A recent article in SFGate gives a good, solid reminder. It seems that, according to current âfair marketâ rates, someone earning minimum wage in San Francisco would have to work 171 hours per week to be able to rent a 2-bedroom apartment. The article points out that there are only 168 hours in a week. Alternatively, that person could find a $60 an hour job, because thatâs what it would take get down to a 40-hour work week. The east bay is better, but not by much. In the east bay a worker would only need to earn $44.79 per hour to get her 2-bedroom.
Yet here we all are, making it somehow. Some of us are getting our $44.79. Some of us make much more. Others of us are earning minimum wage and working it out. We are neighbors, friends, coworkers. We jog by one another at Lake Merritt, feel for soft avocados together at Berkeley Bowl, crawl along with one another on the I-80. Only some of us, however, have the extra cash to treat the aches and pains that come with living in a high pressure, fast paced, over-crowded city. The motivating idea behind Pain Free Clinic is that no one wants their neighbor to live in pain. Our organization is structured to allow the people in our community to care for one another. If you would like, and are able, to be a part of the structural level of this venture, please contact us. We are accepting love, encouragement, and donations. If you are looking for treatment, keep checking back here. Our doors will open soon!