Wednesday, September 28, 2011

We Are the 99%

I Am the 99%

I am 32 years old. I have a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. I went back to school for my master’s because I could only find work as an administrative assistant with my bachelor’s in English. When I graduated with my master’s in 2010, I accepted a job as a caregiver. In November 2010 I found a part-time job in my field, as a temp. I worked as a part-time temp for eight months before they hired me for a part-time job with benefits. I paid $300 per month for COBRA health insurance for a year before that happened. Today, I have four part-time jobs and $20,000 in student loan debt. I use the local food pantry because I am barely getting by.
I am the 99 percent.

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