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  • Rates and COL/Inflation

    This kinda ties in with recent threads about rates, over-charging, flat-rate pricing, etc.

    Do you know how much (or little) you are making compared to the past? Ever wonder how much buying power you have compared to 2000, 1997, or 1967?

    Go here and find out: http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl

    There's some additional info here:
    http://www.cdc.gov/elcosh/docs/d0100/d000038/wage.html
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    Re: Rates and COL/Inflation

    [quote=Bob D.;91342]This kinda ties in with recent threads about rates, over-charging, flat-rate pricing, etc.

    sure, you just don't want to give josh a day off

    but i will look out of curiosity

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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      Re: Rates and COL/Inflation

      Wow Bob, that was interesting! It is amazing what you find

      Joey
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      Welcome, Phoebe Jacqueline!

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        Re: Rates and COL/Inflation

        That is interesting but I wonder how accurate it is. My hourly rate has increased 75-120 times what I was making in 1971 but my annual gross has only increased by 64 times what it was in 1971. Now if I can only figure out how to increase my annual gross to 120 times what it was in 1971 I might be willing to take a few days off from work on occassion.

        Mark
        "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

        I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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