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krn 3 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite



This is pretty old news and I recall it being discussed here extensively. Can a mod tag this with (2016)?


Needs a 2016, as well as misleading headline tag.


This story is strikingly similar to that facebook contractor working minimum wage job who was living in the parking lot and complained online.

> I got paid yesterday ($733.24, bi-weekly) but I have to save as much of that as possible to pay my rent ($1245) for my apartment that’s 30 miles away from work because it was the cheapest place I could find that had access to the train, which costs me $5.65 one way to get to work. That’s $11.30 a day, by the way. I make $8.15 an hour after taxes.

So after paying rent, all she has left for the entire month is about $220. That's the real problem.

Is it the company's fault that the job is a minimum wage job situated in the obscenely-expensive-to-live-in bay area? I don't know if it's right or wrong that she was indeed fired based on her 'open letter'.

Her entire medium post reads like a meltdown rant.

> So here I am, 25-years old, balancing all sorts of debt and trying to pave a life for myself that doesn’t involve crying in the bathtub every week.

and

> Will you pay my phone bill for me? I just got a text from T-Mobile telling me my bill is due.




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