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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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Lndnmummy · 18/11/2019 16:55

I’m on £80k in a marketing role plus bonus. (Finance sector)

euronorris · 18/11/2019 16:55

Paraplanner. 38.5k. Salaries for this job role vary greatly across the country, and I have some niche experience within a particular area of financial planning so was able to negotiate a higher salary.

Doidoit19 · 18/11/2019 17:10

Police call taker. Full time salary is 26k but I only work part time (12 hours a week) so average about 8k

Potatoesx12 · 18/11/2019 17:11

12 hours a week would be amazing! 😍

HellonHeels · 18/11/2019 17:18

University administrator. 58k. It's stressful, higher education sector is going through difficult times. I worry about redundancies and that some institutions will not survive. Other than that, I enjoy it - it's a very intellectually stimulating environment and no two days are the same.

thecatswhiskas · 18/11/2019 17:22

Registered veterinary nurse, I have a degree from the Royal Veterinary College and 10+ years of experience and earn £22k. I work full time and am unlikely to ever earn a higher salary so it’s a good job I love what I do!

BatleyTownswomensGuild · 18/11/2019 18:24

University programme manager
£39k pro rata (am p/t)

madwifenewlife · 18/11/2019 18:41

Retail assistant £9.20 p/h

doublebarrellednurse · 18/11/2019 18:57

Again, lots of nurses on high salaries posting on here- but in reality, most nurses stay at band 5 topping out on 30k after a number of years.

This. Midwifery is harder too as much more niche than general nursing for instance. People in senior roles stay in them. If you're money motivated you'll quickly resent being paid £23k for 50 hrs a week.

I'm a senior psych nurse, clinical lead with a lot of experience, a masters degree (making me an advanced practitioner) and a specialist area and I'm not on a seriously high wage (top band 7/low band 8)

moccaicecream · 18/11/2019 19:01

about 3.5k in carers allowance for a 70 hour week with a postgrad degree in science.

if money is important, don't get kids because if one were to have complex SN, you will be set up for a life in poverty.

LuckySeventhWave · 18/11/2019 19:18

£8.21 an hour


I’m 51

Two kids

About £10k debt, half of it Child Tax Credits overpayment

My direct debits bounce every month, my car is about to conk out, and I get excited being able to afford 36p bags of pasta in my local Heron shop!

But I’m healthy, just poor.

JingsMahBucket · 18/11/2019 19:33

Again, regarding the IT Architect role and being up to £3,500/day, it’s possible. Just because you’ve never heard of it doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Do you think the contractors they call in to fix emergency IT issues in Saudi oil fields, in NASA or in secret Swiss banks will be getting paid £550 – £600 per day? I think f*cking not. Just because it’s outside the scope of your imagination doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

Inliverpool1 · 18/11/2019 19:37

I’m told NASA actually pays very badly as you should just be honoured to be invited.

JingsMahBucket · 18/11/2019 19:43

@Inliverpool1 well, SpaceX then, a private company. The point still stands.

ItsLikeSputnik · 18/11/2019 19:50

Supermarket home delivery picker £8.70 per hour.

spoonfulofsalt · 18/11/2019 20:03

Currently doing an (almost) unpaid internship in fashion. Long hours, ridiculously petty environment (sometimes), but I strangely look forward to going to work!

Blushingm · 18/11/2019 20:17

Community nurse - almost 2 years qualified £24k

Olivapopespopcorn · 18/11/2019 20:44

Look into becoming a counsellor/therapist still in the care sector but better paid.

MissConductUS · 18/11/2019 21:18

I’m told NASA actually pays very badly as you should just be honoured to be invited.

The jobs are standard government civil service pay bands and look quite competitive, especially considering the excellent civil service benefits.

HoldMyLobster · 18/11/2019 22:08

Hmmm Project Manager for NASA. Where would I have to move to?

busybarbara · 18/11/2019 22:33

I run my own tea shop so it varies depending on business but I usually play myself about 70-80k but long hours 8-6 each day

Needallthesleep · 18/11/2019 22:35

£100k (includes bonuses), head of marketing

Ofitck · 18/11/2019 22:37

I'm a part time self employed trainer and earn 27k a year but only work 9 months a year.

NemophilistRebel · 18/11/2019 22:39

@busybarbara that’s excellent!
I never would have imagined tea shops being as profitable as that.
Is it a rather large establishment?
It always seems like such an idyllic thing to do

strawberrytea123 · 18/11/2019 22:45

I'm a psychologist within public sector, £41k equivalent full time (I work part time so pro rata rate)

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