What salary are you on & what qualifications do you have?
(Just reding the despondent threads about redundancies etc,) Meaning what qualifications that are linked/required for your work.Posted 9 years ago
Me, 26K & none. (I’m a qualified motor mechanic who’s now a prison officer.)
What else could I do to make 26K without any NVQ’s etc? & be reasonably secure. (pension included!)ChunkyMTBMember
You could be a bus driver or tube driver, £30K plus. The bus you don’t have to drive that well, brake hard and accelerate hard and generally make a crap journey for your passengers. Tube driver, operate a dead mans lever, free travel, cheap food and be able to sleep in while your trade union leader holds the general public to ransom on your behalf.Posted 9 years agorsMember
Its an interesting thread, like djglover i don’t see why people are so touchy about it.
Hons Degree in Civil & Transport Engineering (grad in 2000)Posted 9 years ago
Left the UK last year on 29k, now working in canada on $81k which with the current exchange rate = 46k, nice, still skint all the time though.
rolfharris – Member
I have I think 11 GCSEs, 3 A-levels, and am an undergrad and fully expect to leave uni and not find a job because there won’t be any left.
Think I might have to do another degree and just live off student loans until things look better…
I’m thinking of a couple of years of college too…Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
Was on high 20s until I got made redundant (Woohoo, someone contributed who has been made redundant I hear you all cry!), so now I’m on £60.50 a week!
BEng Degree, 4 years experience relevant to my industry since leaving uni, and a few other relevant qualifications. Looking at the jobs about currently similar to what I was doing, I’d say I was underpaid as most seem to be above £30k, so that’s what I’m aiming for next. Though of course I’ll just be happy to get some money coming in sooner rather than later if time drags on.Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
nickc – Member
I run my own business, so as far as the tax man is concerned, I “earned” £9k last year. I have to make my own lunch as well….
Sounds like you better employ someone to make your lunches every day, Salary of ooooh, I don’t know, about £9k would sound about right! 😉
Seriously though, is there a lower limit when you’re self employed, which if you pay yourself below that amount then they’ll automatically investigate? Otherwise shouldn’t you ultimately aim to pay yourself Zero? Or am I missing the point?Posted 9 years agosamuriMember
don’t really want to discuss wage specifics but I get paid quite a nice amount. It’s not the highest quoted here but I feel quite reasonably paid for what I do and the trade I work in.
qualifications…hmmm, not sure how many actually got me where I am but…
10 O levelsPosted 9 years ago
2 A/O levels
3 A levels
HND Electronic Engineering
currently studying for my CEHNZColSubscriber
As a business owner i am expected to pay myself a market salary for my occupation … which I do although to be fair if i was in the market its les than 50% of what I would expect ! I do pay tax on the rest, just 10% less tax than what I should be paying. But it adds up. Total amount *thinks* roughly 4 times what i would get on the open market 🙂Posted 9 years ago
BSc Computer Science and electrical Engineering plus some industry quals.somafunkSubscriber
I left High School when i was 16 with a handful of O-grades back in 1989, dunno what they are though? – never had a job interview in my life as everyone i’ve worked for has either known me or i’ve been recommended to them, other qualifications i’ve gathered up over the years in chronological order include motor vehicle mechanic, very handy as every cheap car i have owned has never been to a garage to get serviced/repaired saving me a fortune. Hnd Mechanical Engineering/CNC, again very handy, also sat night school for Hnd Electronic/Electrical Engineering at the same time as Mech Eng, never had to employ a sparky and can figure out how to repair pretty much anything that breaks down. I’ve also worked for various mates over the years who are plumbers/builders/sparky’s etc so can bumble away with competence without having to pay for “expert advice”. I managed a mates pub/hotel/restaurant for 2years whilst he was detained at “Her Majestys Pleasure” – bloody good fun but 2years in that line of work was enough.
Currently working as a chocolatier for a friends company, i got asked if i could help out one weekend and i’m still there 3yrs later (dunno how i wandered into this one?) for 15k/yr but job very secure,good laugh and can make up my own hrs to suit me so i’m quite happy……………..if i could have left school earlier than 16 to work i would’ve jumped at the chance as school bored me shitless, prob didn’t help going to 7 primary schools/4 high schools as my folks moved around looking for work.
Not motivated by money in the slightest, it comes….it goes.Posted 9 years ago
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