For this week’s video, we searched for a clip accurately reflecting what it feels like to be underemployed. What it feels like to work a low paying, low skill job, day after day. What it feels like staying behind on bills, but putting in a full work week. What it feels like to work a tedious job, because you have to take the best you can get, even though you know how much more you’re capable of.
This video was recorded a few years ago by a young woman named Jia. She details her underemployment vividly. The day to day drudgery. The stress. The anxiety. The frustration. There are over 23 million people underemployed in this country. Jia is just one of them. We urge you to check this video out. It is hopeful, realistic, touching, and infuriating. Yep, all of it. Check it out.