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originally posted by: Aazadan
You're supposed to, but that's not how it works. I know people with math and engineering degrees that make pizza because of a lack of jobs. I'm really at the point where I think there must be two Americas, myself I live in part of the poorest area of Appalachia. The way you and others describing things working is simply not how they work here. This is an area where gas station attendants rely on tip jars to make minimum wage, where tuberculosis is still a serious and common illness, where the median income is 13k per year, and where employment is based on who you know rather than what you know. In the area I live in there is only one skill necessary to get a job: Successfully passing a drug test. Skills and education are 100% worthless.
originally posted by: Xtrozero
And why do you live there? I think that is another part to all this when people do not try to get a better life by moving. If I worked for a gas station hoping on the tip jar with an engineering degree it is time for me to move, not like anything is worth staying for...hehe
originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: Aazadan
Your math is flawed.
I live in Cincinnati, I have a 2 bedroom apartment in a nice neighborhood, $575 a month. My electric bill runs between $35-$50 a month.
$7500 a year. $145 a week.
$12 an hr x 40 hrs a week = $480 pre-tax or roughly $400 a week take home.