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Doomforge
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posted March 08, 2010 10:20 PM

Is it really that easy to get 40$ per hour in US?

my friend is telling me about how his friend was earning 45$ per hour as a roofer...

Idk, is he pulling my leg or is it possible?

It feels like dreamworld, guys
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posted March 08, 2010 10:33 PM

There is one guy that make's 40$ per sec.

He can spend billions every day and still be rich when he die's
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posted March 08, 2010 10:36 PM

That makes no sense.

Also I think my username should not have been ohforfsake because you aren't a noob forever, except for me, but heroescommunity that would have been cool.

Heroescommunity wrote: lol
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posted March 08, 2010 10:43 PM

Be serious guys
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posted March 08, 2010 10:45 PM

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Be serious guys
Ok maybe not every day, but millions every week and that's serious,

ohforf maybe aren't serious.
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posted March 08, 2010 10:50 PM

everything is bigger in USA. hours too

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posted March 08, 2010 10:51 PM

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ohforf maybe aren't serious.


I do my best sorry if it ain't good enough .

Honestly, wouldn't heroescommunity be a brand cool username?

40$ is ~200 danish money (as the dollar is increasing again, I have heard), that's a nice wage by danish standards, especially for someone who have no education.

Since, as I understood, the difference of poor and rich is greater in USA than in Denmark, I find it unlikely that such a job is not something rather unique. Unless they have all kind of weird rules that prevent anyone for filling the given job, which would imply some kind of education (or discrimination).

Had it not been like that, you'd have a lot of people who'd work for you, so they would most likely try to do it cheaper than the next man in line. That means 40$ would be an unlikely price.

So all in all, I find it unlikely, at least unlikely it is something anyone can just get.
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posted March 08, 2010 11:02 PM
Edited by phoenixreborn at 23:07, 08 Mar 2010.

He is full of it.

That would equal $90,000 a year

When you look it up the real salary is $30,000 a year.

$15 an hour sounds much more likely.

Edit: well you can enter the numbers yourself if my links aren't working right.

Edit 2: there is an easier solution Doomforge.  Ask him to show you his pay stub.
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posted March 08, 2010 11:02 PM
Edited by Adrius at 23:03, 08 Mar 2010.

It sounds a bit extreme to me.

But many of the more "handyman" kinda work are in lack of workers, at least in Sweden. With handyman I mean jobs like electricians, plumbers, chimneysweepers... you know jobs that require you to get your hands a little more dirty than your average journalist teengirl.

It wouldn't surprise me if being a roofer gives quite good wages... but 40$/h? Nah.
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posted March 08, 2010 11:11 PM

Maybe you mean he runs his own small roofing business, not that he's some generic roof worker.

It also depends where you live. In Orange County LA, you can burn through 90K like a ham sandwich, in boondocks West Virginia, you can build a house.
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posted March 08, 2010 11:12 PM

Good points Blizzard.  Yeah monthly costs of housing etc. can add up.
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posted March 08, 2010 11:21 PM

I am very interested in this "boondocks, west virginia" you speak of.
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posted March 08, 2010 11:22 PM
Edited by ohforfsake at 23:27, 08 Mar 2010.

I was going to link to a cyanide and happiness cartoon, showing why swede lacks plumbers as they drown while filling the pipes.

But since I did not search for it, I give you this in stead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqCLGWz9-SE&NR=1

Uhuh was this OSM all the time??
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posted March 08, 2010 11:34 PM

Only 15$/hour? I expected more, 25-30/$ is very average here. On the other hand, I don't think that the economy crisis thingie hit us as hard as the US, and as Ohforfsake said, the dollar's goin' up again

There's also that tax thinge, did you count with that?
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posted March 08, 2010 11:59 PM

Wow thats quite a lot of my caculations into swedish kronor is right (just so I could see if it was much for me or not, to get a better view of it).

My caculations:
40 x 7 = 280kr/h x 9 (asuming work from 8:00 to 17:00)= 2520kr/day x 5 (5 work days) = 12600/week. 12600 x 4 (a month) = 50400/month. Minus 30% taxes (well in Taxden). 35280.

That is way to much. He cleans snow off roofs or something?
He should get half the amount of pay he gets.

And by the way. "Handyman". Sounds a bit kinky to me.

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posted March 09, 2010 12:10 AM

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That is way to much. He cleans snow off roofs or something?


A roofer is a construction worker who puts the shingles up on top of a house.  Buying a new roof is very expensive.
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posted March 09, 2010 12:10 AM
Edited by Salamandre at 00:22, 09 Mar 2010.

That's not hard. I get 80 euros/hour, piano teacher, France, 16 hours/week. Some I know get up to 120. But prices are high too. 300k+ euros a common house, so even with big salary it takes 20-30 years to buy one.

And teacher is bad payed here. A roofer is 150 euros easy. Some jerk came to repair my WC and asked 180 euros for 1/2 hour. I had no choice, except swimming.
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posted March 09, 2010 12:12 AM

Oh, sorry.
Still, I don't think you should get that much from doing something with roofs.
Why do we have roofs anyway? Why not just place a tent over it? xD

I think teachers etc that work with the society should get a lot of education and pay.


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posted March 09, 2010 07:54 AM

A private, good crafstman usually charges 40 /h here, a company charges around 30-35 /h. Varies from 10-200 /h depending on the kind of work, the guy doing the job, the guy who he is doing it for (russians pay 200 /h and don't even complain so you can bet they ask more from them) and the area of Finland, in the south it's more than in the north.
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posted March 09, 2010 07:59 AM

Then there is somebody like bill gates.  Lets say he walks down the street and sees a $100 bill.  Now if he lost whatever money he would normally make during the time it took him to bend down and pick up the bill...he would be losing money.  Even a few seconds, that $100 bill would not make up for the ammount of money he COULD have made during that time.  Now mind you that is if he actually had to be doing something else to make money.  Which he doesn't.
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