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    A reliable mechanism for this is checking online...

    A reliable mechanism for this is checking online job postings. For example, in my area I can go on indeed.com and check out what kind of wages companies are offering for their jobs. Now CO is unique...
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    BigB all you do is derail threads that have...

    BigB all you do is derail threads that have actual good content. Troll much? What exactly have you contributed to this discussion? NADA
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    Yikes indeed! For that rent you may as well live...

    Yikes indeed! For that rent you may as well live in Colorado with mountains. At least that is how I justify throwing so much away on living expenses. Jersey is....Jersey. But to each their own I...
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    Eh company loyalty is definitely a thing. And a...

    Eh company loyalty is definitely a thing. And a very important thing.

    I worked in Oil and Gas and let's just say that that is as cutthroat a business as any. Guess what happened in 2014? Oil...
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    I wish there was a downvote button here.... ...

    I wish there was a downvote button here....

    Clearly the employees are a relevant topic of discussion here...

    Also how are you certain everyone here is "employee" and not "employer". You have no...
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    Wait are you seriously justifying high healthcare...

    Wait are you seriously justifying high healthcare costs? Do you like getting screwed over? I simply don't get that..you're saying we should all stop complaining about paying 10% or more of our...
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    The point that was mentioned by someone else is...

    The point that was mentioned by someone else is not that 100K should be rich or some mythical number. If machinists were making 100-150K then a software dev might be making 200-250. The point is that...
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    When I was facing layoffs in april2020 my state...

    When I was facing layoffs in april2020 my state would have basically provided my full salary (not quite)...I think people think that unemployed people are still making as much money as they were back...
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    This is the way our industry appears to be...

    This is the way our industry appears to be heading. No one wants to spend money on a deburr tech unless they really have to. Why not deburr at the mill? There is a reason I am writing multiaxis...
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    Denver metro is pretty bad...my floor plan is...

    Denver metro is pretty bad...my floor plan is going for $600 more than we pay per month for new renters. So like $2500 for a 2br
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    My bro works software sales for a large company...

    My bro works software sales for a large company and makes killer money. I said "damn all you tech workers skewing the salaries so far high and making it hard for us middle class folk to afford...
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    I have what you may consider Cadillac insurance...

    I have what you may consider Cadillac insurance and I had orthopedic hardware put in. The insurance claim said the all in cost was $45,000! Ended up paying about $5k out of pocket christ almighty.
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    Ehhhh your thesis has a glaring problem. Let's...

    Ehhhh your thesis has a glaring problem.

    Let's say it is correct. So yea businesses are throwing money at people just to get warm bodies in the door to keep the business running.

    So in 18...
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    There is a job ad in my area for an aerospace...

    There is a job ad in my area for an aerospace shop that wants a 5-axis programmer for....$17-32/hour.

    Now if you ask me, that sounds pretty damn low for a 5-axis person. $32 is only around $68K...
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