[internetworkers] not about living in BFE
clubjuggler at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 16:45:16 EDT 2006
On 9/22/06, matusiak <dave at matusiak.org> wrote:
> Again, trying to be brief, but not curt, allow me to respond. The
> reason I had to move away from the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area is
> because, as a highly-skilled "knowledge worker," the University of
> North Carolina deems it fair to pay me less than the person standing
> at each end of roadway construction turning a "STOP/SLOW" sign all
> day long.
> The skyrocketing cost of housing (and even rent) in my favored little
> burg combined with the stagnation of wages at Year 2000 levels
> produced a situation where I could not afford to live in Orange
> County any longer. So, the immediate (if ultimately foolish)
> decision was made to move to a cheaper place out in the country.
> Now, thanks to the greed of oil executives and the lack of regulation
> on that industry by our government, I pay over $300 per month in fuel
> costs to simply commute to work. Needless to say, this has not
> solved my low salary problem.
Ugh. Well, there's always that other option...
> And, yes -- He's Not Here is still a Chapel Hill staple. The last
> things to survive in a nuclear war will probably be the cockroaches
> and He's Not Here. Respectfully, however, I posit that it probably
> "isn't your scene."
Oh really? And how would you know what is or isn't "my scene"?
You might be surprised.
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