Re: I'm not surprised
All the available factors leading to this event seem to point to the fact that "the guy moved from Atlanta to San Francisco". It is cheaper in Atlanta compare to SF, so it makes sense employees are attracted to the higher numbers. After getting his new house, it could be the point where he got trapped mentally.
It is very possible that
1. he felt being limited as a minority (African American) in SF compare to Atlanta where there is a larger community of minority.
2. he felt less confidence after presented with difficult works very different from the previous environment
3. he fear losing his job as he was unable to meet work deadlines (could be provoke by Uber employer )
4. he fear losing his house and everything if he do loses his job (could be provoke by Uber employer )
5. he felt less confidence to get a new job or get back his previous job after his experience on different and difficult works
6. he felt that he is unable to get a new job with similar salary to sustain his family (could be provoke by Uber employer )
7. he tried to add additional time on his job hoping reach some work deadlines but barely make them, causing further lost in time and confidence.
8. Uber employer racism encouraged his idea of failure.
9. Uber policy / SF law encourage him from quitting too early.
10. he felt that as a man, he cannot fail his family.
When you repeat those mental pressures, you get mentally trapped. He really should have either choose to go to the psychiatrist or forgot about everything and move back to Atlanta.