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Are you paid well or not much ?

Im paid 18$ /hour , but without all the taxes i pay and a insurance, i only receives like 800 $ per 2 weeks; which littely translate to around 80 $ per day.

And i feel its not a lot . But i accept it nevertheless.

Posted - April 9

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  • 14464
    I work for myself. Where I live $18/hr is pretty good pay.
    In my state, you would clear about $1180 after taxes (Assuming 40 hrs/week). I think you are in Canada so I am sure your taxes are running higher. 
      April 9, 2019 1:00 PM MDT
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  • 1055
    okay. nah, me its 30 h per week
      April 9, 2019 1:17 PM MDT
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  • 37315
    Didn't you just ask this same thing already? 
      April 9, 2019 1:05 PM MDT
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  • 23393
    I noticed that, too.
      April 9, 2019 2:04 PM MDT
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  • 1055
    yeah i guess its the 2nd time i ask this. sorry about that 
      April 10, 2019 10:56 AM MDT
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  • 3458
    Hopefully you haven’t resigned yourself to this pay rate for the rest of your life. Sounds like a decent wage, though I don’t know what you do, but it’s a good idea to keep ”lines in the water”, in hopes of attaining a better paying job at some future time.
    Get some training, make yourself more marketable. 
      April 9, 2019 1:05 PM MDT
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  • 1000
    Start improving your lot, take evening classes to improve your skills and marketability.  Clean up you public persona so yo look promote-able.  Take Toastmaster to learn how to speak to groups.  Get a vision of yourself three rungs higher on the economic ladder.  Failure to do so will forever regulate yourself to the lower economic rungs of the Social Ladder

    Vous Comprenez?
      April 9, 2019 1:16 PM MDT
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  • 1055
    yeah thanks for considering. Maybe go study a higher paying job so i wont whine.
      April 10, 2019 10:54 AM MDT
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  • 1000
    Whining is Ok, it relieves the stress.  Now lets work on relieving the stress in a more positive manner
      April 10, 2019 4:46 PM MDT
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  • 23393
    Join the RC Navy.
      April 9, 2019 2:05 PM MDT
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  • 1055
    Lol , i know they pay well , but its some really demanding work. You must be without flaws to work for the canadian forces. 
      April 10, 2019 10:53 AM MDT
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  • 9233
    I am paid very well.
      April 9, 2019 2:33 PM MDT
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  • 1524
    My husband and I are retired.  When we were working, my husband especially ... made a very good salary as an engineer.  Now we live on a pension and SS .. and our savings/investments.  We're lucky to have a very good life with not a lot of money problems.  It took years of working and savings to get there though.
      April 9, 2019 2:39 PM MDT
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  • 1000
    Good for you, so many folks I talk to Stateside have not saved or planned for retirement
      April 9, 2019 2:47 PM MDT
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  • 1524
    I think those are probably younger folks who are mostly just living for today.  Most of my senior citizen peers have been planning for their retirement for their entire working careers.  
      April 10, 2019 2:36 AM MDT
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  • 23393
     I am in the same situation. Two pensions and SS. Planning? Saving? I fear that is out of vogue. Especially for the millenials.
      April 9, 2019 3:57 PM MDT
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  • 1524
    I think you're right Element.  Young folks are just living for today and not giving a lot of thought about where they might be later in life.  I don't even think they worry about having homes or cars paid off .. just figure they'll always have those monthly expenses.
      April 10, 2019 2:35 AM MDT
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  • 474
    I think that many of us need to make more money if we want to live in a house and not under a bridge like they do here in Colorado.
    You need to have at least 2 jobs.  One that will pay for health insurance, car insurance and other insurances.  And another job just for living expenses.  
      April 9, 2019 7:43 PM MDT
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  • 1000
    What do you do for a job, career.  Both of my oldest 26 & 28 have living wage jobs, are saving, have houses etc.  They did get emplyable degrees however; engineering.

    Now for the non-college route there are jobs out there wanting folks that pay over $100K per year.  CAD-CAM operators, Pattern Makers, and the like.
      April 10, 2019 6:38 AM MDT
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  • 474
    That's the thing; you need employable degrees.  And a good brain!  I have a friend with an engineer degree and he does very well.
    Not everyone is cut out to be an engineer or computer programmer.  Many people I know (who went to college) work in labor, supermarkets, drugstores, etc.  
      April 10, 2019 7:44 AM MDT
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  • 1000
    That should have been evident when you started University.  University is just an expensive trade school.  Soft liberal Arts degrees though interesting are a waste of your four (4) years.

    Look at the labor stats and see what is a well paying job out of trade school.  Not as sexy as a Uni degree, however it puts food on your table
      April 10, 2019 4:45 PM MDT
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  • 3171
    For about 10 years in my 30s and 40s I felt like I was overpaid for the work I did.  Then the same job became an unbearable burden, not worth ruining my health over.
      April 9, 2019 8:10 PM MDT
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  • 23393
    Solo whaling is a tough job.
      April 10, 2019 6:37 AM MDT
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  • 5702
    Very well, thank you. Probably more than I am really worth! But that has only been in the last twenty years. 
      April 10, 2019 6:12 AM MDT
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