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Serious answer here: If you think you are underpaid, Go find another job that pays you appropriately. This current job economy is driven by the workers. In this skewed supply/demand curve, demand is driving up wages and benefits. Take advantage of it. However, you’ll realize that you are in fact paid appropriately for your locale. Think about how quickly someone else will jump into your role. If you aren’t being paid appropriately, you’ll quickly find another job and company that values you correctly. I’ll be the first to raise my hand when asked if I’m overpaid for what I do. However, that’s what the market demands and that’s how the industry pay ranges work.

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Starvation wages? Big 4 pays pretty well for what you’re being asked to do. Worked in 2 big 4 firms and while I felt under paid at times within my level at the firm (and overpaid at others), I can assure you the big 4 firms are paying better than most. I would also state the it’s likely everyone on every project team I’ve been on was like paid more than most of the client employees we engaged with daily, with the expedition of some VPs and C levels.

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Starvation wages? Wtf?

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So out of touch and so stupid it hurts

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Define starvation wages? Because I have friends that took jobs paying 30-40k a year off the bat because Big 4 wasn’t an option for them.

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If they are at MBB possible. Not a Big4

Willing to bet you aren’t as valuable as you think you are

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Steve Jobs died and Apple is doing just fine. Some shithead analyst means literally nothing to a company

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Starvation wages lol. This is why people hate this industry

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You in the US? No one is going to sympathize with people making 150k+ at 28, even if they’re working 80+ hr weeks.

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What on earth are you talking about, OP?

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Okay can you guys seriously get out of your US bubble and see how the rest of the world is doing. In the Middle East, associates make less than $30k a year and it goes as low as $5k a year (depending on the country - countries that are just as expensive as yours if not more). This $150k people keep mentioning is the starting salary for partners. Starvation wages was a sarcastic stretch, didn’t think y’all would be so damn literal! There is a reason that people get offers to leave Big 4 for twice or thrice the salary they’re getting.

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Hummus is pretty great too

When the hangover wears off, you may want to question the wisdom of this post.

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I'm sorry you weren't able to upgrade from the BMW 3 series to the Audi Q5

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Hey, one mans poison is another mans antidote 🤷🏿‍♂️

Your gonna end up like Jimmy Hoffa you keep posting like that

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Lol no we are not a union and starting salaries are higher than the average american HHI

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I expected this from a Harvard/Deloitte but not PwC. Let me put the caviar and foie gras back in the fridge since we’re all starving.

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Making $150k plus in your early 20s is a starvation wage?

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160K + bonus …

Pretty sure those making less than $2 a day, closely followed by US “tipped workers” then the “gig economy” called dibs.

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This post is out of touch. Pls fix

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I’m not drunk enough to believe that this isn’t a troll

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I make 160k annually as an SA MBA at PwC. Not exactly a starving wage…

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OP - get on back here and explain this

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Right on, OP! Join the fight for $150k starting salary! ✊

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