posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 09:33 PM
originally posted by: SomeDumbBroad
a reply to: onequestion
Yes they are...
You don't NEED television. You don't NEED name brand stuff. You don't NEED fast food. Hell, you don't NEED a 700$ cell phone. These are all things
people think they need to survive but they don't. Simplify and save. I have a 2 bedroom apartment... $600 a month is all. I keep my electricity down
and the only splurge I have is my internet ($40/month).
Like OneQuestion said earlier, it is definitely locale specific.
Where I live, unless you have section 8 housing, you can't get a one bedroom apartment, in the middle of the ghetto, for under $800.00 a month. When
it is hotter than the blue blazes 10 months out of 12, there is only so much you can knock off the electricity bill. Food is not cheap, transportation
is sketchy at best, and utility costs are criminal.
A large immigration population keeps low skilled jobs few and far between, while higher paying jobs are also affected by the large number of available
applicants, which is disproportionate to the number of available jobs.
There are a large number of medical jobs constantly advertised where I live, but if you do a little research, you will see it is the same medical
facilities advertising for the same jobs over and over, because they pay so little, and are overly abusive to their staff, to the point that they
can't keep even desperate workers.
A lot of businesses know they have a large number of people looking for work, so they have no incentive for employee retention. I have heard people in
administration say their workers "are a dime a dozen". The turn over in some places is mind blowing,
No one should have to be abused and enslaved, just to bring home a paycheck, especially not for a paycheck that doesn't cover the bare basics for a