i just spent $75 at whole foods so i could eat things i like (chicken tikka masala, key lime pie) and survive over the weekend (pb&j) and not hate everything (flowers). everyone in my family is dead, in prison, or estranged, and i wasn't invited anywhere so i am binge-watching TV and waiting for the day to be over.
@EM i LIKE my mustache tattoo.
urban, lefty, high BMI over here. BRING ON THE DUNKIN DONUTS.
@seaermine right, that's why I said "people with bachelor's degrees working in skilled fields." I'm just saying that if you want to imagine that he's becoming a horrifying statistic, you certainly can, but I think you probably don't have to do that quite yet.
@seaermine I do not want to make light of your anxieties here, but the article specifically said that this is not really an issue for people with bachelor's degrees working in skilled fields (where "skilled" means "requires a bachelor's degree"). This is not something that evenly affects unemployed people across the class spectrum.
@cjm Nope, this isn't what happens. 86% of students who receive any Pell Grant money at all (which means, roughly, students w/HH incomes UP TO $50,000 annually) have "unmet need" after federal loans and work study that AVERAGES $3,000-4,000 a year. For families with HH incomes under 50K, especially on the much lower end of that spectrum, that amount can be a significant proportion of the family's annual income.
Oh, nothing like a good visual prison joke in the morning.
On Will You Still Love Me When I'm No Longer Young and Beautiful And Doing 1 Thing Successfully Each Thursday
Is this where I sing the praises of impulsesave.com as a super-easy way to GET MY MONEY AWAY FROM ME when it needs to go to someone like a creditor and not someone like a clothing store employee?
@katiekate a) i work for a nonprofit. b) it's fine that one's limits are what they are, but that doesn't mean that the world bends to them.
@vanderlyn I am cranky and old, too, but I also have to say that applying to one job a week for three years? I'm not surprised it didn't yield more.