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Old 08-27-2011, 05:43 AM
 
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My answer was very direct- do not ever ever make judements on someone elses work - admire ANYONE doing multiple jobs, and in particular, hard labor jobs- here is a teacher(could be anyone with a primary job) that wants/needs to earn more money, and he's doing it-be proud of that teacher
If you saw him at mcdonalds working, again, just admire the work ethic-he set goals and is working towards them-very admirable!

I also see many folks that have retired- that dont NEED to work, yet work to keep busy, (its amazing the difference in attitude, when you dont HAVE to work)
It is this kind of attitude/work ethic that is one of the great intangible reasons I want to move to Maine. Sadly, this is rare in many parts of the country (at least in the parts I have experienced).
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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UPS is teamsters... I think they are just about one of the last true unions left, and they surely aren't what they were. Times have changed.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: MidCoast Maine
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My son once saw one of his teachers, mowing lawns in the summer for added income- he asked , now why would he do that- if he went to college so he wouldnt HAVE to do jobs like that?
My answer was very direct- do not ever ever make judements on someone elses work - admire ANYONE doing multiple jobs, and in particular, hard labor jobs- here is a teacher(could be anyone with a primary job) that wants/needs to earn more money, and he's doing it-be proud of that teacher
If you saw him at mcdonalds working, again, just admire the work ethic-he set goals and is working towards them-very admirable!

I also see many folks that have retired- that dont NEED to work, yet work to keep busy, (its amazing the difference in attitude, when you dont HAVE to work)
Excellent points. Thanks for that example.
My dad also taught us that everyone should learn a trade of some type, even if you eventually went to "college" to learn a profession. That way, he said, you've always got some type of skill that you can fall back on if the profession doesn't work out, or to fill in during times such as these.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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550 car payment? I think that is great-pay it off in 4 years -smart.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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I'm thinking that if I am a cashier (in ANY state)... I'm probably not right in the head if I think I need a car that REQUIRES a $500/mo payment! CASHIER!
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:46 AM
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I'm thinking that if I am a cashier (in ANY state)... I'm probably not right in the head if I think I need a car that REQUIRES a $500/mo payment! CASHIER!
This begs to ask the questions:

What profession do you deem worthy of having a $500 a month car payment?

Do you know the cost of special equipment that the car might have that would up the price - maybe a ramp, special doors etc?

Who do you feel a cashier isn't worthy of making a living wage? or shouldn't have a good car?

It's not just you, it's been in other posts. If the wages in Seattle is $19, that that's the wages in Seattle. And if we compare what cashiers get here, to there, and car payments here to there, we might just see that they are about the same.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:36 AM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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I have to spread it around so I'll say it here - great attitude MBM.
I have to agree. Why is it when people tell the un-sugarcoated truth, they're automatically "bitta?"

I guess we've all answered the OPs original question, but I'll say 'good luck' and wish him or her well anyway.

Great post MBM.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:39 AM
 
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This begs to ask the questions:

What profession do you deem worthy of having a $500 a month car payment?

Do you know the cost of special equipment that the car might have that would up the price - maybe a ramp, special doors etc?

Who do you feel a cashier isn't worthy of making a living wage? or shouldn't have a good car?

It's not just you, it's been in other posts. If the wages in Seattle is $19, that that's the wages in Seattle. And if we compare what cashiers get here, to there, and car payments here to there, we might just see that they are about the same.
fair questions,

ideally, im sure we'd all like to have a very nice car- thats around a 500 payment- and ive seen many folks have a very nice car/truck that don't have a very high paying job- this is america- we can do as we wish (in theory) - i've seen many "kids" 18-25 still living at home, they would have a brand new car/truck while not making alot-it's their choice where they spend
their monies they earn-I try not to judge- but couldnt help but think, they are getting a free ride from their parents and how could they ever live on their own, if all their money is going for a car payment

theirs cause and effect in business- if a grocery store is in such a populated area its doing over 2-3 million dollars a week, then yes, wages can be better than if a store is doing 500k a week
Their isnt a store in maine that does 2 million a week- some hannafords in the summer, may do half that amount



When my son was looking for a vehicle, it was a great time to teach him about frugality, doing the research, comparing prices, looking at what makes are good on gas, which makes/models will last a long time, but also, what affect the interest rates have and how much money costs to borrow.
also, how much it costs for repairs.
For a kid that age, of course he wanted something very impressive- but necessity (frugality) won out-other expenses come in the picture

anyways we ended up buying a car out-right to save on interest- I wouldnt help him, if he went for ego, and not frugality
and this is where many of us are
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I have to agree. Why is it when people tell the un-sugarcoated truth, they're automatically "bitta?"

I guess we've all answered the OPs original question, but I'll say 'good luck' and wish him or her well anyway.

Great post MBM.
I meant his attitude about jobs. I don't care if someone who means nothing to me thinks I'm bitter.

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My answer was very direct- do not ever ever make judements on someone elses work - admire ANYONE doing multiple jobs, and in particular, hard labor jobs- here is a teacher(could be anyone with a primary job) that wants/needs to earn more money, and he's doing it-be proud of that teacher
If you saw him at mcdonalds working, again, just admire the work ethic-he set goals and is working towards them-very admirable!
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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550 car payment? I think that is great-pay it off in 4 years -smart.
Even smarter, don't finance everything and buy what you need, or finance a small amount to get what you need.
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