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post #106 of 474
Public Accounting after graduation next year, set to make about $52,000.
post #107 of 474
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
I haven't been drinking as much as I used to. But I guess I'll have to start seeking out those $1 or $2 happy hour beers.

There's no negotiation. It's a public sector job so you just start at the same amount as everyone else.

At the interview today, they told me two things that kind of impressed me. The benefits package is extremely comprehensive and worth about $15,000. Secondly, they only promote from within, so if I distinguish myself there should be opportunities to advance.

You're young and won't use it. Doesn't that piss you off? Better start drinking again to make the most of it!
post #108 of 474
now that I have my final paycheck for the year...I actually know what my salary is. I get paid overtime so it was hard to tell how much I would make (a reasonable amount of OT is expected but the hours vary so it is nice to clock out at 35 hours on a slow period and get fat checks when you are raking in the billables).

I met my personal goal to within a couple hundred bucks for how much I would make vs how much overtime I would put in. Still pretty clueless as to what the bonus will look like though...I hear it varies a lot and isn't based on any sort of set formula.
post #109 of 474
Just graduated 50-65k (depending on commissions) in sales for a communications company. Luckily, the cost of living in my city is basically free. (Looking at brand new 2 story homes for ~150k)
post #110 of 474
I'd say around 500-700k when I start a shop after i retire from poker and write a check to myself for some sinecure position.
post #111 of 474
finished grad school 2007 - starting 120k in houston.
post #112 of 474
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finished grad school 2007 - starting 120k in houston.

Nice work! Law?
post #113 of 474
A shade over $21,000 with no benefits for a four-day workweek at a major metropolitan newspaper that hired recent graduates and paid them peanuts to provide coverage of its suburban communities. This was 13 years ago and it was arguably the best job I ever had.
post #114 of 474
im still making single digit hourly figures like the good old nineties. it's the same but just a little harder to get by on it these days . thats the only difference.

maybe i already answered this thread. im not sure but who cares
post #115 of 474
~42k.
post #116 of 474
$500/week working 10 hour days 5 days a week
post #117 of 474
First real job out of college (and halfway through grad school) was about $40k in the public sector.
post #118 of 474
Intern year: 31K for 120hour+ work weeks (no work hour requirement at that time)
10 years later as a Chief Resident in Thoracic surgery 50K
Starting salary as a Cardiac surgeon was 250k
I figure I earned every penny the hard way.
post #119 of 474
51k, 1997, software engineer
post #120 of 474
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post
After law school in 2003 it was 32k, but quickly increased as I proved myself willing and able to defend child rapists and drug dealers.

LOL. good man. that's hilarious.

no first salary yet =X
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