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slothrop



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:16 am    Post subject: edit Reply with quote

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Died By Bear



Joined: 13 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THEY TOOK OUR JOBS!
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basic69isokay



Joined: 28 Sep 2014
Location: korea

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do.ppl really brag about 2.9?
I wouldn't even brag about 3.9. What is that, 45,000 $/YR?
Puts you barely in the average of what a..... plumber or bus driver or construction worker makes back home.. If that
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The average salary of a Plumber is $53,820.

EFL is a low paying field (even for those with PhDs and publications).
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slothrop



Joined: 03 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Taxpayers in the Big Apple are forced to pay $144,000 a year for salary, health and pension benefits for garbage workers, who are unskilled but unionized laborers.

http://www.wnd.com/2011/01/253645/
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Steelrails



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Location: Earth, Solar System

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slothrop wrote:
american garbage men are the real winners. some cities pay 50 grand a year pension after only working 20 years. graduate high school at 18. pick up trash till you are 38. then collect 50 grand a year for the rest of your life while sipping tropical drinks in SE Asia!


I'm assuming that's for cities like NY or San Francisco where 50,000 is the equivalent of 20,000.
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motiontodismiss



Joined: 18 Dec 2011

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steelrails wrote:
slothrop wrote:
american garbage men are the real winners. some cities pay 50 grand a year pension after only working 20 years. graduate high school at 18. pick up trash till you are 38. then collect 50 grand a year for the rest of your life while sipping tropical drinks in SE Asia!


I'm assuming that's for cities like NY or San Francisco where 50,000 is the equivalent of 20,000.


Also that 50k goes to about 40 after federal, FICA, state and CITY taxes.
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World Traveler



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Nevada, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming have 0% percent tax on both social security and pension. Would a person living overseas (from elsewhere) be taxed on it?
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basic69isokay



Joined: 28 Sep 2014
Location: korea

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very few people making enough here to feel proud of. Maybe a few hagwon owners or SAT prep teachers in daechi. Even then, iffy.
Funny story: when I went back to the states for a week, I told people I was teaching English in Korea and they always asked the same question next---"so do you have a job there??" Hahah, not only is it a relatively low paying job, very few people even consider it a job at all!!!! Don't kid yourself, nobody back home thinks you are special being a visiting prof at yoosuck university. Sure, we pay low taxes and if you are frugal, you can get by decently. But anyone bragging needs some perspective.
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Roman Holiday



Joined: 22 Sep 2014

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got to get beyond that 'winner/ loser' mentality. So.... middle-class. Cool
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EZE



Joined: 05 May 2012

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

basic69isokay wrote:
Do.ppl really brag about 2.9?
I wouldn't even brag about 3.9. What is that, 45,000 $/YR?
Puts you barely in the average of what a..... plumber or bus driver or construction worker makes back home.. If that


I make 2.3 and I can save more on it than I could on $50,000 in the southeastern USA. 3.9 would probably be like $80,000.
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EZE wrote:
I make 2.3 and I can save more on it than I could on $50,000 in the southeastern USA.

How much would be saved in the U.S.? It's hard to say. For one, money would be paid into one's social security account (so that's $7,000+ annually). Most professional jobs pay into pension. What size house would you be living in in America? (That can greatly impact the amount it is possible to save.)
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Steelrails



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EZE wrote:
basic69isokay wrote:
Do.ppl really brag about 2.9?
I wouldn't even brag about 3.9. What is that, 45,000 $/YR?
Puts you barely in the average of what a..... plumber or bus driver or construction worker makes back home.. If that


I make 2.3 and I can save more on it than I could on $50,000 in the southeastern USA. 3.9 would probably be like $80,000.


As an aside, props to EZE for not exaggerating his wage. Usually on Dave's it seems that every poster on the Gen Discussion forum ends up claiming that they are either raking in 100k or driving BMWs or giving briefings to Obama or whatever.

I think this is the first time in a long while I have seen someone not hesitate to say they make the standard rate.

Props to EZE.
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edwardcatflap



Joined: 22 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Funny story: when I went back to the states for a week, I told people I was teaching English in Korea and they always asked the same question next---"so do you have a job there??" Hahah, not only is it a relatively low paying job, very few people even consider it a job at all!!!!


My UK brother in law had a similar reaction when I told hm what I did. Until he found out later that I'd bought my house over there without a mortgage and he suddenly started showing an interest.
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