So i work for a large coffee company. Last year I move from a state where the minimum wage was $7.25/hr to a city where the minimum was $15/hr. My pay shot up $11/hr from $16 to $27. And my bills? All of them went down except rent which only went up around $300 per month
While I’m happy for more cash, I can’t help but be furious over the amount I’ve been missing out on earning for years. I knew they could pay me more but learning how much more they could be paying me has driven me crazy.
And the price difference on a cup of coffee between the two states? Around $0.50. That’s it.
Idk where else to post this but this sub feels like a safe place to vent my frustration of being underpaid for so long. All I can think about is the credit card debt I’ve accumulated and the money I’ve missed out on in my 401k.