Severely Depressed

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Oct 26, 2018 27 Comments

As a worker in the US, I feel completely powerless. The cost of living outpaces the wages, the hours are longer and longer, and with at-will employment, I worry about losing my job every single day. The inequality gap is ever widening, and the rich have full control over the rest of us. Economic forces drive us into the cities and cram us into apartments with no hope of ever owning a home or becoming independent. Not to mention the bullshit going on in the Whitehouse right now. What the fuck is the point in keeping on in this society.

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TOP 27 Comments
  • Microsoft Dmitri
    What are you talking about? The unemployment rate is historically low and your LinkedIn salary put you at top 10%. The inequity is big but you are at the rich end and your TC probably quadropled the teacher or social worker in your neighborhood. Even if you were laid off, you would have no problem getting another 6 figure salary job in a few months if not shorter. Just look at the mirror see how privileged you are. What's wrong with living in apartments in the city? Majority of the population in Europe live in the city and young people in the US are also ditching car culture and surburbs and moving into the city.
    Oct 26, 2018 1
    • Amazon P6831
      Unemployment is low because people are working multiple jobs and still struggling. The top 1% wealth far outshadows the TC of any tech worker.
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Cisco timo
    I hope you are not an American citizen because it only gets worse as you age.

    Have you seen what happens to old people here? Mortgage defaults, healthcare disasters, divorces, bankruptcies, ageism, constant pressure to just stay afloat.

    Moving to another country is not a bad idea.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • SAP kbron
    OMG you work in LinkedIn that suposedly pays ok and you feel bad. Just imagine how would u feel if you worked in McDonald's or Walmart?
    Oct 26, 2018 2
    • Accenture pJwc45
      Good point
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Microsoft DangerRngr
      There is no point in comparing really. The suffering a low wage worker experience can be the same as a high-tech worker from a subjective perspective. And this is the only one that counts.

      @op I completely feel you. What you are feeling is the proof you haven’t been brainwashed.

      Love and light.

      DM me if you feel like it
      Feb 7
  • New DuQvV7x
    This is not depression.

    This is being overwhelmed by forces that govern your life.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Google RockLobsta
    Get out of the Bay Area/NY/Seattle. You'll be able to afford a nice life.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Aurora bystander!
    Welcome to Life, son.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Amazon capsLock02
    With LinkedIn’s TC, vibe and food I will be pretty happy. You are right. The rich 1% rules us all(with sugar-coat) , and no matter how many six figures we make, we are just highly paid and highly taxed working class. Maybe find a cause for ur life will make u feel better. Like a profound problem u really want to solve, a theory u really want to prove. Or someone u really love.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • New / Eng
    doorgu

    New Eng

    BIO
    Multi lingual, simple personality and easy going .
    doorgumore
    Leave ur job, get a tile installer business license, move to outside of city small house, work ur own hours but work hard. U will feel the difference. I have a guy who is looking to hire tile guy at $30 an hour. U NEED TO GET OUT AND SEE OTHER LIVES, I don’t think ur life is as bad as u make it sound. Come visit seattle, I will show u around.
    Oct 26, 2018 7
    • New DuQvV7x
      You don’t need a business license to work for yourself.

      At least not in US
      Oct 26, 2018
    • New / Eng
      doorgu

      New Eng

      BIO
      Multi lingual, simple personality and easy going .
      doorgumore
      U don’t need to be a dik either - but u r! same applies for business license.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • New DuQvV7x
      You don’t need a dick to work for anyone.

      At least not in US
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Samsung deLeet
      🍿
      Oct 26, 2018
    • New / Eng
      doorgu

      New Eng

      BIO
      Multi lingual, simple personality and easy going .
      doorgumore
      But u r better off with one
      Oct 26, 2018
  • SAP kbron
    TC or GTFO. We need to know how much money is not enough to 4 u.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • NAVEX Global HollaBackG
    I live in SF, so I see where OP is coming from. I’ve lived in cheaper cities, but the TC was $80-$100K less. So, it can feel like a catch-22. Cheaper places also have lower salaries. You never really get ahead.
    On the flip side, I get to live in an amazing city and drive my old car all over California. So I don’t see myself ever leaving the Bay. Suburbs are boring IMO.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • OpenText / Eng FB stock
    You should quit and become a spearfisher:
    https://www.instagram.com/tv/BpTIXg7BXC8/
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • OneMarket crazyoldie
    Hmm. Life sucks. Get over it or move to Thailand.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Workday / Finance asMXFG
    Are you saving money every month?

    Did you have a better experience working in another society?

    Nobody ever really becomes independent, but they might save enough money to have other people take care of their food and shelter for a while.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Medallia hFEH36
    Move to Europe
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Intel / Eng pleb
    Have you thought about leetcoding to a better TC ?
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng but nvvf
    Friday 🍺 and some depressing talk about life death and misery. Are you in?
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Rnrhruhxbb
    Good, leave
    Oct 26, 2018 0