posted on May, 23 2008 @ 09:03 AM
Hate to be the cryin American but.. in the UK and Australia you tend to get payed better then your average American. Try going to college(for you Uk
folk) and owing 200,00 dollars, which to you is 400,000 PLUS living expenses, taxation through the roof and all of a sudden spending 50 dollars a fill
up on a small tank and (as with my truck) 150 dollars. A fill up lasting a week and pay at a good job for me over taxes only hitting 400 dollars that
350 dollars left to (or less if I drive the truck, plus I fill up both tanks, go figure... so even less)
4. Owe to other expenses
I make A LOT more then the average american and I still dont make much
(25 dollars an hour with 35 ovetime, which I pull regularly, taxes are 0 0, meaning I pay full so come tax time I get payed a large chunk to make up
for lost ground)
As much as I'd like to let you call us crying.. you get payed for college often, we pay A LOT for ours.
Not so sure about Australia though, so you may have it worse then us for all I know.
[edit on 23-5-2008 by The Bear Man]