One of my favorite places to dine is now closed. Slices is no longer open for business. They couldn’t keep up with the rise in costs. Here is what I am noticing. Gas is insane. Because of this, everyone is raising their prices. But employees are not getting raises to reflect this increase in the cost of living. A loaf of whole wheat bread is almost $5 a loaf at Walmart. I used to pay $20 a week in gas, now I am at $100 a week. Because of the increase in the cost of living it is possible my landlord will need to raise my rent as much as a hundred a month. So my groceries are higher, my gas is higher, my utilities are higher, and now my rent is higher. And the worst part is I am getting a great deal on the rent here. If I can’t afford the rent here, I will have to move back home. 38 And moving back in with Parents. From a house to a bedroom. What does this mean for the blue collar worker? How are we supposed to survive? Businesses are closing up. And no one thinks we are headed towards a recession? I think I make decent money for the work I do. But it is extremely hard to survive. I can’t believe this is happening.
How Will We Manage July 3, 2008