my coworkers make fun of poor people
Ask A Manager
JUNE 29, 2020
A reader writes: I’m a receptionist at a small firm, and all of my coworkers are at least 15 years my senior, often twice my age. Generally, this wouldn’t be an issue, but the topic of money casually comes up a lot at work. I’m in my early 30s with no college degree, but tons of debt (I was working three jobs while trying to take my last credits at home). To put it bluntly, I’m poor as f**k. I don’t have relatives who can float me cash here and there. It’s fine.