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Tue, 07-30-2013 - 10:21am

Why is your job an ideal one?
b.  What is the ideal job and why if you are not there?

What are you looking forward to?

Where do you see yourself five years from now?  Ten (if you can project that far ahead, Lol!)?

Bonus:  Do you like the name George?

 


 


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Registered: 07-30-2013
Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:17pm

What in PA? The Wharton School, yes, is Penn's business school.

Didn't realize you ever lived in PA and went to school there. Didn't you go to college in Oklahoma?

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:17pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">kickboxingbabe2013</em> wrote:</div>So you consider "well-paid" OVER $50,000/$75,000?</blockquote></p><p>It depends on the context.  I think $50,000 is a fairly good salary in most parts of the country-- and it's the median household income in the US.  What does well-paid mean to you?</p>

And note that Geschichts said median *household* income.  Not median individual salary.

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:18pm

kickboxingbabe2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">It depends on the context.  I think $50,000 is a fairly good salary in most parts of the country-- and it's the median household income in the US.  What does well-paid mean to you?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">No, in MANY parts, NOT MOST. I would say you would have to make AT LEAST $100,000 right now, in my high COL to own a home, car, etc. </span></strong></p>

So, since I own a home, two cars, etc on my measly, embarrasing pathethic salary (with an MBA! egads!), does that make it okay now?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:18pm

Oops, make that three cars. Forget that The Girl has one too.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:19pm

$100,000 there is about $65,000 here.  So, if you have a spouse working part time making $15,000/yr., ($25,000 in your area) you live pretty comfortably.  That in my mind makes $50,000 ($75,000 in your area) a pretty decent salary.

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:19pm

So, since I own a home, two cars, etc on my measly, embarrasing pathethic salary (with an MBA! egads!), does that make it okay now?

I would say you would have to make AT LEAST $100,000 right now, in my high COL to own a home, car, etc

Please re-read what I wrote.

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:19pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>COL has nothing to do with it.  Bankers like that don't walk in off the street making 50K a year, they bring with them experieince and backgrounds that qualify them for it.  A bank supervisor's pay is comparable to yours. </p>

Some bank supervisors here make what I do - or more. Some don't.   COL most definitely figures into it.  A bank supervisor in OK isn't going to make as much as a bank supervisor in LA or DC or even Dallas.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:20pm

yeah... for me it was never about wanting to be famous just about the opportunity to get up every morning and go to a theater and know I was being paid to create work that was meaningful and do what I love.  I get paid to act a few times a year around here - most of my acting gigs are unpaid - but it makes me so. so. so. happy.

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:21pm

kickboxingbabe2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Most of these families, the PhD faculty member is the main breadwinner. Many even have SAH spouses.   Some have PhD faculty member spouses - that's quite common.  Some have spouses in a lower-paid position. And a few  have spouses in non-university jobs and that spouse is the higher earning spouse. And some don't have spouses at all!</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So you are not speaking of the people you work with in YOUR dept but PHD faculty members? Do YOUR employees all have master degrees?</span></strong></p>

Yes, I was speaking of faculty - and some administrative staff.   They are a good example of not getting an advanced degree solely for the earning power.

Three of my five employees have a bachelors degree - it's a requirement for their job.  None have a master's degree.  One will finish her degree in December.  

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:21pm

$100,000 there is about $65,000 here.  So, if you have a spouse working part time making $15,000/yr., ($25,000 in your area) you live pretty comfortably.  That in my mind makes $50,000 ($75,000 in your area) a pretty decent salary.

Pretty comfortably? No, not quite. Being able to own a home, cars, pay the bills, etc. and maybe, just maybe having some savings left over. Comfortable in my high COL making $100,000....starting off now, nope. 

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