Tag Archives: hunger

The Poverty Pile Up

My family lives paycheck to paycheck. Every week, by about Wednesday, we’re scrambling to make it through the last few days of the week. This happens even though both of us bring in paychecks. It happens even though we both … Continue reading

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Who do you work for?

I don’t mean “who are you employed with?” I mean just what I said…Who are you working for. What is the goal of you going to work each day? Whose financial future are you really enabling and securing? Is it … Continue reading

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Poverty Overload: A depressing purge since I can’t stop crying

Yesterday I got the news that my uncle David is dying. Some people will be cynical about how much he means to me because of the fact that I’ve probably only spent a handful of days of my entire life … Continue reading

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Vomiting Subway Employee: Industry Standard

You’ve probably already heard the story of Elizabeth Taff, a 24 year old employee for the Subway sandwich chain who was fired when she left work after being taken to the hospital for a, very contagious, stomach virus. Everyone outside of the … Continue reading

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My Poor Mind: Poverty on the Brain

I recently saw a video on Upworthy.com and it really got me thinking. The video is talking about the mental health and overall well being of middle class, and upper middle class, women and how stress effects their minds and bodies. This doesn’t … Continue reading

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My not exactly passive, and maybe a little aggressive, LinkedIn Profile

Every single job I have applied for lately is the same thing over and over again. I apply for an assistant manager position. I get called in for the interview. I then discover, with Family Dollar for example, that, for … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation: The case of the missing nutrition

The oldest girl unlocked the “obtain a high school diploma” achievement. The youngest leveled up with honor roll and citizenship bonuses. Nothing to do now except sit back and coast into the next school year. Nope. For families like mine summer … Continue reading

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