You’ll never see this on the FB pages of expat Peruvians – part 7863

The widely reported news about wages in the US. From the Washington Post, the newspaper which was always said to be in bed with the US Army:

New report shows more workers falling behind average wage level

Fifty percent of U.S. workers earned less than $26,364 last year, reflecting a growing income gap between the nation’s rich and poor, the government reported Thursday. There were fewer jobs, and overall pay was trending down — except for the nation’s wealthiest. The number of people making $1 million or more soared by over 18 percent from 2009…

Read the complete article here.

Now I’m not talking about skies are falling here, and I’m sure a lot of the low income earners are college students working part-time jobs and the like, but the fact remains that fully half of working people in the US earn about the same or less than what Patricia earns here in Peru.

I guarantee you’ll never see that on the FB pages of expat Peruvians in the US. If you read any of those you’ll come away with delusions of grandeur, false notions that every Peruvian who ever moved to the US has 5 cars and runs 3 popular money-making Peruvian restaurants.

BTW – Patricia works for a cellphone company and her job is considered good-paying but it is a front-line job, she’s not in management or executive pay – yet 😉

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