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Is $55,000 a good wage or not?

Old Jul 1st 2011, 4:10 am
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Default Re: Is $55,000 a good wage or not?

Originally Posted by Dreamy View Post
We're a one wage family too.

We're so poor I'm thinking about hitting the streets.

But what the hell do you do with a bag full of 5c pieces?
You could use it as an improvised cosh and go on a vigilante rampage ala Charles Bronson in the original Deathwish . . . although he didn't use a bag, it was a sock, and I don't think they were 5 cent pieces, possibly nickels or dimes or maybe quarters . . . but let's not get hungup on the details.
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Default Re: Is $55,000 a good wage or not?

Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
You could use it as an improvised cosh and go on a vigilante rampage ala Charles Bronson in the original Deathwish . . . although he didn't use a bag, it was a sock, and I don't think they were 5 cent pieces, possibly nickels or dimes or maybe quarters . . . but let's not get hungup on the details.
I was thinking more along the lines of shaving off all my hair, glueing the coins all over my body and releasing a world wide top selling single.
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Old Jul 1st 2011, 4:39 am
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Default Re: Is $55,000 a good wage or not?

Originally Posted by Dreamy View Post
I was thinking more along the lines of shaving off all my hair, glueing the coins all over my body and releasing a world wide top selling single.
I didn't know you could sing!
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Old Jul 1st 2011, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by Weebie View Post
Even if you came back to Aus on your previous offer a few years back your still not going to be living a flash lifestyle. To really get ahead in Australia you need two incomes, People who only have 1 forever live with the pesants and never get ahead. England is a much nicer place to be living off 1 income than Australia.
Well having lived in both places on 1 income I disagree! My income is less than $55k a year and I am most certainly NOT living amongst pesants - I'm living in my own house with 2 teenage children in a newly developed estate in a rapidly growing area of WA!
If you really want something you cut your cloth accordingly!
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Originally Posted by Kris_Rocks View Post
Who are the pesants anyway - I might be one and not realise!
I think I may be one - though I had no idea!
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Originally Posted by Weebie View Post
I didn't mean the pesants call literally I'm just saying. At least people who are on low incomes in Australia get a free house and benefits.

There are reasons why childcare is a such a huge industry in Australia. Doesn't matter on your income even if it's reasonable high you'll always struggle if its not 2.
I lived in Australia for 30 years and I don't know of even one single person who lives in free housing..............
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Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
I didn't know you could sing!
I don't think you have to be able to sing these days, dearie!
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Originally Posted by daunted View Post
Well having lived in both places on 1 income I disagree! My income is less than $55k a year and I am most certainly NOT living amongst pesants - I'm living in my own house with 2 teenage children in a newly developed estate in a rapidly growing area of WA!
If you really want something you cut your cloth accordingly!
big difference between Australind and Sydney.
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Originally Posted by Weebie View Post
big difference between Australind and Sydney.
That i do not disagree however the op was later talking about a move to WA
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Originally Posted by Beedubya View Post
I lived in Australia for 30 years and I don't know of even one single person who lives in free housing..............
Yeah, but do you know any peasants? Or pesants? They get free housing.
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Default Re: Is $55,000 a good wage or not?

I can't speak for NSW but in SA & Qld where I have lived neither pay anywhere near $45k per year let alone $55!! My husband too is a time served Motor Mechanic of 23 years. √Āverage (non Diesel mechanic) wage is $18-$24 per hour (in Adelaide & Gold Coast)
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Default Re: Is $55,000 a good wage or not?

Originally Posted by Dorothy View Post
Yeah, but do you know any peasants? Or pesants? They get free housing.
I want that one.

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Old Jul 1st 2011, 10:01 am
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Default Re: Is $55,000 a good wage or not?

Originally Posted by Weebie View Post
Even if you came back to Aus on your previous offer a few years back your still not going to be living a flash lifestyle. To really get ahead in Australia you need two incomes, People who only have 1 forever live with the pesants and never get ahead. England is a much nicer place to be living off 1 income than Australia.
Hey...he is saying something nice about England.

We manage off 1 income, and we don't live amongst peasants - we are the token peasants - living as we do in a modest home on just the one when everyone else in the section of the road has several acres..

it is not a secret by any means...
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Old Jul 1st 2011, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by Fluid36 View Post
It's peasant, not pesant, you peasant!
When I first wrote Peasant I put the a in then removed it because I thought it didnt look right!!
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Old Jul 1st 2011, 11:57 am
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Default Re: Is $55,000 a good wage or not?

Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
I like that one - plenty of room for my old mattresses, shopping trolleys and a car on bricks out front.
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