Working hard but not getting anywhere?

United States
March 30, 2007 11:49am CST
No get rich quick scheme here, more of a question for y'all. How many of you work a 9 to 5 (or whatever your shift hours are) and can barely pay your bills? How many actually have started a second, third or even fourth business? Does anyone remember the joke on In Living Color with the Jamaican family and all 9 or 10 would have multiple jobs? Sometimes I feel that way...I've had to work more than one job nearly my all life and I can barely make it. Ever wonder why certain areas cost so much but don't have the salaries to match? Tell us your story!
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@nancygibson (3738)
• France
30 Mar 07
I really do sympathise with this scenario. I work a regular 9-5 (well, 7.40-4ish) job, then come home and work on my writing or my business, then I spend days off doing freelance work. The only time I stop is when I sleep and its starting to take its toll. I just don't now how people manage to live a normal fairly frugal lifestyle without getting into debt. I could no more consider going shopping for fun than I could sprout wings and fly, but I see people all the time walking round with shopping bags. Do they all have horribly big credit card debts? I make what seems to me to be a reasonable amount and there is still nothing left at the end of the month after everything is paid off.
• United States
31 Mar 07
It's horrible, isn't it? It seems that the gap between the rich and the working class just keeps getting bigger every day! I have always felt I was part of the working poor...and I haven't enjoyed shopping since I moved out of my parents home the first time (prior to marriage). My largest expense is paying the local utility company (after housing)--I'd like to know why?
@patootie (3593)
10 Apr 07
When I last worked I had an excellent job .. earned a good salary for what I did and was very happy .. then wallop .. I was disabled and having to learn to live on a FIFTH of my previous income .. sigh ...
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