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Who wants a job Surveying for up to 135K per year?????.......  

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Micheal D'Aubyn
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In 2007 I was offered a job in Dubai on a project that probably would've lasted around 2 - 3 years.

US$150k one off payment

US$150k yearly salary (tax free)

All my own gear, accommodation and assistants paid for.

I said yes, but the company who approached me didn't win the tender.

135K in 2019? That doesn't seem to be enough.

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I looked back at my 1980 pay in southwest asia and north africa. $690 a month after my mid-year promotion...

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Norman Oklahoma
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It's hard to remember how bad the economy was back in the late '70s to early '80s. Experienced people were out of work and entry level jobs, even burger flipping type jobs, just didn't exist. It was every bit as bad as 2008 et.seq., only it lasted nearly a decade. I was 2 years out of high school at that time working the 3 am shift in a pizza kitchen for $4/hr. That was not a "living wage" then either. My friends considered me lucky to have a job. And I was. I graduated from engineering school in 1984 but did not find a job in a related field (ie/ surveying) until late 1988. 

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