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Old Yesterday, 01:27 PM
 
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And did it make you happy or not

At one stage in my life ,I was making 95k a year , good money but didn't see much of my family
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Old Yesterday, 01:30 PM
 
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My current job. I’m very happy here. Still looking forward to retirement though.
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Old Yesterday, 01:31 PM
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And did it make you happy or not

At one stage in my life ,I was making 95k a year , good money but didn't see much of my family

Is that $95,000 New York dollars or $95,000 Alabama dollars?
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Old Yesterday, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Herndon, VA
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Is that $95,000 New York dollars or $95,000 Alabama dollars?
Right, it's like someone saying "I get 300 miles out of a tank of gas!". Well, is that a 35 gallon tank in a truck or a 10 gallon tank in a Honda Fit. LOL
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Old Yesterday, 01:37 PM
 
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What is the highest paying job you ever had?

Licensing Clerk for the State of Illinois
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Old Yesterday, 01:42 PM
 
Location: USA
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My current job. Iím very happy here. Still looking forward to retirement though.
Same here.
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Old Yesterday, 01:47 PM
 
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Vice-President.
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Old Yesterday, 01:52 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I made $25K/year in 1979 as a lower/mid level manager for a large manufacturer.

I changed jobs to work for a shortline railroad in 1980 and made $18K. Don't ask why, let's just say there was some misleading going on.

I made $20K in 1982 as a newly minted USN Ensign.

As a first year teacher in 1984 (medical discharge from Navy) I made $13.8K.

When I retired as a teacher in 2015 I was making $84K/year. Which adjusted for inflation was just about the same as the $25K I made in 1979.

So, my highest paid year was $25K in 1979 (lower COLA area).
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Old Yesterday, 02:15 PM
 
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President.


My ex is VERY happy.
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Old Yesterday, 02:18 PM
 
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$40K in a supervisory position in scientific publishing in the early 2000s, in a high COL area. But had to leave that position after three months due to family circumstances. Before that promotion I was making my previous high of $34K in the same department. However, the $40K position would have eliminated overtime pay, whereas with the $34K job I was entitled to get it if that occurred. I will say that the benefits at that job (health insurance, sick and vacation days, free or nearly-so food - I rarely had to shop or cook because the food available at work was so much better and cheaper) were better than at any of my previous jobs though.

Was told that the reason I "could not be" paid the standard $43K that the supervisory position had been advertised for, was because I only had a two-year college degree instead of the 'advertised' 4-year minimum. What a load of *bleep* that was. It didn't matter than I'd already been there for three years and had learned the job inside out backwards forwards and sideways from the ground up. They just wanted an excuse to pay me less, and my degree status provided that.

What irked me was that before my promotion, there was another person in the same department doing the same job I was, who was a flaming incompetent but was making $38K while I was making $34K .... and had been hired a year after I was, so it wasn't a yearly-raises thing. The ostensible reason for the difference: He had a four-year degree. Didn't matter that he sucked at the job and people were always having to help or otherwise bail him out. The stupid piece of paper got him more money from the get-go.

I never understood why they didn't fire him. Several years after I left that job I ran into someone else from that department (who herself had since left) and mentioned that. She said "Didn't you know? He made sure the management learned that he was a transsexual after he was hired. He once told me 'They don't dare fire me because they're afraid I'll sue them for gender discrimination now that they know.' " Well, that explained it albeit after the fact. I had no idea of his gender status, guess I didn't listen to the right gossip or something, LOL

The college degree vs experience vs competence thing was irksome though.

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