I went out with my best friend who was my roommate in college. We started talking about our jobs. I told her how much money I made and she started crying. Her quote, "You've been doing this for almost a decade and you make $20,000 less than I did my first year." She works in finance. Made me want to get out even more. Regardless of what anyone says, money does make a difference. I don't need any more pins or certificates. I need money to pay my bills. $31,000 and some change just isn't cutting it. At all. On another note, I hope everyone had a GREAT THANKSGIVING.