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Old 02-28-2018, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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I know plenty of both, well, if you include Somerville, Cambridge, etc. Those median rents are based off of published things in rental guides or realty websites which are super skewed toward the high end.
I completely believe that 1 bdr number. $1900? Studios, in the core neighborhoods of the city- Beacon/North End/South End/Back Bay/Charlestown/Southie- start at $1600. Seaport you can almost double that.

So, while I understand that there's a large population that lives in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan... There aren't exactly a plethora of 1 bdr rentals in those tri-level communities. And, there are a dispraportionate number of residents in the core as compared to the southern areas of the city.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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They are, because they're most likely commuting into the city, and the talent supply is regional so the suburbs also have high salaries.
I meant those actually working at the suburban hospitals, that likely pay their RNs less than the Boston teaching hospitals. But it could be my point of reference is dated, and they've gone way up there as well.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:07 PM
 
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I meant those actually working at the suburban hospitals, that likely pay their RNs less than the Boston teaching hospitals. But it could be my point of reference is dated, and they've gone way up there as well.
I think lower paid nurses would be at something like a nursing home. Although I think some of those employees are "nursing assistants" without actual nursing degrees while there may be only one certified nurse on site.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:15 PM
 
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I completely believe that 1 bdr number. $1900? Studios, in the core neighborhoods of the city- Beacon/North End/South End/Back Bay/Charlestown/Southie- start at $1600. Seaport you can almost double that.

So, while I understand that there's a large population that lives in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan... There aren't exactly a plethora of 1 bdr rentals in those tri-level communities. And, there are a dispraportionate number of residents in the core as compared to the southern areas of the city.


If you mean Boston proper, perhaps. I still doubt it though.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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The average UPS driver salary in the USA is 74k a year. With the postal service the average worker makes about 53k a year. That's the two biggest shipping companies in the US. The average pay for a trucker of a private fleet (something like walmart or another large store) is 73k a year. Truck drivers wanted. Pay: $73,000 - Oct. 9, 2015. None of these jobs even require a college degree.

With the postal service i'm not even sure that their mail trucks require a CDL. Someone can correct me if i'm wrong though.

I'm not sure about the regional differences in those jobs, or weather they pay more in Boston.
USPS jobs are a dying breed, I haven't heard of anybody getting on there FT in over 10 years. And UPS drivers are not necessarily an easy job to obtain either, I think pretty much everybody there starts part time and only a small number make it to be drivers. But you're right, trucking pays decently for somebody without a degree. I'm surprised there aren't more Americans pursuing that career. Like I said, there are many profession jobs requiring a degree that pay less.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:21 PM
 
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Although I think some of those employees are "nursing assistants" without actual nursing degrees while there may be only one certified nurse on site.
Correct, most are CNAs with typically one RN or two on site.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:02 PM
 
Location: New England
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USPS jobs are a dying breed, I haven't heard of anybody getting on there FT in over 10 years. And UPS drivers are not necessarily an easy job to obtain either, I think pretty much everybody there starts part time and only a small number make it to be drivers. But you're right, trucking pays decently for somebody without a degree. I'm surprised there aren't more Americans pursuing that career. Like I said, there are many profession jobs requiring a degree that pay less.
Trucking isn't the easiest job though. Time pressure, CDL time restrictions. Plus package delivery can be a physically demanding job. Also in cities it can be hard to park and find a place to deliver. But I believe that it's only the newbies that get the city jobs, once you get seniority drivers tend to choose easier suburban routes. At least for UPS that is, Fedex might be different.

For long distance truckers you have to deal with long periods away from home sleeping in a cab or motel.

Plus driving jobs in general can be mentally draining. You have to keep focus at all times, and even one accident could put your career in jeopardy. And with a driving job, you loose focus you can literally kill someone or even yourself. If you look at workplace statistics truck driving and taxi driving are both in the top 10 most dangerous jobs.

Something like food service or retail does pay a bit less, but it certainly is less stressful.

It does seem like overall the amount of decent paying "union" jobs for the working class is dwindling. They still exist, but they're getting harder to find. It used to be that you didn't need a college degree to be in the middle class, but now more then ever you actually do.
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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It does seem like overall the amount of decent paying "union" jobs for the working class is dwindling. They still exist, but they're getting harder to find. It used to be that you didn't need a college degree to be in the middle class, but now more then ever you actually do.
Union jobs, by definition, keep people out and employment low.
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:20 AM
 
Location: New England
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Union jobs, by definition, keep people out and employment low.
In most cases, but if you look at the precentage of workers with union jobs it's much lower then it used to be.
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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In most cases, but if you look at the precentage of workers with union jobs it's much lower then it used to be.
But what I'm saying is that is kinda by design, whether consciously planned or not.
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