Saturday, January 27, 2007

Pay rate integrated over the day's working hours: $85.00
Tips, after division with colleagues: $32.40
Ratio of tips to pay: 0.381
Gross income: $117.40
Effective tax rate: 0.0 %
Net income: $117.40


Estimated travel time, by tram: 60 minutes
Actual travel time, by car: 15 minutes
Ratio of actual to estimated travel times: 0.25


In terms of productivity, not a bad day at all.

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Blogger 小李飞刀 said...

According to wikipedia, you earned the equivalent of a year's worth of gdp of an average republic of congo citizen.

7:32 am, January 28, 2007  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Are you sure it's a year and not 1/10 year? The per capita GDP (PPP) of the DRC is US$770 or so, and my income for that day was AU$117 * (US$1.00/AU$1.30) = US90.

8:10 pm, January 28, 2007  
Blogger 小李飞刀 said...

I used the nominal gdp and assumed that 1 usd = 1 aus.

Admittedly the numbers were intentionally inflated so as to sound more impressive, that 1 day of your working at the restaurant being equivalent to that of 365 congolis toiling in the fields.

9:03 pm, January 28, 2007  

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