By izziegrl - 24/09/2012 18:21 - Mexico - Naucalpan

Today, I realized that I spend more money on gas to go to my job than what I get paid. FML
I agree, your life sucks 28 416
You deserved it 3 624

Same thing different taste

Top comments

biglittlehead 12

Im so glad I can walk to job. Sorry to hear that. Maybe find a closer to home job?

If you can, find a cheaper way to travel to work, or car pool with someone. At least you have a job so that's a start.


MetalxSoldier 26

I was thinking maybe quit or try to get a closer job.

6: From an economics perspective, either one of these is a potential solution to the OP's problem.

He could request longer shifts too, if he's doing part time stuff. Working those short 4 hour shifts can be horrible to make money when you have to drive a long distance.

Get a bike, move closer to work, find a bus route, get a new job... I dunno, that's all I can think of.

pandainspandex 19

Getting a new car probably isn't the best option, considering that would cost at least a couple thousand dollars while finding a new job would cost nothing.

desireev 17

16- Your comment would be suitable to the post. But nowhere does it say that OP works part time. Bringing up a point or making a suggestion to something completely irrelevant just makes no sense at all.

33- "IF he's doing part time stuff". The post was very relevant, as it is a potential solution to OP's problem, and makes a lot of sense, and longer hours means less commute per hour.

Getting a different vehicle is actually an okay solution. There are cars great on gas in towns and cities and then there are cars better on gas for those who travel more often.

Yes, because getting a different vehicle will help OPs money problem and lower gas prices. Repair your logic, sir.

PhishloverA 14

#49 obviously a new car won't lower gas prices. It's called get a car better on gas and that doesn't cost so much to fill up. Idiot..

Ok i get your point. Buying a thousands of dollars car will help OP in this situation. Btw please try to maintain your respect even online by atleast not calling a complete stranger an idiot. Thank you.

51 - on this site? Trust me. You haven't seen anything yet. xD

IF OP CAN BARELY AFFORD GAS THEY DEFINITELY CAN'T AFFORD TO MOVE OR GET A NEW CAR. The only acceptable solution is get either a closer job or get a better job.

55: The OP has a car already, which could be sold to pay for a smaller car.

56, you are assuming OP has a car that is worth something. If OP is working a job that doesn't pay well, I doubt they are driving a car with a high re-sell value. Plus, we are just assuming OP's car is not already gas efficient. OP's job is most likely just a low paying job.

Thanks for your input, but I'm sure OP has considered these solutions like "get a better job" and "take the bus."

wooboo608 1

Get a blimp. With today's low helium prices you'd be crazy not to :)

TrollRoaster- I see you're new here. If you get upset when a 'stranger' calls you an idiot, (which is very mild for here) then you have no business being here. Or on the Internet for that matter.

78- I just dont find it necessary to insult someone for practically nothing. On the internet or not.

87, if you can't handle the insults you probably shouldn't comment. I've been insulted quite a few times and it sucks, but either let it roll off your back or stop commenting.

Jmerridew124 5

Think about it. The guy obviously has a car, and it likely has some value. If he sold it or traded it in for a used car with better mileage, he could spend little or even no money depending on what kind of car he has now.

biglittlehead 12

Im so glad I can walk to job. Sorry to hear that. Maybe find a closer to home job?

feldco1 17

Easier said than done. Sad that situations like these happen. Maybe try carpooling with a coworker that lives close to you, if possible?

Well somebody is getting overcharged... Or needs a new car.

If you can, find a cheaper way to travel to work, or car pool with someone. At least you have a job so that's a start.

Well time to re analyze and see if public transport is an option or a more fuel efficient car or moving closer to work or car pooling or alternative fuels or if all else fails another job... (Also factor in whether u have health insurance etc).. Good luck. Hope you find a solution..

Bicycle would work too, within a reasonable distance.

#18 - agree. There is a catch though. Distance and incline and whether you can get to your work with a little bit of a work out would factor in too. (Wouldn't imagine an impeccably dressed hotel receptionist of a classy hotel for instance, bike, say 45min, to work and arrive all sweaty and smelly, while if you are working in a nursery getting all dirty with mud and plants it would be totally feasible)

The same thing was happening to my brother. He eventually quit, but if this is a more permanent job than you might want to try car pooling

How long exactly since you either started this job or began driving?

Here are some solutions 1: carpool 2: take public transportation 3: get a second job to supplement your income . Whether that be mowing lawns, babysitting , or even selling on EBay. I hope some of these ideas help you.

what's something that's good to sell on eBay ? I'm getting to the point where I need to do something extra to get money

Honestly anything limited edition works . Rare books , CDs , DVDs , clothing or different collectables . Also if you're artistically inclined a good way to make money is by selling stuff on Deviant art . Message me if you want to know more . Have a great day .

Option 3 doesn't solve the problem that op loses money going to work.

Think you might want to look at changing some ways you get around.. Or change spending habits. Either way I wish you luck in your endeavours!!

Sounds like your working retail with their 3 or 4 hour shifts 2 times a week. Sorry I remember the days of having to do that.