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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    CC, that's a bold statement, and it's wrong. I make only a little bit more than that right now, and I live quite comfortably. So yes, I would do it. The only ones who wouldn't do it are those with a family or those who would do their job for no pay. But even those with a family, if both spouses were taking this home, would also be able to retire.

    So yeah, it's more than enough. I'd be gone in a flash.
    Obviously you don't live in the northeast. It would be very, VERY difficult to live on that amount of money if you have a family in my area.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Obviously you don't live in the northeast. It would be very, VERY difficult to live on that amount of money if you have a family in my area.
    I live in Los Angeles. Is Los Angeles suddenly not one of the most expensive cities in one the most heavily taxed states in the country?

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    $25,000/year is no where NEAR enough to live on, so even if I didn't like my job, absolutely not.

    Regardless, I love my job, so no.
    What he said.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    That wouldn't cover my mortgages, so no. If I were 18 and without big boy bills, I maybe would (....and then work under the table doing odd jobs while fleecing you). The average worker pay in the US is around $27K so that would probably get a lot of takers.
    The average wage in the US is around 47K, not 27.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    I live in Los Angeles. Is Los Angeles suddenly not one of the most expensive cities in one the most heavily taxed states in the country?
    I live in Massachusetts. I'm telling you that you can't live comfortably here if you have a family to feed on $25,000 a year. You would be struggling to pay your bills.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nynaeve Meara View Post
    The average wage in the US is around 47K, not 27.
    I think you are confusing median with average and household with individual.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I live in Massachusetts. I'm telling you that you can't live comfortably here if you have a family to feed on $25,000 a year. You would be struggling to pay your bills.
    Right now I live on my own. With a family, if both spouses were making that then it's plenty.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Right now I live on my own. With a family, if both spouses were making that then it's plenty.
    Well, that's $50,000 a year. The question was would you quit your job only making $25,000 a year.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    I live in the suburbs where a 1-bedroom apartment would run you about $800 dollars a month, but if you live in Boston? Fogettaboutit! Lol! You'll pay like $2000 for a 1-bedroom apartment.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I think you are confusing median with average and household with individual.
    No, I'm not.
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