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The good news is that the economy is strong, unemployment is low and wages have never been higher. In your post, you sound articulate, smart. You should have no problem finding better paying work with hours that better fit your college demands.
If you like your current work but think you should be earning more, talk to your supervisor. Keep the conversation unemotional, about what you do for them, your skills. We both know that you're thinking you need a raise to pay your bills, etc. But, that isn't their problem.
Good luck. Tell us how it turns out.0
U have to slave away in order to make somewhat of a living in the US. You should move to another country if u can.0
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I think you are just getting started. Lots of people go through bad patches. You being in school is a good thing and if you finish, it will give you more opportunities to move up in the world. More options. Right now, you feel like a robot working for nothing, but if you struggle at the beginning, you can with hard work achieve success. If you are unhappy with your job, find another one. If your bills are too high, try to find help or cut back where you can. Maybe consider moving to a less expensive part of the country. There are so many options. Try getting a female roommate to make a friend and help out.0
yep pay sucks compared to inflation. If you make $10 an hour today , you actually made more at $2.50 an hour in 1980's. I would be shitting my pants if I didn't have an established business. Plus all the metals and Art I bought when we had hardly any inflation.0
WTF are you doing with your life? Just waiting for that heart attack, it seems, reading that work schedule!0
Welcome to adulthood. My life has been like this since I was 180
One thing that you can do is to talk to your employers and be honest about how you are feeling. If they are humane they could support you in some way, even if the work conditions do not improve. Do not be afraid to reach out and certainly do not wait until you burnout.
You can talk with your neighbours/ community/church/family about it. There are a lot of kind people ready to help, but dont know how to if you dont reach to them.
Since you are in colledge, you can try to apply to some benefit / scholarship. I am not from the US, but think there are such programmes.
You should also update/create your LinkedIn profile and see what can you do to upskill into a better job (preferably according to your best skills/area of study).
Finally, I would think about passive income streams. You can google "passive income" and get good ideas. Like, renting a room in your house/apartment, selling/renting your extra things, spliting costs by have a friend living in the sama house etc etc.
I wish you great sucess and happiness!