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Response to auntpurl (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 10:00 PM

177. My mom was a single mom...with a grade school education

we survived on food stamps for many years.
English is not our first language.
My father skipped when I was 4: he supported the GOP until his dying day.
But couldn't bother to pay child support

I got scholarships to the best university in my state.
I studied a technical field paying my own way with student loans and summer jobs.
I found a job a year after graduating in the worse job market in the last 40 years.
I'm a woman so my pay has always been <80% of men with similar skills.

College students today graduating from similar schools in similar fields have starting salaries higher than my salary after 30+ years of working.

My husband is a college dropout.
He and I have been working since we were 16.
Even today I work 60+ hours weeks and for most of the last year its closer to 80 hours a week.

So yeah, it was all handed to us.

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