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to think this company are asking for a huge amount for a miniscule salary!?

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Mintyy Sat 20-Dec-14 12:26:56

I'm really shocked see here.

When replying, please bear in mind that this is in London.

MissBattleaxe Sat 20-Dec-14 12:30:26

Yep, that's appalling. Plus I think the jobs listed would keep nearly two people busy.

FreudiansSlipper Sat 20-Dec-14 12:33:44

they know people are desperate for work so they can choose not to pay more

admin/PA salaries seem to have gone down from 10 years ago

Gaia81 Sat 20-Dec-14 12:34:06

Sorry to say I've seeen jobs that ask for more and pay less.

NormaStits Sat 20-Dec-14 12:35:33

Could it be that there's a wide variety of tasks to do but they won't need to be done as regularly? So it won't be a heavy workload in the end?

Pastperfect Sat 20-Dec-14 12:37:44

I don't actually think its a huge amount of work - I just think they have been extremely comprehensive in their write up. Which is good

Elysianfields Sat 20-Dec-14 12:37:47

There are already 28 applications! I agree the pay is dire especially for london. Our office manager/executive assistant's jd is very like that but we pay her twice that and it isn't london. And she is truly worth it and wonderful, so the job spec is doable I think.

ArchangelGallic Sat 20-Dec-14 12:38:10

I actually think that's a decent salary for the role. None of the tasks are particularly onerous, there's just a lot of them. However, some may not crop up very often.
The only doubt over the salary is the fact that it's in London.

MrsCakesPrecognition Sat 20-Dec-14 12:40:29

I've been job hunting for a couple of years now and this is quite a reasonable salary for the role.

ilovesooty Sat 20-Dec-14 12:41:54

Seems quite reasonable for the job to me. Difficult to live on that in. London I suppose though. People in my line of work have more responsibility and are paid less.

StickyProblem Sat 20-Dec-14 12:42:21

It's a long list of tasks but I think it looks Ok. I like the way they've tried to list every single thing that may come up, eg "fill printers with paper". In my office the person who finds the printer empty fills it up, its not some onerous task.

The problem so often with admin jobs is people are asked to do "any other tasks as required" which means they get completely overwhelmed and nobody understands why, because nobody realises the full extent of what the admin is expected to do. I know someone who had a breakdown through overwork in that exact scenario.

Also, if its for someone with 2 years experience that means around 18-23. Its a good salary for that age. Although of course they'll get applicants from a much broader age range.

Mintyy Sat 20-Dec-14 12:44:11

Its a long time since I worked in an office in London (the year 2000 in fact) but at that time an office junior would have been earning £18,000 in our company, which paid fairly standard salaries.

However, this role calls for two years professional experience, so gawd knows what they expected people to have been earning before.

DoJo Sat 20-Dec-14 12:44:38

It's a bit hard to say without knowing how frequently all those jobs need doing.

BalconyBill Sat 20-Dec-14 12:45:34

I can't really see the problem tbh. It is obviously a small company and the person will not be doing all of those tasks every day. In addition, many of them are relatively small 5 minute jobs, like filling the printer with paper. I do that almost every day, but it's not on my job spec.

The only task which looks challenging time wise is research into other training companies bit, but I assume that can be done every so often by trawling through their websites.

MerryJeffingChristmas Sat 20-Dec-14 12:45:35

Seems ok to me.

Sidge Sat 20-Dec-14 12:48:09

I don't think it's that bad. They've just been very detailed in the job spec.

And the "extras" are worth quite a bit as well - bonuses, gym membership, private healthcare, pension scheme.

Pro rata I don't get much more per hour than that in a highly qualified role with 20 years experience, and I certainly don't get the extras!

MrsMarcJacobs Sat 20-Dec-14 12:54:27

Id rather see a list of all responsibilities upfront. Zgave you ever written down all that you do at work? I did for a review and it was looooong. Some of these things would not take to long (printer duties). It's not a very skilled position and there are benefits - 25 days holiday is a lot for someone who is just joining a company.

MrsMarcJacobs Sat 20-Dec-14 12:54:53

Whoops, that was meant to be "have"!

oswellkettleblack Sat 20-Dec-14 12:57:01

Looks okay to me. I would apply if I lived there.

Nancy66 Sat 20-Dec-14 13:00:25

Looks fine to me. It's just a very long list but most of the things on it are likely to either

a) take seconds

b) only occur infrequently

Mintyy Sat 20-Dec-14 13:03:47

Ok then, so maybe it isn't the most skilled/demanding job in the world, but how come a job which would have paid £18,000 in 2000 is still only paying similar in 2014? That's what I'm really shocked about shock.

I've just put £18,000 in 2000 into an inflation calculator and got £27,250 in 2014 as the result.

ZenNudist Sat 20-Dec-14 13:10:00

I think it sounds fine. Benefits would bring the salary up. Private medical and gym etc. Again I wouldn't expect the training research bits to happen often it's probably just an on occasion thing. If you don't mention it in the job spec you can find things difficult to enforce.

lemoncurd20 Sat 20-Dec-14 13:11:01

What would the equiv of it be outside of london? I regularly see this sort of job advertised for about 15k, i'm in the South.

Pensionerpeep Sat 20-Dec-14 13:13:35

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frankblackswife Sat 20-Dec-14 13:17:54

It's a pretty low level admin job, I think the salary seems fair but I'm not in London - I probably would have expected a London based role to carry a higher salary but not sure if that's the case in reality.

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