Driver Shortage (supposedly)

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  1. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    There aren't many options for better pay. Around here. It's always start at the bottom pay scale.

    And I just bought the house. I'm only at 10% equity.
     
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  3. Redtwin

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    Give me the national average cost of a studio apartment and I will give you the minimum wage after accounting for food and utilities.
     
  4. Redtwin

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    If thats the case, companies who want to pay minimum wage should only hire students for those positions.
     
  5. Dockbumper

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    NYC $3000.00 per month. Backwater,Missouri $300.00 per month. Rents vary so substantially, that would be a hard number pin down. I would think an "average" Studio apartment in an "average" neighborhood would be in the $500-700 per month.
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

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    I think that's low. I'll bid $1,000.
     
  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Rent for one bed in my hood used to be 700 to 800. 4 years ago. Now we're 1200 to 1400.

    There aren't many studios around here so I have no idea on that rent.

    4 years ago housing was 250. Now it's 400 and climbing.
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

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    But it's the cost of legal weed you guys are overlooking.

    I mean it probably costs the average head at least $1500 month to maintain his / her head.
     
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  9. Dockbumper

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    Ok..... I'll revise my guesstimate. A crappy studio apartment in a hell hole neighborhood....$500-700 per month? Lol
     
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  10. Accidental Trucker

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    Hmm, I’m renting a 4 bedroom two bath house — nothing fancy, but not a dump, either, on a 200 acre farm (land not included, but the neighbors don’t bother me much ;). ). $550 a month. Heat’s about $150 a month in the dead of winter, landlord pays for water. For someone making $10 an hour, that’s 25% of their pay. For someone who is OTR, making in the $70 K range, that would leave a LOT of disposable income. But, if you prefer to live in the big city and pay two, three times more for less, this is a free country.
     
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  11. snowwy

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    I like the big city. There's more jobs to be found.
     
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