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GarethW
6th Jun '11, 22:04
According to the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13663778), we mechanical engineers earn 34% more than we did 30 years ago. We haven't done anywhere near as well as Medical practitioners (153%), but we're much better off than Fork lift truck drivers (-5%).

GarethW
6th Dec '11, 14:30
According to the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13663778), we mechanical engineers earn 34% more than we did 30 years ago. We haven't done anywhere near as well as Medical practitioners (153%), but we're much better off than Fork lift truck drivers (-5%).
Whatever the deal is with earnings, we certainly ain't 34% better off than we were 30 years ago! Apologies for the misleading thread title.

KevinC
7th Jan '12, 05:28
34% more? Is this data from 2008, or 2011? Does that even catch up with the inflation rate? =P

GarethW
7th Jan '12, 11:59
34% more? Is this data from 2008, or 2011? Does that even catch up with the inflation rate? =PThe article in the link is from June 2011. I think the figures are pretty meaningless unless they're normalised against cost-of-living/inflation etc.