Having to leave the job I have grown to love even more
Many of you know that after I severed a tendon in September of 2022 I ended up out of a job when the doctor released me to go back to work I was told they had hired someone else and didn't need me. I stopped by our local food bank to let the director know I would be available as a volunteer again. I had volunteered in the past but was unable to while working at that job.
The director hired me almost instantly. They were in need of a delivery driver for their senior food program. I drive all over the 4 communities we serve and deliver food to seniors who are in need and may not have a way to come and get their own.
Driving in winter is not my favorite thing to do. But I have been there just over a year, and have become quite close to many of my clients. So much so, that several have shown up at a lunch we arranged for our local transit service to bring them to and take them home, with little gifts for me. Nothing expensive, except for one who brought me an 11 pound brick of Belgian dark chocolate. lol
My husband and I have had several health challenges over the last few years, and decided to take our Social Security benefits early and just continue with part time jobs instead of trying to get back to full time.
After we got signed up and are getting our benefits now we find out if we keep working we will make too much money and lose our medicaid.
We will still be considered under poverty level for our income, but too much for medical help. I hate losing this opportunity.
Thanks for letting me get this off my chest. I guess I should just look towards all the time I will have for other things now, and appreciate it and I am trying hard to see it that way.
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