}}} I left college, having majored in English literature
There was your first problem, you nit. You should’ve gotten a degree that actually can earn a salary, instead of listening to your lackwit teachers telling you you could do anything you wanted and not do without.
}}} I was told I’d have to work in support for an entire year before I would be able to move to a different department.
This is hardly atypical. You have zero experience in the workplace. Why should anyone hire you for ANY job when they don’t even know if you’ll show up reliably for work every morning for a year or more?
}}} Is it because we’re gluttons?
No, it’s because you’re stupid and presumptuous as to what the world OWES you, which is NOTHING.
IT was here FIRST.
And it’ll be here long after you’re gone.
}}} Let’s talk about those benefits, though. They’re great. I’ve got vision, dental, the normal health insurance stuff — and as far as I can tell, I don’t have to pay for any of it! Except the copays. $20 to see a doctor or get an eye exam or see a therapist or get medication.
Perhaps you need to move to Europe, where they don’t have such things. Of course, they’ve got endless 25% unemployment, and a large chunk of the population is on the dole for their entire life, instead of just struggling when young… but hey, at least you’ll be taken care of by your paren//// government!!
}}} Because 80 percent of my income goes to paying my rent.
Ah, well, THERE is your problem. You’re an idiot. Well, most of us already figured that part out — the simple fact is, you’re either living in the wrong overall location — which I presume is NYC — or you don’t have any roommates, which is the ONLY way to afford to live in NYC if you don’t have a decent salary — which, for NYC, is about 6x to 10x minwage.
You know what you should NOT be doing in ANY big city? Trying to live there on minwage. This is, I repeat, what is called “stupid”.
I could further Fisk your whine, but I’ve reached my limit for daily whine intake.