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Old 11-12-2018, 11:22 AM   #80
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Originally Posted by Bigstan View Post
Right - different jobs. I have gone up 7-8x in earnings as a systems engineer over 20 years by furthering my skill sets, working 70+ hour weeks, no vacation, training on my own time and dime, etc. If you are doing the same thing after 15 years you're lucky to make twice what you started at, in the private sector you would be making about the same.
I'm hoping to be as successful as you some day.

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