Post # 212
I can’t remember if I posted in here? I’ll post again. Just started a new job as a receptionist, making $10/hr, no benefits. I’m actually through a staffing agency and was supposed to be filling in for their regular girl (who no call, no showed two days in a row), but she ended up calling last night and quitting (or something like that). I’m hoping this means that, if they really do like me (as they seem to), they’ll hire me in and I’ll make more + they have good benefits.
Not my ideal job, considering I have two degrees, but whatever.
Post # 213
I recently turned 23 and I’m making about 23K a year as a PhD student (in Northern CA). Fiance is also 23 and in a PhD program but making a few thousand more since he is in the Engineering department (which is better funded). Honestly, it’s not too bad…getting paid to go to school and teach (which I really enjoy). No complaints here, especially since this is the first time I’ve had a paying “job” :p.
Post # 214
@Gemstone: me too, only I’m 26
Post # 215
@MaiFuture: I’m in the same boat as you. Fortunately an urban district by me pays the subs $100 a day so I get by with that. But I’ll bet you’re as discouraged as I am 🙁 Art teachers are a dime a dozen and I’m too poor to get a masters in something else. I want to save up some money before I get another certification but it is definitely depressing at times.
Post # 216
@shybee28: Congrats! That must feel like such an accomplishment to finally be a physician! 😀
Post # 217
I’m 24 and I make $43K as an accountant (private sector = way less hours, but also less starting pay than public accounting 🙂
I’m hoping to get my CPA license and find a more senior level (read: better paying) job some time in the next few years.
DH is a teller at a credit union and makes about $11/hour. Overall we do OK.
Post # 218
Before taxes, I’m making around $20k/yr as an LPN. However, I’m still fulltime in nursing school and so I’m only working part-time and I’m completely debt free. The Fiance makes around $17k/yr fulltime working in assembly. Once I graduate, he plans to go back to school for engineering. I’m dreading the loans he’ll have to take out!
ETA: I’m 22.
Post # 219
I’m 25 and I get paid approx $40,000 a year for doing BUGGER ALL.
Hahaha, I’m an Office Manager and I started out 2 and a half years ago on $22,000 but my salary just keeps on getting bumped up.
I’m a glorified secretary, but I obviously do pretty damn well because my company does everything in their power to keep me. Which is very handy!
I would like to do something more interesting (like events planning) but the pay just doesn’t compete. Especially not if I want to have kids in the next couple of years – I’m better off just staying where I am and getting great maternity cover when I need to!
Post # 220
I’m a traveling X-ray tech in pittsburgh, lets see..about $33k/yr to start, but I get pd. $175.00 bonuses to take x-rays after 6pm and a .25 raise after 4pm, and 18.00 a hour if I do weekends. Base of $16/hr. Complicated stuff. Beats the pants off of x-raying in the hospital. They were only paying me a dollar more per hour to do SO much more and deal with bratty surgeons.
Post # 221
I’m an attorney in NYC making $50k and I am 3 years out of law school and 28 y/o. I am working in public interest, so salaries are expected to be less, but I also work for the lowest paid public interest office of my kind in the city. People in my position should be making closer to $60-65k.
Post # 222
@shybee28: Congrats on becoming a physician! If it makes you feel any better, my student loans are about $170k (so not as much as yours..) but I make less than 1/3rd ($50k). Yes.. student loans really are daunting to pay back!
Post # 223
I’m 23, still a student, making ~$15k – I’ll graduate at the end of next year and I have an offer for a ~$110k grad job. My Fiance is 26 and makes ~$75k.
We’re Australian, so I think wages (and costs of having a wedding!) are much higher here than in the States.
Post # 224
I’m 25 and still a student, so I’m only working part time. I hate working more than 30 hours a week when im in school because I don’t feel dedicated to my school work. I’m a server/waitress and I make about $30K a year. I can’t wait til I graduate school, yuck.
Post # 225
38 bees that make six figures in their 20’s?!? How is that even possible?
Post # 226
28 living in FL making just shy of 60k. I started this (government) job at the beginning of the year after there was an across the board 7% salary cut. That DEFINITELY lowered my starting salary, but I was previously working as a contractor so this is still a raise and now I finally have benefits. I get 25 days vacation, plus paid holidays (including my birthday) and 3 paid personal days a year. Not a bad deal considering that FL has no state tax and is generally less expensive than further north, but I am still underpaid with these 2 degrees I have