Wizard of Id Classics by Parker and Hart for February 16, 2020


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    wiatr Premium Member 5 months ago

    Well, on the 15th of February 1970 I was making $3.15 an hour. I was laid off in September and it took me most of the ’70s to make that much again.

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    sandpiper  5 months ago

    If one wrong word gets him a cell with Spook. Would it’s all cool get him the rack?

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    Cerabooge  5 months ago

    Some what’s 1970’s $1.65 today? $15?

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    Rise22  5 months ago

    I think my first job was around $1.65 an hour…

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    Rabies65  5 months ago

    Egad! If he got a 5.5% raise each year for the past 50, we’re making roughly the same.

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    Airbender  5 months ago

    Funny how things go. Companies cut workers pay claiming they have to keep costs down, then turn around and award huge bonuses and salaries to the executives who had the idea.

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    Ed Hardy Premium Member 5 months ago

    Calculating for inflation, $1.65 in 1970 is $11.02 in 2020. Today’s national minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, so workers are effectively making far less than they did in 1970.

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    brklnbern  5 months ago

    We need some of that today (punishment for editorializing) on the network news shows.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  5 months ago

    In 1969, counting Base pay, combat pay and sea pay I was making 2.25 an hour based on an 8 hour day 5 days a week. I never worked less than 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, that year in Viet Nam, most exceeded 12 hours. He’s got it made in the shade.

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    robert39503  5 months ago

    When I joined the Air Force in 1967, my pay for my first full year was exactly $2001.00.

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