£123,300 == good salary??

a mere pittance   1 vote - 2 %
About Average   2 votes - 4 %
Quite Good I suppose   1 vote - 2 %
Good   1 vote - 2 %
Great   10 votes - 20 %
Yes   1 vote - 2 %
Hell Yes   20 votes - 40 %
Who do I have to kill to get this?   11 votes - 22 %
=============   2 votes - 4 %
My earnings are (select one):   5 votes - 10 %
=============   2 votes - 4 %
Unemployed   2 votes - 4 %
<£15,000 ($30k)   2 votes - 4 %
<£25,000 ($50k)   10 votes - 20 %
<£40,000 ($80k)   12 votes - 24 %
<£60,000 ($120k)   16 votes - 32 %
<£80,000 ($160k)   3 votes - 6 %
<£100,000 ($200k)   1 vote - 2 %
<£150,000 ($300k)   3 votes - 6 %
<£200,000 ($500k)   1 vote - 2 %
<£500,000 ($1Mill)   1 vote - 2 %
<£1,000,000 ($2Mill)   1 vote - 2 %
Shedloads!!   0 votes - 0 %
None of your d**n business   4 votes - 8 %
 
49 Total Votes
That's more than twice msrat's and my salaries by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 03:07:51 AM EST
combined. And we're not doing too bad financially (although I wonder sometimes) for our region of 'Merka. So, who do I need to blow to get a salary like that?

And yes, you're buying everything when we meet.

Its not my salary by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 03:18:22 AM EST
Unfortunately, so I'm not buying everything, just the first round. As mentioned before, mine is comfortably above average, but is about half of this.1

I just think the magistrate on the blog is trolling when he mentions that the guy is doing a public service by accepting his income will be cut to a mere pittance of his barrister's income.

It was closer, but Gordon Brown has closed all the tax avoidance opportunities.


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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(Comment Deleted) by yicky yacky (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 03:18:45 AM EST

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It's a really good wheeze by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 03:44:54 AM EST
Normally the US leads on pay, but UK judges get about 50-100% more than their USian brethren.

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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Not in public sector by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 03:58:04 AM EST
Our doctors are as well off as in the US, our nurses are richer and our teachers are richer.

Of course, per capita, we'll spend a lot less on judges, with quite a lot more emphasis on arbitration and regulation for legal disputes, and most crime being tried in magistrates courts.

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In many parts of the US by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 04:15:20 AM EST
Judges are elected. In Pennsyltucky, where I live, they make the same as state representatives (i.e., our state congressmen) - which is still half what he's making, IIRC.

Heck, IIRC, it's a lot more than our national Congresscritters earn.

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Has anybody seen my clue? I know I had it when I came in here.

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US salaries have sunk by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 04:32:49 AM EST
as a result of the exchange rate heading south. The $:£ rate was about 1.40:1.00; it's now 2.00:1.00, making our earnings look good in dollar terms.

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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True but by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 06:26:35 AM EST
it's been 2:1, or even higher, many times before in my lifetime.

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Has anybody seen my clue? I know I had it when I came in here.
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But is he allowed to take bribes? <NT> by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #18 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 01:48:41 PM EST


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judge income by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 05:14:45 AM EST
Just remember these guys were all successful lawyers before they became judges. How much do you think they make while lawyering?

Becoming a judge requires a pay cut, which is balanced with prestige, better work hours and maybe even a sense of civic duty.

But all the robes and wigs in the world won't entice a qualified lawyer to work for $100k.

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Five times as much as I earn by nebbish (4.00 / 3) #8 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 04:33:03 AM EST
Shit, give me a hammer and a wig and just watch me bang 'em up.

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It's political correctness gone mad!

Seven. by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #11 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 05:32:09 AM EST


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hell yeah by webwench (4.00 / 2) #10 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 05:23:19 AM EST
So, going into drug dealing, or pimping, or what?


Getting more attention than you since 1998.

Are you looking for a pimp? [nt] by debacle (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 08:04:58 AM EST


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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I already have a pimp by webwench (4.00 / 3) #16 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 09:40:17 AM EST
except, in polite society we actually call them employers.


Getting more attention than you since 1998.

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It depends by ShadowNode (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 08:52:58 AM EST
How much could he be making in private practise?

A judge deserves the money more by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #15 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 09:25:33 AM EST
Than most of the even more highly paid wankers I work with in the City Of London. So he's on a middling wage in an investment bank.

Thoreau suggested that we are rich based on what by FourteenNineteen (4.00 / 1) #17 Fri Oct 12, 2007 at 09:52:26 AM EST
we can do without. I suppose it might not be so bad to make that much money as long as you weren't then obligated to spend it anywhere.

You might find yourself unable to live without your newly acquired things and become quite poor as a result.