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Old 12-03-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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That's what my sister did. She's doing ultrasound. Went to some community college, didn't really bust her behind, and bam, she's got a job she's starting next month where she'll be making $21/hour.

Now look at you fools majoring in 'accounting', doing 4 years, busting your tail to get at least 3.5-ish, practicing interviews, getting involved in clubs, and FINALLY getting that 'dream job' with the BIG 4 where the salary looks okay, but once you find out how many HOURS you work... you find out you really don't make that much an hour.

And those of you not good enough for the big 4, have fun making $8-10/hr doing bookkeeping stuff.

My point? Quit going with what everyone else says is a 'good field' and look outside the box. That's what my sister did. Granted it took her a little while to find something, she'll be rolling in the dough (given she owes nothing in loans and what not).
Better than going to school for six years and making $21/hour (like a lot of people do).
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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People who make $21 an hour are "rolling in the dough?" Maybe if you live in rural Mississippi.
lmfao
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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lmfao
Laugh all you want but it is the people who earn $42,000 that build this country.

This might surprise you but except for the majority who post here not everyone earns $300k spending their lives flying around in private jets.

From the latest 2009 wage statistics available from Social Security we discover someone earning $21/hr is in the top 27% of wage earners. In my opinion the reality is to be in the top 27%, at age 21 no less, is dong pretty damn good.

The reality is nearly 94% of the rest of the country earn less than $100k while over 75% earn less than $50k.

Rather sobering when you consider half the wage earners in this country earn less than $26,291.
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:22 AM
Status: "Preparing for a life in exile." (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: M.D. Pa.
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Laugh all you want but it is the people who earn $42,000 that build this country.

This might surprise you but except for the majority who post here not everyone earns $300k spending their lives flying around in private jets.

From the latest 2009 wage statistics available from Social Security we discover someone earning $21/hr is in the top 27% of wage earners. In my opinion the reality is to be in the top 27%, at age 21 no less, is dong pretty damn good.

The reality is nearly 94% of the rest of the country earn less than $100k while over 75% earn less than $50k.

Rather sobering when you consider half the wage earners in this country earn less than $26,291.
LMFAO at you thinking a $300k salary can afford a private jet.

And I don't think anyone's putting down a $21/hour salary. It simply isn't "rolling in the dough."
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Better than going to school for six years and making $21/hour (like a lot of people do).
like a lot of science majors do.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:22 AM
 
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I work in ultrasound and I don't know anyone that started off making 21 dollars an hour. That is kind of low. More like 28 then u get a raise after the first year.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:45 AM
 
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LMFAO at you thinking a $300k salary can afford a private jet.

And I don't think anyone's putting down a $21/hour salary. It simply isn't "rolling in the dough."
Piper Meridian for less than $1 million.

It's a turboprop which is a jet engine. Very nice airplane BTW.

Pricey but on $300k you could afford and I know one person who makes less than $300k that owns one.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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lol @ all the accounting majors getting their feelings hurt. There is nothing wrong with accounting so take it easy folks.

Maybe the OP was bored to tears in micro and macro as I was in College. Maybe the OP hates math so they couldn't deal with analytical geometry and calculus in order to become an EE.

Who knows? I'm not sure why they had to make such an odd comparison but I'm glad his/her sister got set in a career.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Rocky Mountains
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like a lot of science majors do.
And regional airline pilots. 4 yrs of college plus 2 yrs flight school, only to eventually make $18k/yr to start flying a 50 seat rj. What the hell was I thinking ever going into that god forsaken profession?
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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And regional airline pilots. 4 yrs of college plus 2 yrs flight school, only to eventually make $18k/yr to start flying a 50 seat rj. What the hell was I thinking ever going into that god forsaken profession?
Which is exactly why I got out of flying 35 years ago. I see nothing has changed either.
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