I want to get some fancy video equipment to record my 3DS screen, but it costs about 500 bucks. Which means I'd probably have to have to get a second job, working part-time while Mary is at school. So...five hours a weekday, from 9 to 2.
Minimum wage in Oregon is $9.25. That amounts to about $40 a day, if I work a full five hours. (Money is subtracted for taxes and transportation). At that rate, it takes a bit under three weeks to get $500.
The only place in town that's hiring right now is Round Table Pizza. But they open at 11 AM. So that means I can work three hours per day, maximum. This gives me $25 per day, and at that rate, it takes a full month to get $500.
Um...maybe I'll get a tax refund this year? (Spoiler alert: I won't.)