Doug Sovern’s KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By airs on KCBS 740AM/106.9FM through Friday at 6:30am, 8:30am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm, March 24-28.
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The Bay Area has the highest median income in the nation and San Francisco has the fastest-growing gap between rich and poor. That economic inequality is on stark display in the very places where the latest technology boom is transforming the city.
Across the street from the Twitter building on Market Street, John Forrey works at a stationery store making minimum wage—about $21,000 a year.
“It is difficult and it’s paycheck to paycheck and it’s concern after that paycheck and it’s concern after that one. So there is a major concern that I didn’t have as a kid growing up.”