I have worked for large corporations who have raked in huge profits while I relied on food stamps and Medicaid for my family. I am $40,000 in student loan debt, and was promised a high paying job when I graduated cum laude with honors, with my Bachelor's degree. I bring less home now than I did cake decorating without a degree. Everyone always told me to work hard and I would get ahead. I have worked two and three jobs at a time, and have yet to "get ahead." No savings, an insurance deductible I can't meet, still Medicaid for my children (Thank God), twenty bucks to my name (but the bills are all paid...) Just barely hanging on. I am not going to work for another forty years. I doubt my body will last that long, but I know my spirit has been waning for over a decade now.
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