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"It's about the possibility of a raise, Mr. Oliphant."
"I'm so ready to quit - the pay sucks, and every night I go home reeking of hazelnut."
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"Look - we'll whistle when it's fifteen dollars an hour."
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"I can't give you a raise, but I can give you this 'Also Participated' ribbon."
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A torturer checks his tip jar.
"Does it seem like American tourists are less arrogant than they used to be?"
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"It's a fabulous deal. You'll make peanuts."
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"If we don't give up the cars, holidays and meals out we'll never save enough in our pension to have a decent retirement."
Tags:pension, pensions, 401k, 401ks, 401(k), savings, savings, retirement savings, retirement savings account, retirement savings accounts, good life, living the good life, wage, wages, low wage, low wages, expendable income, extraneous item, extraneous items, bare necessities, savings account, savings accounts, pensioner, pensioners
Jobs for graduates
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"Well, offering a salary like that, I can now see why your advert said: 'Must have a sense of humour'!"
"This isn't going to help our low wage trap a bit."
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"Ebenezer, you will be visited by an unemployed worker, a part-time, low-wage McDonald's employee and a disgruntled walmart staffer."
"Doesn't it feel as though we just got through working more hours for less pay?"
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"A robot was doing my job, but it quit."
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"Okay, who released the amounts of my bonus and perks to Wikileaks?"
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"You may be right. Maybe your salary was leaked to the rest of the office."
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Albert Einstein, in his later years, was unable to figure out why, if he was so smart and so famous, he wasn't rich.
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"We offer medical, life and home insurance. Car insurance, paid vacations and stock options. Daycare. One drawback: no salary."
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"Call yourself a breadwinner. You're a breadloser."
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"So this is what 'for richer, for poorer' looks like."
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"Is this about your raise?"
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"If a teacher makes $40,000 a year, and her mortgage is $2200 a month...."
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"You've got to eat less because of your small wage? Well, that's our company health care plan!"
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"This new minimum wage thing - is it killing your business or what?"
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"The company nurse sent over Henderson because he has a pay raise deficiency."