I'm a graduate student, but I'm employeed by the university where I go to school. For the past year and a half I have been running a research lab while my boss is on a fellowship. I was just informed that the grant money was low and that I would have to accept a graduate assistant position if I wanted to continue to get paid. Well... that means a $3,000 cut in pay over the year and I lose my health insurance at the end of the month. Now, that would be a scary thing for me at any point, but it's especially bad now that I'm pregnant! Matt's in school full-time this semester and there's just no way he can get a job that offers insurance for five months. Of course I had to miss Aiden's ski trip today as well since I had to deal with all of this. It was not a good day! I know this is not the best time to stress, but what can I do?
4 weeks ago