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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
<<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
* 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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