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To ask your occupation and how much you earn....

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Cannierelax Mon 18-Feb-13 18:33:46

Just being nosey!

Arisbottle Mon 18-Feb-13 18:54:41

Teacher, in the region of 45K

HeadFairy Mon 18-Feb-13 18:54:48

As well as doing the stuff EarlyInTheMorning mentioned grin

CockyFox Mon 18-Feb-13 18:54:51

YABU it is rude to ask someones salary.
FWIW I am a SAHM previously I was a nursery nurse (fully qualified) and earned £9708 a year doing 27.5 hours a week.

HollyBerryBush Mon 18-Feb-13 18:55:59

My mother always said talk of money, politics and religion is vulgar and not for polite company. She was usually right!

So OP, flagrantly disregarding my mothers advice - what do you do, and what do you earn?

TapirBackRider Mon 18-Feb-13 18:56:56


Finders, keepers!

Arisbottle Mon 18-Feb-13 18:57:31

I don't see why people are touchy about money . It matters to some people and the OP may be thinking about careers and it matter how much she earns.

DizzyHoneyBee Mon 18-Feb-13 18:57:59

Enough to spend quality time with my children and not have to worry about money but not as much as the job is worth.

eminemmerdale Mon 18-Feb-13 18:58:05

Charity manager - £28,000 pro rata 30 hours, so about £22K not a lot as my title is CEOgrin how we laugh!!

Schooldidi Mon 18-Feb-13 18:59:31

I'm a teacher, just gone through the threshold. Most people could look it up for yourselves but I get £34 000 or thereabouts. I'm really surprised that that's the same (more than) as a full time doctor!!

givemeaclue Mon 18-Feb-13 18:59:46

Again with this thread???

TapirBackRider Mon 18-Feb-13 19:00:33

If the OP wants to know re careers etc, then she should say so, rather than the stated "Just being nosy".

People aren't exactly non-identifiable on here, why on earth would you post details like that just because someone wants to be nosy?

HeadFairy Mon 18-Feb-13 19:01:05

schooldidi I'm not... teachers, doctors. Both pretty vital IMO. Edited videos I'm sure we could do without grin

crashdoll Mon 18-Feb-13 19:01:19

I don't earn anything except the odd £20 here and there when I have time to babysit. I'm a student; I have a £4K social work bursary, £1K grant and about £3K loan.

Arisbottle Mon 18-Feb-13 19:02:52

Why does it matter if people know how much you earn?

I chose my first career almost solely on wage as did my DH.

I advise young people to enquire about how much certain careers pay.

Cannierelax Mon 18-Feb-13 19:02:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GetOrf Mon 18-Feb-13 19:03:28

Cannierelax is a great user name.

Arisbottle Mon 18-Feb-13 19:04:04

I would expect a doctor to earn much more than me, it tends to be among the brightest that go into medicine, probably brighter on average than teachers and they take longer to qualify.

Cannierelax Mon 18-Feb-13 19:04:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Nancy66 Mon 18-Feb-13 19:05:17

I'll tell you what I earned in my first ever job...£4.50. Not for an hour. For the whole day. In Boots in 1983

DamnBamboo Mon 18-Feb-13 19:06:35

I agree Arisbottle, if there was more talk of salary, there'd be less discrepancy in the workplace in my view.
I didn't choose my career based on salary but it worked out ok for me in the end.

Since you have come back OP and clarified, I will answer.
I am the senior head in the company I work for, in the scientific discipline in which I am trained and I earn 80k per annum

Schooldidi Mon 18-Feb-13 19:07:31

I don't care if people know how much I earn. I will quite happily answer the question when pupils at school ask me. I think it's good that they are interested in how much people can earn in different careers. It helps people make choices about their future.

Cannierelax Mon 18-Feb-13 19:07:46

Aribodtle- I admire your honesty.

ArcticRoll Mon 18-Feb-13 19:08:28

cannierelax-as someone who has just left social work career I would say think very carefully before giving up current job to train....

Schooldidi Mon 18-Feb-13 19:10:18

Arisbottle - that's what I thought. I wasn't bright/hardworking enough to become a doctor but I am more than bright enough to be a teacher. I just expected doctors to earn more than me because they generally ahve to be the best of the best just to get into medical school.

GeorginaWorsley Mon 18-Feb-13 19:11:28

Most doctors will eventually earn more than most teachers,I would think

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