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  •  FWIW (3+ / 0-)
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    JesseCW, nominalize, allison88

    I'm making about the same wage today that I was making...

    in 1983.

    Not adjusted for inflation, but adjusted for several layoffs in between and age of the employee.

    Seriously, my take home today is almost the same as it was in 1983.

    •  magazines i worked for paid more in 1983 (0+ / 0-)

      than they do now....likely because there's not much reason to read magazines these days when you can get all you need online. which pays even less, if at all.

    •  my take home (1+ / 0-)
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      prettymeadow

      is less than it was when I was 21... 43 years ago

      layoffs, mergers and acquisitions, forced retirement, long-term unemployment, prejudice and hatred, small mindedness and short-term thinking...

      as above, the stage is set for what comes next...

      and no matter how much the inevitable is pushed off, it is coming...

      I still ask why? When all do better, all do better. Humans despise themselves and each other -- religion and politics teach us this. But it does not have to be so.

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