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(Washington City Paper)   "One mom posted that she and her husband made $750,000 a year. She made the bulk of it but her husband threatened to kill himself if she quit or reduced her hours, because he couldn't stand to live on anything less"   (washingtoncitypaper.com) divider line 213
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2011-01-25 06:16:13 AM
I live in Prince William County, a good 30 miles from DC. It's the "poor" county, where the median household income is something like $100k.

If you ever wonder why Washington is so out of touch with the rest of the country, that's why. I cannot throw a rock and hit someone with less than a 6-figure income.
 
2011-01-25 06:17:09 AM
As a 38-year old father of two small children -- I would like to announce that every person on this planet appears to have more money than us. Hell, if our family made 75,000 a year, I'd think we were living on the gravy train.
 
2011-01-25 06:19:39 AM

Sass-O-Rev: Still boggled by the whole "$750,000-a-year" thing. Who needs that kind of money??? Holy crap.


Hey, how else are you gonna buy your dream boat?

resources1.news.com.au
 
2011-01-25 06:27:17 AM

Sass-O-Rev: Still boggled by the whole "$750,000-a-year" thing. Who needs that kind of money??? Holy crap.


They misplaced a zero. That's what you get with those low-income nobodies.
 
2011-01-25 06:32:35 AM

Sass-O-Rev: Still boggled by the whole "$750,000-a-year" thing. Who needs that kind of money??? Holy crap.


I always make sure that instead of taking me to a restaurant on a first date the guy buys the place, replaces the waitstaff with mimes, gets a classically trained violinist to play in the bathroom, and walks around in a tuxedo using only handstands.

It's the only way to weed out the riffraff and make sure he'll go the extra mile for me.
 
2011-01-25 06:33:57 AM
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2011-01-25 06:45:33 AM
The Ghost of Tom Ace:
Let's go troll that site and ruin it from the inside. Who's with me?

www.igheimer.se

www.imgpostr.com

/seriously... we all know these horrible people exist. They don't need the internet hate machine, they ARE the internet hate machine.
 
2011-01-25 06:45:55 AM
750k usdollars is a good wage but not like you can retire at 45 or somelike.

It is also a big rule that no matter how much you make you will always change your live to make that the lowest standard of wage you can get by with. When I was just starting out I made 40k euros now a few years later I make more than twice that before bonus. There is no way I could go back to what I earned back in 2005/6. And I don't have a mortgage kids or a wife (single by choice lol ;) )

Last thing...call me an old school guy but no way could I live with my wife earning more having to depend on her.
 
2011-01-25 06:50:57 AM

SpaceLord: So, the article says they have IT guys that make 300k? What? Most consultanct-worthy guys top out at around 200/hour, and that's only billable hours. Unless they are meaning C-level management, CIO/CTO. And CTO/CIOs are no longer "IT."


$200/hr * 2080hrs = $416,000
 
2011-01-25 06:51:50 AM

Petit_Merdeux: 1nsanilicious: 2. Would post her salary and income on a retarded website.


It is in very bad taste.

Indeed, I would never post my $650,000 a year salary. So tasteless!


Suck it Trebek. Suck it long, and suck it hard.
 
2011-01-25 06:51:53 AM
Damn, that's a long piece, with lots of very specific examples to prove a simple premise--these are truly awful people that frequent our website. They're so shallow you could drive through a crowd of them without getting your tires wet, and now I kind of want to.
 
2011-01-25 06:55:24 AM

harlock: With salaries around DC being that high, there's only one explanation...your federal tax dollars at play. Whether directly or indirectly profiting, that's probably where a lot of it comes from.


A lot of those incomes are probably affected by Lawyers who live and work here, Lobbyists on some generous payrolls here and the Defense/Technical contractors who target those lucrative government contracts. Some of us just scrape by working for non-profits or as federal workers. I should know, I've worked for almost every imaginable business and firm type here while free lancing and temping.

/Works for a non-profit now
//make next to nothing for this area but at least I can look at myself in the mirror now.
 
2011-01-25 06:55:44 AM

Sass-O-Rev: Still boggled by the whole "$750,000-a-year" thing. Who needs that kind of money??? Holy crap.


I can make the same argument for however much money you make.

Heck, the same argument can be said for anything.
 
2011-01-25 07:11:30 AM
Read some of the threads the story links to. It's like watching a multi-car pileup in slo-mo. A reaffirmation of pretty much every stereotype I have of the near-upper-class.

It's amazing what money does to supposed human beings. Scary even.
 
2011-01-25 07:12:10 AM
BesiktasBoy83: Last thing...call me an old school guy but no way could I live with my wife earning more having to depend on her.

You're an old school guy. Really, if you've got two people in a marriage and you're worried about who makes more than whom, have each person put an equal amount of money into a joint account for the couple and then do what they like with the extra. If your wife made more money than you, she'd have more discretionary money, but you wouldn't be dependent on her for the necessities any more than she is depending on you. As long as the division of labor in the household is also split equally, it would be fair.

... or would that be unfair, because she'd have extra money that you didn't?

Maybe being a partner to your wife, and enjoying the benefits of having a wife who makes a good salary and wants to share that with you rather than worrying about who made what might end up being a more peaceful solution. Put enough money into savings so that both of you will be able to make it if one of you is out of work, and enjoy yourself.
 
2011-01-25 07:12:34 AM

Mentat: That actually sounds like an awesome place to troll.

"I was thinking of entering my toddler in a beauty pageant. Should I make her wear pumps or platforms?"


Excellent idea.
 
2011-01-25 07:12:39 AM
Mister Peejay:
Sass-O-Rev: Still boggled by the whole "$750,000-a-year" thing. Who needs that kind of money??? Holy crap.

I can make the same argument for however much money you make.


But probably not for what I make, because much less and you're living on the streets in this town, or sharing an apartment with a couple of drug addicts. The fact is that some incomes are wildly above what anyone needs to live in total material comfort. Whether this makes them "excessive", however, is a matter of personal opinion/ideology.
 
2011-01-25 07:14:00 AM
This just in: women are mean to each other.

Film at 12, 13, and 14.

/First girl in junior high to get acne is a combination of albino alligator, leper, and scapegoat.
 
2011-01-25 07:17:23 AM
This just in: People make stuff up on the internet. The woman who's complaining about her husband who will leave her if the family doesn't make $750,000 is probably a 13 year old from Duluth.
 
2011-01-25 07:31:13 AM
The same crap happens on a different scale everywhere, and you either engage in the competition or withdraw from it and become a pariah. It wouldn't surprise me if my neighbors are trying to figure out if I get my cat litter from Wal-Mart or give Target two extra dollars for it.
 
2011-01-25 07:32:25 AM

MorrisBird: This just in: People make stuff up on the internet. The woman who's complaining about her husband who will leave her if the family doesn't make $750,000 is probably a 13 year old from Duluth.


Knowing this town, no. I don't think it's made up.
 
2011-01-25 07:35:08 AM

grimnir:

You're an old school guy. Really, if you've got two people in a marriage and you're worried about who makes more than whom, have each person put an equal amount of money into a joint account for the couple and then do what they like with the extra. If your wife made more money than you, she'd have more discretionary money, but you wouldn't be dependent on her for the necessities any more than she is depending on you. As long as the division of labor in the household is also split equally, it would be fair.

... or would that be unfair, because she'd have extra money that you didn't?

Maybe being a partner to your wife, and enjoying the benefits of having a wife who makes a good salary and wants to share that with you rather than worrying about who made what might end up being a more peaceful solution. Put enough money into savings so that both of you will be able to make it if one of you is out of work, and enjoy yourself.


THIS. I'm really good at making money, not so good at spending it. My husband does an OK job of making it, but is a genius at saving. My job is rock-solid; his prospects a little more shaky. For the past year, we decided to live on just my salary. I paid all my bills and all the household bills; he paid his personal bills and saved the rest. I'm astonished at how well this worked out.

We're hoping to move to a larger house this year, but we're going to try to still live on one salary. This "division of labor" has worked out so well for us, and I'm grateful not only to have a great job, but to have a husband who isn't threatened by the fact that I make more than he does.
 
2011-01-25 07:37:13 AM
Sorry, that should be "I'm really good at making money, not so good at saving it." Also not so good at typing before I drink my coffee.
 
2011-01-25 07:37:38 AM
Somebody sure likes his Hookers and Blow.
 
2011-01-25 07:37:44 AM

Gig103: I'm just another poster chiming in that this isn't anything new, except the gender reversal.

CSB time... My wife's friend got into a relationship with someone who was cheating on his controlling and greedy wife. He gets a divorce and promptly takes a huge pay cut to be a teacher like he always wanted. The friend and guy get married, and have a kid. As soon as her FEMA time (12 weeks) are up, my wife's friend decides to be a stay-at-home mom, and the guy was forced to go back into the soul-sucking sales position he resented his first wife for forcing him to stay at.

I give them less than 5 years, if he's not already cheating on her.


Sounds like karma to me. The two of them deserve each other, but will probably find other people whose lives they can make miserable.
 
2011-01-25 07:59:10 AM
And if she cut her hours, he'd have less time for his mistress. That would totally ruin the marriage!

=Smidge=
 
2011-01-25 08:06:02 AM

Sass-O-Rev: Still boggled by the whole "$750,000-a-year" thing. Who needs that kind of money??? Holy crap.


Actually it makes perfect sense. Consider the quote:

"Show me a beautiful woman, I'll show you a man who's tired of farking her. "

Its human nature
 
2011-01-25 08:13:38 AM
i249.photobucket.com

All I got from that article (what of it I read) was:

1. Wimmin be biatchin...and...
2. Some guys lost their testicles loooooong ago.
 
2011-01-25 08:14:38 AM
Sites like that (mizville, for one) are why my wife thinks that the average income in the US is about $300,000 per year.
 
2011-01-25 08:16:21 AM

BesiktasBoy83: 750k usdollars is a good wage but not like you can retire at 45 or somelike.


Are you serious?

Oh wait, this is Fark. Nevermind.
 
2011-01-25 08:18:20 AM

EatHam: Sites like that (mizville, for one) are why my wife thinks that the average income in the US is about $300,000 per year.



You're not doing it right.
Tell your wife to make more money or you will kill yourself.
 
2011-01-25 08:20:14 AM
Well the woman obviously has some free time on her hands if she can waste it on that idiot site complaining about long hours and her whiny sponge of a husband. If she puts up with that, then it's her own fault.
 
2011-01-25 08:37:17 AM
Was going to write that after taxes, 750K really isn't that much. Then I did the math. Nevermind.
 
2011-01-25 08:39:20 AM
cdn1.globalissues.org
Half the world lives on less than $2.50 a day. ($1000/year)
80% on less than $10 a day ($3500/year)

(from here.)
 
2011-01-25 08:39:30 AM
You know what's a good time? Going to the birhtday party of one of your kids friends and getting stuck listening to the self proclaimed "full time professional mom" blather on about her stupid sons named Aidan or Draden or Brayden, telling all about how they don't eat any processed foods or anything not organic.
"They've never had a sip of soda," she'll say, "and they don't even want it!"
Then the cake comes out, and mom has to go to her travel parenting bag to pull out some alternative wheat-brick covered in honey or some crap for her stupid kids to eat. Nobody cares about your stupid kids' diets. Stop talking about your stupid kids to everyone you meet, all the time.
 
2011-01-25 08:40:53 AM

Mentat: That actually sounds like an awesome place to troll.

"I was thinking of entering my toddler in a beauty pageant. Should I make her wear pumps or platforms?"


My wife used to troll a similar site in Dubai - I'd recommend either going for the "Working Mum vs Stay at Home Mum" angle or being super judgmental about schooling choices, preferably with the odd typo in your post.

Whether or not a live-in maid is absolutely necessary, even if you don't work or have kids, is also fertile trolling ground with that type of crowd.
 
2011-01-25 08:42:00 AM

TheSelphie: BesiktasBoy83: 750k usdollars is a good wage but not like you can retire at 45 or somelike.


Are you serious?

Oh wait, this is Fark. Nevermind.


He's a troll. A very successful one, at that. Never seems to get less than a hundred bites per "insight".
 
2011-01-25 08:45:09 AM

scavenger: You know what's a good time? Going to the birhtday party of one of your kids friends and getting stuck listening to the self proclaimed "full time professional mom" blather on about her stupid sons named Aidan or Draden or Brayden, telling all about how they don't eat any processed foods or anything not organic.
"They've never had a sip of soda," she'll say, "and they don't even want it!"
Then the cake comes out, and mom has to go to her travel parenting bag to pull out some alternative wheat-brick covered in honey or some crap for her stupid kids to eat. Nobody cares about your stupid kids' diets. Stop talking about your stupid kids to everyone you meet, all the time.


Those kids will be the first ones to be doing drugs and eating junk food as soon as they're away from Mommy's hovering.
 
2011-01-25 08:51:06 AM
I don't get the old school notion that a man isn't worth shiat if his wife makes more. Future mrs bearcats is in nursing school, no doubt she will make more than me when she graduates. Shiat, she already makes more than the peanuts I'm paid.

It's not the 50's anymore, I'll take pride in a happy, healthy marriage over being able to brag that I'm the bread winner for the family.

/it helps that she isn't a materialistic, vapid biatch
 
2011-01-25 08:54:08 AM

Mentat: That actually sounds like an awesome place to troll.


And a barrel sounds like an awesome place to catch fish. Where's the sport?
 
2011-01-25 08:54:41 AM
Hmm, $750,000?

Let's see, pay student loans in entirety. Down to $680,000.

$100K to my brother, for college. $80K to my parents, for putting up with me. Down to a cool half million, no debt, and no guilt!

Probably ten grand in random medical expenses. Essure or Adiana, uterine ablation, lasic if I can get it. I am now sterile, without a period, and can actually read my alarm clock in the middle of the night without my nose being ten inches from the clock itself. $490K

Off-lease Honda, call it $20K. Down to $470. $50K in the bank, everything else invested. I keep traveling for work but now do so with basically no financial pressure. Money made at work will pay for my summer vacations. Retire by 40 in a custom built dome house south of the snow belt.

/suck it, asshole hubby on wifey website
 
2011-01-25 09:00:44 AM

Ringshadow: Hmm, $750,000?

Let's see, pay student loans in entirety. Down to $680,000.

$100K to my brother, for college. $80K to my parents, for putting up with me. Down to a cool half million, no debt, and no guilt!

Probably ten grand in random medical expenses. Essure or Adiana, uterine ablation, lasic if I can get it. I am now sterile, without a period, and can actually read my alarm clock in the middle of the night without my nose being ten inches from the clock itself. $490K

Off-lease Honda, call it $20K. Down to $470. $50K in the bank, everything else invested. I keep traveling for work but now do so with basically no financial pressure. Money made at work will pay for my summer vacations. Retire by 40 in a custom built dome house south of the snow belt.

/suck it, asshole hubby on wifey website


I also have 70k in student loans. Couldn't find a job with my degree, so I joined the military (USAF). It's worked out pretty well so far, but I won't have my loans paid off until I'm 50.

Sallie Mae is the devil in company form.
 
2011-01-25 09:02:00 AM
welcome to our world ladies, you wanted equality, you got it. I think you are going to be disspointed when you figure out how not super great it is to have to deal with this type of crap

A.
Friggin.
Men.

You are woman. We've heard you roar. In numbers too big to ignore, etc. A woman can do anything a man can do, only better. When God created man She was only kidding. A woman w/o a man is like a fish w/o a bicycle. ETC.

As someone that endured the 70s-80s, I've been marinating in such bs for decades. Again - you wanted equal rights? Well princess you got it. Suck it up (if she had she wouldn't be divorced) and deal widdle girl - or go hit up your daddy for yet more trust money...
 
2011-01-25 09:04:59 AM
Stuff like this is just made up so the rest of us will feel better about our lives. It is the only logical explanation.

Wake up sheeple !!!11
 
2011-01-25 09:05:54 AM
Some articles make me root for the terrorists.
 
2011-01-25 09:08:02 AM

DrunkenIrishman: I also have 70k in student loans. Couldn't find a job with my degree, so I joined the military (USAF). It's worked out pretty well so far, but I won't have my loans paid off until I'm 50.

Sallie Mae is the devil in company form.


Preach it brother. Sallie Mae had me at a whopping 9.5% interest for some time on farking 45K. They've lost my paperwork, including forebearance paperwork. They've called me over late "outstanding" balance when I was paying monthly over the phone and had the records to prove it, only to find the outstanding was thirty dollars in fees they couldn't explain. Sallie Mae can die in a fire, and that's being far too kind.

As for paying loans off, I'm currently a traveling radworker. I'm only on my second outage as a junior, but I have a third scheduled and my only bills are living expenses and student loans. Hopefully this fall will treat me kindly. I'm also looking into becoming a radwaste shipper, which would double my hourly pay.
 
2011-01-25 09:14:46 AM
I only made it part way through that awful pile of shiat. Right about when they started talking about stroller-envy I started to want nothing but everlasting pain and torment for every single one of those pathetic mommiebeasts.
 
2011-01-25 09:18:36 AM
Growing up in a household that never broke 28k I guess theres a lot to this I just am not going to get. Thankfully.
 
2011-01-25 09:20:19 AM
What an excellent reminder of the many reasons I'm glad to be out of that area. There's no entitlement quite like DC "aristocracy".
 
2011-01-25 09:21:17 AM
I didn't get it. tldr, pointless article about some random post on a forum that caters to self important biatchy women who live in the DC area.


Who farking cares. Pointless, pointless, pointless...
You might as well write about some douche staying at a luxury hotel complaining about cold towels and no mint under his pillow. That's how much i give a fark.
 
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