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  • 15 Great Jobs That Don't Pay too Much

    http://www.wisebread.com/15-great-jo...-dont-pay-much

    Can money buy happiness? Should you spend years in a job you don't like? Or, are you better off working at a job you really love, even if you don't make a pile of money? If you are an average American, you'll work for for 90,000 hours over your career lifetime. If you have a "happiness in my job is more important" mindset, here are 15 jobs you might really like — even if they don't pay much.............
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    Apparently someone doesn't do math that well. You'll start as a bather for 13-17 an hour, which comes out to 26-34 given a 40 hour week 50 weeks a year, but the median pay for a groomer is 20K? Doesn't add up. I certainly hope groomers are making more than 20K a year. Even if at 50% commission on a 30 dollar dog that's 30K a year if you are doing 8 dogs a day 5 days a week 50 weeks a year. Not too many of us charging 30 bucks anymore.

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    • #3
      None of my full time employees make that little but I know there are those out there that do.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cockerlvr View Post
        Apparently someone doesn't do math that well. You'll start as a bather for 13-17 an hour, which comes out to 26-34 given a 40 hour week 50 weeks a year, but the median pay for a groomer is 20K? Doesn't add up. I certainly hope groomers are making more than 20K a year. Even if at 50% commission on a 30 dollar dog that's 30K a year if you are doing 8 dogs a day 5 days a week 50 weeks a year. Not too many of us charging 30 bucks anymore.
        You are right I caught the math errors too.

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        • #5
          Because we're in a small city, in the poorest county in the state, I would say that those wages aren't out of line with the area. I don't make much more than that after expenses...
          Sadly, between my two jobs (anywhere between 35-60 hours/week), I'm making the same amount of money I was in 1992 - when I was working just 40 hours a week on a regular basis.
          I know a lot of people are in the same boat, at least I'm working! Just wish people wouldn't keep asking me when we're retiring (I'm 63, hubby 65). Rock 'til we drop!!

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          • #6
            Yes that story's numbers didn't seem to balance out. I hope the writer doesn't do trivia questions.

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            • #7
              I think they mean $13,000-$17,000 for a bather. $17000 is right at minimum wage for full time, so a part time bather could easily hit around the $13000 mark. $20,000 is probably skewed by the number of groomers working part time. Before owning my salon, I only had 1 job that was full time and even then, I had weeks around 30 hours.

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