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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 01:28 PM
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70. I don't understand the disbelief. Our housecleaner gets $22 an hour
Edited on Tue Oct-18-11 01:32 PM by mainer
Granted, she's an independent contractor and only spends four hours a week cleaning our house, but she has a full schedule of other clients. It's hard for me to believe how little some people are paid. And how employers can justify it. I don't live in a big city, just a small town in Maine.
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  -Awesome day for a $9/hr worker. bbinacan  Oct-17-11 05:59 PM   #0 
  - Nice to hear.  Pab Sungenis   Oct-17-11 06:00 PM   #1 
  - And brought to you  bbinacan   Oct-17-11 06:06 PM   #4 
  - That's wonderful news. Kudos to your company  lunatica   Oct-17-11 06:03 PM   #2 
  - I may not know her but I am very happy for her and I hope we hear more of these good news updates.  LonePirate   Oct-17-11 06:03 PM   #3 
  - $30-35 to answer phones and do some filing?  tkmorris   Oct-17-11 06:07 PM   #5 
  - Seriously. I'd be quite happy making that  uppityperson   Oct-17-11 06:09 PM   #6 
  - She is very smart and  bbinacan   Oct-17-11 06:13 PM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-17-11 06:26 PM   #21 
     - I responded to the wrong post; sorry! n/t  LoZoccolo   Oct-17-11 08:20 PM   #55 
  - Always great to read news like that!  Extend a Hand   Oct-17-11 06:10 PM   #7 
  - Sorry but not buyin' that number...  JANdad   Oct-17-11 06:11 PM   #8 
  - She didn't get hired as a receptionist  bbinacan   Oct-17-11 06:14 PM   #11 
  - So a FILING CLERK makes that much?  Occulus   Oct-17-11 06:19 PM   #14 
     - Review the edit of my OP. n/t  bbinacan   Oct-17-11 06:22 PM   #18 
        - I did, and I still don't buy it  Occulus   Oct-17-11 06:24 PM   #19 
        - I guess the difference is that you are  bbinacan   Oct-17-11 06:30 PM   #22 
        - Mindless drone?  Occulus   Oct-17-11 06:41 PM   #26 
        - Postal worker?  bbinacan   Oct-17-11 06:45 PM   #29 
        - Sounds like you are as jealous as balls.  Dreamer Tatum   Oct-19-11 11:20 AM   #82 
        - Don't bother arguing...  JuniperLea   Oct-17-11 06:54 PM   #34 
           - Thanks  bbinacan   Oct-17-11 07:48 PM   #46 
              - I can understand how some people...  JuniperLea   Oct-18-11 11:27 AM   #60 
                 - 60-70k/year  jeff47   Oct-18-11 01:23 PM   #67 
                    - Ahh... thanks.  JuniperLea   Oct-18-11 02:34 PM   #74 
        - We just paid 7 temps 35/hour to do data entry for a client.  elehhhhna   Oct-17-11 07:08 PM   #40 
        - I find that just as hard to believe as the OP  Occulus   Oct-17-11 07:12 PM   #41 
        - lol I have a petrophysicist going to Algeria to look at some old wells  elehhhhna   Oct-17-11 07:55 PM   #49 
        - Here in NYC, lots of temporary contractors make that money in various industries.  stevenleser   Oct-17-11 08:03 PM   #52 
        - I made 35 an hour for temp doc review during law school.  msanthrope   Oct-17-11 08:18 PM   #54 
           - I made more as a paralegal - but I did work in a major metropolitan area.  TBF   Oct-18-11 11:34 AM   #64 
        - Not seeing that here  joeglow3   Oct-19-11 06:19 PM   #89 
        - A good office manager is GOLD to an organization.  MH1   Oct-19-11 11:49 AM   #85 
        - No freaking way.  blueamy66   Oct-18-11 01:20 PM   #65 
           - Yeah! How dare something good happen to someone!!!  jeff47   Oct-18-11 01:24 PM   #68 
           - Hey, I have a BS degree and do sales and marketing/cust svc  blueamy66   Oct-18-11 01:38 PM   #71 
              - So what you're saying is you need to look for a better employer  jeff47   Oct-18-11 04:29 PM   #77 
                 - the point is that $35 an hour is hard to believe for an office mgr  blueamy66   Oct-18-11 06:30 PM   #78 
                    - $35/hour is low for an office manager, in my experience  jeff47   Oct-19-11 11:15 AM   #81 
           - Yes way  bbinacan   Oct-19-11 05:50 PM   #87 
  - Then you have never lived in a major metropolitan area. nt  TBF   Oct-18-11 11:29 AM   #62 
  - Not even in San Francisco can a person make $30-$35 an hour for answering the phones  Luminous Animal   Oct-17-11 06:11 PM   #9 
  - Her permanent job is NOT that.  bbinacan   Oct-17-11 06:15 PM   #12 
  - BULL, she's a filing clerk  Occulus   Oct-17-11 06:21 PM   #17 
     - Wow are you bitter.  jeff47   Oct-18-11 01:25 PM   #69 
     - What's your problem?  PassingFair   Oct-18-11 02:41 PM   #75 
     - I imagine we often want to disbelieve those things  LanternWaste   Oct-19-11 11:45 AM   #83 
  - I bet the person who will actually answer the phones and do the filing...  JuniperLea   Oct-17-11 06:55 PM   #35 
  - Congratulation to that courageous lady! Good luck too!  MindandSoul   Oct-17-11 06:17 PM   #13 
  - I'm not sure I'd go so far to call her  bbinacan   Oct-17-11 06:21 PM   #16 
     - I think it was courageous to take that low paying job...  JuniperLea   Oct-17-11 06:57 PM   #36 
        - No she didn't n/t  bbinacan   Oct-17-11 07:54 PM   #48 
  - I'm very happy to hear that. Congratulations to your coworker!  yardwork   Oct-17-11 06:21 PM   #15 
  - Thanks!  bbinacan   Oct-17-11 06:42 PM   #28 
  - I just hired an assistant for $30 an hour. It's what I think she's worth.  mainer   Oct-17-11 06:26 PM   #20 
  - Exactly!  bbinacan   Oct-17-11 06:32 PM   #23 
  - +1  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-17-11 06:46 PM   #31 
  - Good to hear this. Win for the company - win for her!  Lucinda   Oct-17-11 06:34 PM   #24 
  - Why do some of the responses remind me of the Union v. Non-Union posts?  catabryna   Oct-17-11 06:38 PM   #25 
  - It's the smell.  Occulus   Oct-17-11 06:41 PM   #27 
  - I know how much I have made in the past...  catabryna   Oct-17-11 06:54 PM   #33 
  - Ah jeez!  JuniperLea   Oct-17-11 06:58 PM   #37 
     - I don't think you meant to respond to me...  catabryna   Oct-17-11 07:13 PM   #42 
        - LOL  JuniperLea   Oct-18-11 11:30 AM   #63 
           - Am I still on your ignore?  immoderate   Oct-19-11 06:05 PM   #88 
  - sounds like a morality story  Enrique   Oct-17-11 06:59 PM   #38 
  - It really does, doesn't it?  Occulus   Oct-17-11 07:01 PM   #39 
     - by the way, I'm a former "mindless drone" postal worker  Enrique   Oct-17-11 07:15 PM   #43 
        - Puts the OP and his thread in a whole new light, doesn't it?  Occulus   Oct-17-11 07:18 PM   #45 
           - Stop attacking the poster. nt  PassingFair   Oct-18-11 02:43 PM   #76 
  - It's the stank of the marcellus shale industry,  999998th word   Oct-18-11 01:45 PM   #72 
  - People often say that about new aromas they are not familiar with...  LanternWaste   Oct-19-11 11:46 AM   #84 
  - Because some people are very sad people  jeff47   Oct-18-11 08:45 AM   #58 
  - "Since there's confusion on DU (not surprised)" hee! Happy she got the job  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-17-11 06:45 PM   #30 
  - Way to impress the boss!  JuniperLea   Oct-17-11 06:52 PM   #32 
  - Sweet! Good for her! nt  HappyMe   Oct-17-11 07:15 PM   #44 
  - That's great to hear  tammywammy   Oct-17-11 07:52 PM   #47 
  - move a decimal or something?  bainz   Oct-17-11 07:59 PM   #50 
  - So...it's terrible unless we're all as bad off?  jeff47   Oct-18-11 01:21 PM   #66 
  - Maybe she needs to find a job where she's paid more  yankeeswin   Oct-19-11 06:53 PM   #91 
  - You're sure she's not a software engineer?  AzNick   Oct-17-11 08:00 PM   #51 
  - i think it's your attitude  Enrique   Oct-17-11 08:14 PM   #53 
  - LOL, no, making a good living (but I live in AZ)  AzNick   Oct-18-11 08:28 PM   #79 
  - Executive Assistants or Office Managers make that much.  haele   Oct-19-11 11:52 AM   #86 
  - 1 down, 30 million to go.  Shagbark Hickory   Oct-17-11 08:20 PM   #56 
  - Cool story, bro. n/t  LoZoccolo   Oct-17-11 08:21 PM   #57 
  - Bootstraps, and all that bullshit.  Ikonoklast   Oct-18-11 02:02 PM   #73 
  - $30/hour is wages only, or wages & benefits?  bullwinkle428   Oct-18-11 08:48 AM   #59 
  - Good question  bbinacan   Oct-20-11 05:48 PM   #92 
  - Oh man I wish I could get a break like that.  Initech   Oct-18-11 11:29 AM   #61 
  - I don't understand the disbelief. Our housecleaner gets $22 an hour  mainer   Oct-18-11 01:28 PM   #70 
  - Here, let me fix that subject line for you: "Awesome day for a $30-to-$35/hr worker."  Zenlitened   Oct-18-11 08:57 PM   #80 
  - Congratulations to her!  yankeeswin   Oct-19-11 06:50 PM   #90 
 

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