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Double or Triple Your Salary by Working a Half Hour a Day

Updated on June 30, 2010

There are various positions which carry their own perqs. One of the most infamous of these is the Purchasing Manager. Although this person's salary is usually a middle-management $50-60,000 a year, they drive to work in a new Lexus, dwell in a six bedroom rancher with an indoor swimming pool, and take vacations on private Tahitian islands. Are they just shrewd savers and investors? Not likely. They have mastered the art of Purchasing Management.

A good Purchasing Manager is always pushing suppliers for better prices and terms. In the competitive economy that we have today, some suppliers can be "convinced" to ensure that they are the ones who win the lucrative bid by the provision of the odd sample, or maybe a #10 envelope stuffed with cash. It's good business since the supplier is motivated to provide quality products and services, the company benefits from smooth and uninterrupted supply, and that bribe... er... kickback... er... donation was going to go to some other Purchasing Manager, so why not them?

If you're not lucky enough to land a job that prints money like Purchasing Management, there is another option that you can pursue which can easily double or triple your salary. It's simple. It's fun. And it's easy to get. It's the job "on the road."

"On the road" immediately brings to mind cigarette burns in the sheets in a Motel 6 room in Arkansas with the TV on the blink, but it's not like that at all. "On the road" equals recreation, ridiculously short working hours, and oodles and oodles of cash.

Here's how it works. Unlike in-office workers, out-office workers usually have one meeting per day which lasts 20 minutes tops. You walk in, you run your same boring old Powerpoint presentation while you check out the blonde at the side table with the bodacious yayas, you "ask for the deal", and you're outta there. If you schedule your appointments right, you can be back at your hotel room by 10 am, and ready to start having some fun. You can go soak in the hotel hot tub, head for the casino, or get in a nice 18 holes.

Recreation and time off is not the only perk at all, it's only an added attraction. The main feature is the money. And here's how that works.

Make sure that you don't have some pencil pushing monkey on your back accountant when it comes to expenses. By all means, angle for a per diem. What is a per diem? It's Latin for "every day" and it simply means that your company will pay you cash every day to take care of your expenses. Per diems are an absolute joke. Some delicious warped mind came up with a series of calculations based on the cost of the "average" day's expenditures in various cities that Donald Trump would be challenged in spending. It always assumes that you are staying at a downtown hotel, having three restaurant meals, taking a taxi to and from the airport, etc. etc. etc. Since a penny saved is a penny earned, a little research will go a long way.

Continued In: Double or Triple Your Salary by Working a Half Hour a Day Part 2

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