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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ire, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    With prices on everything going up my paycheck doesn't go as far as it used to, and I've been keeping an eye out for jobs that pay better. Is anyone else looking for a better paying job because of inflation?
     

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  2. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    I am looking for a new job for many reasons. More money would be a nice part of it.
     
  3. Streamline

    Streamline Spammer Extraordinaire

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    Same as r464 but with the extra 2 heads to feed and not much of a raise the past couple years the money is a bit more of a factor.
     
  4. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I'd look for another job for many reasons, but right now, I get all the time-off I want and need for my new family. I'm sure I'd get laughed at in an interview if I requested just a flexible schedule.

    But as far as inflation goes, I bet I'm making 60% of what I made in 2000. Thanks GWB!
     
  5. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    I'm not actively looking right now, but I always keep my options open as more money is always good. I was lucky and landed a better job a couple of months ago. Slightly more pay, but better opportunity for advancement
     
  6. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    I've got great benefits despite the less than ideal pay. With a lil one on the way, I've decided to stick to it for a few more years. It's funny how being a parent changes EVERYTHING.
     
  7. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I have just reduced expenses. We consolidated trips, walk more, ride the bus, and have been stingy.

    I learned the hard way that making more money just means I spend more money. I am at a point now where I am happy doing what I do and they pay me well enough for it. My resume is 10 years of chasing $$$ and it shows.

    It has also taken me 7 years to get back to what I made in 2000.
     
  8. Wingnut

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    I just got a raise and promotion a month ago. That being said, I just got off the phone with a place that I sent my resume to last week. Has nothing to do with needing more money. Lots to do with my interest level.

    It affected me differently, I found I had a better time after work, as in I was more enjoyable to be around, at my last job. I hate my job now, and am grumpy when I get home. I usually leave work at work, but as I get older, it's harder to shed....

    Hopefully, they'll forgive me for making us poor, if only for a short time, if I get this job I'm after....
     
  9. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    I'm looking for a new job, but money doesn't have much to do with it.
     
  10. SPINTECK

    SPINTECK Turbo Monkey

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    Unless you own your own company or get lucky w/a small company on the rise, why bother?? All public traded companies on doing the same thing politically, crushing the working class to make them work harder for less and increasing dividends.


    But don't listen to me, I'm a professional dad who's job is just for healthcare and some bucks. Follow your heart and if it says go for it, then get active looking for another position and something will fall into pladce.
     
  11. SPINTECK

    SPINTECK Turbo Monkey

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    Unless you own your own company or get lucky w/a small company on the rise, why bother?? All public traded companies on doing the same thing politically, crushing the working class to make them work harder for less and increasing dividends.


    But don't listen to me, I'm a professional dad who's job is just for healthcare and some bucks. Follow your heart and if it says go for it, then get active looking for another position and something will fall into pladce.
     
  12. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Can we make his title "Che" or something :D
     
  13. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Thats something I've been thinking about a lot as well; I'll be finishing up my MBA in a year and to jump to another IT job and then be looking for a position using my MBA one year later wouldn't look very good on a resume. My wife and I are doing the same as you and trying to cut back to compensate for rising prices
     
  14. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    I've been looking to add more inflation protection investments to my portfolio. TIP's, albeit poor timing, at least offset inflation while giving you a return.
     
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    I'm making lots more and not working as much or as hard as I have in the past. No compaints here. :biggrin:
     
  16. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    I'm working for a company that just paid me $12 to ride my bike to work today (3x mileage credit for earth day), and I saved $7 in gas. *And* they have showers. :cheers:
     
  17. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Uncanny - while I don't feel underpaid at the moment - I am still making far less than I did in the late 90s. :plthumbsdown:

    I miss webvan.com :shocked:
     
  18. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Care to divulge where you work? Sounds like they have good perks
     
  19. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    Trek Bicycles. They have some amazing perks, providing a small stipend if you commute by bike, walk or carpool, showers, an in-house cafeteria so you don't have to worry about having to go out to get food (with really cheap healthy food like salads), carpool only parking spots up front, etc. When I drive in/home I'll pass at least a dozen commuters riding their bikes home, and it's not even summer yet.

    Oh, and the roads around here are amazing to ride on, mostly good shoulders and polite traffic. They're all 55mph speed limit 2-lane blacktop roads, though, so there's always the bit of danger about getting hit by someone not paying attention. :shocked:
     
  20. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Get used to it. Our current standard of living is not sustainable, especially with competition from cheap sources of professional blue collar workers in developing countries.

    Just got out of a big corporate update. My company does a lot of work in South America. They have always done business there in dollars. They have decided to switch to doing business there with the Brazillian Real($).
     
  21. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    That's the boat I'm in. Graduating with my BS in ME in 2 weeks, and starting full time as an engineer in the solar division of a biomed/semiconductor/solar company. I've been here part time for over a year, and it's more than doubled since I've been here, and is expected to double again this coming year.

    Damn I got lucky....