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luckyleftyme2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-22-06 06:48 AM
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14. imagine

hell man 36years ago i got a divorce,got remarried and had a second family on the way. i worked to jobs 80 hours a week and got 60 on my main job plenty of weeks. the difference,i was a const.
worker-i worked ! and believe me i seldom got a day off. my pay at that time as considered above avg. but both jobs with bonus was below 100,000!
i say lets get real in here!put thecc40,000,000 where it belongs in the pocket of the investor!
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  -Most Investment Bankers work 80-100 hours a week and have no lives, keep the bonuses in perspective Herman Munster  Dec-22-06 06:22 AM   #0 
  - Greed will make people do that. Personally, I want to see my kids,  GOPBasher   Dec-22-06 06:29 AM   #1 
  - If only they weren't  vicman   Dec-22-06 06:29 AM   #2 
  - Hours Worked  Ethelk2044   Dec-22-06 06:29 AM   #3 
  - IT guys work a lot, but they  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 07:43 AM   #33 
  - Awwwwww, the awful plight of the...........  Waya   Dec-22-06 06:30 AM   #4 
  - I know, isn't it just awful? They have to sit behind a desk for maybe 100 hrs a week  MGD   Dec-22-06 12:55 PM   #93 
  - If they treid to do ANY factory job for 100 hours  POAS   Dec-22-06 06:37 AM   #5 
  - Amen!  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 06:50 AM   #17 
  - Exactly. I want to see time sheets, showing how the time was spent.  DemItAllAnyway   Dec-22-06 07:03 AM   #23 
  - Actually quite a lot of those hours...  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 07:45 AM   #35 
  - Exactly. Try doing my job for 100 hrs a week and see how many days you last.  MGD   Dec-22-06 12:57 PM   #94 
  - Sorry, but no sympathy from me.  MadHound   Dec-22-06 06:39 AM   #6 
  - Me neither  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 06:54 AM   #20 
     - Repubs like Robert RUbin and John Corzine? nt  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 07:48 AM   #37 
  - What happened to profits going to the stock holders?  izzie   Dec-22-06 06:40 AM   #7 
  - Not to mention charitable donations  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 06:53 AM   #19 
  - I thought profits were supposed to go to the workers...  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 07:41 AM   #31 
     - But did the workers work 100 hour weeks  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 08:06 AM   #40 
     - Most I-Bankers work 100 hrs and traders work 50-60 hrs per week  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 08:15 AM   #45 
        - If you are looking for sympathy, you can forget it  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 08:17 AM   #47 
           - If they were willing to work 100 hrs and wanted the money,  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 08:20 AM   #48 
              - And most of those wealthy bankers  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 08:22 AM   #49 
              - Hey now! I taught math classes at UCLA!  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 08:40 AM   #53 
                 - Wanna bet you couldn't handle MY job?  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 02:02 PM   #97 
                    - I am very impatient....  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 02:23 PM   #99 
                       - Well if I ever need help with Math,  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 02:28 PM   #100 
              - the big problem also is not everyone can get into I-Banking  Herman Munster   Dec-22-06 08:51 AM   #54 
              - That is true....  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 09:06 AM   #59 
              - now that's a bullshit statement.  Porcupine   Dec-22-06 10:51 AM   #67 
                 - Total crap  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 10:58 AM   #68 
                    - But you have to be able to look and act the part  Nikia   Dec-22-06 11:44 AM   #73 
                       - Nahhh - a college kid is not expected to wear a $1K suit.  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 11:57 AM   #80 
                          - sounds cliche, because it is cliche  hfojvt   Dec-22-06 12:47 PM   #90 
                             - I think you are being fair to some extent  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 01:48 PM   #95 
                                - are you trying to be a motivational speaker  hfojvt   Dec-22-06 03:58 PM   #102 
                                   - "which is a van DOWN BY THE RIVER"  Lone_Star_Dem   Dec-22-06 04:04 PM   #103 
                                   - ...but I am not materialistic.  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 04:16 PM   #105 
                                      - that kid is not going to help anybody  hfojvt   Dec-22-06 04:39 PM   #106 
                                         - Then what do you suggest would be helpful?  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 05:09 PM   #108 
                                            - there have been threads on this (things to do)  hfojvt   Dec-22-06 06:55 PM   #109 
     - I guess if you look at it that way is is fair.  izzie   Dec-22-06 08:06 AM   #41 
  - And who holds the gun to their heads making them do this?  acmavm   Dec-22-06 06:44 AM   #8 
  - Yes it is called CHOICE  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 08:09 AM   #43 
  - Poor things...  thoughtanarchist   Dec-22-06 06:44 AM   #9 
  - there is no sympathy  Herman Munster   Dec-22-06 06:47 AM   #11 
  - I agree. It's not something I could or would do.  OllieLotte   Dec-22-06 06:46 AM   #10 
  - Of course they only have to work this schedule a year or two,  Vinca   Dec-22-06 06:47 AM   #12 
  - more like 10 years  Herman Munster   Dec-22-06 06:50 AM   #15 
     - If you saved most of 2-3 million for a few years  Nikia   Dec-22-06 11:50 AM   #77 
  - Oh, what a freaking shame.  sarge43   Dec-22-06 06:47 AM   #13 
  - you beat me to it  conscious evolution   Dec-22-06 12:04 PM   #82 
  - imagine  luckyleftyme2   Dec-22-06 06:48 AM   #14 
  - Oh how sad  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 06:50 AM   #16 
  - What exactly do investment bankers do?  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-22-06 06:51 AM   #18 
  - they rip off old ladies  pitohui   Dec-22-06 07:46 AM   #36 
  - I-Bankers essentially are salesmen and what they sell is  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 08:01 AM   #38 
     - Yes, and they are basically short term lenders  HamdenRice   Dec-22-06 10:41 AM   #65 
  - My bro-in-law works in Iraq, and his job is 24/7/365.  mikeytherat   Dec-22-06 06:54 AM   #21 
  - Yes, compare your b-i-l to these fat cats. Who's making the sacrifice? nt  babylonsister   Dec-22-06 07:08 AM   #24 
  - BINGO. 24/7/365.  Xap   Dec-22-06 07:20 AM   #28 
  - My bro-in-law was on the phone with my sis when the munitions depot  mikeytherat   Dec-22-06 11:54 AM   #78 
     - I'll second that...  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 12:11 PM   #84 
  - Best reply in the thread!  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 08:07 AM   #42 
  - Tell your bro to keep his head low  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-22-06 11:40 AM   #72 
  - Will do. That's why he stayed in after 20+ years - for the kids in his command  mikeytherat   Dec-22-06 11:47 AM   #75 
  - Speak of putting this all in perspective  Lone_Star_Dem   Dec-22-06 11:48 AM   #76 
  - I work just about every waking moment and have NO life, either  Th1onein   Dec-22-06 06:56 AM   #22 
  - And do you know why the apartment is $1 million?  JHB   Dec-22-06 07:09 AM   #25 
  - My description of Darth Cheney:  Felinity   Dec-22-06 07:09 AM   #26 
  - That makes it even WORSE. They can't enjoy the money, there's only the obsession of having more. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Dec-22-06 07:16 AM   #27 
  - If you consider entertaining...  Everybody   Dec-22-06 07:32 AM   #29 
  - They should go inlist in Bush's war and rest up.  Hubert Flottz   Dec-22-06 07:36 AM   #30 
  - I-Bankers are nuts....  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 07:42 AM   #32 
  - yeah so do most "people" these days  pitohui   Dec-22-06 07:44 AM   #34 
  - I recall  90-percent   Dec-22-06 08:02 AM   #39 
  - It must be excruciatingly painful...  stillcool47   Dec-22-06 08:11 AM   #44 
  - They are not all republicans...not even close.  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 08:17 AM   #46 
  - And you know this how?  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 08:24 AM   #50 
  - I am in the industry.  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 08:36 AM   #51 
  - i see you are from Kansas...I am from NYC  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 09:00 AM   #56 
     - They are changing to Dem here  proud2Blib   Dec-22-06 02:09 PM   #98 
        - Well, I am glad to hear that. I understand  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 02:32 PM   #101 
  - My intention was  stillcool47   Dec-22-06 09:44 AM   #62 
     - I know what you are saying...* does not have the interests of those  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 09:55 AM   #63 
  - I'm not sure this is right  HamdenRice   Dec-22-06 10:47 AM   #66 
     - I'm sure you're right...  stillcool47   Dec-22-06 02:01 PM   #96 
  - BFD. So they have to pay taxes and mortgages. So do we. Although  leesa   Dec-22-06 08:38 AM   #52 
  - Before I break down crying hot tears of sympathy, let's get out the calculator, shall we?  hatrack   Dec-22-06 08:59 AM   #55 
  - These guys work less than 100 hrs/wk  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 09:02 AM   #57 
  - I know I'm not willing to do a lot of the things you need to do to make that kind of money.  mondo joe   Dec-22-06 09:02 AM   #58 
  - Most of the time we were on mandatory 12 hours a day 7 days a week where I worked  NNN0LHI   Dec-22-06 09:18 AM   #60 
  - The buying and selling of humans  RestoreGore   Dec-22-06 09:20 AM   #61 
  - oh wahhhhhhhh cry me a fucking river  Ms. Clio   Dec-22-06 09:59 AM   #64 
  - Love your doggy! nt  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 12:28 PM   #89 
     - thank you! n/t  Ms. Clio   Dec-22-06 05:05 PM   #107 
  - No sympathies here.  Maestro   Dec-22-06 11:22 AM   #69 
  - I am in a simliar situation  Nikia   Dec-22-06 12:16 PM   #85 
     - Yes, I know. We are better off than many people.  Maestro   Dec-22-06 12:21 PM   #87 
  - As someone who works in a high power NYC corporate office, this is not exactly true.  MadAsHellNewYorker   Dec-22-06 11:32 AM   #70 
  - yea, but those same MDs put in their time when they  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 12:00 PM   #81 
     - 'eh, i really don't think thats true anymore. People today don't devote  MadAsHellNewYorker   Dec-22-06 12:05 PM   #83 
        - People definitely do not stay at one firm - true  Lucky Luciano   Dec-22-06 12:22 PM   #88 
  - Are yuo expecting for all of us to somehow go  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-22-06 11:38 AM   #71 
  - Gee, just like the woman who told Bush she worked 3 jobs, to which he replied  WinkyDink   Dec-22-06 11:46 AM   #74 
  - Why don't they just make the job into two?  treestar   Dec-22-06 11:57 AM   #79 
  - Are you shittin' me? Fuck those assholes. Anybody that loves money to that degree...  chaska   Dec-22-06 12:18 PM   #86 
  - You think the head of Goldman-Sachs works a 100 hour week. Dream on.  spanone   Dec-22-06 12:50 PM   #91 
  - their compensation AND their lifestyles are criminal  leftofthedial   Dec-22-06 12:52 PM   #92 
  - The military works round the clock.  tabasco   Dec-22-06 04:06 PM   #104 
 

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