Life could be better, but complaining never made a difference. Your tech support job was underpaid but it was better than the previous factory job. You had just gotten into a nicer looking apartment that had gotten compliments from your friends you had invited over after moving in, but the rent was twice as much. Oh well, just have to eat a little less at least until the new "Living Wage" legislation got passed into law which should double your pay. The last living wage increase turned out to be a joke when they raised the cost of everything right afterwards.