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Bruce Sinclair
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      06-21-2005
In article <j3%te.9205$(E-Mail Removed)>, "PAM." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>> You should get some new skills. In order for a plasma to be a fifth of my
>> salary it would have to be bigger than 60"

>
>42" Plasma HDTV @ approx GBP3500


Too much. And IIRC last time I saw one of those in NZ shops, they were
around 6 or 6.5 k


Bruce


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      06-21-2005
In article <AH%te.9236$(E-Mail Removed)>, "PAM." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>> >Oh I can wait. Patience is something I certainly have plenty of. I wait.

>I
>> >bide my time until they least suspect me, then I set about my plan of
>> >destruction.

>>
>> .. you forgot ... bwaaa haaaa haaa !

>
>Sorry. I wasn't meant to say this. My psychiatrist told me to be quiet on
>these matters in public. I might scare people.


I remember seeing something recently that went something like ... the bad
guys might plan to rule the world ... but at least they have a plan.

Feel free to use it at your next session


Bruce


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      06-21-2005
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> Quite ... I mean that, in 3 months, that plasma TV that is currently
> costing 1/5 of your salary here could well be 1/10. I know people in the
> game ... and that is the sort of reduction they were seeing. It's all

timing
> and context and we are "further away" (from pretty much anywhere) ... can
> you wait ?


Oh I can wait. Patience is something I certainly have plenty of. I wait. I
bide my time until they least suspect me, then I set about my plan of
destruction.

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      06-21-2005
In article <AI%te.9237$(E-Mail Removed)>, "PAM." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>"Bruce Sinclair" <(E-Mail Removed) > wrote
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>> Too much. And IIRC last time I saw one of those in NZ shops, they were
>> around 6 or 6.5 k

>
>This was some fancy **** one supposedly. I'd love one of the Sony ones but
>it's about $10K


As I say ... the last time I saw it it wasn't. When did you last look ?
... was it 3 months ago ?


Bruce


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      06-21-2005
"thing" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message

> Is that 1/5th gross salary or 1/5th net disposable income?
>
> Having come from the UK, certianly in 1995 it was way cheaper to live in
> NZ than in the UK. So while my salary is lower here, I have a better
> house, lifestyle and more spare $.
>
> Example in 1993 my car insurance was nearly $5000NZ against $500 here
> for the same car (I shipped it over). My house contents insurance was
> $2400+ (1993) v $300 (today's cost).
>
> I have house that is probably twice the size of what I could have
> afforded in the UK for less....
>
> Now I do agree that costs such as food and power have climbed
> significantly but the UK is not a cheap place to live....


Gross.

I have a place x10 the size probably.
It's seems to be getting cheaper here. Tinned budget tomatoes are frequently
cheaper this year than last. They used to be around $1, now they're more or
less around $0.70 most of the time. "Budget" tomatoes in UK are 15p IIRC
which is still cheaper but there you go.

I have less spare cash. Probably as I have a family.
Insurance is definitely cheaper. Yes, but as a %age of ones earnings? (more
than likely it's still cheaper).

I'd certainly get more cash if I
1. Moved to AKL
2. Moved out of the Education sector and into a financial/Insurance one.

I bide my time............

PAM.


 
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      06-21-2005
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> I moved to the UK in 2000 and stayed for nearly 3 years. My general
> suggestion is that your salary numbers need to be 2/3 (i.e. if you earn
> $60k you are ahead on 40k pounds) in London, or half for elsewhere.
> This takes into account the relative costs of living and in my
> experience was easy to achieve.


Yes. I guess you're right. In UK I was earning about GBP75000pa gross before
I left.

^&*^ that's alot. What the hell am I doing here.

I'm certainly earning nowhere near that now. Not even $75000.

I'm depressed for the day now.

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      06-21-2005
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> You should get some new skills. In order for a plasma to be a fifth of my
> salary it would have to be bigger than 60"


42" Plasma HDTV @ approx GBP3500

PAM.


 
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      06-21-2005
"PAM." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:31%te.9204$(E-Mail Removed)...
> "Crash" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> I moved to the UK in 2000 and stayed for nearly 3 years. My general
>> suggestion is that your salary numbers need to be 2/3 (i.e. if you earn
>> $60k you are ahead on 40k pounds) in London, or half for elsewhere.
>> This takes into account the relative costs of living and in my
>> experience was easy to achieve.

>
> Yes. I guess you're right. In UK I was earning about GBP75000pa gross
> before
> I left.
>
> ^&*^ that's alot. What the hell am I doing here.
>
> I'm certainly earning nowhere near that now. Not even $75000.
>
> I'm depressed for the day now.
>
> PAM.
>
>

Hey not bad, what do you do? IT?


 
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      06-21-2005
"Bruce Sinclair" <(E-Mail Removed) > wrote
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> >Oh I can wait. Patience is something I certainly have plenty of. I wait.

I
> >bide my time until they least suspect me, then I set about my plan of
> >destruction.

>
> .. you forgot ... bwaaa haaaa haaa !


Sorry. I wasn't meant to say this. My psychiatrist told me to be quiet on
these matters in public. I might scare people.

PAM.


 
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      06-21-2005
"Bruce Sinclair" <(E-Mail Removed) > wrote
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> Too much. And IIRC last time I saw one of those in NZ shops, they were
> around 6 or 6.5 k


This was some fancy **** one supposedly. I'd love one of the Sony ones but
it's about $10K

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