(Closed) I'm moving, AGAIN! Is it time to find a new job???!

posted 5 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Generally speaking, your housing expenses (rent only) should no be more than 33-40% of what you bring home, pay-wise.  You need the rest for utilities, food, and other expenses.  If you are at a job where you can’t afford to live on your own (even by renting a room or getting a roommate), then yes, perhaps you should look for a better job if you are qualified.


If you like your job, you could also consider a second job, even if it’s not every day, like a catering server or something similar.  Good luck!


Post # 4
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If they are available where you live, you may have more stability sharing an apartment or group house with roommates, i.e., a rental situation where you sign a one-year lease.  Otherwise, transience is just a fact for many people in their 20s, and it will teach you how to keep your possessions streamlined and move on the cheap.

DO NOT quit your job until you have been hired for a new job.  DO NOT have a bad attitude at work about not getting paid enough or not advancing quickly enough.  If I understand correctly, you’ve been out of college for not even 2 years yet.  In many fields, that’s too little time to expect a raise or a promotion, and in many fields you aren’t going to get paid a lot with just a bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience.  Start searching for a new job, but maintain a reputation at your current job as a competent, hard-working individual who is willing to take on more work and more responsibility.  Your current colleagues are part of your network, and a great network is a great thing to have.

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