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Old 06-29-2003, 01:06 PM   #1
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woo hoo! they "chelsey goes to europe extravaganza" fund is now at a whopping 2600.00!!!!! Not bad for $6.75 an hour, eh? Won't be long before I reach my goal of 7000.00.


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Old 06-29-2003, 01:13 PM   #2
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yay....congrats B)

it is so damn hard saving money. I need another four or five grand to go to aus/nz next year. $6.75 is the min wage in your province! yikes. That's harsh. I've never made that little. Right now I'm making a shit base rate of $8, but I make commission and tips so it probably evens out to $12 or so. keep on saving.
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Really proud of you Crio :P ! I never saved that much money at that age! You go girl :D

They say that the first thousand dollars is always the hardest to save. It´s true! But once you have it, it gets easier to save because you can actually see the results of your hard work.
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Crio, congrats chicky...your almost there!!! every penny will be well spent!!!





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Yay!! Congrats. I am starting to save in october. Unfortunately, I need to buy a new stove and dryer pretty quick. It sucks! We're fortunate enough that we'll have income coming in while we're away, but still....
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Wow, you need $7k? How long are you planning to stay for?
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As long as possible, Voyd.
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great answer Crio! Hope you do stay there as long as you want, and not have to go back home early because you have too.
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hey crio where are you planning to go?
do you have a plan or are you just winging it? i myself am looking to save 5Gs if i really sqeeze and strech my money hopefully ill have enough for a semester at europe ... so ill see how that goes
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I plan on winging most of my trip, and have a savings goal of $17k (US). Which is hopefully going to last me a full year, with a month or so of laying low in slovenia and/or lithuania. YAY trips! :D
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Hey congratulations! I know what that feels like it's wonderful ain't it? Where you residing Crio? BC's minimum wage is $6.50/hour if you haven't got your 500 hours in yet. And damn that takes a long time...who made up these stupid rules...I guess for tax purposes...still

Anyways horray for you! And the more monay the better cause then you're not stressing about it and you never have to sleep under a bridge or in a phone booth!
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That's a pretty terrible minimum wage there Columbia. In the U.S. ours is $5.15/hr or $4.75 if you are under 18 for the first 90 days (optional). $5.15/hr here sucks bad enough.
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Well it's up to the employer...McDonalds is pretty bad for it. I've heard from ex-employees (ooo rumors rumors) and friends of ex-employees that they pay you min. wage until you get your 500 hrs (at which point you min. wage becomes I think $8.00), and then they find a reason to fire or lay you off. EVIL BASTARDS. :greenguy:
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Wll the $8 is a little better then the $5.15 here, although not too many people pay that too often, except Wal Mart.
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I make $11 an hour and it's still not enough Though this summer with commission and such i averaged 15 bux with my other job.

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Hey Guys,

I'm not trying to start a wage war or anything but i'm interested to know how wages can be so low in the US & Canada? I mean I get paid about $22/hour and my job isn't anything that requires any special skills or anything.

Granted this is Aussie currency but doing the conversion it still seems a bit lop-sided compared to you guys. Whats the deal with pay rates over that way? Even looking at my shitiest (sp?) low-paying job I was on $12+/hour and that was when I was 18 with no job experience. Maybe income tax rates are low or something?

Just curious thats all....keen to know the answer
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Umm well, the taxes in the U.S. are pretty screwed up. At the low end you will pay about 7.2% in federal and 2.3% in state. Then you have to pay Social Security Tax (which none of us will ever see) about 6.6%, and Medicare (so we can pay for the people that don't like to work) about 3%. So at the low end you pay about 20-25% of your pay to various taxes. Although depending on how well you can do your tax return at the end of the year, you can get most of the federal and state back.

But not everyone has low wages. Right now with our economy being in the shitter there isn't much hope for negotiating a better wage. My best paying job was $11.36/ hr last year. It's the classic case of the rich get richer and the poor get poorer
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