Timminz wrote:Sorry, with the way you spouted off on the topic, I assumed you actually knew something about it. Thanks for the help with the research though.
Anyway. I didn't see anything there that supported your point. I did see one link that said average public sector salary is slightly higher than average private sector, but averages mean very little. The same article mentioned that, when you compare people with similar qualifications that the disparity actually reversed.
Seriously though, I was interested in more information about the topic, and all you could give was a smarmy, "lmgtfy". If there isn't actually evidence to back up the "facts" you spout (or at least, you have no idea where to find such evidence), try not to be so cock-sure of yourself. People will start to think you're just some teenager in a fly-over state.
I've read, heard, and seen plenty of information on this and I just don't have them memorized which is why I sent you a link to try to find that information on your own through various places. I could search the internet and post all kinds of articles, charts and graphs, all of which have their own pros and cons in how they are written or documented, you could pick a part these on either side. Someone once showed me a statistic that humans, on average, are born with one testicle. The point being, with birthrate of approximate 1 male (with two testicles) to 1 female (with no testicles), they average out to being born with one testicle (despite a small percentage that may actually fit this case).
If you were truly interested, I apologize for not holding your hand by posting evidence that is easily obtained through a bunch of google searches. The majority of this off topic area is spent where two or more people take one small part of another's post, rip it to shreds and try to discredit the person; rarely is anyone ever influenced enough to change their mind through this forum banter. Most people here have their mind made up on the majority of these types of things.
The point about averages, is that the private sector has a whole lot of cashiers, and bag boys, and what-not, working for minimum wage, while the public sector has no need for that level of unskilled workers, so of course the average there will be higher. If you want to compare apples to apples (for example, people with similar qualifications, as I mentioned above), then please do. I am keen to hear it. On the other hand, if all you want to do is make an unverified claim, and just point to Google (which, by the way, contradicted you) when someone asks you for specifics, you can continue to be seen as the intellectual joke that you have made of yourself to be, on this forum.
That's all besides the point now, though. You were a dick. I was a dick back at you. In the end, I'm more correct than you are about this topic, and for that reason (unless you, or someone else, can show me otherwise), I am done with this conversation.
Thanks for trying. Unfortunately, your preconceived notions have betrayed you (just as you predicted they would). Better luck next time.