As a poor person, maybe most useful advice for other poor people is water bottles. Tap water is colder than the air so I try to keep a plastic water bottle in my hand or pressed against my skin and it helps a lot.
If anyone is in a bind, post your situation and we/I will try to come up with a simple enough solution. My irl qualifications might be useful for the first time online lol: I was homeless for 2 months and have been poor af for my whole life, so i've had to ghetto innovate a lot of stuff.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/310837
> All the guides I've seen are like "check out this budget phone for $350, it has five cameras"
> I only need one camera and it just has to be good enough to take pictures of documents while still being readable.
> Android 12
> Like 16gb storage minimum. 2gb ram minimum.
> Most phones seem to be way over those specs knocking up price. A bunch that r more affordable don't go up to Android 12. I assume Android 12 is important so I don't get hacked when I'm trying to do banking on my phone on unsecured public Wi-Fi (which is where I do all my banking :( )
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/268746
> For poor people (ex lumenproletariat, but incl anyone struggling, which incls some middleclass 'big spenders') hard to give a hoot about privacy when like the bottom 2 rungs of maslow's hierarchy of needs are lacking.
> I personally bumped into digital privacy/the fediverse somewhat randomly when covid lockdowns were happening. Always sorta had an innate concept of privacy compared to some people though.
For poor people (ex lumenproletariat, but incl anyone struggling, which incls some middleclass 'big spenders') hard to give a hoot about privacy when like the bottom 2 rungs of maslow's hierarchy of needs are lacking.
I personally bumped into digital privacy/the fediverse somewhat randomly when covid lockdowns were happening. Always sorta had an innate concept of privacy compared to some people though.
A lad told me today that he'll make a facebook account just to connect with me, gave me the address of the place he's couch surfing at and told me to come over anytime. He said "because you treat me like a human."
I've gotten in trouble at a few jobs for talking with poor people rather than just shuffling them through.
It helps that I have to walk through the hood frequently.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/220614
I've posted around my local facebook groups for carpooling options/ride sharing/ride sharing/renting.
Combined with the immense cost of paying some one submarket rates (less than taxi/uber) to bring me to the job and back, i'd only be taking home slightly more than minimum wage.
Can I theoretically buy a car for like 3 months then like sell it at not too much of a loss?
I'm in a bad state right now financially and don't have another job lined up. This seasonal job will hopefully help me get a better physical labor job like becoming a carpenter or like plumber.
My boss and a few other ~~(capitalists)~~ people tell me that buying a car is a good investment and is like guaranteed to increase income... I guess if I did manage to become like an carpenter or whatever, then i'd need a car to bring all my tool stuff around town?