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    I'm a biology graduate and starting work as a HCA in the Critical Care Unit in my local hospital, with a wage very low for a graduate. I'm not embarrassed, it's going to be valuable for me as it will provide me with experience for my future hopeful NHS job plans

    If I could go back in time I'd have picked a healthcare degree outright, but this is the last area I thought I'd ever want to work in when I was 17.
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    I envy anyone that knows what they want to do at 17. I only really fully decided when I was mid 20s.
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    Certainly not embarrassed. Coming from a modest background, my offer of more than 40k for a grad job which requires standard 9-5 working hours sounds absolutely incredible to me! Plus there’s the signing bonus.

    But there are some caveats,. For starters, it’s the same rate I was paid for my internship, so it represents a real terms pay cut. And our main rival firm is offering the equivalent graduates £14k extra... So yeah, I’m a lot less happy than I should be given the exorbitant amounts of money we’re talking about here. I feel like a completely out of touch **** even typing this!

    Obviously this is in London. But what I’m also starting to think about is whether it’s worth getting a modest pay check in a cheaper area like the Midlands :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Jarred)
    Certainly not embarrassed. Coming from a modest background, my offer of more than 40k for a grad job which requires standard 9-5 working hours sounds absolutely incredible to me! Plus there’s the signing bonus.

    But there are some caveats,. For starters, it’s the same rate I was paid for my internship, so it represents a real terms pay cut. And our main rival firm is offering the equivalent graduates £14k extra... So yeah, I’m a lot less happy than I should be given the exorbitant amounts of money we’re talking about here. I feel like a completely out of touch **** even typing this!

    Obviously this is in London. But what I’m also starting to think about is whether it’s worth getting a modest pay check in a cheaper area like the Midlands :dontknow:
    Where do you work to earn that kind of bank?
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    (Original post by alexjones1994)
    Where do you work to earn that kind of bank?
    A bank
    In my sector (technology/ soft eng/ etc.) the salaries pretty much anywhere are pretty great. The investment banks are near the high point of that scale though.
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    (Original post by Jarred)
    Certainly not embarrassed. Coming from a modest background, my offer of more than 40k for a grad job which requires standard 9-5 working hours sounds absolutely incredible to me! Plus there’s the signing bonus.

    But there are some caveats,. For starters, it’s the same rate I was paid for my internship, so it represents a real terms pay cut. And our main rival firm is offering the equivalent graduates £14k extra... So yeah, I’m a lot less happy than I should be given the exorbitant amounts of money we’re talking about here. I feel like a completely out of touch **** even typing this!

    Obviously this is in London. But what I’m also starting to think about is whether it’s worth getting a modest pay check in a cheaper area like the Midlands :dontknow:
    Damn!
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    is 50k a decent starting salary in London?
 
 
 
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