RE: Negotiating

Subject: RE: Negotiating
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 06:52:22 -0800

>Al Geist said:
>>Sharon Burton wrote:

>I just talked with my wife (who, after 30 years in the financial industry,
>takes care of handling our money) and I was off by 10%.

Always listen to your wife. I handle the money in our marriage. I handle
it as I'm giving it to my wife so I don't lose it.

>She says take home has been closer to 75% of gross and not 85%.

Sounds about right.

>Of course, all my medical/dental/vision benefits are through my wife's
>employer which keeps down the expenses.

Same here.

>After taxes, license, dealer prep and medical benefits, it seems to work
>out to about 60% in the tax bracket I know Jim is talking about. (we talk
>on the phone sometimes)

And we talk about everyone on this list.

>A little discouraging. I'm getting about a 7.5% pay increase soon, which,
>after all the deductions will increase my monthly take home by about $50 a
>week. 2 pizzas

You pay $25 for a pizza? I'm glad we talk on the phone - I like having rich

>or 1 dinner at my favorite Indian place.

Can you give me the name of that restaurant? I can never get a teepee with
a window-view at mine.


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