Woman sobs as she admits she struggles to make ends meet despite working three jobs

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By James Kay

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A woman has taken to social media to reflect on the current cost of living crisis, as she sobbed in her car while revealing that working three jobs isn't enough to make ends meet.

Jourdan Skirha, a 29-year-old resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, took to TikTok to share her emotions which resonated with thousands of viewers.

"I have three jobs. And I'm still struggling," Jourdan said during the video. "I'm just getting myself farther and farther into credit card debt because I don't have enough after the first of the month to avoid using it. It just isn't working."

Despite revealing that she's worked diligently since the age of 15, Jourdan didn't disclose the nature of her occupations. Expressing her dilemma, she contemplated leaving her full-time job for a serving position, questioning whether the hospitality industry would offer better financial stability.

"It's sick," she exclaimed.

She also touched on the impact on her credit rating, revealing: "My credit used to be phenomenal. Credit card bill? Paid it all off every single time. It can't be like that anymore. I feel like I'm drowning, and I don't know what to do."

Addressing critics who accused her of living beyond her means, Jourdan defended certain personal indulgences. "The one thing I'll never give up personally is getting my nails done because I have been doing that my entire life," she shared, acknowledging occasional Botox and filler treatments.

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Many Americans have taken up second and third jobs to supplement their income. Credit: tattywelshie/Getty

The video, viewed more than 2.9 million times, garnered over 20,000 comments from individuals expressing solidarity with Jourdan's struggles.

One person said: "I'm a dental hygienist and make really good money, I'm 34 on my own and I am still living paycheck to paycheck" while a second added: "I’m 27 and a lawyer and I genuinely cannot catch up. It’s never enough. I don’t understand."

Another person stated: "This is the most money I’ve ever made in my adult life, and the brokest I’ve ever been. You’re not alone."

According to the United States Census Bureau, the average household income for a single person in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Jourdan resides, is $49,200 a year. However, the average rent in Scottsdale is $2,000 a month.

After taxes, that average annual income comes in at around $39,963 per year, or $3,330 per month, leaving the average person with $1,330 for other living expenses including bills, vehicles, and food.

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The cost of living is resulting in some being unable to pay off debts. Credit: Prapass Pulsub/Getty

A November jobs report from the Department of Labor revealed that close to 8.4 million Americans held multiple jobs in October, constituting 5.2 percent of the workforce. This includes approximately five million Americans balancing one full-time and one part-time job.

Featured image credit: tattywelshie/Getty

Woman sobs as she admits she struggles to make ends meet despite working three jobs

vt-author-image

By James Kay

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A woman has taken to social media to reflect on the current cost of living crisis, as she sobbed in her car while revealing that working three jobs isn't enough to make ends meet.

Jourdan Skirha, a 29-year-old resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, took to TikTok to share her emotions which resonated with thousands of viewers.

"I have three jobs. And I'm still struggling," Jourdan said during the video. "I'm just getting myself farther and farther into credit card debt because I don't have enough after the first of the month to avoid using it. It just isn't working."

Despite revealing that she's worked diligently since the age of 15, Jourdan didn't disclose the nature of her occupations. Expressing her dilemma, she contemplated leaving her full-time job for a serving position, questioning whether the hospitality industry would offer better financial stability.

"It's sick," she exclaimed.

She also touched on the impact on her credit rating, revealing: "My credit used to be phenomenal. Credit card bill? Paid it all off every single time. It can't be like that anymore. I feel like I'm drowning, and I don't know what to do."

Addressing critics who accused her of living beyond her means, Jourdan defended certain personal indulgences. "The one thing I'll never give up personally is getting my nails done because I have been doing that my entire life," she shared, acknowledging occasional Botox and filler treatments.

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Many Americans have taken up second and third jobs to supplement their income. Credit: tattywelshie/Getty

The video, viewed more than 2.9 million times, garnered over 20,000 comments from individuals expressing solidarity with Jourdan's struggles.

One person said: "I'm a dental hygienist and make really good money, I'm 34 on my own and I am still living paycheck to paycheck" while a second added: "I’m 27 and a lawyer and I genuinely cannot catch up. It’s never enough. I don’t understand."

Another person stated: "This is the most money I’ve ever made in my adult life, and the brokest I’ve ever been. You’re not alone."

According to the United States Census Bureau, the average household income for a single person in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Jourdan resides, is $49,200 a year. However, the average rent in Scottsdale is $2,000 a month.

After taxes, that average annual income comes in at around $39,963 per year, or $3,330 per month, leaving the average person with $1,330 for other living expenses including bills, vehicles, and food.

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The cost of living is resulting in some being unable to pay off debts. Credit: Prapass Pulsub/Getty

A November jobs report from the Department of Labor revealed that close to 8.4 million Americans held multiple jobs in October, constituting 5.2 percent of the workforce. This includes approximately five million Americans balancing one full-time and one part-time job.

Featured image credit: tattywelshie/Getty