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post #91 of 473
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$45k in 2007. I have since moved up one tax bracket.

So, living in Canada, you're making 45.5k now?
post #92 of 473
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Once my fixed expenses are accounted for, I would have around $800/mo. in discretionary dough. That doesn't seem like a lot, but I'd be living in a city and thus wouldn't be driving my car daily...so really, food and entertainment are the big things there. I think that's doable on $800. But I really want to save money and that's going to be a struggle.

What is your alcohol budget? Or does that fall under "entertainment". Probably there are guys here spending $33K/year on shoes...

I think the main issue is, is there any negotiation on the starting salary? Or does it mean that if you take this job it automatically means you get 33K. You don't want to leave any money on the table.
post #93 of 473
pm me about that

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I know, right? I'm making a list of who is buying the Styleforum crew dinner in January in NYC.

Adds thenanyu.
post #94 of 473
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
So, living in Canada, you're making 45.5k now?
My mom gave me the extra $500 for my birthday and I reported it as income by mistake.
post #95 of 473
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My mom gave me the extra $500 for my birthday and I reported it as income by mistake.



I remember getting taxed on my paper route...in Grade six.
post #96 of 473
I'm in a different situation, since I live in an area with an incredibly low cost of living and a lack of great jobs for people without specialized education, but my first year out of college I made about $30K (2008) with an INCREDIBLE benefits package. Since then, I left that world (graphic design for a manufacturer) to work with a very small, and very underfunded non-profit program making significantly less. I have savings, though, and I'm in school to fulfill my requirements to sit for the CPA exam, so I was able to indulge the desire to do some do-gooder stuff while i'm in class.
post #97 of 473
$47K in 2002 @ a NYC DAs office.

Always dreamed of being a prosecutor, so turned down BigLaw at 2 1/2 X the salary. I love my job and have had tremendous success. Still question my decision quite regularly.
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I'm sure these guys love to fly, but I'd really prefer the guy flying the plane I'm in to be paid adequately.

I, obviously, agree 100%. Those salary numbers are all thanks to pilot unions.
post #99 of 473
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What is your alcohol budget? Or does that fall under "entertainment". Probably there are guys here spending $33K/year on shoes... I think the main issue is, is there any negotiation on the starting salary? Or does it mean that if you take this job it automatically means you get 33K. You don't want to leave any money on the table.
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.
post #100 of 473
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^

I know, right? I'm making a list of who is buying the Styleforum crew dinner in January in NYC.

Adds thenanyu.

I'll buy a round of beers.

Not that expensive Belgian stuff though
post #101 of 473
I ask: What's the Poverty Line where the job is?

If salary less than PL, helps to have a kindly parent or two, or aunt/uncle...
post #102 of 473
Graduated recently, working through a temp agency, maybe interviewing for a firm that manages 1 tril. $18 an hour
post #103 of 473
2006 to work at a large accounting firm - $48k with $1.5k sign on bonus for my first year
post #104 of 473
Hard to recall.

2003 - 30 or 40k?
post #105 of 473
Got hired in 2000 for $32,000/year in Finance. Ended up making closer to $40,000 because a lot of overtime was available and I took whatever they let me take.
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