Friday, August 25, 2006

Career Update

So, I finally got a raise.

I am now the 350,833,334th richest person in the world.

10 comments:

little-cicero said...

Congratulations! Does this make you part of the tier that pays 50% of the taxes and pulls Cheney's puppet strings as Cheney pulls the Presidents' puppet strings? Don't let the power go to your head now!

DJRainDog said...

I have a clue where that puts you, Andy, and I don't know how you can live in this town on that. I'm all for working for a good cause, but not when it benefits everyone EXCEPT yourself.

Quinn said...

You're richer than I am.... but then, I have a sugar daddy.

Andy said...

LC: no, I think for Dick Cheney to care, I'd have to be in the top 1% of global earners. I'm barely in the top 6%.

DJ: Rub it the fuck in, why don't you.

DJRainDog said...

I'm just saying I'm sure you could do better for yourself, working less hard/less often/under better circumstances/doing something for which you're more qualified, for people who value your time, effort, and other contributions more. That's all.

Gino said...

its all relative.
it says i'm in the top 1%, but i still need to more than double that to buy a very standard 40yr old home in my county. or any other county near me.

Andy said...

You're right, it is all relative. Try being in the top 6% in Manhattan.

Gino said...

oops, i wasnt talking bout your,or my, income.

i was just making the point that being rich isnt necessarily so.

income doesnt make 'rich'. accumulated wealth does.

Elizabeth said...

I'm wondering if I could divide up our household income among the four of us....which puts us each in the top 12% instead of the top 1%. Rich isn't rich if you can't choose what to do with it....the government won't allow us to just put up a little shack to live in and put it anywhere; we have to own the land, or rent it, and the building has to be up to code, etc.

But still. We in the US have a lot to learn.

Andy said...

E: you're absolutely right. That is basically the gist of the post that's been trying to work itself out of my brain for the past couple of weeks but just hasn't worked. A big part of my stress is my inability to balance my gratitude for the many blessings I have with my desire for a more comfortable life.