It is the condition of living in poverty but to the extreme. It is a special kind of poverty that you can only find while working for Paragon Security. The condition of being in Paragon poverty is having a full time job which you are working hard on long shifts, many being night shifts, while doing overtime constantly, and working weeks on end without any days off all at minimum wage, yet making somehow less than a Mc. Donald's employee.
Mike (Paragon Guard): "One hour? Are you crazy? I have just enough subway tickets to last me for the next week of work. I can't afford to come into work today! I'm living in Paragon poverty!"