Well, I'm a college kid... at this point I'm working on a BT in IT with an emphasis in web development. I'm also getting certified in Digital Media and Graphic Design. I currently work for my church. Â My official titles are "Bulletin Editor" and "IT Consultant" but my big *whopee* salary is about $50 per week if I don't put in any extra hours, and about $100 per week if I do. That might sound like a great thing for a teen who still lives at home and has no expenses whatsoever (college aside), but you'd really think it's pathetic if you are worth $25-$30 an hour and are getting $10 and only based on 5 hours per week- I'm putting in about 50. I also do freelance work (mostly web design and some graphic stuff) My freelance work pays for college, so I can spend my church "salary" on anything I want...mainly clothes. I do a lot of online shopping. (But I never pay for shipping, it's a good tip) I won't pay more than $100 for any one article (unless it's a watch, I like watches, or cashmere, I loooove cashmere, don't get me started on my overcoat, cuz I'll never stop talking
) I'm a big TJMaxx shopper because there are real designers there but at great prices. I'm also a Burlington Coat Factory person for the same reason. Since I've started really I avoid at all costs places like Wal-Mart or Target for obvious reasons. I usually like to get a good designer outfit (shirt & pants) for under $50. It just kinda gives a thrill that I got something that could have cost triple that. I haven't bought a good (or any) suit yet. The church office is a business casual setting, and they don't have a dress code to speak of at college, so I have no need for one right now. But when it comes time, I'll probably do what I do best and bargain hunt. I haven't tried EBay yet, though. I also like stylish gadgets, which eats up most of my clothes budget, but that's a different post altogether. I think this is what you were looking for, right? Looking forward to reading other posts here...
yeah, i hear yeah, but the IT/web design market is so bad so I've changed my major to finance. with CS/web minor. if it was like 4-5 years ago, id probably be making $50+/hr i've been web designing since 8th grade, now im a sophmore in college. can't find a single job, except a couple odd freelance work, definetly not enough to pay for tuition. so, now im stuck getting 8.55 working at target, till i find a internship this summer. hey, if anyone knows such a thing around seattle, PM me. i really needa get a new job. i don't mind if it's a computer job or a finance job, just not fast food.