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    Just wanted to have a whinge.
    So i quit my job as a nurse because it was really heavy and i was starting to get injured, i had been there 13 years and i was over it, i was starting to get bullied. I thought it was going to be so easy. Id get an agency job and then decide where and what i wanted to do.

    Reality is that i did get an agency job but get barely any shifts. I've used all my payout and am struggling now to pay the rent and bills. I will be short next fortnight to pay the rent and ive had to request extensions on my bills. I've had to borrow from my sons savings. He is saving to buya car. Ive applied for 35 jobs but the gov has a freeze on gov jobs here in WA which they have only just lifted so its a nightmare.

    Has anyone had success acessing their super?. I cant get an advance loan on centerlink as im still paying one off. I am now getting maximum family tax benefits which is helping. I've cried so many times about how stupid it was to quit a job without having one.

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    That's is definitely worthy of a whinge (and a bloody big cry!). I have no idea about accessing super but I really hope you get some more work soon!

    My hubby did similar- resigned from his job two months ago due to stress. He also signed up with an agency but has minimal shifts (and injured himself as well). We are lucky that he's now found a contract position but it doesn't start for 3 more weeks.

    I truly hope things look up soon for you!

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    Definitely worthy of a whinge, so sorry you're going through such a difficult time. As for the super, usually you have to be on centrelink for 6 months before you can claim financial hardship but there's no harm in ringing and asking. Hopefully there are different rings for all sorts of circumstances.

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    Sorry this has happened. Can u look for a different job that may be easier to get in the mean time? At a supermarket or something just to get you through until you get a more solid job?

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    Sorry this has happened. Hugs hugs hugs.

    Re:super - call your fund for info on claiming. You may actually be eligible for financial hardship. I have worked in super and yes it is possible. Every fund has different rules though so just ask them for info.

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    From memory you have to be on Newstart for 6 months before you can access super. That might no be the correct number but it's somewhere in that ballpark.

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    So no i wont be getting it. You have to have been receiving newstart for 26 weeks. I haven't applied for it as i am working just nit much. I applied for a bank loan. Denied. I don't know what to do.

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    I am happy to do anything. Problem is you need experience for everything. Im not allowed to work even as a carer as my nurses registration doesn't allow me to. Im supposed to be working full time in a week for a month thru my agency but they can cancel shifts and it will be 3 weeks before i receive that pay. Feel suicidal.


 

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