- 4 years ago
I’ve been underemployed for nearly a year now. I quit my job in Washington DC because my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer the same month that FI was accepted the graduate school. We now live in an area that is comprable in cost of living to Washington, DC and job hunting has been not pleasant (because…is it ever?) I’ve been actively interviewing — I had 5 interviews last week and nearly always get into the final round of interviews.
I got an offer for a job today and got super excited to see the offer letter. They’re an international company and headquartered in the area, so I thought they’d be able to give me a pretty serious offer. They offered me $13k/year a year less than I was offered straight out of college in 2011 with no benefits at all except the ability to enroll in a 401(k) after three months of working there. Oh, AND it’s an hour away so I’d be spending $500/month on gas. I called my Mom in a blind rage (who works across the state, in a much lower cost area) and she said that is what her company used to pay interns the year I was born. Ugh. Back to the drawing board.
Thanks for letting me vent bees.