I've been working at a temp job for two weeks for crummy pay. It looks like I could work there permanently for crummy pay ($9.00 an hour - which I can not live on). There doesn't seem to be any chance of negotiating them up, I've already tried. When I'm working there, it is extremely difficult to look for better work: I have cell phone and no access to any other phone except a payphone during lunch (and when you call companies at lunch, guess where the people you want to are) and there is no way for me to get a message from prospects until I get home at 5:30. I can send resumes in the evening, but getting back to the prospects in a timely manner is impossible. So taking a job for a wage that I can not live and makes it between difficult and impossible is a bad idea. On the other hand, $9.00 an hour is better than zero an hour and I have absolutely no gaurentee that I can get another job quickly, and I need to keep making money now because I am skint and in trouble. What would you do?