Originally Posted by M. Bardamu
Isn't this thread about starting salaries, like at your first job after leaving full-time education?
Mine was $20k, no benefits -- editorial assistant in 1993. Man I ate a lot of canned soup.
Yeah I imagine this is a large part of it. People are posting their starting salaries from a new job
, rather than their first job
out of school.
Also, yes... people with better jobs are more likely to post and SF is a large enough community that you're going to have a handful of people that are getting $$$ right out of school. Doesn't mean the majority here aren't making shit for income straight out... (or for a lot of us, we aren't posting our first job out because no one is hiring us
Originally Posted by yjeezle
not really jealousy, just that you don't really know much of anything when you're in college. you're paying for potential, which can be looked at as someone being "overpaid"
Meh, I kind of hate the "recent grads aren't worth anything" line of reasoning when people argue recent grads are either overpaid or that they shouldn't make much. Its not that simple. I'll use law as an example - People complain that new attorneys aren't worth shit, yet the firm that employs them is still making lots of money with the new grad considering how much they bill the new assoc out at.