Lately, I’ve grown very sick of my jobs especially my bookkeeping job because my boss’s mood swings is getting on my nerves. At first, I thought that if I could deal with my step-father’s emotional drama, I could deal with this but it’s very stressful to have to come to work each day to listen to a guy complain and whines.
The other thing is my jobs are no longer helping me to pay for my tuition. I’m barely making any income from both jobs combine. I checked my personal income spreadsheet and so far, in seven months, I’ve barely grossed $5000. That’s half of what I made last year. I mentioned my low wage and in need of a raise to my colleague a few weeks ago and he replied, “Why are you complaining? You make more than us.”
I’m the highest paid employee at my bookkeeping job but it’s not at a point where it’s dependable. It’s just barely above minimum wage, even the people at McDonald’s make more than me.
I’m starting to think college is not worth the time, the stress, or the money. My colleagues only have high school diploma and they are content with working at a job that’s just a tad over the national minimum wage standard. They even seemed happy because at the end of the day, they don’t have thousands of student loan debt waiting to be paid, they don’t have to worry about paying tuition, and best of all, they don’t have to worry about homework, quizzes, and exams.
I think that’s an excellent alternate universe for me. At least, I wouldn’t have nightmares about my financial troubles, about how I’m supposed to pay my tuition with making less than $600 a month and half of that goes to bills and loan payments. My cousin in China is currently living that life and I envy him. He inherited half of the business when his father passed and now, at 21, he’s a successful business man with no debt and a good job. On the other hand, I have a Bachelor degree and five months away from getting another, over $9000 in debt, and working two jobs that’s barely making any salary.
I don’t know what to do as of now. I need to rethink my options. I truly had hoped that 2016 would be the year of change for me but so far, it’s been one nightmare after another, first being threatened to be kicked out and now, financial trouble. I’m so ready to be done with 2016 and move on to 2017, that is unless my luck can turn around during the second half of 2016.