Working At Facebook - It's Utopia

Discussion in 'Politics' started by SuperCourse, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Well-Known Member

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    Facebook engineers struggling with sky-high rents ask Mark Zuckerberg for help

    According to a write up in The Guardian, well-paid tech workers are struggling to pay for housing since the rents in and around San Francisco "by one measure are now the highest in the world." In 2015, according to, the cost of living there was "62.6% higher than the U.S. average." In 2016, the same site found that you'd need to make at least $216,129 a year to afford the rent on an average two-bedroom apartment.

    The article recounts the frustrations of tech workers making between $100,000 and $700,000 a year and yet finding themselves rent-burdened, unable to save and commuting for hours each day. In one colorful example, an Apple employee lived until recently in a garage in Santa Cruz, using a bucket as a toilet.
  2. Softballs

    Softballs Banned

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    Aww, poor Facebook moderators.

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