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Forum Post: Top 1% jobs

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 16, 2012, 10:37 a.m. EST by smartcapitalist (143)
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[-] 2 points by buphiloman (840) 2 years ago

I find it hard to believe 380,000 maids and butlers make in excess of 506,000 USD per year as this chart says (.2% of the 1.9 million in the industry).

Something tells me they are using some other methodology for determining who is in the 1%.

[-] -1 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

1% is actually $370k a year.

[-] 1 points by buphiloman (840) 2 years ago

Doesn't change my thinking at all. Hard to imagine that even 150,000 maids in this country are making 370,000 USD a year.

[-] 0 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

You never know. They could be the maids of the super rich.

[-] 2 points by warriorjoe7 (232) 2 years ago

wtf...the 1% doesn't work except maybe to go to meetings to decide the world's fate

[-] -2 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

So going to a meeting is not work? Is flipping burgers the only work you can think of?

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20955) 2 years ago

The majority of the 1% do not actually work.

[-] 0 points by karenpoore (902) 2 years ago

No, they have people like "smartcapitalist" do the grunt work! lol could not resist that. Really investing over actual labor brings the greatest return.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20955) 2 years ago

LOL!. And, he gets all heated. He's the one who asked the question.

[-] -2 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

and the stats that support ur claim can be found where?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20955) 2 years ago
[-] -1 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

I understand that the richer you get, the more money you have to invest. But where does it say that most of the 1% ppl do not work?

[-] -2 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

no it isnt... r u telling me that ppl like Gates, Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Welch became billionaires sitting on their asses like occutards? Are you telling me that traders, bankers, analysts at funds (like myself) most of whom are among the 1% (most make well above $370k a year) dont work? Aah i see. So only you guys work? is it now?

[-] 1 points by warriorjoe7 (232) 2 years ago

"sitting on their asses like occutards?"

so.... But where does it say that most of the occupy ppl do not work?

[-] 1 points by warriorjoe7 (232) 2 years ago

Again, to prove a majority you need to give me exact figures.Other than trust fund babies everyone has to work

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20955) 2 years ago

Did I say ALL? I said the majority. Have a nice flight.

[-] -1 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

Again, to prove a majority you need to give me exact figures.Other than trust fund babies everyone has to work

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20955) 2 years ago

Read the articles. Most of their income comes from investment, not actual work.

[-] -1 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

and where did they get the money to invest in the first place? Or how they get the stock options?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20955) 2 years ago

I don't know. I don't really care. But, to sit around at home buying stocks, transferring funds, calling your financial adviser, etc. is a type of work. It is the way they make their living and should be taxed the same as any other earned income.

[-] 1 points by bill1102inf2 (357) 2 years ago

While this is a VERY interesting piece of information, almost none of those people are in the real 1%. The real 1% are far and above all of those people, in fact they EMPLOY those 1%.

[-] -1 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

cud u pls define what u mean by 'the real 1%'?

[-] 1 points by bill1102inf2 (357) 2 years ago

Sure, the CEOs of large multi nationals, CEO's of the worlds banks, Bernanke, Geithner, rothschilds, all those fine folks that really control everything. Even the highest paid 'trader' making 300 million a year, controls NOTHING compared to these people.

Let me put it this way, if a person has a BOSS INSIDE the business in which pays him, he is not the 1%, its all the people above that.

For instance, the highest paid physician in the USA is not part of the problem, but the CEO's of some of the big pharma companies are, and their politician stooges

[-] 1 points by jbob (74) 2 years ago

so the definition varies from person to person. there is no set definition of the 1%? so i can just say the 99% are poor people that dont want to work. but thats not true is it? so when you say that the 1 percent is above the 1 percent you kind of lose your credibility of making any sense.

[-] 1 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

Ah, so your's is an arbitrary definition then. Much like most of OWS demands, which too are arbit. So then this 1% of yours, what are they the 1% of?

[-] 0 points by karenpoore (902) 2 years ago

Look at earlier ones too ... like number 22.

[-] 0 points by karenpoore (902) 2 years ago

Start with number 26 of the "The Secret Rulers of the World" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3nPtXte1gs&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

[-] 0 points by karenpoore (902) 2 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3nPtXte1gs&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL REAL Secret Rulers of the world ... numbers 22 >> or look at them all! These are the 1%.

[-] -2 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

wonder how anything that is put up on Youtube can be a secret. Then again, you guys are occutards

[-] 2 points by karenpoore (902) 2 years ago

I am not a guy and I am a 64 year old woman! You asked who the real 1% were after you posted that chart of the 1% and someone tried to educate you to who the real 1% was. If you do not want to watch then continue to be brainwashed. Over and out!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20955) 2 years ago

Good job, karenpoore.

[-] 0 points by karenpoore (902) 2 years ago

Thanks, but unfortunately a large portion of the 99% will not watch/read or open their minds and will remain in their little la la lands until it is to late. When someone turned me on to this information I was shocked at first (I continued to watch all the videos), but I soon connected the dots ... saw the forest over the trees.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20955) 2 years ago

True, but, keep working. Never give up the good fight.

[-] -2 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

And yet Ma'am you believe in this kind of garbage?

[-] 0 points by karenpoore (902) 2 years ago

Sure do! Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, banks ... run the world and you!

[-] -2 points by smartcapitalist (143) 2 years ago

ahah.... JPMC.. aah, they can barely manage their firm right now much less control the world

[-] 0 points by Gimmeyours (-16) 2 years ago

Damn, does this mean I'm going to have a problem repaying my $100k in debt for that womens studies major? Better spread the word: obviously, a lot of people haven't figured this out.

[-] 0 points by America921 (161) 2 years ago

You spent 100k on a women studies major? Where did you think was applicable in the real world?

[-] 1 points by JamesS89118 (646) from Las Vegas, NV 2 years ago

Who said anything about needing to be applicable?

[-] 0 points by America921 (161) 2 years ago

How were you going to pay that off?

[-] 0 points by JamesS89118 (646) from Las Vegas, NV 2 years ago

Well, I haven't yet. 've got $36,000 left and live on $750 a month :) I guess you are. Thanks for the tax cuts, btw. Nice how you accumulated all that debt. How are you going to pay for that? More tax cuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[-] -1 points by America921 (161) 2 years ago

I have no debt, I manage my money well and didn't get degrees in useless areas. I do enjoy tax cuts. They often make my day.

It's the little things in life.

[-] 1 points by JamesS89118 (646) from Las Vegas, NV 2 years ago

That answers the question.

[-] -2 points by America921 (161) 2 years ago

Yes I'm responsible with my money. I wish you best of luck with paying off your debt. May God bless you everyday.

[-] -1 points by Gimmeyours (-16) 2 years ago

No, I'm just mocking those that did, but somehow are now shocked at not being able to repay their debts. OWS is full of 20-something whiners that borrowed themselves silly for soft majors. Many of the "best and brightest" sure turned out to be stupid.

[-] 0 points by America921 (161) 2 years ago

Asking the same thing.

[-] -1 points by Gimmeyours (-16) 2 years ago

Yeah, exactly. It never occurred to me just how stupid people had become. Truly, it isn't complicated. Borrowed money needs to be repaid; student loans are sticky. If you borrow, do it with some sense of the opportunity that lays ahead. If the opportunity is insufficient, you adjust by perhaps going to community college, taking longer, or working more. Not exactly genius-level stuff to figure out.

Here's a good article. Look at this dope. Assuming she has 15 years to go and the rate is 7%, she owes over $100k! Single mom for icing on the cake. She didn't understand the "ramifications" of having her mom co-sign. Wow. And she admits that she knew of a cheaper alternative and could've worked more.

But the article ends with selling us more government as it cheers Dodd-Frank. LOL. Government can never protect you from being this stupid.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/college/story/2012-01-12/private-student-loans-relief/52520848/1#uslPageReturn