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Old 12-14-2012, 07:09 AM
 
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"It's harder to get a good paying job in Charlotte in 2012 than it was to get one in Phoenix in 2006!!" Ya think...
You'll see the similar observations/conclusions in threads devoted to grocery prices, too.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I don't know where the original quote was from freward saying that your pay is dependent upon your skills, etc...(I am paraphrasing) and not where you live...

well, that is false in the corporate market (banks) which is what, I think the OP was in reference to. Pay scales (ranges, low, medium & high) are set according to geography. Perhaps within that range, your pay is determined by your manager's determination of your skill set, age (yes, I said age), etc...

And, yes, Charlotte is on the low end of that pay scale.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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^Actually most major corporations in the USA pay on a national scale for exempt workers.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Again I am going to point out Charlotte is on the high end of wages in regards to North Carolina.
You will make more money in most fields even down to minimum wage jobs in Charlotte than you will in the Triad, Asheville or Wilmington. The Queen city is on par with the Raleigh area.

The bigger the city and areas with higher cost of living will pay more than areas with lower cost of living. This is universal.
Bottom line this is not new information and can be obtain by anyone with research of jobs available in area they plan to relocate to.
It is best to adapt to living within your means or down size.
It blows my mind people would move to this state due to they can get more house for less but dont consider they will be paid less than place they left because of their cost of living was high.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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I don't know where the original quote was from freward saying that your pay is dependent upon your skills, etc...(I am paraphrasing) and not where you live...

well, that is false in the corporate market (banks) which is what, I think the OP was in reference to. Pay scales (ranges, low, medium & high) are set according to geography. Perhaps within that range, your pay is determined by your manager's determination of your skill set, age (yes, I said age), etc...

And, yes, Charlotte is on the low end of that pay scale.
Charlotte is on the low end of the scale compared to a 'few' cities. Otherwise, we are above the national average like it or not.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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Charlotte is on the low end of the scale compared to a 'few' cities. Otherwise, we are above the national average like it or not.
I guess those of us who have real world experience and "understand" jobs in Charlotte are on the low end of the pay scale are living in BIZARRO WORLD. We actually are unable to see that the pay here in Charlotte is OUTSTANDING and ABOVE the National average. It is so wonderful to be paid so much in this area, I pinch myself and those who I know and tell them how thankful we are for making so much above the national average. We are actually in a Pay UTOPIA! I remember now, my last two jobs my employer actually didn't give me those lowball figures, it was all a dream. Actually since being paid lowball wages for 4 yrs I gained employment with a company that REALLY pays it's workers on a "national average". I love the company and the way they treat their employees, but as I have come to learn here in Charlotte these opportunities are few and far between. Now let me go back to sleep and return to the high paying Charlotte dream.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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I don't think anyone said the pay in Charlotte was "outstanding" or even high. It's simply around the national average maybe a bit higher. Again, that is higher than the national average, not higher than many of the larger cities that a lot of people that moved to Charlotte came from. Just because the pay is lower than NYC or DC or LA doesn't mean that Charlotte is a "low wage city."
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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pay here in Charlotte is OUTSTANDING and ABOVE the National average. It is so wonderful to be paid so much in this area, .
I can't recall anyone ever saying that Charlotte pay is "Outstanding." It certainly wasn't me. I was simply ralaying what is common knowledge and information from the Department of Labor. I have absolutely no reason to care either way. If you feel this is a Utopia, good for you! People are generally paid what they are worth and in many cases, more.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I can't recall anyone ever saying that Charlotte pay is "Outstanding." It certainly wasn't me. I was simply ralaying what is common knowledge and information from the Department of Labor. I have absolutely no reason to care either way. If you feel this is a Utopia, good for you! People are generally paid what they are worth and in many cases, more.
hahahahahahahahahahahah! Great one!!

Tell that to the many, many people who are underemployed and/or the older folks that are competing with the 20/30-somethings that have an MBA and think that they know EVERYTHING (compared, of course, to 20+ years of experience).....and with nothing to ensure equal pay....well........

that ought'a make their day!!!

The knowledge that their many years of experience & hard work make them worth $10.50 per hour should just make them GIDDY!!

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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The knowledge that their many years of experience & hard work make them worth $10.50 per hour should just make them GIDDY!!

It's also irrelevant to the point made that you were responding to. What a person thinks they are worth has little to do with what someone is willing to pay for their skills. Whether they like it or not doesn't matter.

IMO, if someone is in a job with 25 years experience that someone with a MBA out of school can handle, then they probably are overpaid.
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