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Well, after student loan payments, I realized that I couldn’t afford the hefty $1200 -and-up a month which most one-bedroom rental units costs in this city. That was almost half a month’s net salary. (The taxes are pretty high here!) Landlords are now Air BnB hosts. I realized in this context, I would never be able to live without roommates, afford a car (and park it!) or save for a down payment on a property of my own. I worked hard to gain a promotion—I made a case for a raise. But the job scene is tough here and no matter how talented you are, there are limited positions which pay well and there are Baby Boomers who aren’t retiring.
My only choice was to either find a partner who could share expenses with me (but you can’t rush love!) or move away. So now I live “out west.”
The extra money I earn and the lower cost of living have made a big difference in my quality of life. I no longer feel like I’m living like a dirt poor student with the responsibilities of a professional job. There are opportunities for career growth, promotions and lower taxes. Finally, I can enjoy the fruits of my labour. “Adulting” is nice—but I sure do miss my family in Nova Scotia.
I don’t miss roommates and poverty and worry about having no financial future.
What’s to be done NS?
—I don’t live here anymore!
Honestly you didn't even mention the wage and you want me to do two interviews then I find out you pay minimum wage? Are you kidding me? Look at my resume! Why would you even call and waste my time for minimum wage? I am not starving yet!
—Heading out west
Where are the jobs in the city? I have been looking for six months now. All temporary contract SH__ jobs with no benefits and the gov't wonders why they can't keep people in this province. If you do take a contract job the permanent long term employees bully the crap out of you and expect you to work with no breaks or summer vacation while the boss emails you from the beach while they, you know, "work from home.” Fire the lazies and give the rest of us that want to work a chance. —Farewell to Nova Scotia