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(Think Progress)   Spiffy: McDonald's helps full-time, low-wage workers fill out a budget. Asinine: By suggesting workers spend $20 a month for health insurance, shut off their heating, live in a slum, and find another full-time, low-wage job to supplement income   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 10
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2013-07-15 05:51:57 PM
4 votes:
They forgot to budget in the cost of the refrigerator.

99.6 percent of so called "poor" households have a refrigerator.
2013-07-15 08:13:29 PM
2 votes:
An extra $50 in your paycheck if you eat Ronald McDonald's "Happy Meal".

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2013-07-15 08:02:01 PM
2 votes:

xynix: Darth_Lukecash: xynix: Gosh.. That's pretty much what I did when I was starting out on my career. 80 hour work weeks are good for the character. Except for a few months I turned off my electricity and gas entirely to save up for my first house. Who needs electricity when you're working all the time? It's just a place to lay a head until the next work day. I lived in a slum.. a $300 a month one room apartment. I didn't have a car payment as I had saved up enough working at Chuck E Cheese when I was 16-17 to buy a decent Toyota that lasted me until I was 22 or so.

For people who expect shiat to land on their lap then yes.. this would be a terrible budget. For a person who wore the same pair of jeans / shoes / shirts for 4 or 5 years while I was bootstrapping this is a completely logical and well thought out budget.

Were you living at home with mom and Dad when you worked at Chucky Cheese? I mean you were only 16.

Do you realize how lucky you were that nothing went wrong during that time period? That you didn't lose your job or had a horrible accident that prevented you from working. That the economy was in the tank so were it's difficult to get two jobs?  Or that the company you work for folded?

Or the fact that being white probably helped out?

People take risk and try things and more time than not, it doesn't work out.

When I was 16 of course. At 17 I changed jobs so I could work more hours. Then the day I turned 18.. literally I moved out. I worked the graveyard shift at a local security monitoring company from 11pm until 7am then I went home, took a shower, went to school. I did that every school day my senior year and if I could clock overtime on the weekends you damn well bet I was there. Then I worked at CompUSA in the warehouse department to break into the IT industry. I worked there from 8am - 5pm on non-college days (scholarship) and delivered pizza for Pizza Hut from 6pm-12am during the evenings.

Plenty went wrong.. Cars break but I had a savings acco ...


And look what a wonderful and joyful individual you became.
2013-07-15 06:33:44 PM
2 votes:

Lorelle: whistleridge: Said budget:

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Highlights:

* it expects you to work 80 hours per week
* it expects you to only spend $20/month on health insurance
* the car payment and insurance are absurdly low as well
* it does not budget for food, usually the biggest single expense
* it does not budget for things like cell phones, that everyone has

And it also doesn't budget for shoes and clothing, laundry costs, gasoline, vehicle maintenance, medications, toiletries, and toilet paper.


Child support and rum.
2013-07-15 05:51:51 PM
2 votes:
Gosh.. That's pretty much what I did when I was starting out on my career. 80 hour work weeks are good for the character. Except for a few months I turned off my electricity and gas entirely to save up for my first house. Who needs electricity when you're working all the time? It's just a place to lay a head until the next work day. I lived in a slum.. a $300 a month one room apartment. I didn't have a car payment as I had saved up enough working at Chuck E Cheese when I was 16-17 to buy a decent Toyota that lasted me until I was 22 or so.

For people who expect shiat to land on their lap then yes.. this would be a terrible budget. For a person who wore the same pair of jeans / shoes / shirts for 4 or 5 years while I was bootstrapping this is a completely logical and well thought out budget.
2013-07-15 11:29:12 PM
1 votes:

bbfreak: or programming if they want a job that is secure


I'm sure the programmers in Hungary whom my old job was outsourced to will revel in their unshakable job security.
2013-07-15 10:33:11 PM
1 votes:
From the looks of the crappy salary i think the second job is working at another McDonalds.
2013-07-15 10:01:16 PM
1 votes:

xynix: Gosh.. That's pretty much what I did when I was starting out on my career. 80 hour work weeks are good for the character. Except for a few months I turned off my electricity and gas entirely to save up for my first house. Who needs electricity when you're working all the time? It's just a place to lay a head until the next work day. I lived in a slum.. a $300 a month one room apartment. I didn't have a car payment as I had saved up enough working at Chuck E Cheese when I was 16-17 to buy a decent Toyota that lasted me until I was 22 or so.

For people who expect shiat to land on their lap then yes.. this would be a terrible budget. For a person who wore the same pair of jeans / shoes / shirts for 4 or 5 years while I was bootstrapping this is a completely logical and well thought out budget.


Mr. Baldwin, have I ever told you that you were farking awesome in Glengarry Glen Ross?
2013-07-15 07:25:49 PM
1 votes:
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2013-07-15 06:54:16 PM
1 votes:
When I was younger my health insurance was instructions to my friends:

"If you ever find me unconscious, throw me in my car and roll it into a tree."
 
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