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post #91 of 141
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
These are not 9-5 jobs (but then again, what really well paying jobs are?) and you really need to be a self-starter. If you want an eye opener, pull the 990s on any local non-profit with a budget >$10 million and development revenues > $1.2 million or so. You'll find the head development person will being making 110k or more. Get into the big leagues, like say chief development officer for a large university, and you're talking 500k or more. With a big university, they'll have dozens of specialized folks, like say "major gifts, college of medicine," and they'll all be making 120-180k.

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Originally Posted by mr. magoo View Post
Hours and pay depends who you are in the organization, of course.

Re: hours -- my wife was making about $75k for a well-heeled but low-paying private school as the "head" of prospect research. (She was the only prospect researcher.) She worked less than 9-5. Her best friend was making closer to $100k, and she was not working 9-5 either -- part-time now. Their boss was probably pulling in $150k - $200k. She worked longer hours, but not much more than 9-5. Probably 50-60 hour weeks, but that includes a lot of meetings and schmoozing with donors (i.e., socializing with the wealthy). The boss had, of course, a lot more accountability.

Re: self-starting -- not especially. It's a hierarchy so someone will tell you what to do, although of course you must know your job and do it. If you know the profession, then, yes, sometimes you must figure things out on your own, but it's not like being an entrepreneur or trader.

Man, I was just looking over the job listings at the local university, and I came upon a development position. After reading both of your posts, I'm sorely tempted to apply.
post #92 of 141
Usually ~7:30am - 11:30pm Mon - Thurs, until 8pm on Friday and maybe 8hrs total on weekends...so like 80-85?
post #93 of 141
12-16 hours a day, 7 days a week, 6-12 weeks at a time. Got to love the oilfield!
post #94 of 141
Attorney. I usually range between 55-70 hours per week.
post #95 of 141
I work 12-16 hrs a day, 7 days a week, sometimes for 3 or 4 months straight. My weekends are usually 6-8 months though. Work hard, play hard...I completely lost all tolerance for the daily grind in my late 20's.
post #96 of 141
Corporate finance for a Fortune 20, with occasional project management. Probably average 60 hour weeks. It comes in waves - occasionally more, occasionally less, but on the main, average is about 60.
post #97 of 141
I'll work a couple of 80 hour weeks and then go a month at maybe 10 hours a week. Don't mind that at all in the summer when the lakes are so close by.
post #98 of 141
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post
I'll work a couple of 80 hour weeks and then go a month at maybe 10 hours a week.
Don't mind that at all in the summer when the lakes are so close by.

Interesting..What industry are you in?
post #99 of 141
Is this a dick-measuring contest? I'm going to be honest and say: Normally (no hundreds of midterms, finals, or essays to grade) Sunday: 3-4 hours in the evening to prepare Monday: 10am-4pm Tuesday: 2pm-6pm Wednesday: 7am-11am (with some meetings from 2-4 every couple weeks) Thusday: 8am-5pm Friday: 7am-3pm Now, when I AM grading, that's another 10-15 hours a week, and I'll very often work 7am-7pm. I have 600 essays to grade, plus 150 midterms w/ essays, and 150 finals w/ essays each term. So it's maybe 2 weeks without much grading, then 2 weeks on in a gradin bingen and so on.
post #100 of 141
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post #101 of 141
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Interesting..What industry are you in?

Prostitution.
post #102 of 141
product designer / approx 50 hrs a week. more when deadlines loom.
post #103 of 141
Full time business college student working 20 hours a week at a meat specialty shop. Pays about nothing. I get the honor to watch the comic between the uneducated citizen drama among themselves. Sometimes I wonder why I'm even there, but then again, like many have said - it's work for now.
post #104 of 141
Not enough (school)
post #105 of 141
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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post
Full time business college student working 20 hours a week at a meat specialty shop. Pays about nothing. I get the honor to watch the comic between the uneducated citizen drama among themselves. Sometimes I wonder why I'm even there, but then again, like many have said - it's work for now.

You sound like a terrific person
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