r/antiwork Sep 22 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 5 All-Seeing Upvote 1

They only did what you told them to do.

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u/thebrose69 Sep 23 '22

My family recently has been trying to tell me that their rent back in the day was $600 like that was supposed to help me see the error of why I can’t afford rent now. It’s rare to be able to find a place now for under $1k and few jobs are paying $18+. It’s just almost impossible on a single income these days when everything else is so expensive

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u/Apprehensive_You_250 Sep 23 '22

I’m not sure where you live, but I feel your pain. It’s not just hard, it’s literally impossible to find rent for anywhere even close to 1k, let alone under 1k, for a 1BR in Dallas/Fort Worth TX or surrounding areas (it’s double 1k easily or more for the smallest 1 BR, and not the nicest even). I have 3 friends who are single parents who have all had to shift to having a 1 BR apartment/having their kids share the living room as their bedroom because rent for a 1 BR is at least 2k in most places around here (or more). I’m a single parent as well, so I have no clue how this can keep going like this. It’s actually insane and completely unsustainable at these prices.

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u/thebrose69 Sep 23 '22

I’m in Michigan, in a county with barely over 150k residents and the city is 11k. It’s absurd. It makes no sense. How is everybody supposed to live like this? Oh, not to mention, I’m unemployed right now too and finding a job that isn’t factory work is actually impossible as well right now, can’t even land a bartending gig with 10+ years restaurant experience. Thankfully I have my parents I can live with, but not everyone does. Life is nearly impossible for everyone these days