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originally posted by: opethPA
Did you give any more thought to going the IT route like you had been discussing on that other thread?
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: badgerprints
Killing the unions was part of a systemic plan. I saw the plan (gray area material, but I'm not kidding).
Sure some unions messed up, but overall, at least unions fought for workers, gave people unity and a goal, as the devil you knew. With this new devil, you're swinging on your own.
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
IYou typically earn what you earn and most are in bad positions because of earlier bad decisions...not all, but a lot are.
My thought is that if you don't like where you are then change it...trouble is a lot of people also don't like change.
By definition, 50 percent of wage earners had net compensation less than or equal to the median wage, which is estimated to be $28,031.02 for 2013.
originally posted by: AlaskanDad
Something is not right here:
The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling. Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000. If you worked a full-time job at $10 an hour all year long with two weeks off, you would make $20,000. So the fact that 39 percent of all workers made less than that amount is rather telling.
This is more evidence of the declining quality of the jobs in this country. In many homes in America today, both parents are working multiple jobs in a desperate attempt to make ends meet. Our paychecks are stagnant while the cost of living just continues to soar. And the jobs that are being added to the economy pay a lot less than the jobs lost in the last recession. In fact, it has been estimated that the jobs that have been created since the last recession pay an average of 23 percent less than the jobs that were lost. We are witnessing the slow-motion destruction of the middle class, and very few of our leaders seem to care.
The 2013 median was higher than that but there are apparently a lot of people who are less picky than you. Half of wage earners to be precise.
I wouldnt get out of bed for US$26363.55
Then they want to cut our pay checks, take our benefits, then make more phone calls!