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Did you make the"overpaid" list ?

by Mac McMullen / December 11, 2007 7:39 PM PST
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In my dreams ...
by Bill Osler / December 11, 2007 8:00 PM PST

I wasn't surprised by some of the entries. Others were not what I would have expected. Skycaps weren't one of the categories I would have predicted.

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If someone is willing to pay the price....
by EdH / December 11, 2007 8:25 PM PST

no one can be considered "overpaid" except criminals and politicians who take money by force.

Wait, "criminals and politicians" is redundant.

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I'm waiting for teachers to show up on the list
by dirtyrich / December 12, 2007 8:35 AM PST

well, in my dreams at least...

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(NT) Shhhhhhh, don't tell my boss.
by Roger NC / December 12, 2007 9:40 AM PST
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Skycaps is a surprise
by Steven Haninger / December 12, 2007 9:45 AM PST

but being overpaid isn't just about the amount earned but the skill and effort involved in doing the job. I'd have to wonder how much of the tip money skycaps earn is reported or if IRS audit triggers are in place to prevent under reporting. Of course you get to state you occupation in your own words. It would take a job code system to set such triggers, I'd think. Hmmm...job codes....have to wonder if that's been mulled over by the treasury dept.

Another largely cash business, as I understand it, is towing. I don't know what the average tow truck owner/operator reports but I've seen a few when I've worked a charity gambling operation (yeah, I know it might be sinful Happy ) and was amazed at the wads of cash these guys would carry in their pockets.

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