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Got my W-2 today ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by tardreedo, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. tardreedo

    tardreedo Member

    and realized exactly how sad it is that I get paid so little to do so much work.

    I gotta start looking for a new line of work ...
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    You and milions and millions and millons of other people...not just in the newspapaer industry.
  3. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Got mine today, too. The numbers are still smaller than I'd like, but they're a lot bigger than they were the previous year after moving to a different job.
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Seriously, you have to wait for the end of the year to figure that out?
  5. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Did you not have a clue what you were making before you saw your W-2? You do know there are deductions for things like federal taxes and social security, too, right?

    Get a life.
  6. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    How they much they take out is what pains me. You see it every two weeks, but when it's all added up, you feel like you've been robbed. Stupid representative government, having to pay so it can, theoretically, serve us.
  7. tardreedo

    tardreedo Member

    Thanks, Clutch. You're a peach. [/eyeroll]

    Like Clever username said, when it's all added up, you feel like you've been robbed.
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I don't feel I've been robbed until I consider how the money that was conscripted from my check was spent. Then, it's robbed, anal-raped, beaten with a cat-o-nine tails and dragged down a gravel road behind a 2 1/2 ton truck. For which I may or may not be eligible for government benefits.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    As a teenager, I used to get bored at my cashier job and actually figured this up pretty close. A good estimate for what they take is 21.875 percent. One of out every five fuckin' dollars, plus some of the goddam pennies. And yet that's never enough for the freaking leeches.
    Politicians and insurance agents need a front-row seat on a rocketship into the sun.
  10. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    the tax bite is 40-50 percent in europe's socialist democracies.
    what is it you don't like about government? public schools? police and fire protection? highway repair? health clinics for the poor?

    if you don't like paying your measly 21 percent why don't you move to kazakhstan, nitwit.
  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Except how much of that 21 percent is going to good causes, and how much is getting lost in waste and pork?

    And everyone knows what they're making, unless they're profoundly retarded, but seeing the numbers in your hands at the end of the year provides a stark reminder.

    And where the fuck IS my W-2?
  12. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    waste and pork is endemic.
    the private sector has plenty - just look around your building at the overpaid do-nothing suits.
    you can't hold government to an ideal that doesn't exist.

    i agree, a lot of government waste is infuriating. but don't throw the baby out etc.
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