...sometimes more to make ends meet! You have to do what you have to do to provide. This is still a very tough economy and it's likely going to get worse. As "frikkin sad..." as that is...it just is.
If you ever decide to change careers, do yourself a big favor and THINK about the pay well ahead next time. It'll help you avoid those food stamp issues you complain about. A second job can help you with that as well. While I immensly appreciate 1st responders of fire and rescue, I know that sitting on the pity pot will not aid your problem of compensation.
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