Originally Posted by PiperInAlberta
I graduated from university and can't afford Canada Goose.
I know a few mechanics pulling in $80 000 right out of college at 20-21 years old, whereas my university friends are living at home....working at a Frito Lay packing plant....still working at a bar....
Wait until you hit the real world, an undergrad degree doesn't mean shit these days. I'd start saving instead of blowing your cash on designer clothes (unless, as I suspect, daddy is paying the bills for blowies whenever you come home to visit).
This is true. A mate of mine is a truck driver earning 90K (NZD). Probably about 60K US, but 90K here is pretty damn high.
The only people who get paid well straight out of uni here are engineers, and even then it's not that great. Doctors do well but they have a fuckoff student loan and work ridiculous hours. Nurses earn shit all even though there's not enough of them.
A science or arts degree is pretty much a joke until you've got your masters. E.g. Kent Money and his neuroscience degree. It'll get you a job being someone's lab bitch or running the management side of things, basically a skilled labourer. he's not complaining either, that's what you get until you have experience or have postgrad.
At least that's as far as i know.