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Re: Minimum wage is now almost equal to am EPIK starting salary.
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2019, 02:03:20 pm »
If some of you think 2.1 is an awesome salary, you're a retard.  If you stay in and eat ramien every day and sit on your thumb, perhaps, you can save more.  The reality is you could save a lot more and still be able to go out and have a life ten years ago.  Being apologists and making excuses is great for you, but for most normal people who realize what inflation is and that employers haven't kept up is bs. 

I can send home 1.5 million or more a month because I am up near 3 mil.  But if I were on 2.1, no way.  Also, to the dudes who claimed they save 1 million a month, you subtract 100,000 a month to pay the return flight.  (They use to be paid and now aren't.)  I had said it was possible to have 800 or 900 after everything was said and done.  My projections are correct.  This is with living frugally.  Current US Dolalr exchange rate is shit.  850,000 won as an average to send home gets you 720 dollars.  It's not much to both save and repay student loans.  Eleven or 12 years ago with the same salary and a much cheaper living cost meant sending home more.  At least 1.4 million won.  You got near 1500 bucks in your bank account as opposed to 720 now.  See where I'm going with this? 

As for some of you other folks where the government only makes you pay a per centage of your income while in country towards your loans, the fact you aren't or haven't paid them off while here is really dumb on your part.  You will have an extra 10 to 20 per cent tax on your income to pay for years to come.  You will have to pay income taxes fed and state, property taxes, fuel taxes, sales taxes, water and sewer, other government levies.  You then have this loan tax because you never paid it off.  Good luck with that.  (I notice many from those countries act like they have no loans because of this.)  To each their own. 

In spite of being an apologist or having stockholm syndrom, 2.1 to 2.3 is something that should be turned down in 2019.  Calling out hakwon owners and recruiters is the only way to affect change.  But stupid is as stupid does. 


Just want to be clear...When you say 2.1 to 2.3, are you not including housing?  And when you say you are up near 3, are you also not including housing?  You're with EPIK right?


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Re: Minimum wage is now almost equal to am EPIK starting salary.
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2019, 02:37:52 pm »
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f some of you think 2.1 is an awesome salary, you're a retard.  If you stay in and eat ramien every day and sit on your thumb, perhaps, you can save more.  The reality is you could save a lot more and still be able to go out and have a life ten years ago.  Being apologists and making excuses is great for you, but for most normal people who realize what inflation is and that employers haven't kept up is bs.

I can send home 1.5 million or more a month because I am up near 3 mil.  But if I were on 2.1, no way.  Also, to the dudes who claimed they save 1 million a month, you subtract 100,000 a month to pay the return flight.  (They use to be paid and now aren't.)  I had said it was possible to have 800 or 900 after everything was said and done.  My projections are correct.  This is with living frugally.  Current US Dolalr exchange rate is shit.  850,000 won as an average to send home gets you 720 dollars.  It's not much to both save and repay student loans.  Eleven or 12 years ago with the same salary and a much cheaper living cost meant sending home more.  At least 1.4 million won.  You got near 1500 bucks in your bank account as opposed to 720 now.  See where I'm going with this?

As for some of you other folks where the government only makes you pay a per centage of your income while in country towards your loans, the fact you aren't or haven't paid them off while here is really dumb on your part.  You will have an extra 10 to 20 per cent tax on your income to pay for years to come.  You will have to pay income taxes fed and state, property taxes, fuel taxes, sales taxes, water and sewer, other government levies.  You then have this loan tax because you never paid it off.  Good luck with that.  (I notice many from those countries act like they have no loans because of this.)  To each their own.

In spite of being an apologist or having stockholm syndrom, 2.1 to 2.3 is something that should be turned down in 2019.  Calling out hakwon owners and recruiters is the only way to affect change.  But stupid is as stupid does. 

...bingo.


Re: Minimum wage is now almost equal to am EPIK starting salary.
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2019, 02:54:41 pm »
If some of you think 2.1 is an awesome salary, you're a retard.
sick argument bro, i feel totally destroyed by this logic (funny that northstar didn't post his whiny "ad hominem" picture here)

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If you stay in and eat ramien every day and sit on your thumb, perhaps, you can save more.  The reality is you could save a lot more and still be able to go out and have a life ten years ago.

i agree that it was better 10 years ago, but that doesn't mean it's unacceptable today. and you can save around a million a month without eating ramen every day.

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  Also, to the dudes who claimed they save 1 million a month, you subtract 100,000 a month to pay the return flight.

i don't subtract anything, because i'll get an exit allowance

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My projections are correct.  [blah blah blahhh] See where I'm going with this? 

except you refuse to include the housing allowance as a part of your "projections" despite the fact that most american jobs aren't gonna give me housing. and there is no mention of the pension money i'll collect

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Calling out hakwon owners and recruiters is the only way to affect change.

good luck "calling out" people who have nothing to do with you. you remind me of the people from all over america who called in to complain to my congressman about his voting. they were just wasting their breath because they weren't his constituents. similarly, the hagwon people won't care because you're just some angry rando