I work, and we live in Australia. I work as a Kitchen Hand and make $23/hr earning around $700/week, and we get around $600/week combined from Centrelink. Money isn't a problem. I have fuckloads of qualifications, awesome job security and I'm working with like-minded dudes who are now my best friends. My family is happy, I'm happy. Wallow in your own sadness, friend.