Posted: Jun 21, 2006 1:14 am
what do you mean "not having to pay social security"? they take out everything they can from your check. of course, everything is taken out before taxes, so you actually pay uncle sam a bit less. but they take out:
retirement, insurance, fica-hi, fica-lo?, income tax, union dues (if you're a member), and any contributions you make tothings like united way or memphis arts council. plus, alot of people have tax-sheltered annuities, and that comes out before taxes as well.
so i gross $3500 and change a month, but only get about 2500. Very disappointing. But i'll hopefully be able to retire a few years early that way.
And i'm glad they're making it harder to get a job in MCS. there are already alot of people who don't need to be teaching that they're having trouble getting rid of due to tenure. Nothing against VR, but several people i've met that were fully licensed in other states had no buisness being teachers. just get the certification and you can at least get your foot in the door.