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I didn’t get any stimulus checks, and I didn’t get any sort of raise for recent inflation. I am significantly more poor than I was before covid because of this nonsense. Thanks, government.

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Have you tried doing therapy to help with your outlook on life? You sound depressed and defeated. Many therapists are doing remote / online sessions now. I think it might help you work through feeling stuck and may give you back a sense of control over your life. For the record, you are not an indentured servant. You don’t have to stay at your employer. You can leave for another job but you are choosing not to because you are afraid you won’t get the benefits you have now. Those benefits may come at the cost of lower pay though. If that is your choice, that’s fine, but own it and don’t blame others. Also, I’d suggest reading up on the economy a bit to understand the supply chain issues that are creating lack of supply of labor and products in the market which is pushing prices higher.

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$140k and poor don’t belong in the same sentence. We know what you mean “more poor”, but I suggest taking a holiday to suburban or rural India, China, Eastern Europe, or West Virginia for a reset. You are wealthy beyond measure in most communities. Sometimes it takes a bit of traveling to restore our sense of gratitude.

Thanks for sharing that OP. Do you feel you are wealthy compared to your extended family back home? or do you compare yourself more to your friends in the US? I have been very impressed with how many of my immigrant friends and clients have become very successful. Makes me wonder if there is a different mindset once they arrive here. Is there societal pressures to get wealthy? Genuinely curious.

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How did covid make you more poor - genuinely curious

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CPI has been growing at a higher rate for less than a year, that’s hasn’t made you significantly poorer

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Welcome to the club. I worked for KPMG for a few years now, 2 of which were during Covid. Got a 4% raise this year which was stated to be market competitive, but doesn’t even cover inflation. I’m worse off now than I was 2 years ago. Explain to me why I shouldn’t be looking for a new job

4% damn…, the lowest I’ve heard from my peers in advisory was 13% with 4+% VC. sorry they treat bpg so poorly.

Technically that’s the case for a lot of folks who didn’t get raises or a covid check. Dude just get a new job then

I literally can not get a new job for the rest of my life. My options are this company or long term disability which would only be 60% of my pay

Get another job?

Lack of money can’t make me sad.

I wish they would stop taxing us for like 4 months, that would stimulate my bank account and i’d spend it anyway. Win win haha. Stupid govt

What’s your POV on market factors driving inflation? People be shopping.

Get a new job? Lots of jobs are remote, why does being disabled make a difference here

I am complaining about pay. I’ve been making excuses to stay at this job for 6 years, since I became disabled. Just a huge risk I don’t think I’m willing to take. My employer does make some sacrifices for me, which I need, and I’d need a new employer to do the same and pay me more than 140. Just don’t think I’m going to find another company who adjusts to me and pays me more. I’m also not trying to work 60 hour work weeks.

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