A brief conversation with one of my co-workers revealed that she has a Link card. I work with a lot of people who have a Link card, but this particular situation was a big surprise to me.
This young woman works 32-40 hours which is considered full-time. She's also a manager in her department. She is a single mother of one. She has worked for the company more than twice as long as I have.
I work part-time. My pay does not cover groceries and would only pay for a half of a tank of gas for my car. My family would be on the streets if we depended on my income. My husband is the "bread-winner" and has been for the 30 years of our marriage.
In Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points the other day, he asks the question, "Is our entitlement society strangling the US economy? I would say yes, but I would also ask the question, "Why can't a company pay a full time employee enough to buy food?"