For the benefit of those outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, $19.77 per hour isn't as much as one might think.
As examples, the following are representative wages and living costs in the San Francisco Bay Area:
Firefighter - $24 per hour
Automotive Mechanic - $26 per hour
Police Patrol Officer - $30 per hour
Retail Store Manager - $30 per hour
High School Teacher - $32 per hour
Network Administrator - $38 per hour
Registered Nurse - $39 per hour
Computer Programmer -...