Dear stranger, read my story below to understand, why I would appreciate any financial help.
Before I start, let me introduce myself. My name is Matthias and I recently finished my archaeological studies thus I acquired my archeology degree, which was a childhood dream of mine. Sadly, I can’t allow myself to work on the field. Thankfully, I have a job now, which I still have during these awful pandemic times, but it was negatively affected…
You can say “Hey, why do you need money, if you have a job?” Well, that is true. My salary is approx. 588 euro, which is relatively good among the Hungarian wages. But since my country has a “strong” economy, I spend almost all of it to necessary things, like bills, purchase food for the week, or to help my parents. I can’t let myself to spend money for myself, nor to make savings. Although during these times you should avoid places which are crowded, but I cannot allow myself to go to a concert, to a cinema, or to buy anything that I would like. Thankfully, I don’t have any addiction (I don’t smoke, don’t drink), therefore I’m not spending my money on those and yet, it still runs out near the end of the month.
“Dude, you have a cool degree, why don’t you work with that?’ Well, that is also true, but it’s a bit difficult here. Not long ago I applied for a job in the Archaeological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. You know how much they could pay me for hard, often field work? Approximately 447 euro. That is ridiculously low. Why is this a thing here? Because our government don’t support culture and science.
To summarize it, I am asking for your help, to create myself a safety deposit, from which I could withdraw money to cover any unforeseen events. I know, I ask too much, but your help would mean much for me.
*Disclaimer: I hope that the translation is understandable, and I translated the names correctly.