10 of 12
BACK NEXT
Adrienne Webster - The bonuses have dried up
Adrienne Webster - The bonuses have dried up
Adrienne Webster
Tax specialist, 31
Chesterfield, Va.

Since the end of the recession in 2001 I don't see myself better off now. I am thankful that I have been gainfully employed for 4 years with the same company. However, I think my salary has increased an average of $1,000 per year over the past four years.

Not to mention I am a single mother raising my school-aged child alone. Over the years the bonuses that have always helped have slowly diminished to nothing. My weekly gasoline bill that was once $45 a week hit the highest point this summer to $80. Food prices are higher and so is the overall cost of living.

Makes a girl want to go find a husband just to have someone to split the bills with.

NEXT: Jim McNees - Better than the last recession

Last updated August 28 2008: 4:39 PM ET
More Galleries
Yahoo: 20 years of hits and flops The company that once was Google turns 20. We look back at the many, many brands it has cycled through. Remember Geocities? Broadcast.com? More
10 big dot-com flops Remember Pets.com? The Nasdaq is roaring back towards its all-time high. Here are some of the biggest dot-com busts from the last time the Nasdaq topped 5,000. More
The hottest gadgets at Mobile World Congress 2015 Take a look at the devices creating a stir at the world's biggest mobile tech show. More

Special Offer