“I love my job but I don't get paid anywhere near enough to live in my area. I feel like it's my fault because I didn't try to negotiate higher. But now I'm almost four months in and am still living in a cramped two-bedroom condo with five other people. I would change my job, but I have a history of job-hopping due to travel and want to stay in this role for at least another year. This is stressing me out beyond belief. I'm saving as much as I can in order to leave the state when I'm done here.”

Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Work Stress community.