Are those people worthless uneducated bums or immigrants, perchance?
I had to google a bit and found an article from 2008 which says that 2005 22% of people with jobs today work in the so called low-wage sector, which is people who earn wages under the poverty line. Around 3/4 of those people have an vocational education (hope I took the right word) or even an university degree.
Unemployed people here get offered often those 1€ per hour jobs. If they don't accept the job they will get their social money shortened, so people will accept those jobs and those jobs become more and more.
Oh, I see; so it's not unlike the American workfare program, where unemployed people go work at Wal-Mart or whatever and the government supplements their income. Better than them sitting at home anyway.
That doesn't detract from the fact that German median wages are something like $50 grand a year (at purchasing power parity), which is something you guys should be damn proud of (I assume you're German).
I am German, yes. Well, as I said, it is obviously possible to earn here better money too, just it is not anymore like in the past where the wealth of the country was far more noticeable even for the people on the lower side. Basically the money moves from the poorest to the richest over the years, and the middle class is kinda disappearing. That has to do with the reforms we had over the last years in the social area and the taxes for example.
But yea what is surprising is the ENTP. How you explain that?
If you knew any ENTPs, you wouldn't be asking this question.
(.... they're remarkably far more interested in messing around in lots of new things than necessarily achieving a particular financial goal. One of the most "undisciplined/unfocused" types IMO.)
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Damn, I don't even make as much as the "average" INFP on this list, and I thought I was doing well for myself.
06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
06/13 10:51:08 shortnsweet: no you!!
06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
06/13 10:51:23 five sounds: oh hell naw
06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
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06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box
Yessssss. ENTJ+ISTJ relationship = Bring on the financial security.
I've got to say though... My ISTP brother is probably always going to be making more money than me.
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My income is appalling at present but then i do work for a charity organisation and it's good experience to take me to better things.
$74K .. Nahhh, money's not everything but it sure helps, lol.
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