I have been a single mom for a little over 10 years. Raised 3 kids. The most I ever made in a year was a little upwards of $30,000 but we managed to pay bills, eat, and have some fun. I went back to school couple years ago and hope to graduate soon. If I can get a job making $60,000 or $100,000 a year I will be thrilled.<quoted text>
If you look at my user name, it says "former" employee. I left Special Metals/INCO several years ago. I make more than twice the money now that I made when I left there.
Yeah there are "trades" that make $60,000 or a little better without a degree. I do have a degree, so that's not an issue.
It's funny that drug testing comes to mind so quickly for you, it must be a big concern for you. I never give it a second thought. I pass several drug tests per year, for 2 different company testing requirements and I'm glad the testing is as demanding as it is.
As far as me not knowing anyone who actually makes money... you better make over 100,000 before you get into that conversation with me.
Point being- no matter what each of you make it is more than many people, from your own admissions, so instead of having a p*ssing contest over it just be happy with your good fortunes. I am happy for both of you. Your successes give me inspiration and hope.