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Old 02-02-2009, 04:55 PM
 
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"Without a doubt, $18 billion is a lot of money, but it's a drop in the bucket on Wall Street," said Gustavo Dolfino, president of the WhiteRock Group, a headhunter for the banks. "These bonuses are down, and the salaries are not enough for these people. They can't live on $150 to $180,000, so they haven't saved any money. They put it on credit lines and at bonus time, they thought they'd pay it off."
Open Left:: Wall Streeters "Can't Live on $150,000 to $180,000 a Year"
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I'm sure there are millions of Americans who feel positively awful at the prospect of these geniuses unable to manage on a pitiful $150,000.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure any American would kill for a wage of $150,000.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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They ought to have their pants pulled down and be forced to frog walk all the way from Wall Street to Central Park. Then throw them into public restrooms and lock the doors.

Talk about your permanent Democrat majority.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:19 PM
 
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They're paid more than $150-$180,000! That's almost an entry level salary in NYC.

At the same time, $150K is a little more than $10K/month. If your rent is 5,000 and your clothes are 2,000 and your bar tab is 1,000 and you have to take the girlfriend out and you need to eat healthily, you NEED that bonus!

Be kind
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Robert Frost.

Lovely.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I'm pretty sure any American would kill for a wage of $150,000.
Actually though for New York City that is not a whole lot of money. It is good but not "rich" by any means.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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They ought to have their pants pulled down and be forced to frog walk all the way from Wall Street to Central Park. Then throw them into public restrooms and lock the doors.

Talk about your permanent Democrat majority.
They are mostly, no doubt, staunch Republicans, in the taxpayer welfare line with their hands out, like begging buffoons.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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Has anyone looked at real estate cost in NY and the surrounding area?
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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Has anyone looked at real estate cost in NY and the surrounding area?
Not really, but I like this blog: The Jersey Shore Real Estate Bubble
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