Here’s a cool website that’s only like 85% depressing. You enter your salary, and it shows you how many hours you have to work to afford five things: A burger, shoes, a TV, a new car, and a home.
It also compares your salary in real time to people in other jobs . . . from construction workers and teachers, to CEOs, surgeons, and OPRAH.
You can check it out by Googling “salaries in real time.” It was created by a website called Retale.com . . . spelled R-E-T-A-L-E. Because misspellings are super cool.
How Long You Have to Work?
People don’t like talking about their weight . . . because it’s too damn high. We also don’t like talking about how much money we make . . . because it’s too damn low.
But if you HAD to, would you rather admit your WEIGHT or your SALARY?
In a new survey, two out of three people say they’d rather admit . . . their WEIGHT.
About 75% of men and 60% of women would prefer to share THAT over their salary.
And clearly, it’s because we’re REALLY unhappy with how little we’re all making. The survey also found more than half of people pretty much always go over their monthly budget . . . especially people under 34.
We usually wait until Mother’s Day to talk about how underappreciated mom are. But yesterday was Mother’s Day in ENGLAND, so they put out a new study.
According to new research, moms deserve a salary of $253,000 a year for all the unpaid work they do. Moms do an average of 119 hours of unpaid work every week for their family. Here are the 10 jobs they do and what they SHOULD get paid per hour.
- Housekeeper, $17 an hour.
- Head chef, $25 an hour.
- Teacher, $26 an hour.
- Psychologist, $69 an hour.
- Chauffeur, $18 an hour.
- Entertainer, $44 an hour.
- Personal shopper, $18 an hour.
- Personal trainer, $29 an hour.
- Lawyer, $72 an hour.
- Nanny, $16 an hour.
How much do you know about the people you work with . . . and how much do they know about YOU? According to a new survey, 11% of us know something that could get another employee FIRED.
Here are seven more results from the survey . . .
- 62% of us have overheard someone complain about another employee.
- 53% have eavesdropped on a conversation.
- 35% have overheard their boss talking about layoffs or firing someone.
- 22% have overheard a conversation about someone’s salary.
- 20% have overheard someone talking about an office romance.
- 18% have heard a coworker lie to their boss.
- 11% have heard someone intentionally sabotaging another employee.
There is no doubt that being Santa Claus is a tough job. I mean, making that list, checking it twice, not to mention buying and delivering all those toys to girls and boys. And while we’re sure Ol’ Saint Nick is perfectly happy being paid in cookies and milk, as well as the joy on kids’ faces, what if he were to get an actual salary?
Well, the folks at insure.com have crunched some numbers to come out with a figure, and all totaled, he’d likely earn $139,924, which is an increase of $2,129 from last year.
As for the actual breakdown of his salary:
- Running the workshop 2912 hours per year $116,742
- Professional shopper 120 hours per year $1,980
- Gift wrapper, 168 hours per year $1,831
- Labor negotiator (with the elves) 182.5 hours per year $4,964
- Letter reader 100 hours per year $1,722
- Talking to kids in the mall 168 hours per year $2,695
- Investigator (how else will he know if you’ve been good or bad) 30 hours per year $777
- List checker 30 hours per year $537
- Taking care of reindeer 365 hours per year $4,347
- Snow plow driver 180 hours per year $3,200
- Sleigh pilot 10 hours per year $623
- Chimney sweep 10 hours per year $146
- Cookie taster 10 hours per year $210
- Gift distributor 10 hours per year $149
- Announcer (“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”) .01 hours per year $0