Northern California Nesties
Dear Community,

Our tech team has launched updates to The Nest today. As a result of these updates, members of the Nest Community will need to change their password in order to continue participating in the community. In addition, The Nest community member's avatars will be replaced with generic default avatars. If you wish to revert to your original avatar, you will need to re-upload it via The Nest.

If you have questions about this, please email [email protected]

Thank you.

Note: This only affects The Nest's community members and will not affect members on The Bump or The Knot.

RFOTD

The average American worker makes $752 per week, as of late 2010.

Re: RFOTD

  • That's only 39,104 a year.  Hard to imagine that's the average (since I can't imagine living easily on that in the Bay Area).  And that's for workers...not counting unemployed.  Either COL is even lower than I imagine or a lot of people are REALLY hurting.

     

    wow, federal minimum wage would only get you 290 a week!

  • In 2010 I took home right about that and yet my salary was technically much higher. That's how much was taken out, mostly for health insurance. And no, it wasn't easy to live on it in the Bay Area. When I moved to the Bay Area I was making what is now minimum wage and that wasn't easy either. Yeah, I think a lot of ppl are hurting but COL is also a lot lower elsewhere.
  • image hannikan:
    In 2010 I took home right about that and yet my salary was technically much higher. That's how much was taken out, mostly for health insurance. And no, it wasn't easy to live on it in the Bay Area. When I moved to the Bay Area I was making what is now minimum wage and that wasn't easy either. Yeah, I think a lot of ppl are hurting but COL is also a lot lower elsewhere.
    Too, that's not take home (as far as I'm reading it)  I remember working at Blockbuster when I was a manager and making $7 an hour.  I think I made $13,800 that year (and that was on my tax return, not take home).  That's when I was pregnant and I realized pretty quickly that there was no way I could afford to parent on that!
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