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To wonder if my wage is good?

152 replies

JPArkes90 · 12/02/2024 11:34

So, I was just wondering what people generally earn part time?

I work 24 hours per week and earn 20k per year (1600pm) would you be happy with this?

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Am I being unreasonable?

99 votes. Final results.

POLL
You are being unreasonable
74%
You are NOT being unreasonable
26%
febgmt2200 · 12/02/2024 11:37

Depends what the work is?

theeyeshaveit82 · 12/02/2024 11:37

No i absolutely wouldn’t

why? because i am a professional, years of exams to get qualifications, years of experience and currently on substantially more than that

But… if i was not in that position and, let’s say a school leaver with no qualifications for example, the i imagine i’d be jubilant

the devil is in the detail

TheChosenTwo · 12/02/2024 11:38

Not anywhere near enough detail!

FriendlyNeighbourhoodAccountant · 12/02/2024 11:39

Agree with the above, it's a full time (37.5 hours) gross salary of 31.25k a year. I wouldn't be happy with this after the professional exams I've done, the job itself etc. But I also know people who do jobs that will unfortunately never reach that level of pay so they'd be pleased. All depends on what you do.

TallulahBetty · 12/02/2024 11:39

What newspaper is this article for?

idontlikealdi · 12/02/2024 11:41

No I wouldn't.

Neverenoughfor · 12/02/2024 11:42

I work 20-24 hrs and I bring home 3.5- 5.5k month. But it’s a specialised craft.
your wage is good is use to work 37.5 hrs for nhs for 1400 month.

Overthebow · 12/02/2024 11:46

No I wouldn’t be happy with it. I need to take home more than that to keep up our standard of living. My DHs salary pays our bills, mortgage, nursery and food, my salary pays for our days out, holidays, savings and anything else we want. I work 3 days a week and earn £50k for that, take home around £3k a month.

Youcannotbeseriousreally · 12/02/2024 11:50

I wouldn't be happy with this at all because I’m ambitious and career driven. I think if I worked 24 hours a week in my current job I’d earn about £40k.

are YOU happy with it? Thats the only question that matters! Does it meet YOUR need?

JPArkes90 · 12/02/2024 11:54

I am looking to retrain once the kids are back at school, DH earns 75k and I took this job as it fits around the kids and I do not need childcare etc.

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FrancisSeaton · 12/02/2024 11:55

Well of course not on MN - the home of the six figure salary

FrancisSeaton · 12/02/2024 11:56

Youcannotbeseriousreally · 12/02/2024 11:50

I wouldn't be happy with this at all because I’m ambitious and career driven. I think if I worked 24 hours a week in my current job I’d earn about £40k.

are YOU happy with it? Thats the only question that matters! Does it meet YOUR need?

Funnily enough many teachers doctors and other professionals are ambitious and driven but there is a ceiling on their earnings.
What pretentious nobendery

Youcannotbeseriousreally · 12/02/2024 11:57

JPArkes90 · 12/02/2024 11:54

I am looking to retrain once the kids are back at school, DH earns 75k and I took this job as it fits around the kids and I do not need childcare etc.

So then what’s the problem? If it works for you why are you asking people on the internet?

( that said my DH earns loads more than that but I still couldn’t go PT so you’re very privileged in that!)

Youcannotbeseriousreally · 12/02/2024 11:58

FrancisSeaton · 12/02/2024 11:56

Funnily enough many teachers doctors and other professionals are ambitious and driven but there is a ceiling on their earnings.
What pretentious nobendery

All of my teacher friends earn similar amounts to me so I’m not sure what your beef is.

the OP asked if I’d be ok with her salary and I said no. I answered to OP so have no idea what your problem is! ( other than jealousy or boredom!)

MyBigFatGreekSalad · 12/02/2024 12:00

How do you expect people to answer that without knowing what your job is?

TeaPotPetPig · 12/02/2024 12:01

Youcannotbeseriousreally · 12/02/2024 11:58

All of my teacher friends earn similar amounts to me so I’m not sure what your beef is.

the OP asked if I’d be ok with her salary and I said no. I answered to OP so have no idea what your problem is! ( other than jealousy or boredom!)

You have time in there for friends?

RuthW · 12/02/2024 12:02

That's very good for part time work

JPArkes90 · 12/02/2024 12:02

Wow some of your salaries are amazing! are you in London?

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eandz13 · 12/02/2024 12:07

24 hours work per week for £1600? Damn right that's good.

But you're on MN so anything below 10k a month is a pittance

AlohaRose · 12/02/2024 12:10

Pointless thread.

whathappenedno · 12/02/2024 12:18

I earn full time equivalent of 25k for a stress free fulfilling role. Given social care earn less than me and NQ teachers, social workers and nurses don't earn much more than me I consider myself lucky.

Doublenoogahsilvousplait · 12/02/2024 12:25

I earn around 24 thousand a year working 12 hours a week.

Your post doesn't give enough detail to say whether or not this is good money. What do you do for work? What's the industry norm? What qualifications and experience do you have?

rainydaysandwednesdays · 12/02/2024 12:29

Minimum wage is now (from April) £22,279 FTE
You earn £31,250 FTE

Like others have said, more info needed. If unskilled work then it's ok.

user1471474138 · 12/02/2024 12:30

I only earn about £1700/month for a full time role so yes I would be happy. And most people I know are also on around this so 🤷‍♀️

Gotsomedebt · 12/02/2024 12:30

Personally, I'd be very happy. I earn just over 17k for 36.5 hours a week.

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