I have known this to be a reality most of my life but it's sad how much the social contract has been eroded. I include this because the dominant discourse around generation and economics usually excludes Generation X (it's always about millennials vs boomers, like we have never existed). And well, yeah. Damnit. This is the problems with not having pensions anymore in the context of wages not keeping up with inflation.
Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.