"They're just taking from us," said Kenneth Johnson, 46, of Missouri. He said he earned roughly $35,000 with overtime last year, down from about $45,000 five years ago.
Ok so here is a guy who is using overtime to supplement his income. If he accepted the job at 30k per then that what he should expect. If he makes more then that save it or spend it but do not always expect it the be there.
I have a relative that was a mechanic for Eastern Airlines and lost his job. It tools months to find a job at car dealership but int he process he lost his house and wife.