Are you over/under paid

kflashin

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Do you feel like you are worth more than what you make? Or do you feel it is a crime against society to be making what you do for what you do?
Try to be honest,not just greedy,with a false perception of your own self worth,and you might just learn something about yourself.
Personally I think I am over paid for what I do,I work in construction and it so easy I can't believe what I make,how about you.
 

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I think im payed about right. I work at a butchers shop, every Saturday, and during the week in holidays, and i earn £5 an hour. Thats about $10ish.
 

kflashin

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[QUOTE="HondaF1Fanatic, post: 0]Slightly underpaid. I am a nurse in a hospital and I feel our responsibilities outweigh the ~$25/hr we are paid.[/quote]Good point,I mean a lot of doctors would be lost without good nurse's to back them up,and you guys are responsible for saving lives just as much as the doctor's.
 

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I think I'm paid just about right. I make more than the average college student, but working in a restaurant is so high-stress at times, I feel like I should get more.
 

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I am definitely overpaid. They pay me thousands of dollars to play video games and watch movies. It's ridiculous.
 
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anwwwww

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I get paid not much over minimum wage (£6ish currently) learning carpentry/joinery. Feel underpaid cos I am doing most of it myself now for no extra cash. I think the UK min wage is also pathetic, but then again I'm socialist and wanna get rid of those £100 000+ jobs to make everyone better off.
 

kflashin

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[QUOTE="anwwwww, post: 0]I'm socialist and wanna get rid of those £100 000+ jobs to make everyone better off.[/quote]
I agree,no one should be making that kind of money,for doing work that any joe schmoe can do
 
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I actuelly quit my job because i was underpaid. I worked 10 times harder than anyone, i did things i didnt even have to do, and i got compliments from every customer i helped. I even had like 2 or 3 people actuelly go to my boss and say im great and i keep them coming back. And when i say 10 times harder i mean it, i was literlly doing EVERY other persons job on top of my own, whenever the boss needed something he asked me first.

What happens? My friend gets hired and gets a raise within 2 weeks... Then a month later he is making alomst twice what im making. Then i miss a day or dont make sometthing right and i get in trouble, preaty much BS. So when the holidays came around and they decided to all of a sudden double my hours because they needed help... i quit.

Now im looking for a job but im not taking some peon roll where they have me do more and pay me less, especially since i am spending so much on school.
 

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Underpaid of course. I do more in less time then my co-workers and know more then them but I get paid the lowest.

But I'm looking for a new job and there is one coming up that pays well($40/hr+) and hopefully I'll get that since some of my family will be there to. I'll be digging graves.... sorta...
 
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[QUOTE="kflashin, post: 0]I agree,no one should be making that kind of money,for doing work that any joe schmoe can do[/quote]

Even worse, a job they couldn't possibly do if all their underpaid overworked staff just upped and left. The life of a company is in its worst paid workers.
 

Behemoko

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Severely under paid.

Simply because I don't have a degree in something that doesn't actually need one.

Anybody know of a good job that you don't need any college for?
 

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[QUOTE="Behemoko, post: 0]Anybody know of a good job that you don't need any college for?[/quote]
Yeah, clean my house. :lol: Nah, just joking, man. I hear there's good money in construction. A buddy of mine brings home a decent pay check, and he seems pretty happy.
 

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Probably wayyy over paid for working on a computer all day, drawling, and playing practical jokes on my co-workers. I'm salaried, but in terms of per hour around 75$ an hour
 

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[QUOTE="kflashin, post: 0]I agree,no one should be making that kind of money,for doing work that any joe schmoe can do[/quote]

if you can perform open heart surgery or engineer a defense network without a good college education then you have a right to talk.

most people that are paid >$100,000 get the money for a reason, and most people that pay more than that to go to school to get the jobs that pay close to that are typically beyond the average joe schmoe.

the average joe schmoe doesn't even know what a simple NAND gate is, let alone could he perform digital logic design at the level of mere college freshman.


do you have any idea how or why computer memory works?

I'm out of a job right now because I don't have the time to work with going to classes, being a deejay, and captaining an IM soccer team. Even just the classes keep me more than busy enough. but when i do/did work, I'd actually say I was overpaid - but I don't intend to complain.
 

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I don't think we should cap salaries, but we should definitely have a minimum salary/wage that keeps people above the cost of living.

Anyways, I think I am paid decently as a developer, I sway from high 5 figures to low 6 figures depending on bonuses I earn throughout the year
 

kflashin

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10) Wedding photographers. Photographers earn a national average of $1,900 for a wedding, though many charge $2,500 to $5,000 for a one-day shoot, client meeting and processing time that runs up to 20 hours or more, and the cost of materials.

9) Major airline pilots. While American and United pilots recently took pay cuts, senior captains earn as much as $250,000 a year at Delta, and their counterparts at other major airlines still earn about $150,000 to $215,000 - several times pilot pay at regional carriers - for a job that technology has made almost fully automated.

8>West Coast longshoremen. Next year, West Coast dockworkers will earn an average of $112,000 for handling cargo, according to the Pacific Maritime Association, their employer. Office clerks who log shipping records into computers will earn $136,000. And unionized foremen who oversee the rank-and-file will pull down an average $177,000.

7) Skycaps at major airports. Many of the uniformed baggage handlers who check in luggage at curbside at the busiest metro airports pull in $70,000 to $100,000 a year -- most of it in cash. On top of their salaries, peak earners can take in $300 or more a day in tips.

6) Real estate agents selling high-end homes. While most agents hustle tail to earn $60,000 a year, those in affluent areas can pull down $200,000-plus for half the effort, courtesy of the fatter commissions on pricier listings.

5) Motivational speakers and ex-politicians on the lecture circuit. Former President Reagan raised the bar back in 1989 when he took $2 million from Japanese business groups for making two speeches. Bill Clinton earned $9.5 million on 60 speeches last year, though most of those earnings went to charity and to fund his presidential library.

4) Orthodontists. For a 35-hour workweek, orthodontists earn a median $350,000 a year, according to the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. General dentists, meanwhile, earn about half as much working 39 hours a week on average, in a much dirtier job.

3) CEOs of poorly performing companies. CEOs at chronically unprofitable companies and those forever lagging industry peers stand as the most grossly overpaid. The ultimate excess comes after they're finally forced out, usually by insiders tired of seeing their own stock holdings plummet. These long-time losers draw multimillion-dollar severance packages as a reward for their failed stewardship.

2) Washed-up pro athletes in long-term contracts. NBA player Shawn Kemp, for instance, earned $10 million in a year he averaged a pathetic 6.1 points and 3.8 rebounds a game. Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Hampton earned $9.5 million -- in the second year of an eight-year, $121 million contract -- while compiling a 7-15 won-loss record for the Colorado Rockies with a pitiful earned-run average of 6.15.

1) Mutual-fund managers. Stock-fund managers can easily earn $500,000 to $1 million a year including bonuses -- even though only 3 in 10 beat the market in the last 10 years.
 
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I'm definately underpaid. I should be making a whole helluvalot more. Now, if I could just find someone to agree with me, employ me and pay me I'd be all set.
 

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[QUOTE="kflashin, post: 0]
8>West Coast longshoremen. Next year, West Coast dockworkers will earn an average of $112,000 for handling cargo, according to the Pacific Maritime Association, their employer. Office clerks who log shipping records into computers will earn $136,000. And unionized foremen who oversee the rank-and-file will pull down an average $177,000.[/quote]
This is the first one I kind of agree with you on. On one hand they are overpaid, on the other, I'm glad its workers in a union as opposed to a single manager
[QUOTE="kflashin, post: 0]
3) CEOs of poorly performing companies. CEOs at chronically unprofitable companies and those forever lagging industry peers stand as the most grossly overpaid. The ultimate excess comes after they're finally forced out, usually by insiders tired of seeing their own stock holdings plummet. These long-time losers draw multimillion-dollar severance packages as a reward for their failed stewardship. [/quote]
Well if they sent their money back to company maybe it wouldn't be so unprofitable? I agree though, CEOs in my opinion in general are grossly overpaid and have no idea what to do with the money, but then again, when you're at the highest level of your own company, you kind of deserve to have the power to.. well: control your company.
[QUOTE="kflashin, post: 0]
2) Washed-up pro athletes in long-term contracts. NBA player Shawn Kemp, for instance, earned $10 million in a year he averaged a pathetic 6.1 points and 3.8 rebounds a game. Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Hampton earned $9.5 million -- in the second year of an eight-year, $121 million contract -- while compiling a 7-15 won-loss record for the Colorado Rockies with a pitiful earned-run average of 6.15.
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The only reason I have issue with this is because I think all athletes are overpaid, not just the washed up ones. They do deserve a lot of money for what they do, but not nearly as much as they're getting. 6 figures though? fine.


Most of the others are just the plain result of supply-and-demand. The reason they are paid that much is because they are able to charge that much and still make a living. CEOs of unprofitable companies don't stay CEOs long. And all athletes, washed up or otherwise, don't stay fit or in the spotlight long enough to keep their "job" until retirement.

The union one just makes me happy - although many unions cannot negotiate well and end up hurting their own company and their paychecks as a result because of greed.


Eventually people get what's coming to them
 

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Well at my current position I am paid well for entry level IT. Deep down inside I do feel like I should be paid a little less for what I do in a day but I remind myself, they pay me to do the things in the office noone else knows how to do.
 
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[QUOTE="boogernose, post: 0]I am definitely overpaid. They pay me thousands of dollars to play video games and watch movies. It's ridiculous.[/quote]

I want your job haha


Underpaid. I don't do much I work at a restaurant as a waiter. but the tips are crap so I think they should pay us more than 2.83 an hour
 
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[QUOTE="vinnieg24, post: 0]I want your job haha


Underpaid. I don't do much I work at a restaurant as a waiter. but the tips are crap so I think they should pay us more than 2.83 an hour[/quote]

I am very sympathetic to waiters, your job sucks. I always tip 20% minimum (for really poopy service) and generally try to do more around 60% for the good service.
 

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[QUOTE="HondaF1Fanatic, post: 0]I am very sympathetic to waiters, your job sucks. I always tip 20% minimum (for really poopy service) and generally try to do more around 60% for the good service.[/quote]
Dang, man.. where can you go and tip like that? Do you tip the pimply faced girl at McDonalds? :lol: My last bill at a restaurant was around $200 (60% tip would be $120!). (yes, I can afford to go to fancy places because of my job watching movies and playing video games) :p
 
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[QUOTE="Kougaiji, post: 0]if you can perform open heart surgery or engineer a defense network without a good college education then you have a right to talk.

most people that are paid >$100,000 get the money for a reason, and most people that pay more than that to go to school to get the jobs that pay close to that are typically beyond the average joe schmoe.

the average joe schmoe doesn't even know what a simple NAND gate is, let alone could he perform digital logic design at the level of mere college freshman.


do you have any idea how or why computer memory works?

I'm out of a job right now because I don't have the time to work with going to classes, being a deejay, and captaining an IM soccer team. Even just the classes keep me more than busy enough. but when i do/did work, I'd actually say I was overpaid - but I don't intend to complain.[/quote]

I can basically build a house, they can't. I get paid a hell of a lot less than them, and without people like me they are homless. Without supermarket workers, farm labourers, electricians, facotry workers and many other low paid people their money is worth nothing....so lets all say we won't do menial labour and see what happens to these oh so clever proffessionals.

Basically every job is of high worth, otherwise there wouldn't be the position for it. People should do better jobs because they want to not because of the money. They should be paid more yes, but not THAT much more.
 

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Don't have a job right now but at my previous one I guess I would say I was overpayed for what I did. Hell everyone that worked there was over payed lol.
 
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I can basically build a house, they can't. I get paid a hell of a lot less than them, and without people like me they are homless. Without supermarket workers, farm labourers, electricians, facotry workers and many other low paid people their money is worth nothing....so lets all say we won't do menial labour and see what happens to these oh so clever proffessionals.
Its within an industry though. I mean a supermarket person doesnt deserve as much as say a network technician. I worked at a supermarket and ive been going to school to become a network technican for almost two years now and i still dont know all of it. See anyone off the street can do what i did at a supermarket but you cant just jump into a networking job because there are so many ins and outs to the job that you MUST know. However when i look at just the supermarket, i dont see why a cashier gets a automatic 3 to 4 dollar pay raise over a bagger or stocker....

I can understand one field being paid more than another because that field is in a influx of profit, thats why people take the job. For example right now anything with a computer at all will over pay you a ton of money, which is why people like me will take the job. However lets says some farming thing happens and now farming is a multi billion dollar market, well guess where people are going now? I just dont see why someone within the same field of service will get paid 10 times more than a "smaller" person, especially when that field depends on that person....

BTW i know someone that is a electrican and he gets paid a ton of money lol.

I am very sympathetic to waiters, your job sucks. I always tip 20% minimum (for really poopy service) and generally try to do more around 60% for the good service.
I was thinking about that when i went to a resteraunt the other day. Our waiter did 3 tables at once and was doing around 2 per table an hour. If your getting paid the average 5 bucks an hour and get 1 dollar tips your already getting paid more than minimum wage workers lol. We left a 10 dollar tip and now your thinking if everyone did that your making 60 bucks an hour... plus the 5.25.... :)

And in response to some above psts the 3 most overpid people would be

1 Doctors...."THEY SAVE LIVES"....Who cares, the neighborhood doctor that tells me i got the cold doesnt deserve as much money as he is making. Let alone you cut this cost down and guess what happens? Our insurance goes down, we might get healthcare, and all that. Instead we let let our doctors buy nice ass sports cars and go golfing when we need them.

2 Athletes. Whats worse than seeing a baseball or soccer player getting paid 250 million just to get hurt and do nothing, or actuelly play and suck. Better yet realise the fact that they are just playing a GAME we all play in our backyards....Is that really worth getting paid that much?

3 Actors....I hate the "known" actors. I mean it, they do nothing for the movie yet they get more money than anyone in the world? Its kinda wierd that a movie like Cloverfield can go get joe shmo off the street and yet get amazing acting out of him, get a low budget movie, and break box office record....

Not saying i wouldnt mind being any of the three but hey.
 

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[QUOTE="PS Gamer, post: 0]Probably wayyy over paid for working on a computer all day, drawling, and playing practical jokes on my co-workers. I'm salaried, but in terms of per hour around 75$ an hour[/quote]

You friggin' serious?
What the **** do you do for your work? Sell yourself in an office?:mrgreen: