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How much $$$ does your FI / DH make?

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#11 Mel

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    Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:44 AM

    FI is a concrete pump operator. Most people have never heard of this so I will post a picture. He is basically a crane operator that moves concrete to where ever they need it. The orange boomed truck looks just like his. The cement mixer dump the concrete into Mike's hopper on his truck and then a pump move the concrete through the pipes to where ever it needs to go.

    He loves his job because it is fun, always different, and he only has to see his boss maybe once a week in passing, but the hours sux, his boss suxs, and the pay suxs for him (most others make around $30 but he's only been doing it for little over 3 years so he can't make the big bucks and his boss is a cheapskate!) He calls into dispatch every night to find out what time he is supposed to be at work. Sometimes midnight, sometimes 9am, can be anytime and any day. Makes it difficult to plan for meals and time together. And the hours vary every week, sometimes 30 hours sometimes 90, mostly around 45/week. Last year he brought home somewhere around $40k

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    #12 Mrs.R2be

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      Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:04 AM

      My FI works in IT for a financial company here in Toronto.... Makes alot more then i do, but thats the way i like it...
      ~Mrs.R ~

      #13 Heidi

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        Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:11 AM

        I think I'm in the minority here! I make more. Then again, I have my master's and have been working for 5 years. He just finished up his Bachelor's and is in his first job. Give it 5 yrs, I'm sure he'll be making more then... the whole women making $0.80 to every $1 a man makes things makes me angry!
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        #14 Copita

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          Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:12 AM

          My FI is the supervisor of a construction company so he makes pretty good loot. I posted anonymously as well but will say it's 3 times more than me. LOL.

          #15 lucy106

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            Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:16 AM

            My FI is a police officer in a suburb of Chicago (just like me). My base salary is more but he makes a ton more in overtime.

            #16 Jenn3878

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              Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:29 AM

              My FI is currently in school FT to be a nurse and he works FT in a hospital and makes less than me - right now. He finishes school in September we should be better off than right now :)

              #17 stacey


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                Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:34 AM

                My FI is in sales. He works for a company that makes and prints labels for wine. He is the guy the sells to people like Mondavi and Sterling Vinyards, etc... He makes almost double what I make
                Stacey & Ely 10.14.2008

                #18 jajajaja

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                  Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:58 AM

                  My hubby is a Events and Entertainment Coordinator for the casino where we both work. He makes more than I do but he is 4 yrs older and has more work experience than I. I have a degree though and he doesn't so I'm not really sure what the trade off will be. From my experience at our company, experience is more valuable than a degree.
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                  #19 jajajaja

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                    Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:59 AM

                    Oh and Mel- I just saw one of those trucks today! They are freaky looking things.
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                    #20 Jessica

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                      Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:41 PM

                      DH is a paramedic/firefighter. He brought in $85,000 last year after taxes.

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