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    Cyburbian tsc's avatar
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    AICP/APA dues

    This year they make you sign a statement saying you pay the dues according to salary.
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    I have an issue with the due rates...cost of living is sky high by me...and my salary is adjusted for it. I don't think it is fair to pay the higher dues just because I make more... it costs a lot to live where I do.

    I would be curious to see if what people pay really matches their salary and if they get a raise, do they give APA/AICP a raise....
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    it's ironic in a profession that prides itself on seeing the whole picture that we would have a flat rate for dues based on salary

    as you say, making more doesn't necessarily mean you have more to spend on dues

    not sure what the solution is except to have a flat dues rate for everyone

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    Quote Originally posted by tsc View post
    This year they make you sign a statement saying you pay the dues according to salary.
    Rant:
    I have an issue with the due rates...cost of living is sky high by me...and my salary is adjusted for it. I don't think it is fair to pay the higher dues just because I make more... it costs a lot to live where I do.

    I would be curious to see if what people pay really matches their salary and if they get a raise, do they give APA/AICP a raise....
    The simple answer to you questions are:
    1) Yes I pay the salary match and
    2) No they will not get a raise with me until I have an employer who pays my dues.

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    I think APA needs major reform. The only reason I pay my dues is to place it on my resume. I wish their was an alternative to APA/AICP
    Trying to get my grubby hands on as much stimulus money as I can.:D

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    Quote Originally posted by tsc View post
    This year they make you sign a statement saying you pay the dues according to salary.
    Rant:
    I have an issue with the due rates...cost of living is sky high by me...and my salary is adjusted for it. I don't think it is fair to pay the higher dues just because I make more... it costs a lot to live where I do.

    I would be curious to see if what people pay really matches their salary and if they get a raise, do they give APA/AICP a raise....
    Simple solution: lie about your salary. I save the taxpayers money in this fashion.

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    Cyburbian Jeff's avatar
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    I've been putting off AICP forever b/c of the Dues BS. Not to mention they force me to pay dues to a State Chapter as well (which is one of the highest prices in the US).

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