This is a random post in a forum, not mentioned here by someone frustrated….
Just have to vent about the current state of the economy. I have been unemployed since being laid off last year. I have applied to do everything, but it sickens me what people are paying us desperate people who have to put food on the table. It’s really sad that our time is worth so little !!!
I worked an hour at QT the other day and made $1.88 (I’m fast). I worked an hour at CC and made $1.92 transcribing. That means I would have to work about 315 hours just to make my rent payment. (while ignoring my kids, housework, and lets not forget my own life) That’s 78 hours per week and that’s only rent.
I am a certified teacher and applied to teach and received once response from a company paying the following:
$10.00 for BAs
$11.00 for MAs
$12 for PhDs
Did you ever imagine when you went to college that your would be happy to take such a wage? Imagine…. $12 per hour for a PdD !!!!! How sick is that ????
People are now working several of these ridiculous jobs just to eat. (and they are still eating rice and peanut butter). We have NO extras in our home, rent, power, and that’s it. The phone is out and the I’m using my neighbor’s Internet via wireless.
I am just shocked that things are so bad that people are scrambling for jobs that pay them so little. It’s amazing! I think it would be better for people to do nothing on welfare than stare at a computer screen for under $2.00 per hour. Even if it’s just extra money…isn’t a person’s time worth more than that ????
I think it’s very demeaning!