Originally Posted by fancylad
It is pretty fucked up. I don't know how people can make a real living relying on a basic job as in something in service or another entry level position. And while that may sound pretty obvious to most, it's indictive of a pretty flawed system. think about it. Someone works full time in tim hortons. or the bay or whatever.... but even 40 hours a week is not enough to give them financial piece of mind for the bare nessesities of life.
Assuming $10/hr is minimum wage....
$10/hr x 40hrs/wk = $400/wk = $1600/mth before any taxes/deductions.
You better pray you can find a sweet basement apt. for $300-400 or you're screwed lol.
When I moved back to TO from London I briefly looked into living downtown and was SHOCKED at the rent prices that I saw. $1000/mth for a 1 brdm apt in a high rise building that looked like a crackhouse! WTF??