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    Discussion in 'General jobs discussion' started by GarethW, Jun 6, 2011.

    1. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      According to the BBC, we mechanical engineers earn 34% more than we did 30 years ago. We haven't done anywhere near as well as Medical practitioners (153%), but we're much better off than Fork lift truck drivers (-5%).
       
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      Whatever the deal is with earnings, we certainly ain't 34% better off than we were 30 years ago! Apologies for the misleading thread title.
       
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      KevinC Well-Known Member

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      34% more? Is this data from 2008, or 2011? Does that even catch up with the inflation rate? =P
       
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      The article in the link is from June 2011. I think the figures are pretty meaningless unless they're normalised against cost-of-living/inflation etc.
       

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