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Thread #63553   Message #1037128
Posted By: GUEST,Ely at mom's
16-Oct-03 - 08:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
Subject: RE: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
I agree with McGrath, too. At least in the materialistic US of A, there is ALWAYS something else that we think we need that makes us want to earn more. The problem with low-paying jobs--and mine is among them--is that I have to work so many hours to make what little I do that I'm literally too tired to do anything else. I need to go back to school but if I take days off for class (my boss doesn't let us do half-days) then I can't get by, and if I don't, I work so many hours I can't make it to labs, tutorial sessions, etc.

I make well above the minimum wage, and Houston is not an expensive area (especially for a big city), and I am not a profligate spender, but I still can't afford my own place.