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I earn £0.09 more per hour than I did in 2006. Depressing. watch

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    In 2006 I was on a salary of £13,500 which works out at £6.50/hour. I left that job and worked at one more place before deciding enough was enough and going to University to progress my career, taking an engineering degree and getting a 2:1, with a 12 month placement and working part time during.

    I have struggled to find work since University in a related job and although I did have one higher paying job for a while I am now back to a boring factory job earning £6.59/hour, working unsociable hours.

    That's works out just over £0.01/hour pay rise over the years.
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    At least you have a salary
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    I was earning £10/hr and had an offer of a management traineeship to take over a department at an engineering firm. I rejected it as I believed I would be selling myself short by not going to university.

    4 years of a degree and 6 months post graduation and I couldn't get anything and have only recently started earning ~£7.50 an hour as a nursing auxiliary. C'est la vie I tell myself, and now I'm looking into retraining into something else that's more likely to get me a job. I think the economic crisis has screwed the pooch for a lot of us graduates and we can't do much about it but get on with things tbh.
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    (Original post by grumbeale)
    In 2006 I was on a salary of £13,500 which works out at £6.50/hour. I left that job and worked at one more place before deciding enough was enough and going to University to progress my career, taking an engineering degree and getting a 2:1, with a 12 month placement and working part time during.

    I have struggled to find work since University in a related job and although I did have one higher paying job for a while I am now back to a boring factory job earning £6.59/hour, working unsociable hours.

    That's works out just over £0.01/hour pay rise over the years.
    How much were you on during placement?
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    Reading stuff likes this just makes me depressed. Wish I could just become Amish.
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    (Original post by grumbeale)
    In 2006 I was on a salary of £13,500 which works out at £6.50/hour. I left that job and worked at one more place before deciding enough was enough and going to University to progress my career, taking an engineering degree and getting a 2:1, with a 12 month placement and working part time during.

    I have struggled to find work since University in a related job and although I did have one higher paying job for a while I am now back to a boring factory job earning £6.59/hour, working unsociable hours.

    That's works out just over £0.01/hour pay rise over the years.
    thats a huge increase.
 
 
 
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