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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    Increased assery correlates with increased income. I've watched it thousands of times. People start at low salary and are ok people, they get promoted and become a little convinced by their own publicity, promoted again they become egotistic smug pricks and the more money they get the more they generate inflated self worth and see everyone else's lack thereof. They lose any concept of doing anything decent. They do what is asked of them, take the money and are thoroughly nasty people who lie continually just in the course of any day.

    They also become very, very boring company.
    Imagine what a person would be like if they always had an above average income.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Actually yes it is. Even the "evil" Walmart starting pay is around $8 an hour with yearly raises, and most other unskilled jobs pay even higher.
    Who said I worked at Walmart? Walmart isn't the sole employer of all low income workers. You miss out on a lot of reality. Go back to your bubble. It seems lovely there.

    My primary job is at a hotel in a beach community with less than 20 employees. I make $8.25 for 38 hours per week. Some of the people that I work with make $7.75 an hour and work less than 8 hours per week during winter months. Yes, less than 8 hours per week.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    That's how much my boss pays me. Is it really that big of a mystery?

    Fun fact: The minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 an hour. If a person works 20 hours per week that equals $7,540 per year. Yes, some people make $7,540 per year and even less.
    I don't think I understand where you are coming from with this. Your claim is that you are poor and a good person; okay, I get that. There is nothing wrong with a person who gives an honest days work for an honest days pay. But it's not like you don't have other choices is it; you get paid what they pay you but you aren't claiming that you are being forced to stay in that lower paying job are you? You always have the ability to improve your skill sets and seek even better jobs don't you?

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Any time you have seen something "thousands of times" and it has had negative results...at SOME point you MIGHT want to consider the common element might not be the wealth and success or even the 'others'...but...maybe...well...you know...

    you.
    Fortunately, I'm not the topic...though I have seen you may be the common element in making personal...oh never mind..

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I have always done both. I will continue to do both. Nothing changed about my attitude towards giving or receiving.
    .....but now you're giving more and receiving less.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Imagine what a person would be like if they always had an above average income.
    Insular and unaware of the realities of life.

    My friend is a lawyer who made his career decision because his older brother went through law school the year before and already had all the books, that is how lazy.... His exam results mean he could do anything he wanted and he almost became a doctor, as his parents are. He hates being a lawyer, it's just a job to him. Imagine having to go to him for defence, if your life depended on it. Then my cousin who always wanted to be a criminal lawyer, once she mixed with the people she required to defend, she swiftly moved to another area of law.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    Fortunately, I'm not the topic...though I have seen you may be the common element in making personal...oh never mind..
    " Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    Increased assery correlates with increased income. I've watched it thousands of times."

    Your words.

    At some point...maybe its not 'everyone else'...just sayin....

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    " Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    Increased assery correlates with increased income. I've watched it thousands of times."

    Your words.

    At some point...maybe its not 'everyone else'...just sayin....
    I heard you the first time and it's you.

    It's not everyone, nor is it me, it's the impact of money. Once people have it, they often change. If you disagree, do share your reasons.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Who said I worked at Walmart? Walmart isn't the sole employer of all low income workers. You miss out on a lot of reality. Go back to your bubble. It seems lovely there.

    My primary job is at a hotel in a beach community with less than 20 employees. I make $8.25 for 38 hours per week. Some of the people that I work with make $7.75 an hour and work less than 8 hours per week during winter months. Yes, less than 8 hours per week.

    Walmart
    You must meet many - interesting - people.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    I don't think I understand where you are coming from with this. Your claim is that you are poor and a good person; okay, I get that. There is nothing wrong with a person who gives an honest days work for an honest days pay. But it's not like you don't have other choices is it; you get paid what they pay you but you aren't claiming that you are being forced to stay in that lower paying job are you? You always have the ability to improve your skill sets and seek even better jobs don't you?
    Did you read the opening post? My base household income is now $45,422 per year. If that is poor then you and I live on completely different planets. We will never understand each other.

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    My base annual income as of March 18, 2014 = $16,302
    My wife's base income as of March 18, 2014 = $13,500

    Total income = $29,802.00

    My base annual income as of March 19, 2014 = $16,302
    My wife's base income as of March 19, 2014 = $18,720
    Additional source of income as of March 20, 2014 = $10,400

    Total income = $45,422.

    In the course of 2 days my household income jumped by $15,622.

    How does this make me a better person than I was 2 days prior? I don't get it. My eligibility for many government benefits vanished. Does this make me a better person from a moral perspective? If so, what was I doing wrong before this happened? What was I doing right that caused this to happen? How did my character change just in the course of 2 days?

    I voted for the third option but I know lots of people believe that scum bags have low incomes and good people have high incomes.

    Perhaps this exercise will allow them the opportunity to explain their world view.

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