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I mean, gross earnings (after tax): do you think you will earn £1,000,000 before you die?
but £1m is not what it used to be
and besides - it's only £22k a year average for working from 23-68
The answer is yes then.
I would imagine almost all of us would.
If you work between the ages of 25 and 70, you'd need to earn on average £22K after tax (so about £30K before) to make it to a million. With inflation, it's almost certain that you'd surpass that, I think.
I’m not sure how much it could be said to be ‘earned’, but the appreciation on any property you own would also likely be in excess of a million pounds by the time you retire.
or move to a better paying job (possible, but unlikely) I'll achieve that by the time i'm 60, assuming i live that long.
if my wage increases at a similar level it has in the last 5 years, i project having achieved this by the time i'm 48. Which is nice, but begs the question, what the fuck have i spent it all on?
do any of you think you'll contribute a mil in tax to this great nation before you die?
i pay more tax in one month than i made in my first part time job in one year. :(
We are all made of stars.
Gonna write out a budget for the rest of my life with £1,000,000 as the basis. Assuming I'll live till i'm 80, I can afforded to spend about 150 thouw next year.
Only 15 thouw. How many ipads is that? Might blow my budget for next year on ipads and live a bit cheaper for the year after. It'd be worth it.
who the fuck knows what might happen to the currency in the next 30 years
it might hyper inflate and we can earn half a million one month and then have it devalued down to £5 a week the following month
so unless some bank makes me their CEO by then, probably not.
If, however, I somehow live until retirement age I don't see my earnings ever surpassing £25k gross so even then I won't.
BUT HE THOUGHT THE CHIMPANZEES WERE VEGETARIAN!
BUT HE SAID HE WAS A LION WHISPERER!
NO ONE TOLD HIM TO TURN IT OFF FIRST!
WHY WOULDN'T YOU PUT YOUR WHOLE FACE IN THERE!
HOW WAS HE SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT IT WAS FEMALE!
IT WAS ONLY A BABY!
with no pay changes.
it either meant you were seeing someone of around your dad's age (possible but unlikely) or he was being 'arch' and 'smug' (highly likely).
But 25 years is how long it'd take for him to rake up a million after tax with no change in wages. Which isn't bad.
How come he doesn't buy you more stuff or take you anywhere nice if he gets such a good wage?
He raises a good point!
if you liked her you'd buy her nice things and take her on holiday abroad, not just to York or Ipswich.
Failing that you could always take her to Pizza Express this week sometime.
and I paid the last time we went to Pizza Express.
I guess he just doesn't like me....
is a usual and standard response in these situations is it not?
Maybe a trip to York IS what we need.....
and the fact that I have very little to show for it simultaneously depresses me and makes me think "WOH! I'm the man who frittered away a million pounds! Kewl!"
250,000 every 10 years for 4 years seems totally do-able
I would have to work for 125 years to earn a million pounds.
which would mean me working a lot harder.
the less i've worked the more frequent and larger the payrises have been.
I've been incredibly dedicated to the not working cause and I'm still utterly broke.
i suppose it depends on the industry you have chosen to "not work" in.
Service industry or any public facing service will mean that any "not work" you do will be spotted immediately and noted as complacency, laziness or incompetence.
If you "not work" in the financial sectory or certain areas of the public sector that same level of "not work" can be viewed in a completely different light. Sometimes just turning up to "not work" can be seen as having contributed in some vital way in those environments.
If you can add up, can use a phone, don't sound like a complete fucktard every time you open your mouth, can use excel beyond intermediate user level and have some degree of common sense then you too could see yourself in a cushy, undemanding role in the Financial Sector.
I'm in public sector administration. Which as you point out should the perfect place to practice not working. I think my problem is I've perfected the anonymous, "does that guy still work here?" style rather than the more pro-active, "I've no idea what he does but he sure looks like he's doing something" method of not working which seems to glean better results.
so very unlikely