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ChaiTeaChai · 16/11/2019 12:36

Apart from the fact I'm curious, making a career change. My heart is in midwifery but the pay is bad. I'm money motivated so know I could do something I'm less passionate about if it meant more money.

Currently doing an access course.

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Joerev · 17/11/2019 21:00

@Bashbaby. I used to know an equine vet who made 14k. Started his own business and is the most successful equine vet in the area now. Earns millions!

JewelleryQuarter · 17/11/2019 21:00

Lawyer at the Leadership level - £150k + bonus. I’m expected to be on call 24/7 and sometimes the hours can be gruelling but no complaints as I know how fortunate I am to earn this amount of money.

Sconesgone · 17/11/2019 21:02

Private care PA, South East, 17hrs pw, approx £9k. Job satisfaction, which I have loads of, helps a lot!

nespressowoo · 17/11/2019 21:24

@Dan68 are you on a 7 there?

motortroll · 17/11/2019 21:30

I teach part time stop if upper pay scale. I earn 1400 a month after tax, ni, pension and student loan.

motortroll · 17/11/2019 21:30
  • Top of upper pay scale
Beansprout30 · 17/11/2019 21:31

Finance assistant in a school £10.5k I’ve never been happier working part time but hardly any spare cash but the time with my young children is worth more

chuntersalot · 17/11/2019 21:35

Senior Project Controls Manager £52k
Early 50's, live in NW, currently commute weekly to SW but could be 'sent' anywhere.

Would definitely recommend Project Management or Project Controls as a career.

ScabbyHorse · 17/11/2019 21:40

Teaching assistant: 12,000 a year (26 hours a week)

Misspollyx · 17/11/2019 21:44

Child Development Officer
FT Term-Time £22K. 52 weeks salary £27K
Not a bad wage considering you can do a HNC in 1 year.

InforaPenny7 · 17/11/2019 21:56

@Penners99 Sat 16-Nov-19 15:07:01
IT Architect, contractor. Up to £3.5k per day

DH knows this industry very well, and tells me the above is bollocks.

Same! Would love to know what you do to earn 3.5k/day though:)

InforaPenny7 · 17/11/2019 21:56

Urgh, bold fail, sorry

Royallyscrewed · 17/11/2019 22:01

I’m absolutely loving reading about everyone’s careers- I am really surprised at how many STEM type roles we have, and what a broad education and age range they’re across, proof that a degree is useful to have but not absolutely essential. Also completely in awe at how many of you seem to do it all- successful, fulfilling careers as well as juggling the needs of your families. I’m also a tad jealous at those who have their shit together because I’m completely winging life- both work and motherhood most of the time.

Joerev · 17/11/2019 22:08


My thoughts too...

adriennewillfly · 17/11/2019 22:10

@InforaPenny7 DH thought they might be talking another currency, but they specified GBP so that's bollocks.

MrsP2018 · 17/11/2019 22:13

Legal PA ..24k

I hate it...if I didnt need the money at the moment I'd leave and look for a job I would enjoy

WelcomeToShootingStars · 17/11/2019 22:18

Electrical engineer. I work on a consultancy basis within explosive atmospheres.

Earnings vary depending on how much I want to work but circa £80k for what works out at about 4 days per week.

Silencedwitness · 17/11/2019 22:20

Carer to two disabled children £66 a week.

Husband works in finance and earns £56k a year.

WelcomeToShootingStars · 17/11/2019 22:24

Oh, I'm mid 30s, in the North.

FastAway · 17/11/2019 22:26

Apparently there is a serious country wide shortage of sonographers and once you are qualified you can walk into a job anywhere. It’s a big issue at work.

Pardonwhat · 17/11/2019 22:30


There’s a serious nationwide shortage of midwives.
The problem is that it doesn’t mean:
A) that they’re hiring to fill the shortage
B) they’re funding/have sufficient facility to train the deficit worth of student midwives. It requires a lot of willing and trained qualified midwives to act as mentors, funding and capability by the universities.

There’s more leaving, I think, than could be organically replaced.

It’s a mess Sad

WestieUK · 17/11/2019 22:32

£30k, Talent Acquisition Advisor. South East.

Legomadx2 · 17/11/2019 22:33

Media, £100k a year, maybe more if we've had a good year.

I love my job and colleagues and laugh til I cry at least once a week.

It is absolute nonsense that if you earn good money you have to kill yourself. That's what people earning less who mind about it tell themselves.

HauntedPinecone · 17/11/2019 22:36

Practice manager at a firm of chartered surveyors. I get paid £25K a year. I'm very well paid for a pretty standard job in the north west (lancashire).

TryingToBeBold · 17/11/2019 22:39

@Pardonwhat after your comment and I checked. My local university doesn't offer the conversion course. But glad I checked now and didn't get my hopes up later.

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