I came across an interesting chart on Beth's blog.  Just how rich are you?
Posted by Jon Daley on December 18, 2006, 5:23 pm | Read 10863 times
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Interesting. But not too informative. I know that even the poverty level here is wealthy compared with much of the world, and I get the point, but I find statistics like this useless because they're so simplistic. Annual salary without information about what kind of a living that salary can buy is pretty meaningless. When Porter and his coworkers were training Indians to take over their jobs, the Indians' salaries would have been considered pretty poor here. Yet in India those salaries provided a great lifestyle.
Posted by SursumCorda on December 18, 2006, 6:24 pm

Yes, I did think about that after I played around with poking in different numbers. It bottoms out at around a couple hundred dollars a year. It is good for Americans to remember that they are significantly richer than most of the world, no matter how poor they think they are here.
Jack Ganssle just had his readers fill out a survey for 2006, so I am sure I will see the numbers soon. His surveys cover a fairly narrow band of embedded software engineers, though all ages and locations.
Posted by jondaley on December 18, 2006, 8:53 pm

"Laedelas" thought about this on her own blog.
Posted by Jon Daley on December 22, 2006, 12:11 pm

Yes, I also brought it up at the caregroup Christmas party that wasn't mine.
Posted by Laedelas on December 23, 2006, 2:25 am

So, you went to a different care group Christmas party and skipped ours??? How could you?

See what you missed. (scroll down a bit)
Posted by jondaley on December 23, 2006, 9:50 am

Ahh! I wanted to come...I heard about the gingerbread train in your e-mail. Bronchitis prevented my appearance, so I sloughed through the other meeting after they had woken me from my nap. It seems like it would have been fun!
Posted by Laedelas on December 23, 2006, 10:08 pm
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