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    ..What kind of basic salary will you be looking at 2-4, or 5-8 years down the line?

    I don't want to hear 'blah blah it depends', I'm aware it depends, but I'm looking for thought from experienced people or people who are have heard things from friends

    Just assume it is a big company that isn't going down the pan, a standard 8 hour day and your performance is on par with what your employer expects

    I'm just trying to gauge how quickly a career progresses in terms of salary
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    35k after 10 years
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    (Original post by Firepanda)
    ..What kind of basic salary will you be looking at 2-4, or 5-8 years down the line?

    I don't want to hear 'blah blah it depends', I'm aware it depends, but I'm looking for thought from experienced people or people who are have heard things from friends

    Just assume it is a big company that isn't going down the pan, a standard 8 hour day and your performance is on par with what your employer expects

    I'm just trying to gauge how quickly a career progresses in terms of salary
    This question implies ignorance. We need to know what field; what qualifications you have etc. etc. You can't gauge it because we don't know what promotion/training prospects are, what companies policies are on such things.
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    (Original post by Occams Chainsaw)
    Firstly, please do not use vulgar language - there is no need for it.
    I meant you are ignorant in the fact that you have no idea what your asking about. Every field varies WIDELY.
    Secondly, if you give a specific question, like "In a high-street bank" I could give you a very good answer, references and tips. Unfortunately you don't seem to understand this.
    Perhaps try to be a bit more polite as I was only asking for more information so I could help or further investigate for you rather than leave uneducated guesses that just misinform.

    Very rude people like you shouldn't be employed at all.
    Sorry, but my biggest pet peeve is when I ask someone a broad question and I get an 'it depends' answer.

    I don't ask the question to get listed all the variables, I ask it because I want insight. I want you to convey any knowledge you may have on the subject, even if you feel it's not necessarily representative as a whole.

    If you have info on the banking sector then it would be great to hear it.
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    (Original post by Firepanda)
    Sorry, but my biggest pet peeve is when I ask someone a broad question and I get an 'it depends' answer.

    I don't ask the question to get listed all the variables, I ask it because I want insight. I want you to convey any knowledge you may have on the subject, even if you feel it's not necessarily representative as a whole.

    If you have info on the banking sector then it would be great to hear it.
    What in the hell are you smoking. Can I have some?

    Nah but seriously, it really does depend. Here's some broad estimations for you;

    y1 - 25k (begin scheme)
    y2 - 27k
    y3 - 30k
    y4 - 25k (recession)
    y5 - 30k
    y6 - 25k (double dip)
    y7 - 30k
    y8 - 4m (you made director)
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    (Original post by Firepanda)
    Sorry, but my biggest pet peeve is when I ask someone a broad question and I get an 'it depends' answer.

    I don't ask the question to get listed all the variables, I ask it because I want insight. I want you to convey any knowledge you may have on the subject, even if you feel it's not necessarily representative as a whole.

    If you have info on the banking sector then it would be great to hear it.
    If you want insight into the banking sector, i will let u know that the starting salary is at least 35k not 25k.
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    (Original post by Firepanda)
    ..What kind of basic salary will you be looking at 2-4, or 5-8 years down the line?

    I don't want to hear 'blah blah it depends', I'm aware it depends, but I'm looking for thought from experienced people or people who are have heard things from friends

    Just assume it is a big company that isn't going down the pan, a standard 8 hour day and your performance is on par with what your employer expects

    I'm just trying to gauge how quickly a career progresses in terms of salary
    For some public sector jobs (universities, NHS for example), you can expect an increase of about 1k per year as you move up the increments and jumps of 5-10k if you are promoted to a higher band.
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    (Original post by Firepanda)
    Sorry, but my biggest pet peeve is when I ask someone a broad question and I get an 'it depends' answer.

    I don't ask the question to get listed all the variables, I ask it because I want insight. I want you to convey any knowledge you may have on the subject, even if you feel it's not necessarily representative as a whole.

    If you have info on the banking sector then it would be great to hear it.
    He was completely correct in answering your broad question with that answer.

    I'm going to assume you'll start out as a bin man (seen as that the intelligence you convey with your question)

    Year 1 25k
    Year 2 25k
    Year 3 25k
    Year 4 25k
    Year 5 25k
    Year 6 25k
    Year 7 25k
    Year 8 25k
    Year 9 25k
    Year 10 25k

    I took the liberty of assuming you wouldn't get promoted to chief bin man as you were asking silly questions during your round.
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    (Original post by iSMark)
    He was completely correct in answering your broad question with that answer.

    I'm going to assume you'll start out as a bin man (seen as that the intelligence you convey with your question)

    Year 1 25k
    Year 2 25k
    Year 3 25k
    Year 4 25k
    Year 5 25k
    Year 6 25k
    Year 7 25k
    Year 8 25k
    Year 9 25k
    Year 10 25k

    I took the liberty of assuming you wouldn't get promoted to chief bin man as you were asking silly questions during your round.
    Does this bin man live do the rounds in Mayfair? Jees, 25k salary for chucking a few bags in the boot, might change profession
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    (Original post by M1011)
    Does this bin man live do the rounds in Mayfair? Jees, 25k salary for chucking a few bags in the boot, might change profession
    http://www.mysalary.co.uk/average-salary/Bin_Man_4360

    You get paid a lot.
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    Crazy! Although the data does look a bit dodgy

    "In 2008, the average salary for this job was £50,000."

    "The average salary in 2011 was £19,850, based on 4 respondents (a difference of -35% from the 2010 figure."

    It would appear one gentleman is making 75,000 in his role as a bin man lol.
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    (Original post by M1011)
    Does this bin man live do the rounds in Mayfair? Jees, 25k salary for chucking a few bags in the boot, might change profession
    Believe it or not, that is about the average of a 'basic' bin man salary.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-45K-year.html

    Ignore the 45k bit in the link and see the ave. salary
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    (Original post by Firepanda)
    ..What kind of basic salary will you be looking at 2-4, or 5-8 years down the line?

    I don't want to hear 'blah blah it depends', I'm aware it depends, but I'm looking for thought from experienced people or people who are have heard things from friends

    Just assume it is a big company that isn't going down the pan, a standard 8 hour day and your performance is on par with what your employer expects

    I'm just trying to gauge how quickly a career progresses in terms of salary
    How are we supposed to guess when we have no idea which industry you're in or what position you're doing?
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    (Original post by iSMark)
    Believe it or not, that is about the average of a 'basic' bin man salary.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-45K-year.html

    Ignore the 45k bit in the link and see the ave. salary
    Crazy, especially given the hours reported in that link. 20 hour weeks and high 20s average salary? I'll be working triple that as a uni graduate just to make the same money (in London as well to add insult to injury). Glad to see tax money being well spent!

    *develops new hate for bin men*
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    (Original post by M1011)
    Crazy, especially given the hours reported in that link. 20 hour weeks and high 20s average salary? I'll be working triple that as a uni graduate just to make the same money (in London as well to add insult to injury). Glad to see tax money being well spent!

    *develops new hate for bin men*
    Your job will probably have career progression, a bin man has little.
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    (Original post by iSMark)
    Your job will probably have career progression, a bin man has little.
    I dunno, there's that one bin man on 75k according to that 'mysalary' link!
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    (Original post by iSMark)
    He was completely correct in answering your broad question with that answer.

    I'm going to assume you'll start out as a bin man (seen as that the intelligence you convey with your question)

    Year 1 25k
    Year 2 25k
    Year 3 25k
    Year 4 25k
    Year 5 25k
    Year 6 25k
    Year 7 25k
    Year 8 25k
    Year 9 25k
    Year 10 25k

    I took the liberty of assuming you wouldn't get promoted to chief bin man as you were asking silly questions during your round.
    I kinda wish my original response wasn't deleted by the mods for being 'vulgar' because it is far more suited to you. Don't answer it if you don't have anything to add, he shouldn't answer it that way because I specifically said in the Op I didn't want it answered that way. Logic, do you know it?


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    How are we supposed to guess when we have no idea which industry you're in or what position you're doing?
    Because... BECAUSE... DEAR GOD BECAUSE I don't want you to guess perhaps? I want insight.
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    (Original post by Firepanda)
    Because... BECAUSE... DEAR GOD BECAUSE I don't want you to guess perhaps? I want insight.
    Insight into what? Without particulars any figures you get given are basically just made up. It really does depend massively on industry, company, location. Start on 20k as an accountant and you might be earning £45-50k 3 years down the line, or you might be earning £30k. Join as a lawyer and the increase will be bigger, maybe, generalised management scheme and it will probably be smaller, maybe.

    So the answer you're looking for is that if starting on £20-25k, after 2-4 years you can expect to earn between £25-60k and after 5-8 years you can probably expect to earn between £25-£200k.
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    (Original post by Firepanda)
    I'm looking for thought from experienced people or people who are have heard things from friends

    Yet when experienced people are telling you that it is a bone question that can't be realistically answered, you get all angry. Different career paths are different, the economy plays a part as well as a plethora of other variables. Your question cannot be realistically answered to your satisfaction.
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    (Original post by Firepanda)
    I kinda wish my original response wasn't deleted by the mods for being 'vulgar' because it is far more suited to you. Don't answer it if you don't have anything to add, he shouldn't answer it that way because I specifically said in the Op I didn't want it answered that way. Logic, do you know it?




    Because... BECAUSE... DEAR GOD BECAUSE I don't want you to guess perhaps? I want insight.
    Well a guess is useless it could be from anywhere between 12k-40k for a grad scheme, with completely different rates of progression

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