[Clug-work] C/C++ and Perl developers needed

Izak Burger isburger at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 14:33:50 SAST 2008

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 1:25 PM, Jonathan Carter (highvoltage)
<jonathan at clug.org.za> wrote:
>  * I earn more than that and I can barely program at all (not that I'm
> in a programming-specific job though), and I can in absolutely no way
> afford a nice home or to have children or even support a wife. Some
> months go by where I even make a loss if I add up all my income and
> expenses. When my father was my age (oh my God I sound like him now), he
> could do all of that with a very simple income. These days, you should
> really not even be thinking of raising a family, imho, if your combined
> salary is less than R60000 a month. Men usually make more than women, so
> unless you have a rich wife (or parents, etc), you'll probably have to
> make quite a bit more than that.

Wow. You must have some expensive habits or something... Both my wife
and I usually earn less than the much discussed 25k (before
deductions), and we own 1.5 properties (the other 0.5 is owned by a
family member). But then again, my 10-year old car is paid off and I
live in a sub-million-rand house ;-) Suppose it has something to do
with choices as Adrianna said.

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