Now this has really got me annoyed. The BBC website has investigated just what constituted a big salary these days – and they say the median average is currently about £25,000 – read it here.
£25K is quite a lot more than I am ‘pulling down’. What has got me quite angry is the comments people have left at the bottom. Yes, I know, I shouldn’t read the comments at the bottom of webpages, it’ll will just get me annoyed, but i wasn’t thinking, and before I knew it there was steam coming out of my ears.
One of the comments claims that it is impossible to live in the south-east of England for less than £60K – – “... At £100k you might just have a reasonable house, a newish car and one foreign holiday a year for you and the kids…“. What fucking planet is this man on?
Another claims that “..According to them I’m in the top 10% but I am broke? My partner, a child minder, earns enough to also put her in the top 10% but she is broke…” You should bear in mind that the top 10% of wages is just shy of £45,000. And the hell do you get to earn that kind of money as a child minder? Who is paying their babysitters this kind of stupid money?
The one question that needs asking and damn well needs answering is: Why do the rich bastards fail to see just how well off they are? Do they realise there are people out with income of £5000? Or is it that they just don’t fucking care?