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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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Goodgollymissjolly · 19/11/2019 02:48

@Inliverpool1 please can you find my wife a new job 😂
I mean she is on very good money taking us over the 6 figure sum. She did say some of the big banks maybe 1.5/2 but wow 3.5 per day! Clearly she needs to move to a different bit of IT

VioletPickles · 19/11/2019 03:25

Fire Fighter - approx 26k

EastEndQueen · 19/11/2019 06:59

Band 8 Midwife (bottom of band 8 pay scale) management position leading on new projects/ guidelines/ research/ report writing and analysis etc, £53,000 Inner London.

I climbed relatively fast salary and band wise (qualified in midwifery as a career change in 2015) and found that where I work in a busy London teaching hospital there are lots of opportunities for progression if you fancy it - specialist roles like antenatal screening or HIV or infant feeding lead as well as team
Leader and safeguarding roles - it’s definitely not just ‘moving beds’ as someone said earlier although the beds are a concern always!

I love midwifery and it needn’t be a bar to a proper salary of you want (I fully expect to be on nearly 6 figures in London in a decade or so as a senior band 8 in a large trust). This sort of management role isn’t for everyone however, but some of my colleagues who have stayed at band 6 on the wards seems to manage it well taking antisocial hour bank shifts a lot and boosting their pay that way.

Feel free to PM me if you want

Inliverpool1 · 19/11/2019 09:04

@ Goodgollymissjolly - I don’t believe there are any on £3k maybe $3k a day as I say I’ve never seen it and we work with the big boys. I’ve never even heard a contractor bragging about being on that much and we all know how much they like to swing their dicks

charm8ed · 19/11/2019 09:22

In my DH’s bank a lot of people are 3k a day contractors.

Inliverpool1 · 19/11/2019 09:51

@charm8ed. More than happy to be proven wrong, may I pm you my business card to forward to him ?

NemophilistRebel · 19/11/2019 09:53

High up people in the oil industry would bring in £3k a day at the height of the oil prices
Currently top pay is around £1500-2k a day

NemophilistRebel · 19/11/2019 09:54

In response to inliverpool1 that was

NemophilistRebel · 19/11/2019 09:55

I don’t think contractors in the oil industry swing their dicks at all at how much they get paid. It’s dangerous job, you wouldn’t do it unless pay was excellent

Inliverpool1 · 19/11/2019 10:13

@ NemophilistRebel - oil prices have been on a downward tractory for over 10 years. And IT within oil and gas is very different from installing a BOP in the North Sea, not comparable at all. Apples and Pears

NemophilistRebel · 19/11/2019 10:14

I’m not talking about IT though
And there are still people working the highest paid jobs in oil. They aren’t IT people

NemophilistRebel · 19/11/2019 10:14

North dames isn’t highly paid, it’s more like £500-800 a day there

IFartGlitterAndRainbows · 19/11/2019 10:26

£15,600 a year, including bonus, part time, 25 hours a week, working as a special investigations department/ fraud analyst in a call centre for a well known building society.

charm8ed · 19/11/2019 10:44

Inliverpool1 no thank you.

adriennewillfly · 20/11/2019 00:47

@charm8ed DH would love to know which banks are taking on contractors at that rate. He said the most he's personally seen an independent contractor on is £1.5k per day (though he has heard of people on £2k. That's excluding anyone from one of the big consultancies.

QueenOfOversharing · 20/11/2019 01:52

Carer for DC £66 p/w plus income support. Single parent.

Thanks for all the parent carers.

Worked as licensing manager for independent record label before that on £35K (21 yrs ago!!)

Toomuchtrouble4me · 20/11/2019 10:02

Greengrocer wholesale £160-£180k

JTTWC · 20/11/2019 10:40

Ah so glad I found this thread again. It makes me chuckle. All the posters who say I'm a teacher with the potential to earn £100k but I work part time so I earn £23000 or pro rata I earn about £60k blah blah. Stop trying to sound so important and just say how much you bloody earn. Reminds me of David Brent and the whole pro rata I am earning £1200 Grin

NeverTwerkNaked · 20/11/2019 10:57

Layer, £45k ... Which isn't great for a lawyer of my experience but I get to fit my hours around the school day (pick up the extra in the evening) which is priceless to me.

NeverTwerkNaked · 20/11/2019 10:58


Thirtyrock39 · 20/11/2019 11:17

Health Care Assistant in school nursing would be 20k approx if full time but I work 3 days over 4. I read these threads and initially feel a bit sad about leaving teaching ten years ago and stepping off the career ladder and the earning potential I had (due to being a sahm for a few years) but the perks of my job are that most days I can walk the kids to school or pick them up, fairly flexible if want to go to school assembly or similar, fairly low stress and responsibility, lovely supportive colleagues, interesting, can manage my own work load, can work from home if record keeping, local so no horrendous commute or having to get out the house at the crack of dawn- I have just had to drive into the city at rush hour for an appointment and it reminded me why I like my local job so much ! Money is definitely not the be all and end all. (Dh does earn fairly well as a deputy head but has turned down recent opportunity for headship as the money - significantly more- is not worth the stress)

Sn0wBa11 · 20/11/2019 14:36

Fundraising manager, London, £45k

FizzyIce · 20/11/2019 14:49

Product development manager in Telecommunications. 96k per annum

HamsterHolder · 20/11/2019 15:07

Front line paramedic - £42k with the unsociable payments included.

mumtobabygilrl · 20/11/2019 15:30

Senior manager in charity retail 36k

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