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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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paintedfences · 16/11/2019 20:24

@Biggobyboo I'm sure everyone's told you already, but on mn the crowd tends to be highly educated. Surely you should be pleased that there are women in top jobs doing well? No?

StylishMummy · 16/11/2019 20:25

Mortgage adviser in the midlands - £45k (employed)

Run my own business with turnover of £100k and £25k profits

Isawthesignanditopenedupmyeyes · 16/11/2019 20:26

I’m a GP, work 5 sessions a week and take home £1490 a month, so the same as a band 5 nurse. I trained for 10 years to be a GP. My salary is standard for a salaried GP

MisfitNotMissFit · 16/11/2019 20:29

About £70k pa (includes a bonus) no degree, doing contract and commercial negation for an investment company.

Love it - I get paid to "debate" (aka argue) with people in a nice way.

Craftycorvid · 16/11/2019 20:32

Therapist and earn absolute bobbins at present! Not even my tax threshold. But I love what I do and I get by.

Kim82 · 16/11/2019 20:33

I’m a part time GP receptionist working 28 hours a week and I earn roughly £14,000 a year. Not much but the hours are good when it comes to sorting childcare with Dh, they’re very flexible and accommodating and it’s only 4 mins away from home so I can’t complain too much.

MillieMoodle · 16/11/2019 20:34

@Janesmom what area of law, if you don't mind me asking? Is that around normal for a city lawyer? Am considering a move to a city firm Grin

Inliverpool1 · 16/11/2019 20:35

@MrOnionsBumperRoller - are you self employed ? I want DD to get into tattooing she’d be great

MisfitNotMissFit · 16/11/2019 20:35

Oh - age early forties, not in London, three kids (all whilst I was employed by this company) and free parking, good pension contributions, private healthcare, excellent annual leave alliance and all that jazz.

I started off in the call centre at £12,600pa and worked my way up. Now wfh 60% of the week.

Mummyshark2018 · 16/11/2019 20:37


I’m a GP, work 5 sessions a week and take home £1490 a month, so the same as a band 5 nurse. I trained for 10 years to be a GP. My salary is standard for a salaried GP

Out of interest how many hours is a session? How can you only earn the same as a band 5?

Cailleach · 16/11/2019 20:41

Warehouse - £8.58 an hour.

thunderthighsohwoe · 16/11/2019 20:43

£35k, teacher at top of the pay scale

amymel2016 · 16/11/2019 20:45

£36k (plus £8kish bonus) Environmental Manager

BreadSauceHmm · 16/11/2019 20:46

Last year I was on 31K as an Administrator in the public sector. This year it is zero as I am a SAHP now.

To the pp who said that Train drivers get 50k. It's around 55k now in London and you can be a member of a very powerful union which means they do have preferential treatment in comparison to Station staff. It can be isolating and lonely when you're on the train though so not for everyone and unfortunately you get a few gruesome incidents around this time of the year.

nancyjuice7 · 16/11/2019 20:48

HMPPS 37k relevant degree

dementedma · 16/11/2019 20:55

Crown servant linked to MoD. 38.5K

ChrisPrattsFace · 16/11/2019 20:55

@Maneandfeathers it’s incredibly disheartening when we do the training we do, with the responsibility we have, for such little pay.
Our receptionist get paid the same/better.

And I would also say that at least once a day someone comments on how we’re money grabbing!

Organicmamahope · 16/11/2019 20:56

Associate Professor and degree programme director. £60k, a PhD and 20 years of experience in the sector.

mostlydrinkstea · 16/11/2019 21:02

Vicar. 25k and a tied house. Trained for 6 years with post grad qualifications.

millionaireshortie · 16/11/2019 21:06

@DerbyshireGirly what type of admin earns £25k in Derbyshire? That's a cracking wage! I'd be happy with it!

Pardonwhat · 16/11/2019 21:07


I’ve read it strongly denied by the universities still offering the 18 month courses that it is being phased out.

mintcorneto · 16/11/2019 21:10

I work in a local preschool. My take home pay is around £1,100 every 4 weeks. I work 25 hours a week over 5 mornings. Huge pay drop from my last job but I swapped careers to have a better work life balance and I love it

brighteyeowl17 · 16/11/2019 21:10

Teaching 42k- although teaching is tough you do go up fast if you want to I’ve gone from £23 to 42k in six years (HeAd of dept) .

Thehouseintheforest · 16/11/2019 21:18

Criminal investigator , Civil Service. £42k and final salary pension. Fully flexible. Have worked term time only when dc little and now work compressed hours .. so have every Friday off. Love my job, look forward to work every day.

DrDreReturns · 16/11/2019 21:18

Computer programmer, £46k, West Midlands. I have 11 years experience. I personally think my job is well paid for what I do.
My salary increased massively after leaving the public sector, but my pension and annula leave are worse.

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