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What was your starting salary (approx.)?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Connemara, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    My salary was so ridiculously unwarranted at 17 that I got myself into trouble. One reason why I have a teen graduating this month and I'm only 36 now. Some of you need to be grateful for what you've got and if anything, I would suggest not going into [too much] debt too early. I gotted where Im iz on a GED with felonies. [​IMG]
     
  2. forex

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    My salary was so ridiculously unwarranted at 17 that I got myself into trouble. One reason why I have a teen graduating this month and I'm only 36 now.

    Some of you need to be grateful for what you've got and if anything, I would suggest not going into [too much] debt too early. I gotted where Im iz on a GED with felonies. [​IMG]


    WTF is this? You have a GED and a felony?
     
  3. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    I always wondered what it'd be like to have super-young parents; I think it would be kind of cool.
     
  4. archetypal_yuppie

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    There's always subtle undertones of haughtiness when these types of things are discussed; it seems bankers like yourself are so arrogant in dismissing other people and all under the guise of 'ignorance'. You're not fooling anyone; petty insults doesn't constitute an argument.

    Ahh, refreshing. More generalities and blanket statements, with some incorrect assumptions based on nothing mixed in. Guess what, I'm not a banker. Had you known that, would you have called me haughty and arrogant? I wonder if there is bias involved.

    Fooling anyone into what?

    Petty insult? No. I've just gathered from your rants that you have a certain perception that is not tied to reality, and I'm calling you on it.
     
  5. yjeezle

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    57k +3 at a good consulting firm in 06 -- back in school now moving and starting at a top 3 consulting firm soon (hooray!!)

    Turned down banking offers (where i summer interned) - that industry has some of the worse abuse and hours out there...they deserve thier pay and can keep it (PS - 100k post bonus 1st year analyst are very common - though the $$ fluctuates with the market)


    mentor me.
     
  6. NORE

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    WTF is this? You have a GED and a felony?

    Yup, son. I went to Norman Thomas HS on Park Ave from 89-93 and only needed 3 credits to graduate. They were gym credits. You had to wear the school gym uniforms & I made my own (picture a t-shirt with the Superman 'S' but instead of the S I had a 'B'. It was black and fuchsia) I met my HS sweetheart in that class. I was the man. Son.

    Anyway, no summer or night school for me. I had to work full time to pay rent (got kicked out of home early and had my first crib at 17) and support a pregnant Senior.

    Those trips to planned parenthood sucked. WTF?? This wasn't planned. A nicka got trapped. Oh well, I love my son. Both my sons. I'm still the man.

    What now, son? I have people old enough to be my parents reporting to me now. Yalls dudes need to live. Then make things right wit God. Cuz the end is nigh.
     
  7. Dashaansafin

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    Ahh, refreshing. More generalities and blanket statements, with some incorrect assumptions based on nothing mixed in. Guess what, I'm not a banker. Had you known that, would you have called me haughty and arrogant? I wonder if there is bias involved.

    Fooling anyone into what?

    Petty insult? No. I've just gathered from your rants that you have a certain perception that is not tied to reality, and I'm calling you on it.


    This guy doesnt have a leg to stand on. All he's doing is overgeneralizing, assuming, and not doing any research and regurgitating some shit he heard elsewhere.
     
  8. ShaneB

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    Ahh, refreshing. More generalities and blanket statements, with some incorrect assumptions based on nothing mixed in. Guess what, I'm not a banker. Had you known that, would you have called me haughty and arrogant? I wonder if there is bias involved. Fooling anyone into what? Petty insult? No. I've just gathered from your rants that you have a certain perception that is not tied to reality, and I'm calling you on it.
    Most definitely because you exhibit haughty and arrogant qualities mixed in with a bit of verbiage. This isn't a discussion on the financial crisis; needless to say, it seems that making an off-the-cuff remark about ones displeasure of this particular industry (rightly so, I believe) seems to kindle the most invective reactions from some individuals (bankers or not). As I said before, many people have expressed similar views and when I say 'you're not fooling anyone' I mean that blanket dismissals of views as 'not tied to reality' simply won't do.
    This guy doesnt have a leg to stand on. All he's doing is overgeneralizing, assuming, and not doing any research and regurgitating some shit he heard elsewhere.
    Anyone who makes any comments on this subject - and these are generalisations: I'm not writing an essay - is based on 'regurgitated knowledge' - what else could it be? But suffice to say, my views, and knowledge thereof, is gleamed from reputable sources - but tell me exactly, what 'knowledge' have I presented that is egregiously wrong? I haven't presented anything whatsoever - the only thing that seems to be the case is that you've got all emotional because I said I was 'unimpressed with the banking industry'. Cry me a river and grow up.
     
  9. mintyfresh

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    What do you do ShaneB and what was your starting salary (approx.)?
     
  10. Dashaansafin

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    Again, saying a ton of nothing and hiding the fact you didnt even know what an investment banker does.


    Pray tell, what is your profession?
     
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    $18,900 in 1978. Software egineer, avionics.
     
  13. ShaneB

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    ...............................
     
  14. Onlyoneoklahoma

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    $57k working for a software company in Oklahoma City.
     
  15. ShaneB

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    Again, saying a ton of nothing and hiding the fact you didnt even know what an investment banker does.


    Pray tell, what is your profession?


    I'm not saying, nor have I ever said, anything of detail on the financial crisis.

    I know what an investment banker does, thanks.
     
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    So, on topic, my first full-time salary was under $10K. I don't remember exactly what it was, but I think it was $600 something a month. In 1989 E1's* in the Army were not exactly paid well. This was before college.

    In the early 1990's I did sales on commission (a few industries) and was usually in the $25-30K range (not bad money in 1992 or 1993 when living at home and without a college degree or any real skills).

    My first teaching job was $36K/yr (2006).

    *E1= Private, E1 is the pay grade, private is the rank.
     
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  18. NameBack

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    $24k, on a GED in 2008 working for Obama. Field organizers/junior database managers don't get paid too well on campaigns.

    Then I moved to the AFL-CIO and started getting that union money. Sigh. I miss that.

    Also :cheers: NORE for not graduating high school.
     
  19. NORE

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    :slayer:
     
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