What do you do for a living?

Discussion in 'The Bucket' started by yamaharider73, Jan 1, 2010.

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  1. Grant

    Grant Feather Duster

    Jul 20, 2008
    St Louis, MO
    I transport aluminum tubing...aka pilot
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  3. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

    Aug 28, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Awesome! Do you fly international?
  4. uslloyds

    uslloyds Plankton

    Jun 14, 2009
    Columbia, SC
    Financial Advisor also known as stockbroker or these days, professional liar!
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  5. tatted4ever

    tatted4ever Clown Trigger

    Mar 15, 2009
    Itasca, Il
    Not trying to go off topic. But salary depends on how profitable their skill can be to a business. Basic economics.

    Limited positions.... lets face it.... if a person doesnt have the drive to be better and more skillful than the next... the person next to them that worked harder with more skill will take that position before them.

    Just to build on what was mentioned about pro athletes.

    Salaries on pro athletes are disgustingly big. 100's of thousands to millions and even tens of millions.

    Yea we all complain as hard working white collars or blue collars on how hard we work compared to pro athletes.

    But think about it. Sport franchises are making billions in revenue yearly. They pay more to the more talented athletes that will make their "business" more successful. Who wants to pay to go see a losing team? Not me. I wanna fork over money to see my home team win. I wanna buy the jersey off my favorite athlete. I wanna take home memorbilia of my favorite team. All these are factored into an athletes salary on what they will do for an orginazation.

    Think about your position in your career on how your skill makes money for the company your work for. Whether its flipping burgers or slicing into the human body.

    Lets face it if your making $5 hamburger, meals your not generating as much profit as a surgeon who just performed a boob job on a model that charged 5 grand.

    Maybe I should drop this and let the thread stay on topic.
  6. ryanwolf

    ryanwolf Skunk Shrimp

    Jun 8, 2008
    South Texas
    I'm a television news anchor in south Texas.
  7. tulare reef

    tulare reef Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

    Nov 11, 2007
    a manager at a supermarket not great but it pays the bills and have a little fun
    like the pic to the left love the drag boat but crashed it and now have a 53 studebaker that does 190 mph love the drags and my fish so does my son the wife not so much but she can deal with them
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  9. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

    Aug 20, 2008
    I don't really agree. Because we pay a crap load more than we should for tickets. We pay taxes to get stadiums built. We pay exorbitant prices for food and beer at games.

    How about instead of using that money to pay so called "top talent" zillions of dollars, how about they funnel it back into the fans - i.e. by reducing ticket prices, concession stand prices, and have teams (or leagues or whatever) pay, 100% for their own stadiums, etc.

    When I go out of town, why am I paying an extra tax so that town can have a new stadium I will never attend while at same time they pay their players that kind of money.

    There is no good economic reason a small beer should be 8 bucks at a game. Other than the fact that fans accept it. They will charge the maximum they can get away with - it has nothing to do with value or cost. It's just milking fans and fans apparently are OK with it...

    Even back in sports early days, the top talent was attracted and salaries were tiny in comparison - regular middle class salaries.

    The amount of money they are making today is not directly proportional to how much talent they have. They only demand so much money because they can. The same way they charge me $8 for a beer and $6 for a little hot dog. It's because they can, not because it's worth it.
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  10. ZachB

    ZachB Giant Squid

    Oct 12, 2008
  11. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

    Dec 31, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    Ok. Great stuff but lets get back on topic here. ;)
    This is an all-time thread we have here.
  12. APC

    APC Gigas Clam

    May 23, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Director in the client organization of an Electronic Medical Record company - Basically we install systems in hospitals that automate and integrate order entry, lab, rad, pharm, surg, ER, decision support, etc. I run the sales, services, and consulting operations for a specific book of business - Pediatric facilities primarily. Interestingly enough I have a degree in Marine Biology...hard to find work that pays well in that field...so I went into the business world 14+ years ago and never looked back...kind of explians my interest in reef tanks though. :)