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is about a thousand pounds more than I earn working basically full time.
I'M UNDERCLASS SCUM
guntrip isn't going to murder em or anything, that i'm aware of.
sweet F'all around right now :(
how is £13k a decent sum anywhere in the UK?
I can't imagine it going far very far at all in the south or any major city..
more like it.
salary - rent = 13k?
I work 45+ hours a week for less salary than that.
fuck, I'm definitely screwed - I'm about five years away from the top of my pay grade at Durham County Council and the top is only about £14K.
Good job I'm planning to move to Newcastle City Council where I get £15K for doing the exact same job.
the women i work with weren't very happy to here that i can move half an hours drive away and earn more money than our supervisor currently does while still doing the same job.
there's a similar thing here but with a shift between the council libraries and the uni libraries, even though the uni jobs are a lot easier. i think i need to definitely change careers because my wage is pitiful. seriously, seriously pitiful. i don't know how i managed to live on what i earned last year :(
it wasn't that big a deal and I wasn't massively skint.
the phrase "a decent, modern life" suggests a bit more than a house share and having enough £££ to go out drinking at the weekends.
but if it doesn't include living costs that's fair enough.
was a really subjective thing.
Do you have to be either cohabiting with a partner or living on your own to have a "decent modern life" then?
that's pretty much my opinion of it, though.
or if i'm feeling idealistic i'd say it extends towards owning your own home. but i suppose this is 21st century britain. BUY TO LET GUYZ.
All the ones I've applied for have been about £11k....
By my calculations, as long as I do absolutely nothing other than minimal surviving, I can just about work with that.
in terms of rent/food/bills and going out now and again.
I reckon a more accurate figure would be closer to 18K now.
Until your salary starts with a 2 rather than a 1 it's always a bit of a struggle though.
you get to eat, have a place to stay in, a mobile phone, have the odd night out but no cars or playstations.
i pretty much agree with this.
wage in the UK?
although I think that's the median rather than the mean.
I thought it would be lower than that. not many jobs in the whole area of work I could go into reach that kinda cash.
f'rexample if i did the same job as i do now but with a Local Authority 50 miles outside of London I'd be looking at a pay cut of £6k - £8k. Regional differences are HUGE.
I live out in the sticks so wages are quiet a bit lower unless you have a freakin ace job.
and the papers say us public sector types are lording it over everyone else with our cushy pay deals and "strong" unions.
we earn more because we don't get bonuses or promotions. oh noes!
is on about £20/21K, I think, with my boss on £14 or 15K. (then it leaps drastically once you get to higher management posts)
I know the cost of living in the not-quite rural former mining and steel areas of the North East aren't as high as they are elsewhere but we're still not exactly highrollers.
And I am seriously rooked 100% of the time.
double the amount i have after rent. and i live in london.
and i'm only a student on placement.
but rent and tax and stupid contracting stuff cuts into my paycheck heavily.
I don't like this big gap between normal people and the super-rich banker types.