Monday, November 16, 2009

Jobs

I was looking on craigslist for jobs tonight. Found one for $7 an hour; one for
$8 an hour; one for $10 an hour.

Let's see: At 40 hours a week, before taxes, that would be... $1120 a month; $1280 a month; $1600 a month.

This is what's being offered for a copy editor in New York City? I made $7, $8, and $10 an hour in Austin, back before I'd ever even gotten my Bachelor's Degree, doing shit jobs.

My rent now, for a modest place outside of NYC, is $1550.

How is it expected that a grown woman in NYC can live on $1120 or $1600 a month?

You stupid, stupid, AWFUL motherfuckers.

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