Where did you get $6k??
Exactly, seems to be a lot of Brogrammers on Slashdot today.
Injured on the job? Are you talking paper cuts or what? Have you actually seen a programmer injured on the job?
But the rates would be the same in your example....
$3 million in W2 income? Never. Bean counters would never let that happen.
The real problem is zoning laws in Palo Alto do not allow high density housing. Google wants worker bees, but no one wants them to live in Palo Alto.
Jack of all trades is not the way to find a job. Companies are looking to fill a specific position. Craft a resume high lighting each of your specialities.
It's never been about the equipment or the production. Don't forget people once listened to scratchy 45s in mono. It's about the song. It's always been about the song.