Originally Posted by jasonturbo
I don't care what anyone says, 70k salary sucks, it was acceptable compensation 15 years ago - before housing prices went to the moon.
70k a person is still way above the national average of 38k. It all depends on where you live, how much food costs, etc, etc. I wouldn't want to live in Vancouver on a 70k salary, it doesn't leave you much for everything else.
I see it first hand, kids driving around in massive jacked up trucks. They aren't the brightest bulbs in the box, but because they can weld two pieces of metal together they earn 150k/year. Meanwhile you have some engineers, doctors etc in Vancouver who are lucky to make that much. You think that's fair? In any case, I'm glad for the oil sector, it keeps a lot of these kids off welfare and gives them a job. The salaries, IMO, are overly inflated but that's the way it is. For now.