Probably not a good idea to publicly slam the company that pays your bills and the CEO that signs…
Kris Gellci

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!

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