As converstaion in this thread turned to pay scale got me thinking: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=71172
Why has pay gone down.While your mid level paying jobs have gone slightly up..Cashiers/Hi-lo drivers and such...Top paying jobs have stagnated or gone down.Good paying jobs in 70's are still considered good paying jobs now, but the pays the same!?While we all know the cost of everything has skyrocketed since then.Inflation affects everything but the payscale of people who are considered on the higher end of things(wages).Then, while we may be making the same "good" money our fathers made.We are hit with outragous insurance premiums, co-pays,taxes and such.While my father lived very, very well on $20/hr 30 years ago.At $20/hr I am struggling just to get by!Then it seems employers that were clawing to get a good employee @ $20/hr even 5 years ago are barely willing to pay $16/hr now?! I just dont get it! Is it that things are so tough guys are willing to work for less? Or are guys working for less to insure job security?
And who truly suffers in the end?! The children seem to be paying the ultimate price for this as mothers are being forced to work to make ends meet.Face it kids are more cocky and well just punks and brats anymore with noone to "raise" them but the TV and the Nintendo.
I am only 30 and see a huge difference from when I was a kid.....Whats its gonna be like when my kids are 30?
"please don't turn this into a thread about what i make or dont make or what i know or dont know, I speaking just in general"