Jobs that pay $1 a minute

Some require years of study -- or even election, but for others hustle, muscle and self-promotion go a long way toward boosting income.

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May 17, 2012 1:39AM
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The biggest scumbags in the world are lawyers.  Want to know why this country is screwed up?  Lawyers.  Who can take a simple statement and turn it into a 2,000 page argument?  Lawyers.  Who would sell their mother for personal gain?  Lawyers.  Who are the world's biggest jerks?  Lawyers.
May 21, 2012 12:50PM
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As a pharmacist I gross about $135,000 a year.  Yes it is a lot of schooling and a lot of hard work, but well worth it in the end.  No after hour on calls.  Jobs available almost anywhere.  I paid for my own schooling (poor family), dedicated myself to get good grades, and now live a fairly comfortable life.  I believe most people have the opportunity to commit themselves and can have the same results.
May 16, 2012 11:21PM
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An older gent once told me a good bit of wisdom.  He said to stay away from lawyers and doctors.  all they want to do is separate you from all your money.  Take care of your own health by avoiding ALL fast food joints and walk everyplace you can.
May 21, 2012 12:43PM
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Everyone gets what they are willing to get. If you want something in life then GO GET SOME OF IT!

I lived on the street when I was a teen with no money, no hope and no future. I decided I wanted more in life so I worked hard, got an education and learned an awesome trade. I now earn a lot more than $1 a minute as a Programmer! Sure, I had a few careers before this one and it took ten years of study and hard work (60-80 hours a week) to earn what I do now, but I did what I had to do to make it. Nobody gave me a handout and I did not ask for one or thought I was entitled to have something I did not earn myself. I'm tired of the whining class we have today! Wake up America!!!

The only person who can stop you from getting what you want is YOU!!!!

May 22, 2012 10:32AM
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Hooker and lawyer only difference is the hooker can't do a dead man!
May 21, 2012 11:53AM
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Congress, bottom feeders ,don't insult the fish. Congress= SCUM of the earth!! Giving OUR tax money to the Middle East.

Larry

May 17, 2012 3:41PM
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please we do not need anymore lawyers or politicians
May 21, 2012 3:55AM
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The problem with everyone is that they want to make more money and have what everyone else has and all the gagets...Live simple...when you die you can't take it with you and let your kids earn their own way,  my husband I are semi retired..small income but do okay...no stress
May 21, 2012 12:34PM
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My Dad gets paid <$60k a year, he cares for a family of 8 total, has a 6 hour commute daily, rarely gets more than 4 hours of sleep, and often goes through a day with only one meal, and still manages to keep his family in a nice home, pay the mortgage, school, food etc.

 

 

 

Jun 21, 2012 4:43PM
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I love how "Engineers" of any kind did not make the list. Being able to design and build something from scratch pays less then these jobs. No wonder the U.S. is failing fast and is behind other nations on things like education.
May 21, 2012 10:50AM
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CONGRESS are bottom feeders !!!!!    They are crooks who claim they deserve the $174K and ALL THE CADILLAC BENEFITS.  As far as I am concerned  they are not worth $25K-30K. And to Boot they do not even ask the AMERICAN VOTER before giving themselves raises that are not even close to justifiable !!!! They call themselves REPRESENTATIVES?   BULLS**T !!!!!!!
May 17, 2012 12:46AM
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The biggest obstacle no matter what degree you get is employers always want experience, but experience comes from finding a company that doesn't require experience.. Sort of a catch 22 there.

 

Another big obstacle is people don't to go back to school to get another degree when it costs so much and they are guaranteed nothing when they graduate except more debt.

 

Universities need to team up with employers so that people don't end up wasting 2-4+ years in a college/university.

May 21, 2012 3:59AM
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Pilots are well deserving of it.  They have thousands of lives in their hands every week.

 

I know, I am a  single mother of one.  He is only 28 and now a Captain.  It took 6 years of hard work and stressful days for him before becoming a pilot.  The cost, well over $ 200,000.00.

 

The long days and fatigue that these men and women endure is beyond any of these other positions. 

 

We also have friends who perished in 911.  That in itself is scary and worry all the time about him.

May 21, 2012 11:19AM
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Did you notice they included the Congrees is this highly paid group?

Maybe we should all vote to pay them less cause I don't think they are worth it.

I could also see by this article that they spend a lot of money to get elected and that fact makes me wonder just this fact, Is this a government elected  of the the people, by the people, and for the people? I think we the people need to change this problem soon because I don't think those elected anymore are for the people.

May 21, 2012 9:22AM
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I don't care how many lawyers there are , so long as they stay at the Bottom of the ocean!!
May 21, 2012 5:16PM
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well I must have  got real Lucky since I average 2.75 per minute here in williston N.D> as a diesel and hevay duty mechainci I free lance since i am already semi retired I charge 150.00 per hour and work an average of 10 hours per day 6 days a week last year  I took home , after taxes and expenses 213,000.00  youn people and even not so younger people should look at skilled trades rather than glamor jobs. in  almost 40 years as a mechanic I have never been un- employed
May 21, 2012 1:14PM
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I think that people look too much in the common way of life by looking to get a degree and go to school.  In school, they tell you to get a GOOD education so you can get a good job.  Why is it that, they always teach people to be the TAIL to work for someone else, when a person can easily startup their own business.  For instance, I am self-employed and own my very own computer shop.  I started in the beginning of March.  I know how people say, well, you need to have papers and this and that to say that I know what I am doing.  The general public, is not going to be looking for papers when they come to me, they look to get their computers fixed.  I think going to school to learn something that you already know is a waste of money and time.  After a student graduates, where do you find most of them... flipping burgers, with that knowledge not being put to use.  I say people need to wake up and see what's going on here.  That's just me.  And, I'm pretty sure I'll get some bad reviews for writing this, but hey, somebody's eyes might be open to see outside the box here.

The money used for going to school, can be put to starting up the business of your choice. This sort of thing is not taught in school, but believe me it's easier than it may seem. If a person can struggle so hard to go through school, why not struggle to be the TOP, and own your own business; getting vacation when you want, collecting all the money; it is freedom. People are programmed in a certain way. And, I don't say this to offend, I'm just saying these things to wake people up.  See, if I can do it, anyone can.  I started my business at the age of 21.  I learned and worked under my mother's computer repair shop for about 5 years.  After that, I moved out, got my own place and run my business from my home which is in a commercial area.

May 17, 2012 4:47AM
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I am a MWD/LWD engineer in the oilfield.  Last year I grossed over $160K working only 1/3 rd of the year.

No college degree required, just a strong work ethic, and common sense.

Many jobs in the oilfield offer the same range in money and do not require you to in debt yourself to a degree.

As of today I have grossed over $65,000 since January, and I took last month off...........

May 17, 2012 6:43PM
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Am at that dollar a minute, sounds like quite a bit til you get there.  Taxes take a pretty big bite, and after that, basic maintenance expenses for all the obligations you accumulate over time and you end up w/not all that much more expendable income than when was at lot lower income.

 

Sure, I am lucky to not have to worry so much about paying the bills, can save some and decide at the grocery store based on quality and taste rather than on what I can afford, but still have to be very careful not to spend more than I make on stuff I don't need, and wait to buy til have cash rather than to cave in and do it via credit so the banks don't suck off the fruits of my hard work and my quality of life gets stuck at something no better than someone making a fraction of what I make.  I know from personal experience that a higher salary doesn't equate to more happiness.  Some of the happiest memories of my life are from the carefree days working at minimum wage. 

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