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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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CentralPerkMug · 16/11/2019 17:35

MissConduct - and give up job security, 9 months paid maternity leave, pension, sick pay, 8 weeks holiday pay, etc? No thanks!

OP, I am a band 6 midwife, I work 30 hours a week and take home about £1800 a month. Not great I know, but no one goes into midwifery for the money. I honestly couldn't ever seeing myself doing anything else, I bloody love it! If you're motivated more by money than job satisfaction then you're right, it isn't the job for you!

BobLobLawLLB · 16/11/2019 17:36

£17,297 pa. Support worker. I work an average of 41/43 hrs per week. 3 of those nights are sleep-ins.

Happygoldfinch · 16/11/2019 17:43

I want to be a housekeeper, now.

Rosehip10 · 16/11/2019 17:56

@MsRomanoff Why the massive chip on your shoulder about people with degrees? The whole tone of your post makes you sound like an wannabe apprentice contestant or someone who was desperately looking for others to say "wow, she has done well!"

JavaQ · 16/11/2019 18:03

Be a train driver...£50K apparently

You might want to consider how much of your life you will want to exchange for money. Would you be okay with 15 hour days, 4 days a week plus on call and weekends? And no lunch hour or tea breaks?

YouJustDoYou · 16/11/2019 18:04

Maybe£9k per annum.

feelinghelplesstoday · 16/11/2019 18:11

Technical Director food industry £90K

TriJo · 16/11/2019 18:28

Software developer, 47k. NW England.

Cuddling57 · 16/11/2019 18:43

If you want money, are prepared to study and like numbers I'd say go into Accountancy.
If only my DS would listen 🤷‍♀️

MsRomanoff · 16/11/2019 18:43

Why the massive chip on your shoulder about people with degrees? The whole tone of your post makes you sound like an wannabe apprentice contestant or someone who was desperately looking for others to say "wow, she has done well!

What chip on my shoulder? I was simply pointing out that you dont need a degree to do my job.

I would have loved to have gone. Circunstances didnt allow it. My daughter is going. I was simply giving some background to how I got the role.

Of course if you dont have a degree you have to compete, using your experience.

Oddly, I dont give a shit wether a random mner thinks I did well.

It actually sounds like you dont like the thought of someone without a degree doing well. Why would that bother you?

wobytide · 16/11/2019 18:45

£3.5k per day as an IT architect?? That job market can't be very big or accessible

VivaLeBeaver · 16/11/2019 18:47

Midwife. 45k.

ChrisPrattsFace · 16/11/2019 18:48

Vet nurse 19k

(I’m the one who gives your animals drugs, monitors their anaesthetic, ensures they recover safely... some of us even suture their wounds and remove their lumps and bumps!) it’s a poorly paid business, contrary to what people think.

WhoKnewBeefStew · 16/11/2019 19:08

Service Delivery Manager for an IT managed service provider £55000

badbananabad · 16/11/2019 19:36

Finance manager, 32k. Not in London

Potatoesx12 · 16/11/2019 19:40

Marketing £29,000 FT.

Hoolajerry · 16/11/2019 19:51

£19 800 pa- charity worker in a prison

Janesmom · 16/11/2019 19:53

City lawyer (8yrs qual), 200k with bonus

Realise I’m exceptionally lucky, although it is hard work and has, quite frankly, made me far stressier than I was before doing the job. Very likely to downsize and take a pretty hefty salary drop in the near future.

Elletine · 16/11/2019 20:03

Commercial manager, 55k pro rata

Tempjob · 16/11/2019 20:06

I work in the third sector and get £30k, but I have a three hour commute. It is a fixed term role so will be made redundant once the funding finishes in a few months. There are very few permanent roles in the third sector.

peachypeachy · 16/11/2019 20:11

A&E nursing sister (band 6), work full time and a mix of days and nights, take home pay of between £2150 - £2250. Pay does not reflect the responsibility and I hate it at Christmas. Working Christmas day and Boxing Day this year and my shifts on the run up to Christmas are not great either.
It's my understanding that as a midwife you will progress to band 6 quicker than a nurse will. Also, it was mentioned that you could do your nurse training then the 18 month midwifery course but in my area the 18 month course isn't always available. I've been interested it doing it in the past and the course very much depends on funding and the 2 universities near me don't offer it some years. If they do, it may only be for 10-15 students with hundreds of applicants.

Jenala · 16/11/2019 20:14

Social worker, 33k. I'm at the top of my salary scale now and can't earn more unless I become a senior social worker (roles come up rarely) or go into management, which doesn't appeal at all.

Maneandfeathers · 16/11/2019 20:19

@ChrisPrattsFace me too. I’m on 16k for 30 hours.

The pay is shockingly bad for what we do. I have additional qualifications in emergency and critical care and also am a qualified behaviourist Hmm

Need to move professions once DC are older and I can afford to retrain.

TryingToBeBold · 16/11/2019 20:19

@peachypeachy as a midwife you can go from Band 5-6 as soon as your perceptorship is complete. I have read they are looking to phase out the 18 month conversion course so if it's something you're keen on I would try sooner rather than later.
I'll be applying for 2022 uni so qualified at 2025,highly doubt the conversion course will exist then.

MrOnionsBumperRoller · 16/11/2019 20:22

£90 p/h Tattooist.

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