This is what really shocked me. It was portrayed as another crisis story that blames companies for unethical behavior. All before you read the first lines “I dreamed that I had a car and my own place”. Those are things that successful people have, not losers that are stuck at entry level jobs at the age of 25.
I get it, people can end up in various situations, but here’s the deal: YOU SHOULD NOT hang on to your luxurious life style without being able to support it, so here are a few tips:
- Adjust your eating and sleeping habits, to benefit fully from the food at work. It’s not hard. In my line of work I often don’t get regular sleep, miss meals. It’s not healthy, but if you’re privileged enough to have a 9 to 5 job, with lots of food there, then you CAN develop a healthy life style there.
- Get one or two roommates. If you’re living alone — it’s a luxury. Few people are able to do that. Most live together with their lover at least, both earn money, both pay rent. Much easier. Get a roommate until you are in a relationship with someone. See? Problem gone!
- Lose the car. Why do you need a car? You’ve got a train to get you to the job.
With that, you can easily survive and prosper in the bay area. Income = 1400$ per month, rent = 600$ per month (2 people), bills = 200$ per month. You get 600$ per month surplus! EASY!