Old timer

I am officially a quarter of a century old! Wowser, I’m getting up there now eh? And it’s Friday the thirteenth! It’s not often that my birthday falls on a bad luck day. But it’s not bad luck for me because thirteen happens to be my lucky number.

Way back when, I had a goal set. I had planned to be out on my own by the time I reach twenty five. But the older I got, the most unlikey that the goal would not be reached. The cost of living is going up, the price of transportaion has high rocketed and the job markets aren’t that good.

It’s hard to make it out there on your own. Some people could be working four different jobs and are just making ends meet. In order to live on your own, in an apartment, you have to be making close to a thousand five hundred dollars per month. Nine hundred of that, would be sufficient to cover the cost of rent and the remaining six hundred should over the cost of utilities and leisure.

If you’re working more than one job, it might be easier to get a car so you can get to both jobs on time. A lot of people work in a city that is not their hometown. I’m currently training in Brantford for a job there and if I had a car, it would be a lot easier. Commuting is long and tedious but you got to do what you got to do in order to make a living. Some people are picky when it comes to work but when you don’t have a choice on the matter, you have to take what you’re offered.

The job market is not that good right now. With the election under way, some companies are waiting to hear the results. If a certain party wins, maybe it might mean a tax break for certain businesses meanwhile there is a tax increase for the rest of us. My coworker told me that it doesn’t matter which party wins, politics is politics. They’ll take your money if you want them to or not. We do all the hard work while they sit back and collect the taxes.

It’s not fair if you ask me. In a way, it’s almost like they’re stealing our money. But it’s okay because they’re the government. On the other hand, if I was to do the same thing, I’d get thrown in jail. Where’s the fairness in that?