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Actors get paid way too much…

5 Dec

In the everyday life, normal people would be ecstatic to make even $100,000… that is like per year putting in a good 2080 hours!  These actors probably just put in a good days of work and get paid hundreds of thousands!  Sigh, pays to be famous and popular!

Last night, I happen to come across an article about the sitcom actors on Big Bang Theory.  The actors who plays Penny, Leonard, and Sheldon gets paid $325,000 per episode while their supporting counter parts Howard and Raj are making around $100,000 per episode.

Big Bang Theory is getting widely popular each year.  Now, the top three actors are seeking $1 million per episode as salary negotiations are up for Season 8.  Do they really deserve $1 million each for an episode that runs only 20 minutes on TV each week?  Seems like easy work to me!  Mighty fun as well.

Currently, the highest paid sitcom actor is Ashton Kutcher from Two and a Half Men making $750,000 per episode.  His co-star Jon Cryer makes $150,000 less than Ashton Kutcher, yet he’s been on the show since inception.  Is that really fair?  Ashton is a newbie to the show.  His predecessor Charlie Sheen used to make a cool $2 million per episode, he owns the title for highest paid sitcom actor.  No wonder, Charlie was fighting for his role back when he got fired from the show.

Do you remember Everyone Loves Raymond?  Well, Ray Romano used to make $1.8 million per episodes making him the second highest paid sitcom actor.  He is still pulling in the big backs from syndication to this day!  As for the six friends on the famous NBC’s Thursday night run Friends, each cast member made a cool $1 million per episode in their day.

No wonder there are so many wannabe actors out there trying to make it big.  Once they do, it’s big pay for them!  Fame really does pay.  The more popular you are, more money will just roll right in!  They will always be in the spotlight… It’s always the little people that support the big salaries that famous people get!!

Anyways, I’ve been putting a good 40 hours each week and what do I have to show for?  Not much at all!  So that’s why I’m taking some work hours to bitch about this.  I didn’t even get a raise after one year at my job.  Hopefully, by next year, I’ll get a little something.  How ever I did get a raise from my part time job in which I only work 4-6 hrs every second Sundays to $15/hour!  It’s nice to have a little extra pocket money to feed my hunger lol.

Finally! Paper gains over $20k!!

20 Sep

For the first time ever, I am above $20k in paper gains!  This can be wiped away in an instant come next Monday morning.  But I got this weekend to enjoy the fact I build it up from scratch.  

My beginnings were humble.  For the first three years of my working life, I was stuck at a dead end job making $10 per hour.  They never gave me a raise and took advantage of me.  Enough was enough, I managed to find another job that paid only a little higher at $12 per hour.  For the next six years, I got steady raises year after year.  Yet, it wasn’t enough to keep up with others in my peer group.  During all that time, my full-time take home pay never exceeded $28k a year.  August in 2008, I took in a part-time job where I worked an extra 16 hours a week to push my income up.  

I kept my expenses low as I lived with my parents and saved as much as I can to put into the stock market.  It’s not like I lived in a hole either.  During this time, I’ve bought a brand new Civic.  I’ve traveled to Portugal for 2 weeks, 17 days Contiki tour around Europe, 2x in Vegas, Cuba, Cancun, Disneyworld, Mediterranean Cruise and of course, my upcoming trip to Costa Rica!  Amazing, right?  Yet, I’ve never been in debt even with my LOW ASS WAGES!  

As of now, I am at my current position for just over a year making not much higher from where I left off at my last job.  But I am comfortable enough to cut my part-time hours to just 8 hours a month.  I am hoping to grow my stocks and dividends over time so I don’t have to worry too much about money.