Employed, but Earning Less

My dear friend recently went back to work after being unemployed for a time. She is grateful for the job, but this work earns her much less per hour than before. In fact, it offers both fewer hours and smaller per-hour pay.

Thus with a diminished earning power, she is understandably finding it hard to make ends meet. My friend seems to be in the same pickle as many people out there in today’s job market. Many jobs from the past just aren’t there anymore and can people either retrain to enter a new career – which costs money – or take a job that pays less. Many people, like my friend, are just happy to be working. A long layoff is bad enough in itself, and earning any


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2 Responses to Employed, but Earning Less

  1. Dana says:

    We are much more resilient than we give ourselves credits for. This too will pass, and in the meantime, we’ll have to buckle up and make the best of it. Good, sensible advice.

  2. China Brooks says:

    Great article Jennifer!
    Thank God I wised up and saved an emergency fund which came in handy when I got fired from one of my jobs. I didn’t freak out, and I have remained solidly on my feet all because I planned ahead of time. I am also free to pursue other income streams that I actually enjoy instead of having to take any job out of necessity. Planning makes all the difference in the world!

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