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Old 12-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #1  
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Default The cost of work

I got curious so I did a breakdown of the direct cost of my job. I live in base and I am on reserve.

Here is the breakdown.

Average days at home (H): 16.8 per month
Average days at work (W): 13.2 per month
Average time I get activated (A): 6 times a month
Round trip cost to go to work (C): $16.50
Amount I tip van driver (T): $1.00 per ride
Average uniform upkeep (U): $5.00 per trip
Average amount I spend on food at home (FH): $300.00 per month
Average amount of food I spend for work (FW): $250.00 per month

The formula:

(A x C)+(A x U)+((((W/A)-1) x (2 x T)) x A)+(FW ((FH/H)) x w)) = The cost of work

For me that comes out to $158.00 a month

I use public transportation to go to work and try to spend as little as possible on the road so I bring most of my food.

How much do you spend to work? If you have crash pad, simply add your crashpad rent.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #2  
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W = F x D

Measured in joules.
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I got curious so I did a breakdown of the direct cost of my job. I live in base and I am on reserve.

Here is the breakdown.

Average days at home (H): 16.8 per month
Average days at work (W): 13.2 per month
Average time I get activated (A): 6 times a month
Round trip cost to go to work (C): $16.50
Amount I tip van driver (T): $1.00 per ride
Average uniform upkeep (U): $5.00 per trip
Average amount I spend on food at home (FH): $300.00 per month
Average amount of food I spend for work (FW): $250.00 per month

The formula:

(A x C)+(A x U)+((((W/A)-1) x (2 x T)) x A)+(FW ((FH/H)) x w)) = The cost of work

For me that comes out to $158.00 a month

I use public transportation to go to work and try to spend as little as possible on the road so I bring most of my food.

How much do you spend to work? If you have crash pad, simply add your crashpad rent.
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W+t+f= W T F?
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:28 PM   #6  
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:28 PM   #7  
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I get annoyed when I think about how much I spend on getting to and from work and what I have to spend at work.... BUT

When you think of what other people spend it's not bad. Gas to go to work daily, having to have an entire wardrobe of work clothes not just 1 uniform, parking if you work downtown..... that all adds up to quite a bit.

Either way I'm cheap I hate spending any money at all... ever.
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Lets not boost his ego here. Congratulations, you passed your math test! Now maybe you can figure out how much less you will make as a pilot then if you had become an engineer.
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Lets not boost his ego here. Congratulations, you passed your math test! Now maybe you can figure out how much less you will make as a pilot then if you had become an engineer.

About 30-40 grand behind them for the first 5 years of your careers, then it gets a bit better. Last ten years you might even make more than 40 grand more.
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Lets not boost his ego here. Congratulations, you passed your math test! Now maybe you can figure out how much less you will make as a pilot then if you had become an engineer.
Yes. This is an attempt to show off that I can punch numbers in Excel . To counter your engineering career point, I actually started school as an engineering major, but I found I could get out of school sooner with less debt and get a job flying quicker if I went the airline route.

Contrary to what pilots think, other industries suck too. What I am trying to figure out is how much of our small paychecks go towards paying for work. I hope this will make people analyze their pay more so when it comes time to vote on a contract they look beyond simply just the hourly rate.
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