So I checked my bank balance this morning to see if my pay got deposited (I do direct deposit). It had, but it was way, way less than I had anticipated. At this rate, I will be working 40 hours a week and taking home less than $1000 a month. WTF?! That works out to less than $12,000/year, which is, uh, poverty. Have I become one of the “working poor”?