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but there's no additional money or responsibility as compared with what i do now.
should i take it?
if it's the same pay as manchester i'd take a few more moments to think though.
is it in government?
and it's a higher salary than in Manhcester, but no higher in real terms ...
yes, then do it!
Yes, this is me being sensible.
not even the London allowance? Make sure you can afford it, but then yay yay yay!
about 3.5k more ...
come! It'll be fun.
even if you can just afford to "get by", it's still a foot on the ladder. you're still here and it becomes much easier to go to interviews and job hunt for better jobs.
^ listen to me saying this..
18,500 enough to get by in London, do you think?
should be, as long as you don't go overboard on rent.
you'd have to be careful with your money, but yes.
but it seems pretty equal in real terms to 15k in Manchester like you said before.
11k in london for a while.
impressive - all credit to you.
I lived in London for a year on about 24k and I couldn't manage so I wimped out and moved back up North.
did you have massive amounts of debt or live in kensington or something?!?
lived in a house my mate owned so only paid 300 per month near Wimbledon.
I have no idea where my money goes.
that's impressive. i've been living on about that much for a while now, and i used to live on my own and pay £650 rent and i don't really have any money problems..
i'm not exactly sensible with my money. if i was, i'd probably have some savings. oh well.
that's even worse than me! At least I spunk loads of money on rent for my debt.
Im on 14,000 without tax (so around 17.5 grand) and I manage fine.
I'm hoping to survive on 12k for the imminent future!
just confused by your knowledge...
then yes, definitely.
you can even get back with hazel blears or the one who you said and i forgot the name of.
lol at hazel blears!
a London weighting?
I was slow replying
DO IT. :)
london is the shizzle
London is SUCH a great city. i have been living here 2.5 years, and am still discovering brilliant new interesting parts.
also- if you want to work in a vaguely governmental sphere then it really is the only place in england to be.
see, it JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER.
maybe i was being serious?
but, doing lunch with me would be great, as i am so ridiculously interesting.
such a shame i can never think of a reason to go there.
straight through the heart.
BBC2 drama series Party Animals?
then you should do it.
with fat ugly people? yes.
involved in politics is young dynamic and attractive?
That programme has lied to me!
who is it working for exactly?
Or that's what I've been told. I have no idea if it's true but it does seem like a lot of the cost disparities are disappearing.
and alcohol in pubs. Other than that, notsomuch.
£55 buspass per month, no car.
i'm not sure it's that much more expensive in terms of rent in proportion to income, but you do get less space..
I mean, I'm actually quite shocked by how little some people pay in rent down here. It's a lot down to area.
Housing prices in the rest of the country are rising a lot more than London so I would expect the rental market to have risen proportionally too.
in Birmingham, everyone I knew paid between £200-£350 per month, mostly for a HOUSE with STAIRS and a GARDEN.
for a HOUSE with STAIRS and a GARDEN in archway!
in a "conservation area" on a quiet side street just off Archway Rd. 5 bedrooms including a massive attic room (i jokingly bagsied it and nobody complained..), 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room. not really my sort of place to live though, and the landlord was a violent drunk, but still a good deal.
in nice Mile End.
But people seem to find places for less...
And yeah, as a Manchester student I believe my rent was £40 a week for a room in a house. But that was over 10 years ago now when a house up there cost £40,000 and that seemed a ludicrous amount of money for a house.
and it's a BEAUTIFUL house.
And apparently our road is one of the most desirable in the Bow area.
also, there's loads of stuff to do, so you feel like you need more money!
you should. All the best people live in London. Like Jude Law and David Cameron.
to Davetastic Cameron so we don't start to think about his policies.
he might be getting a new haircut too.
you should move to LA because Jack Bauer lives there.
Sorry I didn't bump into after the coat queue.
'He's considering a move to LA'
and well done!
i wonder how many of them would recommend it?
it's a majority of people in certain fields and positions, probably, but not an overall majority.
but everyone I know lives in London. Commuting is coming on a train from Reading or something.
it was SO NICE! i'm dreading catching buses this summer, i think i'm going to start walking about half the distance..
if it's the majority
though it depends from how far afield you have to come to be adjudged to be a 'commuter'
i'm not sure i would agree with that..
"Commuting is the process of travelling between a place of residence and a place of work."
but there's a difference between commuting and being a Commuter, y'know?
ie, the commuter belt :P
you have to get a bus or train to work in most cities! I live pretty centrally in London, and it's still half an hour on the bus, that's not commuting.
but the reality is that it refers to those who live in dormitory settlements/satellite towns and get the train to work and back every day.
while i might spend the same amount of time "commuting" between work and home as someone who lives in kent, i could still walk home if i wanted and i don't think they could...
'you don't have to live in London to work in London'. We do live in London. We just go from one bit of London to another for work.
I'm just surprised that you would consider going to work a few miles away from where you live 'commuting'. It would take me an hour to walk to work, but I'm too lazy.
prior to this thread?!
spent those Top Man vouchers yet?
unfortunately you aren't the only lady that wants to spend them ...
Squizz and I baggsied them!
on that money you'll be fine if you're not an eejit with it. I've survived on much less but that was living in South East London, but still, it'll be worth it!!
I too landed a job in London this week. happy days!!
jump into the unknown!
i'll be moving in the first week of May ...
may the joy of flathunting start soon!
Good luck with it.
if you're working in hammersmith, you should be able to get affordable accomodation close to work as well..
of my point there. have a cookie!
i imagine they already exist but y'know..
much to do really, immediately after i get down there. we'll have sewn up the league after all
also, this is good, as you were saying how your job sounded impressive until people realised it was in manchester and not london... and now it is in london.
I've always got the impression you're not too happy in Manchester and you know people in London (at least via the internet - maybe you do in real life too!).
Sure, it's no more responsibility or money (in real terms) but, if it's not less of either then I'd move and then see what other jobs you can get in London after 6 months or so.