Good points. First off, I moved to where the job was. That was just me. Secondly, have you been to the MCDonalds, Stamples, Walmart, and see the kind of people they are paying 9 hr for? Like they dont want to be there, snarly attitudes,etc. If you put in the time, pleasant, work hard, then you will out perform 90% of your collegues, and remember the greedy capitalist will not want to lose you, since yo um ake him money. As for time off, you only work, typically, 40 hours a week, meaning you have a lot of time off. How much time do you need? And if you are "broke", you shouldnt go to Hawaii anyway. And if I am single, I would not start a family, I would be smart enough to wait until I moved up, or went to somewhere better.