I usually don't do this but I am at wit's end here... I was "laid off" in late November due to the contract ending suddenly (I was with a temp agency on a government contractor contract). I do have 2 great references from them. Prior to that I was with another agency for 6 months and lost that job due to the contract ending as well due to internal hire (couldn't afford my conversion fee). Got a great reference from them as well. Prior to that were various permanent jobs....the last ended due to the office moving far out in VA and my car was unreliable, so I resigned and decided to go back to school. My car is running fine now thanks to my grandfather paying 1000+ to get it fixed (2000 focus ) Obviously I have been searching for a job. The only people who call back are other temp agencies (with no guarentee of a long term or temp-to-perm job) or permanent employers wishing to pay 10-11 an hour which I can't really live off (see avatar for reason why ). I need to afford rent and can easily downgrade to a studio apartment if need be but even then I need to make at least 28k to qualify for those apartments. I have another interview at 12 for yet another temp agency...the last 3 made me take all their tests and then never had a job for me. To this day I call daily/every other day and nothing is available. I hate to do this, but should I take a survival job for now? Money is running low and we gotta eat/pay rent...we are ok for another 30-45 days at best..rent is paid through March 1 Of course the other issue is I can only work 7-6 M-F since that's when my son's daycare hours are...if I want to work outside those hours I need to pay for an extra babysitter I could go get another job today (at walmart or target or something) easily, but once again those babysitting hours come into play.... What should I do OT???