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Old 03-12-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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Yes, it is funny how people will let their personal, anecdotal stories lead them to believe a ranking that was not conducted scientifically over truly random studies. While we're on the subject, I just found out I finished Research Methodologies with an "A." Yay me!
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yes, it is funny how people will let their personal, anecdotal stories lead them to believe a ranking that was not conducted scientifically over truly random studies. While we're on the subject, I just found out I finished Research Methodologies with an "A." Yay me!
Can you point to a scientifically conducted study that shows different results? Just because this one doesn't meet your standards does not mean that the results are significantly flawed, they are accurate for the sampling that was available.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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Happy or complacent?
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Happy or complacent?
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Thousands of employees in the happiest cities say they’re most satisfied with the people they work with, the way they work and the work that they do, while employees in the unhappiest cities want to see better growth opportunities, compensation and company culture.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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Can you point to a scientifically conducted study that shows different results? Just because this one doesn't meet your standards does not mean that the results are significantly flawed, they are accurate for the sampling that was available.
The problem is that the website did not attempt to randomize the sampling. I hadn't even heard of Career Bliss before this thread and just imagine how many other people have never heard of it. When sampling, every person in the targeted population is supposed to be given an equal chance to be chosen for a study. Instead of contacting people to collect data, the website just depended on the reviews from the people who chose to go to their website and write one.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said the mean (average) annual wage earnings for San Antonio was $39,410 in 2010.

San Antonio, TX - May 2010 OES Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

For the San Antonio - New Braunfels MSA, the mean (average) wage was $18.05 per hour in 2010, which amounts to $37,544 a year if you multiply by 2080 hours. However, the average civilian worked 36.2 hours a week, which would end up being less than 2080 hours a year.

http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ocs/sp/ncbl1642.pdf
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:44 AM
 
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Yes, it is funny how people will let their personal, anecdotal stories lead them to believe a ranking that was not conducted scientifically over truly random studies. While we're on the subject, I just found out I finished Research Methodologies with an "A." Yay me!
Good for you.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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What a joke. I hope you literally laughed at them.
I may not know what the job entails, or typical salaries for that type of work, but $43,000 is a dream for someone like me who doesn't even make $20k a year at the moment. Geez, life would be so much easier making that kind of money....
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: South Texas
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Happy or complacent?
This is profound. Now let the users decide.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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I may not know what the job entails, or typical salaries for that type of work, but $43,000 is a dream for someone like me who doesn't even make $20k a year at the moment. Geez, life would be so much easier making that kind of money....
Classic036, dont' worry. Keep trying to focus on improving yourself, not your current job. That's the secret to success, imho. Good luck!
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:47 PM
 
Location: South Side
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I may not know what the job entails, or typical salaries for that type of work, but $43,000 is a dream for someone like me who doesn't even make $20k a year at the moment. Geez, life would be so much easier making that kind of money....
$43,000 in RESTON, VA is like making $20,000 here in San Antonio. That's why the poster said something about it being a joke. It was actually insulting.
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