The woman is contemplating leaving her full-time job to return to serving simply because the income isn't enough and it's a harsh reality.
With the drastic condition of the economy, budding adults who have just started their careers are having a challenging time surviving the grim reality. Earning and being able to afford basic amenities for themselves has become a task. Several young adults are ranting about how hard it is to financially survive in today's economy. Similarly, 29-year-old Jourdan Skirha–who goes on TikTok by @jourdskir–shared her thoughts and struggles in a viral video. She spoke about how tough it is to afford simple things, let alone luxury and travel in this world. Every other young adult related to her. "Does anyone else feel like they're drowning financially?" Skirha asked.
With tears in her eyes, she went on to vent how she felt about the economy and its testing times. "I have three jobs and I'm still struggling," Skirha said. She shared how her first full-time job wasn't earning her enough and her second barely helped her make it through the months. Her third job had no firm foundation when it came to payment and it was overwhelming for her just as any other young adult stepping into the financial world. Skirha then spoke about how the job market itself was bad. "I don't think any industry is doing well right now," she said.
She then added that she used to be a server and that was financially helpful as she'd receive cash every night. "I have seriously considered quitting my full-time job to go back to serving," she said. Skirha simply wished to rant about her feelings but ended up highlighting an important worry many young adults are going through. @lovelylashondra said, "I feel you. I'm 32 and make decent money. No luxury apartment and I live paycheck to paycheck. You're not alone, stay strong." @aliburrs said, "I'm 27 and a lawyer and I can never catch up. It's never enough."
Skirha shared a follow-up video after learning how many youngsters felt the same level of insecurity as her. She revealed how doing a full-time job is still nowhere close to living comfortably financially. "We need to talk about how a full-time job on its own is not even paying your bills," she said. The woman further shared how it's unfair for young adults like her to give up hobbies, interests and several experiences to afford basic amenities. Commenters flooded the platform, sharing how much they related with her. @d.llannaaa said, "Never give up on the things you love. You'll get depressed paying only for bills." @krewando agreed and asked, "My only question is what is life without those small luxuries? Are we supposed to work till we die?"
Skirha shared yet another follow-up video where she spoke about how financial needs may be different for others and stressed that young adults must be able to chase their dreams while supporting their livelihood. "I pay $59 for pilates, boxing and cycling because I want to keep them in my life," she said. She further mentioned that it isn't fair for people to be calling young adults like her out because her necessities are different from those of others. "It's a necessity to me, it's in my expenses, it's what I plan for," the woman added. Skirha's point of view resonated with a lot of young adults.
"Does anyone else feel like they're absolutely drowning financially?"— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) December 29, 2023
"As a single 29-year-old woman?"
"I have three jobs and I'm still struggling."
"And I'm just getting myself further and further into credit card debt."
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