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Samstag, Januar 24, 2004
10 most underpaid in the US
I always find it interesting to know how much someone earns per year for what work. I understand that in the US people have a lot more workdays per year, less holidays and a none-existent employer-protection like we have here.
It has its Pro's and Cons but fact is that workers have more rights over here.
I think, in Germany the worst paid "real", meaning fulltime job you have to learn before, is Hairdresser. There is no hairdresser I know who not either opens his or her own salon as soon as possible or works without taxes from home and makes there money for the extras of life.
I was once at one of the shows we organized and there was a female stripper comlpaining to her agent about her work and work circumstances at all.
The agent was short but clear: "Go to school, make your A-levels and work something "sensible", so you don't have to bother me with your complaints. Since you broke up school and have been to lazy to learn anything, all you can do is drop your clothes. Be happy, you have a nice body."
I thought the answer was maybe a tad too harsh, but the stripper stood up and performed pretty good and people loved her. I have no ides how she was paid, but I think it can't have been much or we couldn't have afforded her.
So, in the US a pre school teacher belongs to the underpaid class. Yeah, that's the same here, too.