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What are some professions that you think are paid entirely too high? What about too low?*edit*

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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Just curious to see everyone's opinions.


Most over paid - pro athletes, actors (obviously)

Most underpaid -EMT's, nurses (in some areas), and many other professions. Unfortunately, too many are underpaid as opposed to overpaid.


Most fairly paid - doctors, though many disagree. As I just explained to one poster,. when I had a high risk c-section and my doctor breezed in and cut me open with precision, skill, and perfection, he was worth all the money in the world. My life and that of my son's was in his hands. It was his very expensive schooling, knowlege, availability, and years of experience that enabled him to do so.


*edit* Something actually just occured to me. While actors (some) are paid way too highly, I never really considered what they sacrifice for that money. I, for one, would not take the millions if it meant such a lack of privacy and criticism. Once you reach a certain level of fame, you can't go back. Your life is altered forever. So, in a sense, maybe they aren't getting such a great deal after all.

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starreyedcutie
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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Police, firefighters and military are paid far too little
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starreyedcutie
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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Doctors, actors, pro sports players ect...too high
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connie45
by Gold Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:31 AM
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Teachers - far too little.  Longshoremen - way overpaid.

LTsMommy07
by Gold Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:31 AM
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I think it's crazy what pro-ballers are paid. I mean seriously, does Peyton really need 96 million for 5 years of playing?
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sondamom0828
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Too high...therapists.  Too low, teachers

starreyedcutie
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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That's what I'm sayin

Quoting LTsMommy07:

I think it's crazy what pro-ballers are paid. I mean seriously, does Peyton really need 96 million for 5 years of playing?
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avonleafan
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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This! Actors, too. I think teachers are way underpaid.

Quoting LTsMommy07:

I think it's crazy what pro-ballers are paid. I mean seriously, does Peyton really need 96 million for 5 years of playing?


3isgreat
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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Pro sports to high .... Military to low.... They risk there lives for us and some come back from war poor broke and no where to go.. But people play a game and get millions its crazy to me really
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KeepJeep
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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I'm surprised doctor is on your list. If you don't mind me asking, how much do you think they make and why don't you think they deserve higher compensation?


Quoting starreyedcutie:

Doctors, actors, pro sports players ect...too high

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mackQuin
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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 i don't think doctors are paid too high.

Now nurses i think are overpaid..

and CNA's are underpaid.

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