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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:19 PM
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hey, I got a raise!
to $12/hour!

:bounce:

:(
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:20 PM
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1. Better than them asking you to take a cut.
Congratulations! Even small victories are victories.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:21 PM
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2. true
KG should be along soon to tell me to not complain about my job. :D
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:22 PM
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3. I got a raise of 0% this year, but it beats a pay cut of 100%!
KG should be here in 5, 4, 3, 2,...
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:53 PM
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18. heh
:)
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:00 PM
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19. I knew you were out there.
:D

:hi:
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:03 PM
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20. just got home
well, congrats, for it's worth. :)

:hi:

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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:24 PM
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4. Hmmm, let's see
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 03:25 PM by RobertSeattle
12/Hour. Assume 2000 work hours in a year, or $24,000 year. Assuming Single, No other deductions

Your Federal taxes Pre the 2003 tax cut: 2,130
Your Federal taxes post the 2003 tax cut: 2,080

George Bush "Gave" you a $50 buck raise along with your to $12/hour raise.

http://www.turbotax.com/calculators/lawchange/notemplat... /



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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:27 PM
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6. heh - thanks
Good to know how much to donate back. I'm married, though, and am actually only paid for 35 hours/week. All glory to private schools! :grr:
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:34 PM
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8. I'll let you do the calc
You made off alot better since you are married though - probably around 150 or so. You probably pay for in SS/Medicare than Federal Income Taxes then.

Private schools paying $12/Hour is pretty lame.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:37 PM
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9. lame perhaps
but not terribly uncommon. Private schools pay quite a bit less than public on average.
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morstyranni Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:11 PM
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23. Here in Boston Public Schools pay VERY well.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:14 PM
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24. starting pay in the APS
is $36k plus. That's not too shabby - not enough, imho, for what public school teachers do, but not too shabby.
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:27 PM
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5. In this economy you must be invaluable, otherwise you would have
gotten a pay cut!!!...

Congratulations! Spend it well! :bounce:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:31 PM
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7. this is after two layoffs
of six and nine months. The raise *is* nice and I really shouldn't grouse, but damn. My wife and I spent our day yesterday making abacuses (abaci?) which were a huge hit and will be worth their weight in gold in class over the next several weeks, but unpaid time and materials...ah well...
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:42 PM
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11. Maybe you need to 'sell' the abacuses (abaci?) to the parents
for the cost of the materials at least, if the kids want to take them home to show their great skills at the abacus to their parents? I am guessing you are teaching?
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:50 PM
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15. that's a thought, actually.
I'd need to polish my woodworking skills (and the abaci) though - besides, the parents are already paying $5k per year tuition plus a couple hundred in incidentals.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:39 PM
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10. Great! Can you get into the public school system?
Or don't you want to? That is cool if not, but you would make more money there.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:48 PM
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13. I tried this spring
I was "initially accepted" to an Atlanta Public Schools alternative certification program (haven't gotten my stupid cert yet) that puts people into underpriviledged schools for two years. They strung us along for a month before announcing that they couldn't offer me a position. I suspect the program ran out of money.

I'm working on my application to Georgia State's cert program now. Hopefully, public school soon enough.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:45 PM
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12. Congrats that will come in handy when Bush steals your OT!
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 03:47 PM by Hubert Flottz
$12.00 under Bush? You gotta' be some kinda' CEO! What kind of car did they give you?

The Lawd Giveth and Washington taketh away if you don't make $300,000.00 per!
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:51 PM
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16. overtime?
:D

Surely you jest, Hubert...
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:49 PM
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14. Way to go
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 03:50 PM by indigo32
:) At least you know they like your work.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:52 PM
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17. true
Evidently, a sentient carrot could have done as good a job as the math teacher they had last year, though...
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:03 PM
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21. Congratulations.
And may they one day deign to pay you your true worth.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:06 PM
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22. may they one day
pay *all* teachers what they're worth. :)
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:17 PM
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25. I rather thought that was implied.
:hi:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:22 PM
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26. just wanted to make it explicit
You're back in the classroom now too, aren't you?
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:23 PM
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29. Yes.
Of course voucher-nonsense isn't an issue at this level. Just a lot of head-banging over what they've apparently failed to learn.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:24 PM
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27. Maybe they saw that pic of your ass on the internet!
It would make me give you a raise too!
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:36 PM
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28. ROFL
It's a Christian school. I doubt that the ass is it. :D

I do have to say, though, that they break a few stereotypes. The owner/headmistress/whatever vocally dislikes Bill Clinton for the Monica thing and I take that to mean that she's a Republican, but it's not a white flight and/or fundie school like more than a few private schools in metro Atlanta. The student body is pretty evenly white/African-American/Latino, and includes quite a few Catholic kids. We don't get to do Halloween - which completely sucks, as celebrating "autumn" isn't a complete substitute - but that's not by admin preference.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:36 PM
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30. Boy, aren't you lucky
I don't get one until January. And if the cost of living keeps going up, it won't even cover the cost of my cigarettes.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:46 PM
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31. all things told
yeah, I am.
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