The interest from a pay day loan is aciotrous. Definitely a last resort. For an amount that small, I would try a close friend or a relative. And then pay it back the very first thing. Asking a new employer about an advance is probably going to raise a bunch of warning flags on their part unless the new employer is related to you (as in your uncle or aunt, etc.).Perhaps your mother who's tardy paying your credit cards on time could help out as well. You could also try a site like but I'm not sure if you're below their minimum amount. What's you're going to want to do when you start your new job is to set aside money for times like this in your future.