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It is called a salary

Posted by on May. 19, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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Some of my biggest military spouse pet peeves.....

1-They don't get paid enough for the hours they work and don't get overtime.

It is called a "salary". You get $X/year, regardless of your hours worked. My dad gets a salary and works a ton of hours, was gone from 6 am to 7 pm every night, went on business trips and was gone from us (not the same as a deployment, I know, but he was gone), etc. He never got overtime because he got a salary!

2-We pay our actors and athletes more than our SM's.

Well then, your spouse should have become and actor or pro athlete, not gone into the military. If people paid for tickets to see them in battle or bought clothes with their name on it or bought sneakers because your dh promoted them, they would make more also. But, they don't.

3-They don't make enough money and could make so much more as a civilian.

Would I like my dh to make more money? Yes. But, he does just fine. We have four children, 3 cars, bought a really nice house, etc. With all the allowances and extra pay, my dh makes close to $60K/year, plus we still get the tax refund of someone who makes much less. If you think your dh can do better as a civilian, go for it. My dh got out and went back in. The civilian world isn't all glitter and rainbows.
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Pugsmuggler
by Rebecca on May. 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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I reject your sensible logic!!!!! Witchcraft, I say!!!
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seraphimsong
by on May. 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Yeeep! Totally agree :)
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4ever-SJ
by Gold Member on May. 19, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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Lies!!! All liessss!!!!

My husband is entitled to a net salary of 250k and no less!!!! Entitled I tell you!
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cocoroo
by Coco on May. 19, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Sorry :(

Quoting Pugsmuggler:

I reject your sensible logic!!!!! Witchcraft, I say!!!
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SusanD
by Silver Member on May. 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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If they want a higher income so badly, maybe they should check into becoming employed themselves.
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Pugsmuggler
by Rebecca on May. 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM
I don't think you are really sorry. It's too late, my opinion of you is tarnished now...

Quoting cocoroo:

Sorry :(



Quoting Pugsmuggler:

I reject your sensible logic!!!!! Witchcraft, I say!!!
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cocoroo
by Coco on May. 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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How could you say such a thing? Someone in here posted the other day that she is a military spouse, so of course she stays home. That obviously means none of us can work.

Quoting SusanD:

If they want a higher income so badly, maybe they should check into becoming employed themselves.
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SusanD
by Silver Member on May. 19, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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Oops! I was unaware of this rule : ( So I will put in my notice at work tonight.....

Quoting cocoroo:

How could you say such a thing? Someone in here posted the other day that she is a military spouse, so of course she stays home. That obviously means none of us can work.

Quoting SusanD:

If they want a higher income so badly, maybe they should check into becoming employed themselves.


LuvMyBoy08
by on May. 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM



Quoting seraphimsong:

Yeeep! Totally agree :)

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Apollos82
by Cassie on May. 19, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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I am astounded at the implications of this post! This line of thinking is dangerous. Shame on you.

Next, you'll be telling me *I* do not have rank. How dare you?
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