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how come americans earn so much money?

 
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how come americans earn so much money?
I make 23K Euro a year in salary. I feel like complete fucktwat.

I don't have a university degree but even with a uni degree I wouldn't gain as much as you guys make a year (70 to 80 K). I read these numbers a lot here on glp.. HOW do you guys do this.
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12/13/2012 03:34 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
Revolt and use U.S. Constitution to run your country.

Read 5000 Years Leap book.
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12/13/2012 03:34 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
Someone's feeding you some crap! Most Americans don't make that much.
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12/13/2012 03:37 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
Someone's feeding you some crap! Most Americans don't make that much.
 Quoting: JeepersCreepers


Where I live, median cost of houses are 450K and mine don't even come close to that...

Plenty of people earning that much in central Texas...
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
I make 23K Euro a year in salary. I feel like complete fucktwat.

I don't have a university degree but even with a uni degree I wouldn't gain as much as you guys make a year (70 to 80 K). I read these numbers a lot here on glp.. HOW do you guys do this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29776955


lol they just talk shit! there are a lot of rich fuckers but a shit load of poor dumbasses...
i make like 30000€ a year i have no debt i own a house and drive a car! know how to handle money is all.
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
I make 23K Euro a year in salary. I feel like complete fucktwat.

I don't have a university degree but even with a uni degree I wouldn't gain as much as you guys make a year (70 to 80 K). I read these numbers a lot here on glp.. HOW do you guys do this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29776955




HOW!?

They work hard, get an education, get training, increase their experience, and eventually can maybe, MAYBE hope to make 2/3 of that 80k you claim if they are lucky.


I'd say most average Americans , working 40hours a week or more, with experience , education and/or training make anywhere from 25k-75k. Of course, there are exceptions. Some make well over 100k easily, and others, make well over 1M-year.

It really depends on who you are, what you do for a living, what the economy is like, etc etc.


But no, most Americans don't make 75k. LOL
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
Someone's feeding you some crap! Most Americans don't make that much.
 Quoting: JeepersCreepers


all these engineer guys and even teachers and whatnot told me here on glp that they earn a huge amount of money

There was even a guy with an anthropologist degree who claimed to make 80K wtf? If I were to make that much money I'd be in heaven.

Fuck europe..
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12/13/2012 03:38 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
Keep in mind, there are over 300million of us. IF you think over 150million of us make 75k+ per year, you are insane.
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12/13/2012 03:39 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
I make 23K Euro a year in salary. I feel like complete fucktwat.

I don't have a university degree but even with a uni degree I wouldn't gain as much as you guys make a year (70 to 80 K). I read these numbers a lot here on glp.. HOW do you guys do this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29776955


lol they just talk shit! there are a lot of rich fuckers but a shit load of poor dumbasses...
i make like 30000€ a year i have no debt i own a house and drive a car! know how to handle money is all.
 Quoting: Sharty Mc Bean


LOL someone from luxembourg. So you work at a bank I guess?

still, 30K is not much considering what some GLPers claim to make
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12/13/2012 03:41 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
I make 23K Euro a year in salary. I feel like complete fucktwat.

I don't have a university degree but even with a uni degree I wouldn't gain as much as you guys make a year (70 to 80 K). I read these numbers a lot here on glp.. HOW do you guys do this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29776955




HOW!?

They work hard, get an education, get training, increase their experience, and eventually can maybe, MAYBE hope to make 2/3 of that 80k you claim if they are lucky.


I'd say most average Americans , working 40hours a week or more, with experience , education and/or training make anywhere from 25k-75k. Of course, there are exceptions. Some make well over 100k easily, and others, make well over 1M-year.

It really depends on who you are, what you do for a living, what the economy is like, etc etc.


But no, most Americans don't make 75k. LOL
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 801546


Ok right, I see how it works then.

But it seems like you guys can make MUCH more money than Europeans
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12/13/2012 03:44 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
Well yea, why do you think so many people MOVE to America?

So many Indians come here and become Doctors.

Etc.


The POTENTIAL to be a millionaire has ALWAYS been far greater in America than almost ANY country. That is what so many people LOVE about America.

The problem is, the Middle Class, you know, the hard working average american who is content with just raising a family and being happy, that class is shrinking.

The middle class of the 60s-80s is like the lower middle class of today.
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
Someone's feeding you some crap! Most Americans don't make that much.
 Quoting: JeepersCreepers


Where I live, median cost of houses are 450K and mine don't even come close to that...

Plenty of people earning that much in central Texas...
 Quoting: AlcoholicRunner


There are a lot of factors like cost of living. In the midwest where i live that same 450k house would probably be 150k here. Sure there are people earning higher wages but i was only stating the fact that many, many more are much closer to poverty level.
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
bs !!!



[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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12/13/2012 03:45 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
You also have to consider we do not get public health care. We do not have secure jobs, we could be outsourced in a second. No workers rights.

I know someone from Germany. They get 30 days paid vacation a year plus German holidays and there are a lot of them. If they get laid off and the company decides they want to fill the position again. They get first pick.
Paid leave for child care. Paid medical, dental. Even cash for the cab ride home with your meds that they gave you.

Here you have to pay for all that.
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
You also have to consider we do not get public health care. We do not have secure jobs, we could be outsourced in a second. No workers rights.

I know someone from Germany. They get 30 days paid vacation a year plus German holidays and there are a lot of them. If they get laid off and the company decides they want to fill the position again. They get first pick.
Paid leave for child care. Paid medical, dental. Even cash for the cab ride home with your meds that they gave you.

Here you have to pay for all that.
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12/13/2012 03:48 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
HAHAHA.. American are all poor too.. But, BUT.. We get CREDIT.. YAY!!! We're all poor "useless eaters"
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12/13/2012 03:48 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
no one ever got rich making $4 an hour.
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12/13/2012 03:50 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
I make 23K Euro a year in salary. I feel like complete fucktwat.

I don't have a university degree but even with a uni degree I wouldn't gain as much as you guys make a year (70 to 80 K). I read these numbers a lot here on glp.. HOW do you guys do this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29776955


1 euro = 1.31 US Dollar

23K Euro = 30k US Dollar

how many hours a week do you work

how many days do you get holiday/vacation

etc....
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12/13/2012 03:51 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
Someone's feeding you some crap! Most Americans don't make that much.
 Quoting: JeepersCreepers


all these engineer guys and even teachers and whatnot told me here on glp that they earn a huge amount of money

There was even a guy with an anthropologist degree who claimed to make 80K wtf? If I were to make that much money I'd be in heaven.

Fuck europe..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29776955


Sure, there are many people here doing very well, BUT, for every one person doing that well there are 100 more one step away from being homeless. American opportunity is at an all time low, but then thats no secret.
As far as what these people say they make. Who knows, im sure that some streeeeeetch the truth a little.
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12/13/2012 03:56 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
I make 23K Euro a year in salary. I feel like complete fucktwat.

I don't have a university degree but even with a uni degree I wouldn't gain as much as you guys make a year (70 to 80 K). I read these numbers a lot here on glp.. HOW do you guys do this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29776955


1 euro = 1.31 US Dollar

23K Euro = 30k US Dollar

how many hours a week do you work

how many days do you get holiday/vacation

etc....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310816


True, also when i was in EU I saw at the local grocery store a 6 pack of liters of sparkling water. The cost was .19 Euro. That's insane, something like that would be $6.99 here.
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12/13/2012 03:58 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
A lot of Americans are poor - don't believe that we all make $60-70K per year. I have a degree and work for a school system - $42,000 here. It's chicken feed, really.
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12/13/2012 03:59 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
A lot of Americans are poor - don't believe that we all make $60-70K per year. I have a degree and work for a school system - $42,000 here. It's chicken feed, really.
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meanwhile, your overlords keep on bending you over while they get richer.
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12/13/2012 04:01 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
Socialism
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
I make 23K Euro a year in salary. I feel like complete fucktwat.

I don't have a university degree but even with a uni degree I wouldn't gain as much as you guys make a year (70 to 80 K). I read these numbers a lot here on glp.. HOW do you guys do this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29776955


To start with 23K Eros = 30K US dollars. If you want to make more income, you need to have marketable skills or a service someone is willing to pay well for. A degree is not a ready ticket to prosperity.
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12/13/2012 04:10 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
Socialism
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no...it's capitalism.

obviously you can't see the trees thr the forest.
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12/13/2012 04:12 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
Yeah, screw those bastards in the US, they don't know what it's like in countries like Luxemburg.

List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita

1 Luxembourg 89,992 2011
2 Qatar 88,919 2011
— Macau 77,607 2011
3 Norway 61,882 2011
4 Singapore 61,103 2011
5 Kuwait 54,654 2011
6 Brunei 50,506 2010
— Hong Kong 49,990 2011
7 Switzerland 49,151 2011
8 United States 48,442 2011
9 United Arab Emirates 48,222 2011
10 Netherlands 42,834 2011

Oh... right...

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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12/13/2012 04:20 PM

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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
I make 23K Euro a year in salary. I feel like complete fucktwat.

I don't have a university degree but even with a uni degree I wouldn't gain as much as you guys make a year (70 to 80 K). I read these numbers a lot here on glp.. HOW do you guys do this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29776955


What Americans Earn (averages):
[link to www.npr.org]

Convert Dollars to Euros:
[link to themoneyconverter.com]
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12/13/2012 04:29 PM
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
The median household income in the US is a little over $44,000. That means half of the households make more than that, and half make less than that and the other half don't work. <smile>
jay-j
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
Yeah, screw those bastards in the US, they don't know what it's like in countries like Luxemburg.

List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita

1 Luxembourg 89,992 2011
2 Qatar 88,919 2011
— Macau 77,607 2011
3 Norway 61,882 2011
4 Singapore 61,103 2011
5 Kuwait 54,654 2011
6 Brunei 50,506 2010
— Hong Kong 49,990 2011
7 Switzerland 49,151 2011
8 United States 48,442 2011
9 United Arab Emirates 48,222 2011
10 Netherlands 42,834 2011

Oh... right...

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7159688


Don't trust the stats. The living costs here are VERY high and the people who gain that much here are BIG bankers or BIG estate agents. All the other people do decent livings, like I do, for example. I consider myself very very lucky but the middle class is becoming more and more poor here, too.
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
I make 23K Euro a year in salary. I feel like complete fucktwat.

I don't have a university degree but even with a uni degree I wouldn't gain as much as you guys make a year (70 to 80 K). I read these numbers a lot here on glp.. HOW do you guys do this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29776955


What Americans Earn (averages):
[link to www.npr.org]

Convert Dollars to Euros:
[link to themoneyconverter.com]
 Quoting: nutmeg


Looks like fishermen in Alaska have huge earnings :)

The average salary in my country (Belgium) is €2000 a month. It's what my wife and I are earning, and we have a pleasant life. No excessive luxury, but a decent and joyful life.
Don't be envious, OP. Money is not a glorious goal.
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Re: how come americans earn so much money?
I make 23K Euro a year in salary. I feel like complete fucktwat.

I don't have a university degree but even with a uni degree I wouldn't gain as much as you guys make a year (70 to 80 K). I read these numbers a lot here on glp.. HOW do you guys do this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29776955


What Americans Earn (averages):
[link to www.npr.org]

Convert Dollars to Euros:
[link to themoneyconverter.com]
 Quoting: nutmeg


So the average american earns 50K, respectively 38,232.00 EUR

To be honest, that's really good.

38K would make 3100 euros/month. That's the salary of a good teacher here.

I think the americans do well. You guys don't have to hide. What bothers me though is the fact that they are so many homeless people over there in the US.

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