Mildly Inadequate

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I just found out that one of my volunteers here at office-job who is 21, has $50,000 in the bank.

Today is just one of those days where I feel hopelessly inadequate.

Good for her, sure. But man, that makes my $6,000 look like pocket change. Yikes.

Well, I'm off to the zoo for the afternoon with K. We're going to take some pictures and enjoy the 10C weather.

Some people have asked how this came up in conversation. Well, she was talking about how she applied to a Sheriff's position (basically court police) but she was worried that they were going to reject her application based on the fact that she didn't have life experience. I asked if she lived at home, and she responded with "Yeah, but i've got $50,000 in the bank." I'm not entirely sure what she was trying to say, but I gather that she was saying that she could afford a place of her own, but didn't want to. I just nodded and said "Well, at least that shows that you're responsible." That sure is a lot of money. Yikes. However, she does work a well-paying job, in the scheme of at least $30 an hour with bonuses. She works shift work, 12 hour shifts, with lots of overtime. Sigh. I hate being jealous of people.


Canadian Saver said...

How did that come up in conversation???

Anonymous said...

LOL, canadian saver completely stole my question!

Dreamer said...

I wouldn't worry to much about how much this other person has. I try not to compare myself to others because it just makes me jealous. As long as I know I'm working towards my goals and making progress then I am happy.

Also, I would take her comments with a grain of salt. If she's only 21 it's hard to believe she has that much saved up and if she does then it's even harder to believe she did that without the help of her parents. I'm guessing she either doesn't really have that much or it was given to her through gifts.

JW said...

Don't feel so bad. I have $0 in the bank and I'm 43 !

Bouncing Back said...

If she lives at home, my guess is she does not have to pay utilities, food, insurance,rent, taxes, home repairs, etc.
She may get a lot of money in salary wise (OT, etc), but she probably does not spend any of it on what I call lifes necessities-the things that cost me and you money if her parents pay for all her living expenses.

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