This is embarrasing, but I need your help.

I work for a major market research company in the city of Van Nuys, Ca, a suburb of Los Angeles. Right now it is the only source of income. 

We recently had a downturn at work and I was off two weeks.  I did have a continuing partial unemployment claim, but the kabosh was put on that last week when the GOP-controlled Congress voted to halt unemployment funds.

I am now back to work, but it will take 2 weeks before I see a paycheck.  Two weeks at zero is...


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