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April 28, 2002

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A matter of perspective: overheard on the UCLA campus shuttle on Thursday:
"... they pay phatty bank, $9.45 an hour..." from two girls talking about jobs.

$9.xx an hour is pretty good for a campus job, but inside I was laughing my head off. $9.45/hour isn't even $20,000 a year. Rent on a studio here in Westwood is easily $12,000/year + utilities. $9.45 an hour simply ISN'T A LOT OF MONEY TO ME! Crazy, I say. Or maybe my world real is that different. Barry's making something like $13.xx an hour working on-campus, which is a hell of a lot better than $9.45... and come summer, people like Alicia and I who hold real industry jobs make upwards of $17~22/hour... and even in the real world $17/hour is only $35k/year, and that isn't that much!

I guess if all you need is spending money, $9.45 isn't bad if you don't have a car payment or tuition or anything. I guess my perspective is very different...

One more thing. Always wear your seatbelt! I didn't realize a certain passenger wasn't wearing a seatbelt in my car today. I made a turn late and consequently was going about 5-10mph faster than I would have normally; still a safe speed though... but she went tumbling across the backseat. Sorry about that, but you might want to assume you should always buckle your seatbelt!

Posted by brian at April 28, 2002 04:39 PM


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