I used to leave the house early for work. Come in to work early and be happy. Lately I have been leaving later and later. And trying to leave as early as possible. But the hours are getting later and later. We are short handed and can not get any applicants despite the pay and lots of advertisement. The world of LTL drivers in this small area is very small and the word is out on our boss. Nobody wants to work for him. Its pretty sad.I struggle on a daily basis to make it to my job, I fully understand where you're coming from. I haven't had a pay raise in over 4 years, my health insurance cost has increased over that time, so I am making less than I was 4 years ago. In addition, I am making significantly less than I was making 10 years ago. It seems to be getting harder and harder to justify coming to work.
It's harder some days than others.
But, keep at it. You'll get to where you want to be.