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Job 1: Donivan Tech. Donivan tech offered Sharon a full-time management position with a contract that offers a yearly salary of $50,310 and 3 weeks paid vacation. Since a salaried position does not pay hourly rate, Sharon will not be paid for hours worked above 40 hours per week. Sharon estimates she will work an average of 45 hours per week when she considers travel time for the extra work commitment required for managers. Federal and state taxes, as well as our taxable income brackets, often vary, but Sharon estimates her payroll deductions will be 17% of her gross salary.
Job 2: J&R Financial Group. A part-time position as a personal Assistant Manager was offered to Sharon by J&R Financial. This position requires a work week schedule of 6 hours per day, 5 days a week, pays an hourly rate of $20.50, and includes 2 weeks paid vacation. Sharon determined that the round trip commute to work is only 5 miles, and therefore will not increase her work day significantly. Since the workdays are shorter, after-school daycare for her child in second grade will be reduced to $25 per week, and daycare for her preschool child will decrease to $150 a week. Sharon estimates that the reduced work schedule will also decrease her extra expenses to $25 per week and payroll deductions to 12% of her gross salary, but it will not affect her clothing expenses.1. Donivan Tech
Gross earnings per week: ___________
Hourly wage for a 45-hour work week: __________
2. J&R Financial Group
Gross earnings per week: _________
Yearly gross earnings: _________
3. Based on Sharon’s gross income, _________
pays higher hourly rate. The higher rate is
_________ per hour higher.
4. (a) Calculate yearly job-related expenses for position at Donivan tech. Be sure to include payroll deductions.
(b) Job-related expenses would account for what percentage of Sharon’s gross yearly earnings?
5. (a) Calculate the yearly job-related expenses for the position at J&R Financial Group. Be sure to include payroll deductions.
(b) Job-related expenses would account for what percentage of Sharon’s gross yearly earnings?
6. For each of the positions, what is Sharon’s net employment income per year? Per week? Per Hour?
(a) Donivan Tech
(b) J&R Financial Group
7. Which job do you think Sharon should take? Why?