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Minerva's Breakdown

Advice for those on the verge


Dear Minerva,
I'm being economically depressed! I have a job that I like, but the pay isn't enough to survive on. If I stay, I might be able to land a gig that pays decently, but that isn't guaranteed. Should I stick it out, or should I strike the proverbial Faustian pact?
The Devil and Miss Jones

Dear Miss Jones,
Damn this mortal toil! Good paying jobs can be hard to come by, but don't strike a Faustian pact—after all, "better the Devil you know." Those pacts only work out in favor of "Old Red" and souls just aren't worth what they used to be. If you feel your soul is pure enough to fetch a decent market rate in 2015, don't let me stop you; with believers dwindling from day to day, you might catch a break. However, I have a better suggestion: Stick it out with your current job long enough to secure a new one or consider an additional job to make up the difference. None of this will be easy, but sacrifice is good for finding out what you value most in life. This might be the universe telling you to get down to basics, and get to work. I have faith you can do this without the help of El Diablo. Good luck!