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In many countries of the world (ones that actually have street sweepers), including the one I live in, the street sweepers are lucky to be able to afford to eat a bowl of noodles. On the other hand, it would be true, here, that everyone who can afford to eat more than one bowl of noodles per day (or equivalent) probably has a cell-phone, often a knock-off made in China looking like a "name brand."
One reason snatch-and-run phone-theft is so popular here ?
«I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center» Kurt Vonnegut.
In common with every other emerging technology since ... well, whenever emerging technology started emerging. Radio, TV, microwaves, washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners. So what's your point?
The bigger half of the community believes that they are underpaid...
So, we are subject to paranoid schizophrenia or just disconnected from reality on daily basis?
And on the other half - why you are in if money isn't that good (than others believe it is)?
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.
I think there is a relationship between how soon you have left school/university etc. and how much you think you are underpaid.
I have certainly noticed the expectation of some individuals to be on high salaries from the start, without any actual experience...and rather than just prove they are a high performer, waste all their energy complaining all the time.
After travel expenses, my first job paid less than the dole.
But after a year, I had the experience to be able to demand politely ask for a pay rise/promotion.
Glad I was able to live with my family during that time otherwise I wouldn't have been able to afford to do it.
It occurred to me a few years ago that the salary surveys peppered throughout the year are significantly skewed high. I certainly wasn't going to participate in a survey when I knew that my salary was going to be half of the bottom end reported. But if folks like me participated, the survey would be more accurate.
Things are better now, but I still haven't entered the "range" yet. Then again, one of my colleagues has taken to calling me "The Magic Man", so it ain't all bad. I just wish my wand could control the amount of money flowing into my bank account without getting me arrested.
I agree with that, but if I have to choose whether to stay at current job, which is stable, I don't get any crap from any bosses, and am happy, or move to a higher paying job which might not be, I rather keep my current job.
"Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence."
I am fairly significantly underpaid compared to all of my colleagues in similar roles. I continue to work for this salary because I work for a charity that does excellent work, and I get to work with wonderful, dedicated people. Nobody works here for the money; we're all here because we want to do good. Yeah, I'm underpaid, but I get by and I go home happy.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx