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2012-08-01 01:18:11 AM

p the boiler: 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.


My brother lives very comfortably in Lincoln Park and he makes $36k ... you're full of shiat.
 
2012-08-01 01:25:07 AM
When I heard my niece, who is a secretary ...excuse me...Personal Assistant...makes $130,000/yr ...I said W.T.F.?
 
2012-08-01 01:32:53 AM

intelligent comment below: Yeah no shiat, you can do things to make more money. But that wasn't the point. The average salary is NOT 188k a year like you claimed. So go back to making up bullshiat in another topic, useless troll.


No Officer who worked the entire year took home earned as little as $54,000. That's even lower the wage your academy cadets make.

Who's lying when your number is obviously made up crap? And, why would care if civilians realized how much Officers really earn?
 
2012-08-01 01:33:55 AM

seadoo2006:
My brother lives very comfortably in Lincoln Park and he makes $36k ... you're full of shiat.


But is it worth putting up with the music?
 
2012-08-01 01:42:48 AM
Film editor is actually on there, yeah! Cancel those blowjob appointments! Wait...
 
2012-08-01 01:57:30 AM

limeyfellow: towatchoverme: RealityChuck: That figure for writers and authors is ridiculous. The median earnings for an author from writing is less than $5000 a year. Maybe 50 writers make six figures or more, but the idea that writers make a lot of money is absurd.

Define "writers."

Many ad copy writers, technical writers, speechwriters, freelance communications experts, PR flaks and newspaper columnists make over six figures.

That's one of the reasons I chuckle so heartily at the Fark "English major/fries with that" cliché. In my experience, a good writer can almost always find a way to make north of 100k.

Unless, of course, they're out to write the Great American Novel and create "AHHHHT."

Those guys eat a lot of ramen noodles.

This is however the vast minority of writers. Most are part time at best, and looking for anything. Many more spend their time writing their million dollar book at Starbucks while collecting the unemployment check.


Hey, worked for Rowling!

/not entirely sure which direction I was trying to take that...
 
2012-08-01 02:05:31 AM

fragMasterFlash: The garbage truck drivers in my area are on strike because the $98k salary they have been getting isn't buying nearly as much hookers and blow as it used to.

/fire them all


From Seattle, huh?

/nearby
//thankfully ours are still working
///hope yours start working soon!
 
2012-08-01 02:08:57 AM

The Southern Dandy: When I heard my niece, who is a secretary ...excuse me...Personal Assistant...makes $130,000/yr ...I said W.T.F.?


You missed the part in her job description where it says "Other duties as assigned."
 
2012-08-01 02:26:11 AM

que.guero: 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.


Well, you should have done your research and you would have realized that assistant crack whore is a very popular job.
 
2012-08-01 02:43:48 AM

The Southern Dandy: When I heard my niece, who is a secretary ...excuse me...Personal Assistant...makes $130,000/yr ...I said W.T.F.?



How much does the executive make? Probably a high number. Obviously they want to attract a talented person as support staff. Being a secretary, excuse me, assistant, is not automatically an easy job. You aren't just answering phones and using the type writer. It isn't 1950 anymore
 
2012-08-01 02:59:31 AM

intelligent comment below: Why so defensive when all you could have done was just admit your number was pulled out of your ass as typical bullshiat anti-union propaganda? You call my number of 54k into question which is a hell of a lot closer to the link you finally posted than your 188k a year claim. So who made up crap again? You're a useless troll, go away.


Defensive? Everything I've said is a documented fact. The average Oakland Police Officer received $188,000 in compensation in 2010 according to Vice Mayor De La Fuente, as reported in many papers without being challenged by OPOA. If you knew anything about his or my history, you wouldn't call either of us anti-union. It's just the farking truth. I never said it was base salary, but it is what they earn.

Check out the current MOU that governs OPD pay. The lowest possible rate an OPD officer can earn is far more than your "average" number.

Why, Officer, did you make up a completely bogus "average" number that is an obvious lie?

And if I disobey your order to stop posting, will some of your buddies come by to give me a beat down or kill me for contempt of Cop?
 
2012-08-01 03:14:50 AM

The Southern Dandy: When I heard my niece, who is a secretary ...excuse me...Personal Assistant...makes $130,000/yr ...I said W.T.F.?


Yeah, my niece is a hooker too, but she can't type.

/ Old joke.
 
2012-08-01 05:50:53 AM

radarlove: Unoriginal_Username: WTF is a gaming manager?


"Gaming" is Vegas speak for gambling.
 
2012-08-01 07:09:53 AM

Nicholas D. Wolfwood:
One of the greatest crimes of this society is the wage scales paid to corporate executives, so-called 'celebrities', and 'athletes', as compared to teachers, police, firefighters, engineers, paramedics, etc., etc.


That is why our country is heading right towards destruction. The mindless masses out there won't get the big picture until our society has crumbled to dust.

Then it will be too late.
 
2012-08-01 07:17:09 AM

intelligent comment below: towatchoverme: I work in an industry that provides lots of good work for actual writers with talent and a bit of business acumen. Most of the freelancers/punch-up people I've worked with bill well over $250 an hour.

What do you mean, good work? It sounds like you all will just do and say anything for a paycheck. You're the type of people who write articles for mindless advertising and political operations. Sure, anyone can sell their soul for a paycheck. But not everyone gives a damn about that type of work. Go work for a non profit that actually does something useful in life.


Non profit = good.
Politics/advertising = bad.

Poverty = good.
Paycheck = bad.

That about cover it? Man, i wish i had such a simple and certain view of the world. But, from where i sit, there's very little virtue - artistic or otherwise - in toiling away in poverty on yet another crappy vampire/sword and sorcery/roman a clef university novel at a coffee shop like so many of my friends have done. There may also be very little virtue in working for some obscure little not-for-profit that pays its staff like crap, forces them to work long hours and does a dubious amount of good while blowing most of their budget in expensive television buys (in fact an acquaintance of mine owns a production company which provides exactly that service to the sector - i guarantee you have seen his work).

But you go ahead and persist in the belief that poverty is a virtue, and earning money is selling out. I'll be over here, shopping for a new car.
 
2012-08-01 07:34:03 AM
Half of these fields are oversaturated by recent college grads thousands of dollars in debt who work as waitstaff while desperately trying to break into one of these fields (especially the writer and video editor positions). The only way Loan Officers make that kind of money is if they get a commission, and the types that get paid that well are so ultra-competative, overworked, and morally dubious.

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?"


This was like a PocketNinja post, only actually funny.
 
hej
2012-08-01 07:38:11 AM

stiletto_the_wise: [blogs-images.forbes.com image 620x434]

"Wait a minute, if I am a database administrator, what am I doing with a screwdriver, a video card, and a bunch of memory boards on my desk???"


For an iMac, no less.
 
2012-08-01 08:26:32 AM

croesius: Not on the list:
[img821.imageshack.us image 612x612]

Bring it!


OK - what the hell is that thing?
 
2012-08-01 08:39:37 AM
The only thing worse than a slideshow is a slideshow with a huge banner ad that requires you to scroll down on every slide to see the caption. Ugh.
 
2012-08-01 09:29:10 AM

hej: stiletto_the_wise: [blogs-images.forbes.com image 620x434]

"Wait a minute, if I am a database administrator, what am I doing with a screwdriver, a video card, and a bunch of memory boards on my desk???"

For an iMac, no less.


what the hell is a "database administrator" anyway?

1) pours a cup of coffee
2) log into database server
3) takes sips of coffee throughout day
4) goes to bathroom
5) logs out
 
2012-08-01 09:53:35 AM

fusillade762: Home economics instructors who teach at the college level

They teach home ec in college??


Christian schools have to do something with all those girls.
 
2012-08-01 10:00:48 AM
Wow, you make decent money if you're in the top 10% of your field, what a shocker. Truly, this is the height of journalism.
 
2012-08-01 11:22:33 AM

foo monkey: Alonjar: 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?

He does have an exceptionally high security clearance. He probably gets paid well to not talk shiat about the President.


Yeah could you imagine the fun Mitt's campaign could have making attack ads with that guy? "Obama pees on the seat and floor all the time man! You wouldn't believe the paint peeling bombs Michelle doesn't flush....."
 
2012-08-01 11:58:00 AM
My favorite part of TFA was where they compared the top 10% of these various fields with the average American salary, rather than the ninetieth-percentile American salary (in other words, the salary that puts you in the top 10% of earners) -- which, in an amazing coincidence, is a bit over $100K.
 
2012-08-01 02:08:30 PM
Writers? Seriously? You know how many people write that never get paid a red cent?

/By the way, email me if you want to buy my book. My mom says it's horrendous and childish, so I've got that going for me.
 
2012-08-01 03:05:08 PM

pheed: croesius: Not on the list:
[img821.imageshack.us image 612x612]

Bring it!

OK - what the hell is that thing?


Ahh, TIG welding torch. #5 nozzle, 1/16" thoriated tungsten.
 
2012-08-01 04:24:32 PM

xaks: CrispFlows: Unoriginal_Username: Guild/Raid leader?

Actual comment from my wow gaming session yesterday:

ÐæŗķMąsŧĕr: "yo guildies - sorry for all the drama but one of the ladies here is ruining the vibe here, so lates."

ÐæŗķMąsŧĕr has left the guild

/g "WTH? What drama? Who? Why would I care?"

The fact that you let someone with THAT handle into the guild in the first place speaks volumes.


Not a guild leader.
 
2012-08-01 04:25:00 PM

croesius: pheed: croesius: Not on the list:
[img821.imageshack.us image 612x612]

Bring it!

OK - what the hell is that thing?

Ahh, TIG welding torch. #5 nozzle, 1/16" thoriated tungsten.


Heh... I got drunk and bought a MIG welder the other day. *sighs* I have no idea how to use it. I can stick weld a bit, enough to make two things stick together. It's gasless and only regular house current but the goal is to simply do simple exhaust and body work with it. Well, that was my plan at any rate. A buddy needed the money. I suppose he'll need some more at some point so I'll have him give me some lessons.
 
2012-08-01 07:16:38 PM
Most of these jobs are located in areas where 6 figures is laughable at best.

Remember, there are places where *forklift* operators make 6 figures. -I drove one of those before I had a license to drive a car.
 
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