I work less than 40 hours a week, am not saving for my future, and only expect things to get worse

The last interview that got me hired I broke down how underpaying a graduate (me) isn't a good idea for a project like ABC.

I outlined how they should take DEF information for their project to GHI established firms instead. JKL aspects of project looked to be reinventing wheels, overpaying on certain aspect for the stage they were at, and how I got the impression they mistakenly thought MNO bits were novel.

Before I knew it, I was finally getting the work experience I needed and on a fast track to getting fucked on pay.

My bitching here is mostly on the goalposts movement being synchronized with me finally catching a break. I was finally qualified when a Hornet's nest of highly experienced engineers with the same experience were flooded into the market. Now it's become a complete wash, and I think the guy below is right that I'll have to admit defeat that I'll never be able to afford to live here.

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