Having a job in Silicon Valley today no longer guarantees a place to live. In the city with the highest average income in the richest country, if you're only getting the minimum wage, you're just a check away from sleeping on the streets. The residents of Hotel 22 are different from the traditional street vagabonds. They did not come to the streets because of drug addiction, nor are they willing to degenerate. They are just a group of people who were unfortunately eliminated in the cruel battlefield of Silicon Valley. Jimmy used to work as a chef in a high-tech company before losing his job and becoming homeless.
Every night I sleep in Hotel 22 four times back and forth until dawn, Image Manipulation Service so that I can avoid sleeping on the street overnight. You can stay warm for just eight bucks. Every night, he dragged all his belongings, boarded the bus at around 10, dropped two dollars worth of change, went to the back to find a seat to pull down his hat, and started the long night. When the bus reaches the terminal two hours later, the driver will turn on the lights, wake them all up and get them off the bus, sometimes with the help of police force. In this safe, warm and sheltered space, one more minute can save one minute of suffering.
After getting out of the car, he would walk drowsily across the road, wait for half an hour in the dark and cold night, and then catch the next bus back. In this way, he went back and forth twice a night, and he has been running for more than a year, all he wants is a broken place to live. The route goes through Apple, Facebook and Google, as well as his old company, Microsoft. Wei Ya, a homeless woman, was also unable to work because of her injury.