…fice I made to further my career, but there are moments like today where it all boils over my head. I am a college educated woman, doing a skilled job that many people do not have the stomach or the brains for, and at the end of the day, I’m watching people die and I make $10 an hour with over 20% of that being taken away from me with taxes and all that. What the fuck?
I know so many college educated people who are struggling to make ends meat. Why? Because they had ambition and drive to have better for themselves — to get an education and learn a skill (that for some costs a pretty penny as we’re now up to our eyeballs in student loan debts). And yet when I hear people complain about not making enough at their minimum wage fast food jobs (where they didn’t finish high school or move along to college or some extra training to hone a marketable skill) but expect that job to support them [so they demand to make more], I take pause. I know lab techs, EMTs, nursing aides — all jobs that require specialized training that cost $ — all of whom start out making ~$10 an hour.
I applaud your hard work and hope things improve.