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What would you do if you got a huge raise?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PeteyPirate, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

  2. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

  3. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    What communists put out this survey?
  4. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    Can I work less hours and play more?
  5. 85bears

    85bears Member

    Maybe not. But it would sure increase my future children's "life satisfaction."
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    One of the findings was that, yes, people with greater wealth have more flexibility in their lives to be able to pursue activities that produce happiness. But they don't actually take part in these activities any more than poor people.
  7. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I would still live paycheck to paycheck, like I do now after getting a good chunk of raise a couple years ago. I would still fail to pay bills, have things sent to collection agencies, and buy CDs and DVDs I never use, sometimes never even take out of plastic wrap.

    Survey sounds right to me!
  8. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    I remember, back in the day, when my father came home from work one day bouncing off the walls happy.

    He had just signed a new contract with the local school district to teach junior high and it was for $10,000 per year. It was a very big deal to us back then (mid 70s) and we celebrated by going out to eat at a fried chicken place and gave mom the night off from cooking for us.
  9. 85bears

    85bears Member

    I think what's killing us nowadays are all the added expenses that simply didn't exist just a decade ago.

    My wife and I were figuring it out the other day:

    Cell phone bill, $60
    Wireless Internet, $50
    TiVo, $12.95
    Astronomical gas prices
    Cable TV, $80

    A lot of this stuff verges on absolute necessity in this day and age, and they've put a huge dent in household budgets.

    The music industry wonders why people don't buy music anymore? That money is going to wireless Internet. Golf courses wonder why they are closing at a huge rate? Gas prices. People don't go to movies as much? Cell phone bill.

    Etc., etc., etc.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The huge raise would have to go to my heirs. The shock would probably kill me.

    Seriously, pay off bills.

    Once that is done, the speedboats and diamond rings would flow.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Two chicks at the same time, man.

  12. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Bears: Tivo is worth every penny, but it's a better deal if you shell out the one-time fee.
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