I am working a dead end job for minimum wage. After tax this equates to £5 per hour. I was earning 10 times this in Switzerland. That is depressing.
To be fair, the living costs & expenses in New Zealand are considerably less than Switzerland. However I don’t believe the minimum wage in New Zealand covers the cost of living here. Living from week to week on low wages is a struggle. Working for so much less than what I feel my capabilities & experience are worth is a moral burden. Dipping into my savings just to get by while working full time is not logical to me.
Something has to change. Suggestions welcome.