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« on: July 26, 2005, 11:01:10 am »
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honestly.

i  personally have no minimum.  sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

i hear people all the time saying stuff like, 'i wouldnt get out of bed for that', talking about wages of potential jobs.
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2005, 11:04:33 am »
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minimum wage works for me for now (im only 14) once im older, id like to be making at least $38,000 a year. Once i graduate from college, i would prefer at least $65,000
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2005, 12:51:22 pm »
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It depends on the situation.  If I'm down and out, I'd work for free provided the people give me food and shelter.  Otherwise, after I graduate?  I won't consider offers under $100K.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2005, 01:18:02 pm »
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I don't intend to work during high school or possibly even college.  I'll make up to 10 times more once I get my degree.  There's no point in getting a little money while messing up my academics.
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2005, 01:21:18 pm »
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I don't intend to work during high school or possibly even college.  I'll make up to 10 times more once I get my degree.  There's no point in getting a little money while messing up my academics.

But having a social life is important too, which you need money for.  In high school, I plan on working for my dad doing traffic counts for $10 an hour, which I think is pretty good for a high schooler.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2005, 01:24:47 pm »
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It depends on the situation.  If I'm down and out, I'd work for free provided the people give me food and shelter.  Otherwise, after I graduate?  I won't consider offers under $100K.

YOu'll have to pay for my jaw surgery after this.
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2005, 01:33:09 pm »
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I don't intend to work during high school or possibly even college.  I'll make up to 10 times more once I get my degree.  There's no point in getting a little money while messing up my academics.

Unless your parents are going to be giving you regular donations so you have enough pocket money to properly enjoy college, you are going to want a job.
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2005, 01:35:41 pm »
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Given my current situation - no college degree, but still college education, and good work experience in my field - no less than $13/hr. Of course, I can get more(I do now, actually), and I would be willing to work for less most likely if my situation was different.
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2005, 01:44:57 pm »
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I'm currently working for $5.50 an hour --- granted, I get tips and bring home a good deal of cash every night :p


After graduation, I wouldn't work for less than $15/hr (unless the situation called for it) to start out, and hopefully make my way up the ladder depending on what career path I choose.
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2005, 02:19:57 pm »
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It depends on the situation.  If I'm down and out, I'd work for free provided the people give me food and shelter.  Otherwise, after I graduate?  I won't consider offers under $100K.

YOu'll have to pay for my jaw surgery after this.
Two of my friends started, out of university, with $220K and $250K respectively.  One in Dubai, and one in the United States.  They're both actuaries.  I'm now rather agitated.  I'm very competitive and I'll be rather annoyed if I don't start up there. :/
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2005, 03:10:06 pm »
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It depends on the situation.  If I'm down and out, I'd work for free provided the people give me food and shelter.  Otherwise, after I graduate?  I won't consider offers under $100K.

YOu'll have to pay for my jaw surgery after this.
Two of my friends started, out of university, with $220K and $250K respectively.  One in Dubai, and one in the United States.  They're both actuaries.  I'm now rather agitated.  I'm very competitive and I'll be rather annoyed if I don't start up there. :/

What field are you going into, Rich?
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2005, 03:15:03 pm »
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I don't intend to work during high school or possibly even college.  I'll make up to 10 times more once I get my degree.  There's no point in getting a little money while messing up my academics.

Ah, so you are going to spend college homeless and starving.
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2005, 03:22:33 pm »
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I don't intend to work during high school or possibly even college.  I'll make up to 10 times more once I get my degree.  There's no point in getting a little money while messing up my academics.

Ah, so you are going to spend college homeless and starving.
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2005, 03:31:44 pm »
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I don't intend to work during high school or possibly even college.  I'll make up to 10 times more once I get my degree.  There's no point in getting a little money while messing up my academics.

Ah, so you are going to spend college homeless and starving.
How else? Cheesy

I suppose one could take the route of living at home and being fat, but that's no fun.
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2005, 03:48:25 pm »
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There's no minimum.
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2005, 04:28:26 pm »
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Obviously under a certain amount the worker would die, and more importantly to his owner fail to return to work.  This needn't be a problem if there is a sufficient supply of replacements, however.

In my own case I would be loath to accept the indignity of work, regardless of pay. 
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2005, 04:44:30 pm »
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In my own case I would be loath to accept the indignity of work, regardless of pay. 

Yes, we should not work and lay around all day doing nothing hoping somebody who isn't lazy yet will make us clothes and harvest some food.  Roll Eyes

I don't intend to work during high school or possibly even college.  I'll make up to 10 times more once I get my degree.  There's no point in getting a little money while messing up my academics.

Ah, so you are going to spend college homeless and starving.
I'll just stay in a dorm.  I'm expecting my college funds and scholarships to adequetly cover most costs.  I think my parents won't hesitate to pay for most of my living expenses, they'll get quite a good return on their investment.

Why do you assume that you will get a scholarship?  Do you know the size of your college fund?  It is impossible for you to know now what the situation will be when you are 18.
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2005, 04:48:39 pm »
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I wouldn't care. I'm currently training for the Philadelphia Police Department, which is what I've wanted to do all my life - salary isn't much of a factor to me.
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2005, 05:25:36 pm »
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It obviously depends on where I'm living.  If it's not enough for me to live on, it obviously would not be acceptable.  If it is and if it's a nice job, I don't need the wage to be that high, although if they want to make it high, I'm certainly not going to stop them.  I'm not in it for the money.
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2005, 05:43:25 pm »
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Depends, as long as I'm making money, I'll be pretty satisfied.  In theory, I wouldn't like going under $7/hr.
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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2005, 05:55:10 pm »
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It depends on the situation.  If I'm down and out, I'd work for free provided the people give me food and shelter.  Otherwise, after I graduate?  I won't consider offers under $100K.

YOu'll have to pay for my jaw surgery after this.
Two of my friends started, out of university, with $220K and $250K respectively.  One in Dubai, and one in the United States.  They're both actuaries.  I'm now rather agitated.  I'm very competitive and I'll be rather annoyed if I don't start up there. :/

What field are you going into, Rich?

Actuary
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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2005, 10:12:58 pm »
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It depends on the situation.  If I'm down and out, I'd work for free provided the people give me food and shelter.  Otherwise, after I graduate?  I won't consider offers under $100K.

YOu'll have to pay for my jaw surgery after this.
Two of my friends started, out of university, with $220K and $250K respectively.  One in Dubai, and one in the United States.  They're both actuaries.  I'm now rather agitated.  I'm very competitive and I'll be rather annoyed if I don't start up there. :/

What field are you going into, Rich?

Actuary

Fascinating -- I wouldn't have pinned that for you.
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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2005, 10:22:55 pm »
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I'm graduating with a degree in math (statistics).  I enjoy math and I like keeping up to date with current affairs, which is basically waht an actuary does.

Why do you not think of me as an actuary?  I'm rather curious.
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« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2005, 10:30:31 pm »
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I'm graduating with a degree in math (statistics).  I enjoy math and I like keeping up to date with current affairs, which is basically waht an actuary does.

Why do you not think of me as an actuary?  I'm rather curious.

I really can't say.  You seem like you'd be quite apt in a literary field -- but that's not where the money is. And it's full of liberals.

I could picture you being involved in computer science, etc, but yeah, when I think about it, actuary does seem to fit you pretty well.
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« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2005, 10:36:12 pm »
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I plan on writing novels as a hobby.  Mainly fantasy.  English was my best subject at school, after Math.  I speak 6 or 7 languages, so yeah, I'm interested in the arts too.  Arts and math, guys and girls, left or right handed, whatever.  I'm balanced. Smiley
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