I’m thankful to have found a full time job. Right now it doesn’t matter what “I’m worth”, what I’d like to earn, what I want. It’s my job to take care of my kids and ANYTHING that will give me a better opportunity to do that is worth my time. I just began a new full time job (in addition to my freelance work and part time job) and I’m making $9/hr for the time being (min wage in my state of WA is the highest in the nation at $8.67). My job requires me to work my ass off. It’s physically demanding and non stop. I’m a grunt basically. So far I like my job, it’ll keep me in shape, I’m constantly on the move and never stuck in an office, I like my co-workers (so far. lol), and customer interaction is good in most cases. In my position, I’m not going to bitch and moan about throwing out my back and only bringing home enough for the basics because I’ve lost nearly every material thing I had in the last year… including my home and it amounts to nothing in the big scheme of things. I just want to be with the people I love and hopefully soon have a little place of our own. One day I’d love to be making tons, living comfortably, and feeling like I’m in full control of my earnings… but for now, I’m thankful to have a stable job that offers me 40hrs every week and hasn’t laid off an employee since the 70’s.