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

Just being nosey!

whereiscaroline Fri 07-Apr-17 16:03:42

I used to be an Assistant Company Secretary on £55k.

It's a relatively low stress area of law to go into, especially in-house roles. Not too much work outside your 38 hours. Drawback is that jobs outside London & Home Counties are very few and far between.

I'm now a full time eBay-er and scraped £12k last tax year. Hoping to increase that this year confused

allfurcoatnoknickers Fri 07-Apr-17 15:39:49

Work in the third sector - 69k a year

CakesAreBiscuitsToo Fri 07-Apr-17 15:35:59

Zombie thread reseurrecter silent assassinator.

Pays well. Stealth training required.

Professional holiday maker mostly.

(Why resurrect such an old thread!?)

SootSprite Fri 07-Apr-17 15:13:13

According to dd my job title should be 'Life Sensei'.

Im a homemaker so don't technically earn anything, but my 79yr old Dad does still slip me a tenner when I go on hols for ice cream 🍦

mrsp2009 Fri 07-Apr-17 15:10:39

I'm a civil servant in an admin role for the MoJ. I work 21 hours per week and take home just over £1k per month after tax, NI and pension is deducted

Shellym13 Fri 07-Apr-17 12:37:59

I'm a firefighter on £29k a year.

VeryButchyRestingFace Fri 07-Apr-17 12:37:11

Never mind nuclear armagadom, Streetface! 🙄

How much do you earn and what is your occupation???

streetface Fri 07-Apr-17 12:32:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EnormousTiger Fri 07-Apr-17 12:27:02

madam777, who ressurrected the thread may be you could move into something that pays better in that case or make sure your children pick higher paid careers if that matters to them?

in my case solicitor, own firm, quite a bit (more than most on here) but nothing if clients don't pay me, no maternity leaves, no sick pay, no pension, no holiday pay etc etc. To get there though I have worked full time for sicne 1983 without a single break and always full time (2 weeks holiday to have a baby in kind of full time!) and I am only in this fortunate position because of stuff like best A levels in the school, top prizes in law at a good university, worked at one of best law firms in the UK and since working for myself giving clients something that they want such that they keep coming back and back to me for some reason. Also remember those of us earnign quite a bit about half is taken by the state in tax and NI so you need to halve the figures and we don't get things like childcare help, child benefit, tax credits and we don't even get a single person tax allowance.

In fact most people probably aren't prepared to make the sacrifices those of us who earn a lot have made or even be mentally or physically fit enough to do things like work 20 or 24 hours straight without a break and no over time payments.

AbernathysFringe Fri 07-Apr-17 12:15:24

Maybe asking via anonymous internet forum is nosey but ok, but if you asked this in person (unless you lived in LA - land of the pimping Millionaire Matchmaker-type of generally gross behaviour)it would be really tasteless.

WeAreNotInKansasAnymore Fri 07-Apr-17 12:11:46

ZOMBIE THREAD!

Bettyspants Fri 07-Apr-17 12:09:39

Nurse consultant 42k net.

Tobolsk Fri 07-Apr-17 12:08:11

Nuclear engineer £65k 40 hrs love my job

Booboo27 Fri 07-Apr-17 12:02:32

Housing officer on about 24k for 40 hours per week. DP is on around 38k for 40 hours per week too (design engineer)

Blossomdeary Fri 07-Apr-17 12:00:07

My annual income is £8,900 - retirement pension plus occupational pension (from being a social worker - so those of you starting out in that career do not expect decent remuneration or pension!).

It makes me laugh when us "Baby Boomers" are accused of having it all and spoiling life for the next generation - you cannot have an awful lot on my income!!

Pigface1 Fri 07-Apr-17 11:56:36

scantilymad don't mean to sound patronising but you've got a really good salary there for being a 2yr PQE solicitor in the south west - I'm a city solicitor with slightly more (but not much) PQE than you, but I had thought that a salary for my equivalent outside London would be much lower than what you are earning (so I had discounted moving out of London!) Are you at a regional branch of a large firm?

VeryButchyRestingFace Fri 07-Apr-17 11:48:24

Interpreter. Last year it was circa £30k (best year ever).

auntym Fri 07-Apr-17 11:47:17

Senior Manager in a scientific discipline, £70k pro rata and work 30hrs/week to fit around school times. I wasn't bright enough at school to do medicine but managed to work my way up to a similar salary a different way. There is more than one way to skin a cat grin

TodaysAGoodDay Tue 18-Feb-14 22:23:41

NHS Ward Clerk, job share so I do 18.5 hrs a week. I get £7,200 per year.

ShakesBootyFlabWobbles Tue 18-Feb-14 21:52:02

£78k full time so £62k part time. After paying tax, NIC, CCVs and pension, bring home just under 3k a month. Job fits with school hours although school hols are a real juggle.

I am a niche tax consultant. I mainly specialise in tax consequences of international supply chain, and land and property issues, otherwise anything that comes across the desk. I am head of department and been doing this 16 years and am professionally qualified. Got into it by accident and can't quite believe am still here.

needtobediscreet Tue 18-Feb-14 21:39:21

I'd give it some thought fifi. You're in a potentially strong position. They wouldn't want to adding pregnancy discrimination to sex discrimination? If you lodge the claim as you start mat leave i.e. before baby arrives then you'll have additional protection...!

fifi669 Tue 18-Feb-14 21:17:17

I prob do have a good claim. However I like my job and I'll be off on maternity in a few months so I don't want to rock the boat!

MollyWhuppie Tue 18-Feb-14 13:31:24

DH earns 80k in Marketing. He works ridiculously hard and long hours - kids rarely see him Monday - Friday, checking and responding to work emails in bed, working on laptop on weekends and even taking calls and emailing when we are away on holiday. He gets no other perks like car, pension, or health insurance. He loves it but is always thinking about work, and there is little room for much else in his life.

I earn £10p.h. in a part time, child friendly admin job. I have a good degree from a good uni but not experienced in any decent paying family friendly work, so this is what I am doing for now, but hope to retrain and go self employed.

needtobediscreet Tue 18-Feb-14 11:16:00

fifi - sounds like you had a justifiable equal pay claim against your employer! When did this all happen? You might still be able to pursue it.

needtobediscreet Tue 18-Feb-14 11:14:29

I've name-changed for this.

I earn £25k (full time rate) but it's pro-rata'd to less as I'm part time.
I do PR / comms work in the not-for-profit sector and have 10 years experience and a Master's degree. I took a pay cut of around £15k when moved out of London a few years ago.

This suits me for now, during the years with young children.

When I'm ready to go full time again in a few year's time, I will probably be looking at jobs that currently pay around £35k for full time, maybe a bit more.

DH earns just under £50k and gets a company car which is a nice perk as even with the tax we pay on it, it's still waaaay cheaper than buying and running a similar car on our own. He has limited-to-zero promotion opportunities at his current employer though and getting a different job is also unlikely as his skills are v specialist so a change would be extremely difficult and would probably require retraining.

Neither of us get any kind of bonus, annual or otherwise, and DH gets inflation only pay rises whereas this year is the first pay rise I've had in about 5 years.

We're more than happy to tread water for a few years with these jobs and salaries as we manage more than fine and know that they're above average.

In our current geographical area, average salaries are pretty low, some salaries border on exploitation in my view, even if the job is low or unskilled. I remain staggered at how much some people earn, finance sector especially. They cannot possibly be deserved on the whole especially in a sector whose reputation is (still!) in tatters.

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