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    (Original post by Jools)
    It's great I've done 15hr days now and then, all-nighters, weekends etc, though I can't exactly be accused of not having a life - had plenty of time for nightclubs, pubs, bars, the cinema, paintballing, go-karting, restaurants, watch TV / DVDs etc. 9-5 would bore me.
    High pay, high stress jobs, just don't appeal. I have lots of friends in the city and they have all said they would like to get out in a few years time (they've only been working for a couple of years!).
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    High pay, high stress jobs, just don't appeal. I have lots of friends in the city and they have all said they would like to get out in a few years time (they've only been working for a couple of years!).
    A standard route for some is to rack up some insane cash for a few years, then quit it for a lower-paid, zero-stress job.
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    I guess it depends on how much pressure you are under and how well you cope with it
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    (Original post by Jools)
    A standard route for some is to rack up some insane cash for a few years, then quit it for a lower-paid, zero-stress job.
    Yeah, it's been suggested to me after my PhD for a couple of years and then go back into research (apparently this is quite common).
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    (Original post by Jools)
    A standard route for some is to rack up some insane cash for a few years, then quit it for a lower-paid, zero-stress job.
    Yeah, I know a couple people who are planning that Was thinking about it myself but then I decided to go directly into a low wage job (i.e. Engineering)
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    (Original post by Jools)
    I was only teasing
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    (Original post by Chubb)
    I'm looking for £60k+ eventualy (average for a graduate of computer science is £55k and starts at £25k
    just a little ambitious there. 25k starting salary? id say brace yourself for a disappointment. hat-tip to pig.
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    I totally agree, I am at the start of a gap year with good A level and AS results (A level: Geog B, Psych A, AS: Business Studies A, ICT D, Human Bio E and General Studies E) and I have no idea what type of salary I should be aiming for. I've been looking for ones around £10,000 per year. Anyone know how much of that will go to tax by the end of the year? Do you think that is a reasonable wage to aim for in the South West of England? I am also not telling them that i am off to uni in sep 2005 until around Jan lol
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    (Original post by fivebyfive)
    I totally agree, I am at the start of a gap year with good A level and AS results (A level: Geog B, Psych A, AS: Business Studies A, ICT D, Human Bio E and General Studies E) and I have no idea what type of salary I should be aiming for. I've been looking for ones around £10,000 per year. Anyone know how much of that will go to tax by the end of the year? Do you think that is a reasonable wage to aim for in the South West of England? I am also not telling them that i am off to uni in sep 2005 until around Jan lol
    For a Gap year job thats probably all you'll get to be honest. 3rd year students on placements get about that much too, bout 12k is a good rate, cos you're getting more out of it than they're getting out of you if you get me.
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    A decent salary allows you to be. Theres no set figure If you earn too much theres no challenge in your life you can do as you please. I think that's a pretty pointless existance

    hmmm interesting ... alrite then... and this is when I get like zero response: a decent salary for an arts/design type job then? (not music or drama or architecture though)

    (Original post by Fleff)
    Right... My family (of 4; me, sister, mum, dad) survive on £14,000 a year. And that's with 2 students... Oh, and a dog, which needs feeding, vets bills, etc...
    does the £14k include tax credits, student loans/grants etc?

    (Original post by piginapoke)
    According to my mate, not me, so don't shoot me: graduates can start on ~15k (obviously sometimes more, sometimes less), 25k is a decentish salary for someone with a bit of experience under their belts; and somebody with zero experience (e.g. gap year, holiday job) can expect in the region of 10-13k.
    damn. lol. I'm gonna be broke then for most of my life? Don't non graduates earn more than 15 k anyway? lol

    (Original post by piginapoke)
    They're just rough figures, of course you could get a non-graduate job paying more than 15k, its just not as likely as getting one for less. As for the top end of the scale, I don't believe (although could well be wrong!) that it extends particularly far above say 30k (i.e. you're pretty unlikely to get a job in this field for say 30k+).
    lol... *not reassured* Damn. lol. Oh well, I love what I do so if I'm gonna be broke then so be it.
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    (Original post by rockindemon)
    doing what?
    Office Junior in a law firm in Manchester
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    (Original post by Misbah Imtiaz)
    Office Junior in a law firm in Manchester
    You could let us know how it goes. I think I prefer more academic experience in law myself
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    (Original post by Misbah Imtiaz)
    Office Junior in a law firm in Manchester
    Good luck! Are you planning to study law after your gap? If you you are one very sensible young lady! You will be uber employable with sustained work experience under your belt .

    Try to save something

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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    You could let us know how it goes. I think I prefer more academic experience in law myself
    It's amazing how much you can pick up about how a place works stuffing envelopes and making cups of tea...it's not long before the envelope stuffing is given to someone else while you get some of the more juicy jobs
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    It's amazing how much you can pick up about how a place works stuffing envelopes and making cups of tea...it's not long before the envelope stuffing is given to someone else while you get some of the more juicy jobs
    Well I've been told I should take some work experience during my retakes but I don't live in a big town so I have fewer places to go to than London for example. Will give it a look.
 
 
 
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