16-16 people forced to work
According to a report published in The Guardian, due to rising inflation, the rent of houses has increased in many places. American citizens are breathing hard to meet the nearly $200 in rent. People are forced to work for 16-16 hours to meet their needs. A large number of people are looking for second or third job to earn more. But the number of people looking for work is so much that it has become difficult to find work.
forced to sell blood
According to a report in The Guardian, 31-year-old Cache Lewis is troubled by her job. She says that she gets exhausted because of working 16 hours a day. She can’t do more than that. In such a situation, they have to donate their plasma to meet their needs. “It’s hard to believe but I’m literally selling my blood to eat because I have no choice,” Lewis says.
work to live
How Louis’s partner keeps getting sick. Due to epilepsy, he cannot work full time. Due to lack of insurance, the treatment of Louis’s partner has also become very expensive. So she spends her full week’s salary from Starbucks to cover the health insurance premium. Lewis has been battling home problems for the past five years. Sometime back she was fired because she was sleeping in her car behind her workplace. “We are not living, we are barely surviving and we have no choice but to keep doing so,” Lewis said.
Women are more among people with two jobs
According to the US Census data, the number of people working two jobs has increased rapidly in the last few years. There are more women than men in the two jobs. It has become a compulsion for low-paid people to do two jobs. People of those families whose family is troubled by a serious illness are also being forced to do three jobs.
The reality of the country is more frightening than the figures
According to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than four million people in America who work two or two full-time jobs. In September 2022, out of 164 million, there were about 7.7 million people in two or more jobs. However, according to the US Census data, this number is around 1.3 million. At the same time, people say that both these figures show low numbers and the truth is more frightening than this.