how long could you survive on $9/hour?

September 28, 2011

in health care,life

i lasted 5 days. 5 days! what nailed me wasn’t health insurance (i opted out) or rent (i chose a place 50 miles from work), but deciding to treat a sick pet instead of letting it suffer or putting it down. what will nail you?

play the game spent and walk in someone else’s shoes. then reflect, if you’re a senior leader in your company, on how your terms of employment affect your employees.


note: i learned of this game by reading sharlyn lauby’s wonderful post, the dawn of economic diversity.

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Sharlyn Lauby September 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

Thanks for the mention Fran! The game was very eye-opening. I made it to the end of the month but not without some very difficult decisions.


fran September 28, 2011 at 10:23 am

it’s a great tool for seeing how nigh impossible it is to get by on what we consider a “competitive” rate. thanks for sharing it.



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