Tech Job Offsets

Tech jobs, especially in Silicon Valley, are well known for their benefits: free food, free transportation, laundry services, gyms, and so on.

At the same time, many people in the who live right next to these companies face a daily struggle to afford food, shelter, and transportation.

If you work at one of these cushy tech jobs: congratulations! But remember: it's expensive to be poor, and rich people get tons of stuff for free.

Question: How much do you get for free each month?

How many free meals do you eat at work each day? 8
How many free drinks (soda, coffee, etc.) do you drink at work each day? 2
How many days per week do you ride a free shuttle? 4 Approximate daily cost of a monthly Caltrain pass
How many times per week do you use free laundry services? 4
Do you use free gym facilities? 60
Does your employer cover your cell phone plan? 60
Food
Transportation
Health and cleanliness
Communication
Total

Based on the above inputs, we recommend the following recurring monthly donations:

These numbers, and these nonprofits, are suggestions. Please act as you see fit.

Note: Don't forget that your employer may match donations. Tell them that @techjoboffsets sent you.