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Does your wage measure up?

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  • 30-03-2012 1:16pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 2,117 ✭✭✭


    Check your monthly wage against the national and global average here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17543356

    Despite all our difficulties Ireland still has the 8th highest average wage in the world. The tiger is only in deep hibernation I tells ya!

    My average wage comes in at a whopping 2981%* of the world average! Happy days! :D

    *May not be entirely truthful


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭summerskin





    is what this thread will turn into


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,674 ✭✭✭DirtyBollox


    I call shenanigans!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,137 ✭✭✭44leto


    Fukcen hell that's a surprise so how come I don't feel that rich.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,653 ✭✭✭Ghandee


    Check your monthly wage against the national and global average here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17543356

    Despite all our difficulties Ireland still has the 8th highest average wage in the world. The tiger is only in deep hibernation I tells ya!

    My average wage comes in at a whopping 2981%* of the world average! Happy days! :D

    *May not be entirely truthful

    I know what you earn a year........


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,812 ✭✭✭✭sbsquarepants


    That's 45 grand per month. Good money in that necrophillia.
    Any jobs going, i'd ride anything!:D


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  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Check your monthly wage against the national and global average here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17543356

    Despite all our difficulties Ireland still has the 8th highest average wage in the world. The tiger is only in deep hibernation I tells ya!

    My average wage comes in at a whopping 2981%* of the world average! Happy days! :D

    *May not be entirely truthful


    You typed your annual wage into the monthly wage by mistake. You are 248% of the world average and I hope to fuck you don't work in a bank.


  • Registered Users Posts: 232 ✭✭Angeles


    Give or take 45k a month ehh op?
    Is your first name Patrick per chance, and have you found yourself in a bit of a pickle recently with the courts?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,137 ✭✭✭44leto


    We are on better money then the Germans, no-wonder they hate us and bail-outs.

    Thank you Germany.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,117 ✭✭✭Defiler Of The Coffin


    That's 45 grand per month. Good money in that necrophillia.
    Any jobs going, i'd ride anything!:D

    Whenever I'm finished spreading my bounty among the denizens of the graveyards I do look for gold teeth, bracelets, jewellery and like. One time I even found a family heirloom dating back to the Norman conquests. It's keeping a rich old eccentric businessman very happy now, to the benefit of my bank account.

    Aside from that though I'm a very high functioning member of society and my wage reflects that.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,117 ✭✭✭Defiler Of The Coffin


    Sacramento wrote: »
    You typed your annual wage into the monthly wage by mistake. You are 248% of the world average and I hope to fuck you don't work in a bank.

    I didn't. I don't. See the *disclaimer.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,117 ✭✭✭Defiler Of The Coffin


    Angeles wrote: »
    Give or take 45k a month ehh op?
    Is your first name Patrick per chance, and have you found yourself in a bit of a pickle recently with the courts?

    No and no.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    I didn't. I don't. See the *disclaimer.

    Ah right, missed that, you're a sound* bloke.




    *Wanker


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 256 ✭✭Statistician


    My average wage comes in at a whopping 2981%* of the world average! Happy days! :D

    *May not be entirely truthful

    I'm guessing you're a public sector worker.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭wexie



    Aside from that though I'm a very high functioning member of society and my wage reflects that.

    .....that's like Idi Amin saying that aside from the paranoia, the torture and the cannibalism he's really just a regular guy....

    :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,933 ✭✭✭Logical Fallacy


    44leto wrote: »
    We are on better money then the Germans, no-wonder they hate us and bail-outs.

    Thank you Germany.

    Cost of living in Germany is far lower.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,117 ✭✭✭Defiler Of The Coffin


    Sacramento wrote: »
    Ah right, missed that, you're a sound* bloke.




    *Wanker

    Your clever attempts at foiling the swear filter are lost on those with backgrounds set to dark. Just so you know.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,041 ✭✭✭Seachmall


    I typed in my weekly wage and was all :(

    The I realised and typed in my monthly wage and was like :)

    Someday I'll be like :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,174 ✭✭✭✭Captain Chaos


    I'm 79%, of the national average and 159% of the world. I thought I would be further down as I hardly make ends meet as it is, have no loans, can't afford a car or to have a mortgage. But then again it's pre tax. Around 30% is taken in total stoppages in my wages.:mad:


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Your clever attempts at foiling the swear filter are lost on those with backgrounds set to dark. Just so you know.

    Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,560 ✭✭✭Wile E. Coyote


    I'm 79%, of the national average and 159% of the world. I thought I would be further down as I hardly make ends meet as it is, have no loans, can't afford a car or to have a mortgage. But then again it's pre tax. Around 30% is taken in total stoppages in my wages.:mad:

    Either payroll have f***ed up or ar least 14% of your 'stoppages' are optional.

    Still can't figure out how you can't afford a car or make ends meet on that wage if you've no loans or mortgage.


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  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Either payroll have f***ed up or ar least 14% of your 'stoppages' are optional.

    Still can't figure out how you can't afford a car or make ends meet on that wage if you've no loans or mortgage.

    He could have a rake of kids?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,264 ✭✭✭✭jester77


    44leto wrote: »
    We are on better money then the Germans, no-wonder they hate us and bail-outs.

    Thank you Germany.

    There's no minimum wage in Germany for most sectors & cost of living would be a lot lower outside of the main cities.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,137 ✭✭✭44leto


    jester77 wrote: »
    There's no minimum wage in Germany for most sectors & cost of living would be a lot lower outside of the main cities.

    Cost of living is also cheaper here outside Dublin. We are also in comparison lowly taxed and we don't pay for our water. So I still think we are a little better off then the Germans.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,524 Mod ✭✭✭✭Amirani


    Average wage doesn't really tell you much. The US for example has a higher average wage, largely contributed to by big CEOs and company owners earning millions and sometimes billions per year. There's also quite a large proportion of people below the poverty line.

    Ireland's wage distribution on the other hand would have a lot less variance, with less extremes distorting the average figure. Still, the median is probably a more useful statistical tool to look at in this instance. You'd also want to compare the wage levels against the cost of living in the country to get a true picture of the quality of life.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 125 ✭✭firedancer


    I do data entry, shipping, receiving, soldering, manage the product I work on myself (little or no input from manager), organise work for one colleague, and I get paid the same as the cleaner in our company!!
    Plus I haven't had a payrise in two and a half years, company blaming the downturn eventho' there has been considerable growth within same company. I'm 52% of the national average.

    I'm p***** off


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,137 ✭✭✭44leto


    Average wage doesn't really tell you much. The US for example has a higher average wage, largely contributed to by big CEOs and company owners earning millions and sometimes billions per year. There's also quite a large proportion of people below the poverty line.

    Ireland's wage distribution on the other hand would have a lot less variance, with less extremes distorting the average figure. Still, the median is probably a more useful statistical tool to look at in this instance. You'd also want to compare the wage levels against the cost of living in the country to get a true picture of the quality of life.

    I remember reading car ownership is one indicators Ireland's car ownership is high. Another one you could look at is the cost of bigmac Ireland's is also quite high.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,307 ✭✭✭MonkieSocks


    Mine:(
    Your wage is 46% of the Ireland average and 93% of the world average.

    =(:-) Me? I know who I am. I'm a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude (-:)=



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,419 ✭✭✭Cool Mo D


    jester77 wrote: »
    There's no minimum wage in Germany for most sectors & cost of living would be a lot lower outside of the main cities.

    The comparison takes relative purchasing power into account.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,327 ✭✭✭Sykk


    Funny looking at that. I'm just about over the average. Yet people who are much higher payed than me seem to struggle a lot more. I guess it's from the loans they took out to buy their shoebox apartments... :eek:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,572 ✭✭✭2ndcoming


    I'm guessing you're a public sector worker.

    Probably a nurse, they've been robbing the country for years.


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