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Kera Yonker
Brooklyn, NY
Unemployed and Uninsured getting by in NYC
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Song of the day: Daylight, Matt & Kim At the beginning of the year, I jokingly (and tipsily) declared 2012 The Year of Kera. As in, hey year! No more shit, please! No more unemployment, no more toxic relationships, no more getting sick, no more disappointments of the romantic nature…only... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at Will Work for Food
Days employed: 61 Last night, as I was teasing my bangs and applying heavy black eyeliner under my eyes in preparation for the Guns n’ Roses concert, I had three thoughts, in this order: 1. My parents are totally going to FLIP OUT when I get caught sneaking back from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Will Work for Food
Days employed: Many. Song of the day: My Funny Valentine, Rufus Wainwright (His recording of this song does not hold a candle to the emotion in this performance - this is a must see!) In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a little something I wrote about New York and dating...of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Will Work for Food
Days employed: 55 Bank account: PAYDAY! Days til rent due: 18 Song of the day: Welcome to the Jungle, Guns n Roses I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that it's not even 10 am and I'm already having a pretty awesome day. Hopefully I won't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at Will Work for Food
Days employed: 52 Bank account: I don't really want to think about it. Days til rent due: 22 Song of the Day: Birthday, The Sugar Cubes I'm not totally jazzed about growing older, primarily because of the inevitable physical breakdown that occurs. Hence my sudden interest in working out, wrinkle... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at Will Work for Food
Days employed: 32 Bank account: Low. Too low. Making movies is not cheap. Days til rent due: 6 Song of the day: Army of Me, Bjork This week is, as the owner of the bar I worked at would say before a particularly busy night, bananas. This is a really... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Will Work for Food
Days employed: 20 Bank account: $ 598.17 (less rent, bills) Days til rent due: 24 Song of the day: Mad World, Gary Jules Now that the office is back at work after the holiday things are picking up, just in time for me to be out for a couple days... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at Will Work for Food
Days employed: 16 Bank account: $41.48 Days til rent due: -4 Song of the day: Goshen, Beirut All righty. Well, guess who never got a paycheck? Guess who is trying not to take it as a sign that being gainfully employed isn’t the right thing, because, gee, when I wasn’t... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at Will Work for Food
Days employed/days til insurance kicks in: 12/-1 Bank account: $349.61 (I talked to HR yesterday. Check's in the mail.) Days til rent due: 1 Song of the day: Shake it Out, Florence + The Machine This week I've felt my mood grow increasingly upbeat, and I think it has everything... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days employed/days til insurance kicks in: 9/4. Bank account: $496.39 (Gulp. I haven't been collecting from the bar nor unemployment for the last two weeks. I'm told I'm in the pay cycle for the 30th...Fingers crossed HR pulls through on that one). Days til rent due: 4 Song of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days unemployed/shifts left at the bar: 346/1 Bank account: Yep. Still not looking. Days til rent due: Not gonna think about it today. Song of the day: Hello, Martin Solveig & Dragonette Tonight is my last shift at the bar. My. Last. Shift. At. The. Bar. I had the privilege... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days unemployed/shifts left at the bar: 345/3 Bank account: Still don't really want to look. Days til rent due: 17 Song of the day: El Pico, Ratatat Monday night I attended the Charity: Water Ball. I've been invited to fundraising events like this before and depending on how flush I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days unemployed/shifts left at the bar: 344/3 Bank account: After replacing my phone today, I'd really rather not think about it. Days til rent due: 17 Song of the day: Not Afraid, Eminem Last night was the first day of filming, and I couldn't make it because of work (work... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days unemployed/Shifts left at the bar: 342/4 Bank account: $700.55 Days til rent due: 20 Song of the day: Fight Test, Flaming Lips Let me preface this post by saying first that I am fine. Friday night I worked a couple extra hours and left the bar at 2 am.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Kera Yonker is now following Kendra Cunningham
Dec 9, 2011
Days unemployed: 339 Bank account: $ 827.60 Days til rent due: 23 Song of the day: Good Feeling, Flo Rida The thing with staying in my pj's til I leave for work is that I don't actually leave the house til I leave for work. This means that the shit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days unemployed: 338 Bank account: $ 889.06 Days til rent due: 24 Song of the day: I Get Along Without You Very Well, Chet Baker Since I can't take any time off before I start my new gig I've decided for the next two weeks I'm going to stay in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days unemployed: 335 Bank account: $ 859.70 Days til rent due: 27 Song of the day: Longing to Belong, Eddie Vedder (I am totally embarassed to admit I am only just now discovering the wonderfulness that is Eddie Vedder's solo career.) A couple months ago my friend Lauren at the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days unemployed: 332 Bank account: $977.20 Days til rent due: 30 Song of the day: Bright Lights, Bigger City Cee Lo Green I accepted a job offer this week. A full-time job. Doing essentially what I've been trying to get off the ground myself the last six months. If you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days unemployed: 311 Bank account: $ 1,561.30 Days til rent due: 3 Song of the day: I Need a Dollar, Aloe Blacc The other day I lost part of a filling. A teeny, tiny part of a filling, but noticable nonetheless. I should have had this taken care of, oh,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days unemployed: 308 Bank account: $1,765.93 Days til rent due: 5 Song of the day: This Year, The Mountain Goats The other day while on the subway on my way into work at the bar I started a list of all the shitty things this year threw at me, perhaps... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days unemployed: 299 Bank account: $ 1,677.88 Days til rent due: 13 Song of the day: Your Ex-Lover is Dead, Stars It's go time, folks. My freelance gig ended a couple weeks ago (owing to end-of-year budget cuts. Awesome.); my unemployment is theoretically ending in January, although several sources assure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days unemployed: 282 Bank account: Let's put it this way: I can pay my rent today. Days til rent due: 0 Song of the day: Super Bass, Nicki Minaj I haven't posted lately because the only thing to talk about is the fact that I was still sick. In the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Will Work for Food
Days unemployed: 271 Bank account: $ 1,191.34 Days til rent due: 10 Song of the day: Codex, Radiohead I am still recovering from this flu. The only thing remaining is the exhuastion, which probably has something to do with the fact that I haven't been to the gym and that's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Will Work for Food
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Days unemployed: 263 Bank account: $ 1,371.56 Days til rent due: 17 Song of the day: Tamer Animals, Other Lives All righty. I'm still sick, living off Dayquil during the day, Nyquil at night, and feel like I could sleep for the rest of the year. Mmm, make that through... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at Will Work for Food