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Old 07.09.2019, 20:14
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Re: Are salaries for untrained people really that high?

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fair enough, but if you can get by with 1700-2500chf each month, then what is the problem with earning 66k annually like someone else pointed out?
The "problem" is that many people are simply not willing to put in the hard work it would take to live that frugally. Lots of people enjoy going out to a restaurant once in a while (rather than soaking beans and lentils overnight to cook at home) like to treat themselves to a good jacket of their choice in a shop selling new goods (rather than repairing the one they have, or buying a second-hand one), want to be able to buy themselves electronic goods and fast wifi (rather than going to a library or community centre to use those facilities) and to buy a car (rather than going everywhere on foot or on a cheap bicycle) and to save for a holiday (rather than going for a walk in their free-time).

Anyone who is willing to cut their "wants" out of the budget and restrict their expenditure to cover only their basic "needs", and who can eke out an existence on Fr. 2'000, while earning Fr. 5'000, will be able to save a lot each month.
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