Why couldn’t you do what many people do? Rent a room in a roommate situation. somewhere close, where you can walk, ride a bike, or take a bus to work. Why would you rent such an expensive apartment at your pay? It’s called living within your means. Plus you live so far from work because it’s too expensive to live closer? Add the cost of your rent to what you pay to commute. Your problems are not the companies fault. With the free healthcare and food at work, sounds like you had it good. Last, if you don’t like what your job pays, go find another one.