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2013-05-27 08:15:31 PM  
"Well"
 
2013-05-27 09:04:17 PM  
We have different thoughts on what constitutes good pay.
 
2013-05-27 09:10:44 PM  
Embalmer seems grotesquely underpaid.
 
2013-05-27 09:26:39 PM  

Mangoose: We have different thoughts on what constitutes good pay.


For me: "does this allow me to pay rent, eat food, and keep my car in repair?"

If yes, then it is significantly more than I make now and constitutes good pay.
 
2013-05-27 09:52:55 PM  

Mangoose: We have different thoughts on what constitutes good pay.


It doesn't say anything about good pay. It says it pays surprising well.

I could get paid $2 an hour to get blowjobs from hot female pornstars. That wouldn't be good pay, but you'd be surprised I was making that much.
 
2013-05-27 10:25:10 PM  
Top embalmers make less than midlevel engineers.  Wow.

/although they get all the sex they want with the stiffs
 
2013-05-27 10:27:32 PM  

MayoSlather: Embalmer seems grotesquely underpaid.


last i looked median salery for that was around 75k, i think the articles wrong
 
2013-05-27 10:33:39 PM  
I'm content to have a not-so-unusual job that pays very well..

At least if I'm ever suddenly promoted to visitor, I've got a decent chance of landing somewhere else without too much disruption.
 
2013-05-27 10:48:14 PM  
In her book, Gehring notes that busy hot dog vendors in New York make up to $100,000 a year-while those with a reasonably successful business in less trafficked areas can earn a profit of $30,000 to $80,000 a year.

Any business in NYC where an uneducated fresh-off-the-boat immigrant can make $100k per year slinging dogs is run by the mob.
 
2013-05-27 10:55:32 PM  

valkore: In her book, Gehring notes that busy hot dog vendors in New York make up to $100,000 a year-while those with a reasonably successful business in less trafficked areas can earn a profit of $30,000 to $80,000 a year.

Any business in NYC where an uneducated fresh-off-the-boat immigrant can make $100k per year slinging dogs is run by the mob.


Maybe in NYC...

We stayed at the Westin Maui one time, and the hotdog vendor out by the pool (after I asked him if he minded me asking how business was, financially) said he cleared between $80 and $120k per season, depending on the economy.. After sitting there, watching him sell dozens of $6 hotdogs, sides, and drinks per hour, I was inclined to believe him..  He said he worked on average 6 days a week from 10 to 7, in perfect weather for the most part, and with virtually zero stress.
 
2013-05-27 10:58:18 PM  

markie_farkie: We stayed at the Westin Maui one time, and the hotdog vendor out by the pool (after I asked him if he minded me asking how business was, financially) said he cleared between $80 and $120k per season, depending on the economy.. After sitting there, watching him sell dozens of $6 hotdogs, sides, and drinks per hour, I was inclined to believe him..  He said he worked on average 6 days a week from 10 to 7, in perfect weather for the most part, and with virtually zero stress.


The guy in Anchorage AK that sells hotdogs at the Federal court house/NPS building makes over 150k a year and pays a $21,000 rental fee for the spot
 
2013-05-27 11:11:58 PM  
oh hey, this thread again.
 
2013-05-27 11:17:01 PM  
Unusual and poor pay.....

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You guessed it.... Assistant crack whore.
 
2013-05-27 11:23:56 PM  

ha-ha-guy: Top embalmers make less than midlevel engineers.  Wow.

/although they get all the sex they want with the stiffs


Popping the top on a cold one after hours is apparently a fringe benefit.
 
2013-05-27 11:32:02 PM  
It lists "room & board" as perks for cruise ship entertainer, but there's got to be all of the overweight women you can handle.
 
2013-05-27 11:54:53 PM  

Electriclectic: It lists "room & board" as perks for cruise ship entertainer, but there's got to be all of the overweight women you can handle.


Also, free norovirus
 
2013-05-28 12:02:20 AM  

Donnchadha: Electriclectic: It lists "room & board" as perks for cruise ship entertainer, but there's got to be all of the overweight women you can handle.

Also, free norovirus


or DIAF

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57586282/fire-breaks-out-aboard- ro yal-caribbean-cruise-ship/
 
2013-05-28 12:05:41 AM  
I gave up the glamorous hot dog vendor life to teach. WTF was I thinking...
 
2013-05-28 12:17:50 AM  

Krieghund: I could get paid $2 an hour to get blowjobs from hot female pornstars.


I doubt it.

Even the Heart of Gold doubts your odds.
 
2013-05-28 12:18:01 AM  
Is $45,000 considered a good salary?
 
2013-05-28 12:21:15 AM  

PapaChester: I gave up the glamorous hot dog vendor life to teach. WTF was I thinking...


There's a joke about handling little weiners here.
 
2013-05-28 01:01:32 AM  
Most of those jobs on the list don;t say jack shiat about the annual take-home.  A cruise ship entertainer could make $3k a month, but only work a couple months of the year for cruise season.  He doesn't live on the farking boat.

Just because a hooker charges you a hundred dollars an hour doesn't mean she makes a million dollars a year.
 
2013-05-28 01:06:48 AM  
List fails without "chicken sexer."
 
2013-05-28 01:08:06 AM  

coco ebert: Is $45,000 considered a good salary?


It's very close to the median national income.
 
2013-05-28 01:15:46 AM  
Hot Dog Vendor
Average pay: $30,000 to $100,000 a year


Does Yahoo Finance need some help understanding what an average is?
 
2013-05-28 01:20:12 AM  

coco ebert: Is $45,000 considered a good salary?


it's enough to hire your own personal assistant crack whore
 
2013-05-28 01:23:34 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: coco ebert: Is $45,000 considered a good salary?

It's very close to the median national income.


Considering income inequality and the poverty rate in the U.S., that doesn't mean much.
 
2013-05-28 01:46:00 AM  

coco ebert: BarkingUnicorn: coco ebert: Is $45,000 considered a good salary?

It's very close to the median national income.

Considering income inequality and the poverty rate in the U.S., that doesn't mean much.


Ask a meaningful question.
 
2013-05-28 02:34:53 AM  
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2013-05-28 03:14:25 AM  
I'm not entirely sure that hot dog vendors make six figures.
 
2013-05-28 04:02:40 AM  

coco ebert: Is $45,000 considered a good salary?


Depends on where you live. In NW DC, my 40K doesn't go nearly as far as I would like. My friends in central PA, making a bit less, live like kings...
 
2013-05-28 06:04:02 AM  

coco ebert: Is $45,000 considered a good salary?


Depends where your are. Northern Idaho? Yeah. NYC? Not so much.
 
2013-05-28 06:54:17 AM  
$43,000 is not being paid "surprisingly well" anywhere unless it's paying me to sit at home and drink.
 
2013-05-28 07:15:09 AM  
'Body part model' means porn, right?
 
2013-05-28 07:16:08 AM  
Welcome to the clown economy.
 
2013-05-28 07:21:10 AM  

Foxxinnia: Hot Dog Vendor
Average pay: $30,000 to $100,000 a year

Does Yahoo Finance need some help understanding what an average is?


Yahoo! Finance Stock Tip of the Day:  Buy stock in Yahoo!
 
2013-05-28 08:04:05 AM  
Most of those have no insurance or sick time, so bye bye profits if you break an arm.
 
2013-05-28 08:37:26 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: Unusual and poor pay.....

You guessed it.... Assistant crack whore.


Ha...you win the thread.
 
2013-05-28 08:42:42 AM  
I wonder what portion of a NY Hot Dog Vendor's $100k+ goes towards the local Mafia Honest Businessmen, you know, for Protection. It'd be a shame if anything were to happen to that nice hot dog cart they have there.
 
2013-05-28 09:07:44 AM  
On a fishing boat in Alaska, you could bring in $2,500 a week worth of fish, or you might get nothing, she says.

Or you could rake in thousands as a TV star.

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2013-05-28 09:26:18 AM  
Stupid article is stupid.  It is only marginally more factual and on point than those "One weird trick that the ____ company does not want you to know!" headlines. I guess Yahoo's weird trick is to write horribly vague articles with no basis in reality.

Saying that a job that pays $20-$1000 a day is a job with good pay makes my brain hurt.
What sort of range is that? It is like saying that picking up litter at the park is a job that pays between $0 and $500,000,000 a day if you happen to pick up a winning powerball ticket.

As far as unusual jobs that pay really well; the entire offshore oil and gas industry pays amazingly well as long as you have basic technical skills (to get you in the door) and are willing to spend half your time (or more) offshore.   I hear they pay anywhere from $500 to $343290485723423423,233.32245213454.44.22.25jfdszs.43423322 a week!!!

Seriously though, it is a pretty good paying industry.
 
2013-05-28 09:36:06 AM  
streaming should be higher on the list..some of those guys make 7 figures a year with sponors,ad reveune, their youtube etc and branding sold
 
2013-05-28 10:53:02 AM  

Damnaged: Mangoose: We have different thoughts on what constitutes good pay.

For me: "does this allow me to pay rent, eat food, and keep my car in repair?"

If yes, then it is significantly more than I make now and constitutes good pay.


Yet you have TotalFark...
 
2013-05-28 03:01:21 PM  

Mangoose: We have different thoughts on what constitutes good pay.


Agreed. Under 100k is not paying well.


The author also has no idea what the word average means. For example from the article: "Average pay: $25,000 to $100,000+ a year "

That is a pay range, not an average. Farking public school kids.
 
2013-05-28 03:04:07 PM  

NickelP: MayoSlather: Embalmer seems grotesquely underpaid.

last i looked median salery for that was around 75k, i think the articles wrong


I wouldn't say the article is wrong as much as it is completely made up.

The source seems to be "I once hear someone claim they got paid eleventy billion dollars to pick up dog poo by Paris Hilton, so the average wage is $5/hour to $eleventybillion/hour."

Any given resource that gives real averages (and knows what averages means) plus median income is far more useful than this trash article.
 
2013-05-28 03:06:51 PM  

valkore: In her book, Gehring notes that busy hot dog vendors in New York make up to $100,000 a year-while those with a reasonably successful business in less trafficked areas can earn a profit of $30,000 to $80,000 a year.

Any business in NYC where an uneducated fresh-off-the-boat immigrant can make $100k per year slinging dogs is run by the mob.


Not to mention the fact that the quote there demonstrates that the author has no idea what he or she is talking about.

Profit does not equal wage. If you run a small business selling hot dogs you can certainly take all your profit as a wage, but you likely have other costs not factored into that "profit" calculation and some of it likely will go back into the business to expand.
 
2013-05-28 06:54:27 PM  

coco ebert: BarkingUnicorn: coco ebert: Is $45,000 considered a good salary?

It's very close to the median national income.

Considering income inequality and the poverty rate in the U.S., that doesn't mean much.


Sure it does.  It's median income.  You do know what median means, right?
 
2013-05-28 07:46:33 PM  

Shazam999: coco ebert: BarkingUnicorn: coco ebert: Is $45,000 considered a good salary?

It's very close to the median national income.

Considering income inequality and the poverty rate in the U.S., that doesn't mean much.

Sure it does.  It's median income.  You do know what median means, right?


Yes, I do. It's a more accurate depiction of income than mean rates, which tend to skew upwards precisely because we have such income inequality. What I meant with that comment is that just because it is the median income doesn't mean that it's a good salary (considering declining real wages in the U.S.), though I realize that it is a regional issue. Even if you're in small-town Kansas, though, it seems like it would be hard to raise a family on that income.
 
2013-05-28 08:34:08 PM  

coco ebert: Shazam999: coco ebert: BarkingUnicorn: coco ebert: Is $45,000 considered a good salary?

It's very close to the median national income.

Considering income inequality and the poverty rate in the U.S., that doesn't mean much.

Sure it does.  It's median income.  You do know what median means, right?

Yes, I do. It's a more accurate depiction of income than mean rates, which tend to skew upwards precisely because we have such income inequality. What I meant with that comment is that just because it is the median income doesn't mean that it's a good salary (considering declining real wages in the U.S.), though I realize that it is a regional issue. Even if you're in small-town Kansas, though, it seems like it would be hard to raise a family on that income.


Well, yeah, of course it's not a good salary.  But it's what a lot of people make.  So there's that.
 
2013-05-29 01:53:27 AM  

coco ebert: Shazam999: coco ebert: BarkingUnicorn: coco ebert: Is $45,000 considered a good salary?

It's very close to the median national income.

Considering income inequality and the poverty rate in the U.S., that doesn't mean much.

Sure it does.  It's median income.  You do know what median means, right?

Yes, I do. It's a more accurate depiction of income than mean rates, which tend to skew upwards precisely because we have such income inequality. What I meant with that comment is that just because it is the median income doesn't mean that it's a good salary (considering declining real wages in the U.S.), though I realize that it is a regional issue. Even if you're in small-town Kansas, though, it seems like it would be hard to raise a family on that income.


Media is middle.

It's up to you if you think "middle" is "good."

I'd guess about half of workers would.

/thinking of going into the hot dog business now
 
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