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2012-07-31 08:32:15 PM
If I had a six figure job in in me I'd be surprised, subby. I HAVE a six figure job, but not in me.
 
2012-07-31 08:36:59 PM
Really profitable prostitutes?
 
2012-07-31 08:38:34 PM

Lsherm: If I had a six figure job in in me I'd be surprised, subby. I HAVE a six figure job, but not in me.


img841.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-31 08:39:11 PM
I dont want to do the slideshow
YOU CAN'T MAKE ME
 
2012-07-31 08:40:21 PM
six figures dosn't go as far as it used to.
 
2012-07-31 08:40:56 PM

roblarky: Lsherm: If I had a six figure job in in me I'd be surprised, subby. I HAVE a six figure job, but not in me.

[img841.imageshack.us image 618x357]


I've done alot but I think that would be a boner killer. :(
 
2012-07-31 08:41:02 PM
Computer programmer.

And a college dropout at that.

^ This Guy ^
 
2012-07-31 08:41:09 PM
Sigh...Forbes MEANT to say "the top ten percent of some fields make six figures".

Stopped reading that POS pretty quick...I miss anything?
 
2012-07-31 08:41:47 PM
1. Metabolic Regulator
2. Pyloric Sphincter Opener
3. E. Coli Maintenance Technician
4. Pyloric Sphincter Closer
5. Eyeball Moistener
6. The Guy Who Scrapes BigMac Residue Out of Americans' Arteries
 
2012-07-31 08:42:19 PM
They need to offer 6 figures to someone to redesign that ridiculous website.
 
2012-07-31 08:42:49 PM
How about stock photographers?

How often to you get to take a picture of an aging male model appearing to maintain an elevator?
 
2012-07-31 08:43:16 PM

PunGent: Sigh...Forbes MEANT to say "the top ten percent of some fields make six figures".

Stopped reading that POS pretty quick...I miss anything?


Nope. Nevermind that the bottom 10% of each of the fields cited pays $10/hour. In a competitive market.
 
2012-07-31 08:45:57 PM
It's always fun watching a writer whose editor is on her ass to turn something in NOW try to come up with meaningful topics.
 
2012-07-31 08:46:30 PM
None of that was surprising in the least bit. Especially since only the top 10% of the workers make that wage.

Did you know that boat captains, who are in charge of million dollar vessels and have a crew of people whose lives are in his hands, makes six figures??!?!? OMG!!!!

The guy who cleans Obamas toilet makes six figures. Are we really shocked by this?
 
2012-07-31 08:46:38 PM
Didn't we just learn that happiness capped out at $70k? I figured we all just turned the rest back in.
 
2012-07-31 08:46:44 PM
How do those elevator installers get 100k+ a year? My friend did that.. for 10/h..
 
2012-07-31 08:46:55 PM
I remember once being taught the the key to becoming well-paid was to do the jobs that no one else will. I can safely say that was a crock of shiat.
 
2012-07-31 08:48:58 PM

Dont Call Me Shirley: six figures dosn't go as far as it used to.


No, but it's still more than the vast majority of Americans make
 
2012-07-31 08:49:46 PM

jjorsett: It's always fun watching a writer whose editor is on her ass to turn something in NOW try to come up with meaningful topics.


That is one major problem with the news media today. If there isn't any actual news they just make some shiat up and call it news. If CNN would stop spending 12 hours a day talking about pointless celebrity crap and having a bunch of pundits yelling at each other but not actually saying anything they could put on some documentaries and I'm guessing their ratings would go up.
 
2012-07-31 08:49:57 PM

radarlove: 1. Metabolic Regulator
2. Pyloric Sphincter Opener
3. E. Coli Maintenance Technician
4. Pyloric Sphincter Closer
5. Eyeball Moistener
6. The Guy Who Scrapes BigMac Residue Out of Americans' Arteries


7. Old Navy commercial set designer
 
2012-07-31 08:50:42 PM
My father was an author. Didn't make much money. He's unemployed now. Bullshiat at the 6-figure salary.
 
2012-07-31 08:51:01 PM

Lsherm: If I had a six figure job in in me I'd be surprised, subby. I HAVE a six figure job, but not in me.


There were 19 Americans with a six-figure job in them at Penn State
 
2012-07-31 08:52:10 PM

MFAWG: Dont Call Me Shirley: six figures dosn't go as far as it used to.

No, but it's still more than the vast majority of Americans make


I honestly have no idea what I would do with that much money.
 
2012-07-31 08:52:22 PM

radarlove: 1. Metabolic Regulator
2. Pyloric Sphincter Opener
3. E. Coli Maintenance Technician
4. Pyloric Sphincter Closer
5. Eyeball Moistener
6. The Guy Who Scrapes BigMac Residue Out of Americans' Arteries


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2012-07-31 08:52:38 PM

radarlove: 1. Metabolic Regulator
2. Pyloric Sphincter Opener
3. E. Coli Maintenance Technician
4. Pyloric Sphincter Closer
5. Eyeball Moistener
6. The Guy Who Scrapes BigMac Residue Out of Americans' Arteries


Shiat. That made me giggle like crazy.
 
2012-07-31 08:52:57 PM
For those who hate slideshows (like me), I took one for the team:

1. Theatrical Makeup Artists
2. Technical Writers
3. Gaming Managers
4. Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
5. Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
6. Art Directors
7. Transportation Inspectors
8. Broadcast News Analysts
9. Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
10. Insurance Sales Agents
11. Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
12. Writers and Authors
13. Film and Video Editors
14. Human Resources Managers
15. Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
16. Multimedia Artists and Animators
17. Elevator Installers and Repairers
18. Loan Officers
19. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
20. Database Administrators

PunGent: Sigh...Forbes MEANT to say "the top ten percent of some fields make six figures".


I think what they're showing is that if 10% make 6 figures on average, then there is a career path towards it and it's likely someone will get there once they have X years of experience, unlike garbage man or administrative assistant where you start at minimum wage and max out at $40K.
 
2012-07-31 08:53:24 PM
Work at a unionized Pepsi plant and you'll get close to six figures.
 
2012-07-31 08:53:37 PM

mootmah: Lsherm: If I had a six figure job in in me I'd be surprised, subby. I HAVE a six figure job, but not in me.

There were 19 Americans with a six-figure job in them at Penn State


Thread over.
 
2012-07-31 08:54:08 PM
Writer/Author?

newvintageleadership.com
 
2012-07-31 08:54:21 PM
I love how "Writers & Authors" were included on that list.
 
2012-07-31 08:55:05 PM

apachevoyeur: mootmah: Lsherm: If I had a six figure job in in me I'd be surprised, subby. I HAVE a six figure job, but not in me.

There were 19 Americans with a six-figure job in them at Penn State

Thread over.


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/you're all going to hell
 
2012-07-31 08:55:37 PM
Engineers will gladly work 80 hours a week for 30000$.
 
2012-07-31 08:56:52 PM
blogs-images.forbes.com

This scene is intense.

The father, soon to retire, is gazing out the window in despair. For 36 years he has glanced out of that window and seen many dreams collapse around him. Is it now his turn?
His legacy is in jeopardy, and he only has his son to rely on now.
This woman... she doesn't understand. He came to this country with nothing; to her it's just business. "Those are the old ways," she would say, "the world doesn't work that way any more."

Tell that to his son.
Look at the him. His eyes burn with intensity, striving to meet dad's expectations. The business will not fall, it can't fall.

"You... you biatch. Look at this paper. Do you see this? DO YOU SEE WHAT I'M POINTING AT?"
"But I thought..."
"DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT I AM POINTING AT?"
 
2012-07-31 08:56:54 PM

URAPNIS: MFAWG: Dont Call Me Shirley: six figures dosn't go as far as it used to.

No, but it's still more than the vast majority of Americans make

I honestly have no idea what I would do with that much money.


I don't know where you live, but in Chicago a six figure job allows you to live at a very average level, especially if you have kids and live in the city.
 
2012-07-31 08:57:48 PM
You want amazing six figure salaries......look no further than govt "workers".
All of whom do little, badly.
 
2012-07-31 08:58:10 PM
My employer imports Chinese cabinets to his 8 warehouses across the u.s. and makes high 6 figures. A try job Creator*TM. He creates several jobs for a very few to try to handle for a barely livable wage. USA USA vote Republican, he does and he's very wealthy!
 
2012-07-31 08:58:58 PM

God-is-a-Taco: [blogs-images.forbes.com image 620x434]

This scene is intense.

The father, soon to retire, is gazing out the window in despair. For 36 years he has glanced out of that window and seen many dreams collapse around him. Is it now his turn?
His legacy is in jeopardy, and he only has his son to rely on now.
This woman... she doesn't understand. He came to this country with nothing; to her it's just business. "Those are the old ways," she would say, "the world doesn't work that way any more."

Tell that to his son.
Look at the him. His eyes burn with intensity, striving to meet dad's expectations. The business will not fall, it can't fall.

"You... you biatch. Look at this paper. Do you see this? DO YOU SEE WHAT I'M POINTING AT?"
"But I thought..."
"DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT I AM POINTING AT?"


That's great stuff! You should do more stock photos.
 
2012-07-31 09:01:46 PM
Database admins and technical writers made the list? Damn those guys must give good head.
 
2012-07-31 09:03:35 PM
Submitter's mom preferred cum stain remover strangely missing from list
 
2012-07-31 09:03:52 PM

Macular Degenerate: 5. Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels


I am a tax preparer. I had a client walk in one day, years ago, and he smelled bad. I mean, this man was stinky. Something had died in his beard. He threw a sopping wet W-2 onto my desk.

"That's all I got," he told me. I started to enter his information. Then I stopped. My brain told me there was something wrong with that W-2; the number in box 1 was way too big. I glanced at the stinky geezer sitting across my desk and asked him, "excuse me, sir, what do you do?"

He said, "I'm the tugboat cap'n." Not a tugboat captain; the tugboat captain. And the "t" in captain is silent.

So, yes, you can earn good money doing some disgusting jobs.
 
2012-07-31 09:04:15 PM

God-is-a-Taco: [blogs-images.forbes.com image 620x434]

This scene is intense.

The father, soon to retire, is gazing out the window in despair. For 36 years he has glanced out of that window and seen many dreams collapse around him. Is it now his turn?
His legacy is in jeopardy, and he only has his son to rely on now.
This woman... she doesn't understand. He came to this country with nothing; to her it's just business. "Those are the old ways," she would say, "the world doesn't work that way any more."

Tell that to his son.
Look at the him. His eyes burn with intensity, striving to meet dad's expectations. The business will not fall, it can't fall.

"You... you biatch. Look at this paper. Do you see this? DO YOU SEE WHAT I'M POINTING AT?"
"But I thought..."
"DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT I AM POINTING AT?"


Nice bit of flash. Completely off the cuff?
 
2012-07-31 09:05:32 PM

mootmah: Lsherm: If I had a six figure job in in me I'd be surprised, subby. I HAVE a six figure job, but not in me.

There were 19 Americans with a six-figure job in them at Penn State


NICE!
 
2012-07-31 09:06:56 PM

God-is-a-Taco: [blogs-images.forbes.com image 620x434]

This scene is intense.

The father, soon to retire, is gazing out the window in despair. For 36 years he has glanced out of that window and seen many dreams collapse around him. Is it now his turn?
His legacy is in jeopardy, and he only has his son to rely on now.
This woman... she doesn't understand. He came to this country with nothing; to her it's just business. "Those are the old ways," she would say, "the world doesn't work that way any more."

Tell that to his son.
Look at the him. His eyes burn with intensity, striving to meet dad's expectations. The business will not fall, it can't fall.

"You... you biatch. Look at this paper. Do you see this? DO YOU SEE WHAT I'M POINTING AT?"
"But I thought..."
"DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT I AM POINTING AT?"


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2012-07-31 09:07:32 PM
Home economics instructors who teach at the college level

They teach home ec in college??
 
2012-07-31 09:09:06 PM

God-is-a-Taco: [blogs-images.forbes.com image 620x434]

This scene is intense.

The father, soon to retire, is gazing out the window in despair. For 36 years he has glanced out of that window and seen many dreams collapse around him. Is it now his turn?
His legacy is in jeopardy, and he only has his son to rely on now.
This woman... she doesn't understand. He came to this country with nothing; to her it's just business. "Those are the old ways," she would say, "the world doesn't work that way any more."

Tell that to his son.
Look at the him. His eyes burn with intensity, striving to meet dad's expectations. The business will not fall, it can't fall.

"You... you biatch. Look at this paper. Do you see this? DO YOU SEE WHAT I'M POINTING AT?"
"But I thought..."
"DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT I AM POINTING AT?"


Greened in my favs! Hopefully your muse would grant you many, many stories to match your wit :D
 
2012-07-31 09:09:56 PM

Macular Degenerate: 10. Insurance Sales Agents


Most captive agents are lucky too make what their secretary does in the first 3-5 years.
 
2012-07-31 09:10:23 PM
For almost every job you can think of, someone out there is doing it and making 6+ figures.

What's your excuse?
 
2012-07-31 09:10:48 PM

fusillade762: Home economics instructors who teach at the college level

They teach home ec in college??


A Masters in Sammich Making is a highly desirable degree in the baby manufacturing field
 
2012-07-31 09:11:01 PM
13. Film and Video Editors

Six figures when you include the numbers after the decimal point?
 
2012-07-31 09:11:48 PM

roblarky: Lsherm: If I had a six figure job in in me I'd be surprised, subby. I HAVE a six figure job, but not in me.

[img841.imageshack.us image 618x357]


That's either a dude with very effeminate bone structure, or a chick with one hell of an Adam's Apple.

Either way, that's some pretty impressive ink.
 
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