'Who exactly are these 'better off' people?'
Four years ago my spouse was laid off. A local company offered him temp work at 60% of his asking wage. We thought of fleeing Portland, but Craigslist ads in other cities were labeled, "Local candidates only." He ended up in a short term contract where he literally flew to another state each week.
This spring, my spouse was offered an FTE downtown with great benefits, making just a scooch under the median wage in his field. Recruiters are calling daily. His work directly deals with healthcare issues, so... did Obamacare save us? I'm not sure, but, yes, we are MUCH better off. :)
Acc. to Payscale.com the median *career* average for Econ is $97K. Median starting salary is $47K. This woman's $40K starting salary is 85% of the average, i.e., well in line with a bad economy, high unemployment, etc. That $100K she's quoting is either a lie or a gross misstatement of average salary!
I like Brandon Graham's style, sort of Bryan Lee O'Malley meets graffiti.
I lived in Atlanta for two years. Portland's roads look brand-new compared to theirs!
It would also be cool if owners of Ford, GM, Honda, Mattel, Sony, IBM, Fischer Price, and Xerox products demanded fair wages and working conditions for the one million mostly young women, some as young as 12, working in the 3,000 maquiladoras bordering the U.S.
Breaking news: women poorer than men.
Alvin Toffler approves!
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