Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

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It takes far too long to get a job. Once you get a job, it takes far too long to get money coming in again. I’ve worked this job for almost a month now, but I haven’t made a current payment on a single bill. I’m still waiting on paychecks and funds to appear.

I started looking for work the moment I arrived here, more or less, meaning before November. All I did between November and March was look for work and temp. All I’ve done in march is work, 40 hours a week, and now three or four hours a night afterward.

Meantime, my credit is getting worse and worse becuase I still don’t have any actual money available to me. I have tons of money in process (i.e. waiting on deposits to go through and paychecks to be paid) but nothing that I can actually use. I’m driving on a tiny spare tire because I can’t afford to replace a tire. I’m sitting in a coffee shop to use free Internet, because I can’t afford to deal with paid Internet.

How am I supposed to get an apartment?

It’s gonna take me until next year just to dig out of the hole I dug by not having a job the moment I got out of school. Our society is structured entirely around the expectation of continuous, ongoing work. There is no room in it for gaps in work, or transitions in work. The moment you don’t have a job, you’re fucked, even if you’re looking for a job the entire time and you take the first one you find.