans that I cannot pay, because gas is a priority. I live in a small studio apartment because I cannot afford anything more.

NEXT: Lauren Trimmer: A story of hope
Last updated November 15 2009: 6:21 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
The 10 most valuable global brands Apple has the most valuable brand in the world, up 67% over the last year, according to a BrandZ ranking. More
A life's work: Photos by Mary Ellen Mark The subjects of Mary Ellen Mark's photography ranged from celebrities to world leaders to those at the fringe of society, including prostitutes and the homeless. More
The 8 biggest job-killing companies Unemployment is at its lowest level since 2007, but some companies are still cutting lots of jobs. More

Special Offer