My Summer Job

For some extra money this summer I have been working as a copyrighter.  It’s a pretty terrible job–writing manuals for machines and whatnot.  Even though Washington is such an expensive city, the pay isn’t really in-step with the costs of living here.  The job pays about $15/hr, which is about what it pays in Florida.  Everything else in Florida cost about 20% less, so when I moved here I was anticipating being able to earn 20% to compensate for the difference.  Surprise!