RE: Did I overreact?

Subject: RE: Did I overreact?
From: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 15:41:44 -0500

Shelly wrote:

<<When we got around to discussing the compensation package,
she quoted a figure of 24 dollars an hour.>>

Were you over-reacting? All depends...

* Was the job permanent with benefits or contract without benefits?

* Was the job located in a large metro area or off the beaten track?

* Does the job require extensive expertise? Or just average experience?

* Is the job five minutes from your home or two hours?

If my math is correct, $24/hour comes out to about $50k per year:

* A very good salary for a permanent job, with benefits, located in
Kansas (or Nebraska, or Iowa, or ... fill in the blank), requiring
average expertise.

* A lousy salary for a contract job, without benefits, located in
Manhattan, requiring above-average expertise.

Of course, average (or is it median?) household income in the U.S. is
about $40k. Lots of people would think $50k/year was great.


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