<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Maybe they have larger responsibilities? Not everybody is overpaid, some work quite hard for it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, maybe they do. I only carry a few hundred passengers a day all over the US,Central America, South America, in mountainous terrain, where little English is spoken , so it must be about responsibility! I'm not complaining, okay maybe just a little, just doubt they have any more responsibility than I do. Yes, Copeland I am what you call CAR POOR, but I do like cars, got it from my dad and the more money I make I seem to spend it on cars. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> Copeland, my guess is that you and I both enjoy our jobs way more than the average worker does though, and that can be priceless!<p><i>Modified by C130 at 5:08 PM 6-19-2006</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by C130 at 5:09 PM 6-19-2006</i>
Re: Anonymous Salary POLL of XC90 owners (marcvip99)
Are we talking US dollars or Canadian dollars here? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>There are quite a few people from Canada here and that would skew the results.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AccuView at 3:43 PM 6-19-2006</i>
really? <br>I'm sure the list of contenders is pretty long.... maybe starting with people like the pediatric cardiologist who can save your daughter's life someday... or maybe the engineer who designs office buildings that don't fall down under load killing everyone inside. You are only one of millions...there are a lot of people responsible for lives every day man.<p>There is such a wide salary range for pilots, maybe it's time to change airlines.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by ss60 at 9:17 AM 6-20-2006</i>
Re: Anonymous Salary POLL of XC90 owners (marcvip99)
I would be pretty certain that this salary distribution is NOT representative of total salary distributions of all XC90 owners. What it might be indicative of is that people who are so passionate about cars that they spend time reading and replying to posts about these same cars tend to be more educated, high income, well off, however you want to put it...I'm sure there's a correlation.
Also, cost of living is a huge factor that isn't accounted for in the poll.<p>I am in the SF Bay area and ~1,200 square foot, 60 yr old houses that need lots of TLC sell for $ 750 - 850K easily. My local Chevron sells <I>regular</I> gas @ $ 3.29/gallon.
When you know what you are talking about let me know because I work for one of the highest paying airlines in the industry. The fact is I earn every penny as many other people do and I am sure my job is probably as important, and probably has way more responsibility than yours. I don't recall complaining but don't need your smart @4s remarks either Mr Important. I guess the firefighters on 9/11 didn't have any responsibilty either did they? How many lives did they save? By the way the surgeon only has one patient at a time, not hundreds, so the fact is RESPONSIBILTY has nothing to do with payscales, plain and simple. I chose my career because I actually like my job and earn a fairly good salary doing it. Ask the relatives of the victims of the numerous airline crashes in the last decade how much responsibilty the pilots had since most were pilot error. <p><br><i>Modified by C130 at 7:41 PM 6-20-2006</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by C130 at 4:00 AM 6-21-2006</i>
I think you folks have lost perspective. I just watched a bunch of professional athletes who in many cases pull down 8 FIGURE yearly salaries make their multi-bilionaire bosses happy. Many if not most of them didn't finish college (and many who did ended up with the equivalent of the proverbial 'underwater basket weaving' degree.)<p>Now, who <I>doesn't </I>feel underpaid? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>God, I just love this country where air-headed 'stupid girls' and professional athletes make 8 figures a year and math and science skills are not valued by the average person at all. I just hope these people get their kids into Hindi or Mandarin classes so they can have 1:1 conversations with their future bosses. <p>(Jumps off soapbox.)
C130, Sorry to get you riled up, I was just trying to say that many people do their best every day, and hypothesizing that perhaps those people with a high level of responsibility deserve high pay. If what they do is valued enough by their employer to warrant a bigger salary in the employer’s opinion, then great for them. <p>I myself am not one of them, and did not claim to be, nor did I infer such anywhere in my post. I also did not claim nor pretend any self importance... sorry if that got read into it somehow.<p>No claim was made diminish the value of firefighters or anyone else. The roles mentioned were simply examples and not mean to be an exhaustive list. Fire fighters could just have easily been used as the example instead.<p>I agree the pay does not always correspond to saving lives. I took note during my wife's hospital stay recently how many people who work there have the power of life and death direct impact on someone’s life - and their salary range is from 30 - 400k, thus confirming your argument about correlation between pay and responsibility not being consistent. So my initial hypothesis was obviously wrong. <p>I would like to be in that top bracket too, but simply am not. I like my job and do not feel underpaid for it. I like the fact that it affords me the opportunity of being home for dinner with my family every night.<p>
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would like to be in that top bracket too, but simply am not. I like my job and do not feel underpaid for it. I like the fact that it affords me the opportunity of being home for dinner with my family every night.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>BINGO! - We all make choices about our professions, etc. I'm an Engineer, MBA, PE (Professional Engineering License), yada-yada-yada. I found a decent paying job that I walk out of every day at 4 PM. Yup, home by 4:30 every day, unless I stop at Costco, so I have a bunch of quality time with my kids.<p>I could probably earn 50% more money each year, but it's not worth it. Been there, done that, have the blood pressure results to prove it.<p>Chill out guys. You can select your profession the way you pick your cars. Want more money, get more education, have a longer commute, move to a different city, find a way to sacrifice to get there. I seriously looked at law school when I was in my late 30's. A PE combined with a JD is a hugely powerfull calling card, but it just was not worth the struggle, and the resulting long hour career; not with two young kids too.<p>If you have an XC90 in the household, you either earn a good buck, have saved and/or invested wisely, or are fiscally irresponsible. I'm probably all three, that car was expensive. <grin> Then again, it replaced a 17 year old Saab. I'm a thrifty Engineer<p>Jack, steping down from the soapbox