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Old 08-19-2008, 03:00 PM   #26
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damn i dont make that much more than the average.

but imo no matter what you make, people will always want or think they need more.
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What grown person wants to live with their parents? I sure as hell don't and none of my friends did neither.


You're in an asian dominated forum. I'm sure majority cannot relate to your sentiments. Hell, I'm surprised even westernized asians still follow the traditional rule of staying with your parents well into your 20's, until you either (a) get married or (b) in a long term relationship with someone anyways.

I find it funny when I see these kind of people in their high horses brag about how much they make and their standard of living driving all these fancy cars, while still living at home at mommy & daddy.
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YAY above the average for my age group.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:16 PM   #29
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Most of the people I know would be hurting pretty bad if they were only making 22.00 an hour. Mind ya, getting an hourly rate is never really the best way to get money anyway.

what?... everyone on salary is still paid so much an hour. you just divide the total by how many hours you work.
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it's sad to think that the avg wave in canada woudln't buy you a 400 sq foot apeartment in vancouver. you'd need double the avg wage. this is why vancouver is f*cked in the future, and everyone will be leaving for other citys.

A person should be able to buy a full house on the avg salary. So either housing or salarys have to move a lot in the near future.

30 years ago one person working an avg wage could buy one.

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Old 08-19-2008, 06:32 PM   #31
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what?... everyone on salary is still paid so much an hour. you just divide the total by how many hours you work.
Word, there are times where I wish I was hourly. We've been doing night work here and there and when we do I totally get shafted. It sucks working 7am-3:30pm and then 6pm-2am and not get paid an extra nickle. The only good thing is it doesn't happen that often.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:10 PM   #32
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i personally like working hourly... i work my 8 hrs per day, no work to take home, and if i have to stay longer, I get overtime... I don't see what's really wrong with that... I get paid for my time, rather than having to slave over projects and work O/T to finish stuff that is supposedly included in my "salary"...

although i guess it doesn't really matter... as long as we're making money that's all that matters
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if you don't have student loans, credit card debts, car loans, or line of credit debts to pay off, then yeah I actually think one can live comfortably on his/her own making 45k a year.

it's all about money management skills and your life style, people.
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You're in an asian dominated forum. I'm sure majority cannot relate to your sentiments. Hell, I'm surprised even westernized asians still follow the traditional rule of staying with your parents well into your 20's, until you either (a) get married or (b) in a long term relationship with someone anyways.
This is actually the trend that's developing in North America even amongst Caucasians. My former manager would constantly tell me how his son lived with him until he was in his 30s simply because when he left he had enough to buy a house. That and his son did his MBA.

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if you don't have student loans, credit card debts, car loans, or line of credit debts to pay off, then yeah I actually think one can live comfortably on his/her own making 45k a year.

it's all about money management skills and your life style, people.
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i make about 50,000/yr and my gf that lives with me for the last 5yrs makes about 37,000 and i'm telling you its hard getting by. Hence the term "the working poor" thats us...and we are just starting too look for a place to buy...you cant get alot for $300000...so sad
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i make about 50,000/yr and my gf that lives with me for the last 5yrs makes about 37,000 and i'm telling you its hard getting by. Hence the term "the working poor" thats us...and we are just starting too look for a place to buy...you cant get alot for $300000...so sad
So true... basically people with that income can't afford to live in the City of Vancouver...
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Although lately I've been working my mouse arm and wank arms both to the bone(haha) as I was ripped off big time and have had to make up for it.


How can anyone live in Vancouver on $22/hour?
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:28 PM   #40
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if you don't have student loans, credit card debts, car loans, or line of credit debts to pay off, then yeah I actually think one can live comfortably on his/her own making 45k a year.

it's all about money management skills and your life style, people.
you could live month to month on that. but not the rest of your life. how are you going to pay rent between the ages and 60 and 90? you need to buy and have payed off a place to live before you retire. and you're not going to buy a place around here making 45k.
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i make about 50,000/yr and my gf that lives with me for the last 5yrs makes about 37,000 and i'm telling you its hard getting by. Hence the term "the working poor" thats us...and we are just starting too look for a place to buy...you cant get alot for $300000...so sad
Wow, my parents raised 2 kids and bought two houses making way less - a 1 income labor job.
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Yeah, how many years ago?
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This kinda links to my other thread about moving on out of here:

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Yeah, how many years ago?
many years ago, but the point's still the same. you make sacrifices to get what you want, or you can whine about how you have to "settle" for middle class canada.

87000/yr for 2 ppl - 90% of the world would love to be in your shoes
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Then don't use them as an example next time
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hah, i'll use them as an example in my life and i would personally never complain about making it to the middle class cuz i'll see ways where i can achieve everything i need
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Wow, my parents raised 2 kids and bought two houses making way less - a 1 income labor job.
houses have gone up 1000% in the last 30 years (100k -> 1 mill). wages have not. can't do it anymore. not in vancouver.

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many years ago, but the point's still the same. you make sacrifices to get what you want, or you can whine about how you have to "settle" for middle class canada.

87000/yr for 2 ppl - 90% of the world would love to be in your shoes

agreed 100%

you have to figure out what's important to you, and make sacrifices.
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houses have gone up 1000% in the last 30 years (100k -> 1 mill). wages have not. can't do it anymore. not in vancouver.
You're totally right about the housing part. Hopefully, it fixes itself down the road.
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woo, making a little more than double my age group and 3 birthdays to go!
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