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Your job

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Carl, 3 May 2006.

  1. Carl


    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 3,517

    Hey there,

    Just out of general interest...

    What's your job?

    Are you happy with your job, is it temporary, what job/career do you aim for?

    How much do you earn? (Personal)


  2. amx


    Joined: 2 Dec 2005

    Posts: 815

    Adjudicator at the financial ombudsman service

    It's pretty good, I quite enjoy coming to work but i'll only stay for 3 or 4 years.

    I want to train as a driving instructor.

    The salary isn't enough :p
  3. Morba


    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    surely this is asked more than often enough!
  4. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,632

    But its always good it gives you a feel for the market and whats about. Where you work is a good one due to regional diffrences

    Network rail - track maintanace.
    Very happy but depending how it pans out I might have to leave, due to the rubbish pay.
    Pay £16,400 basic(thats including this years pay rise which hasn't come though yet) + up2 £1200bonus

    Track maintance is a fancy work for shovel technician, which is a fancy word for using a shovel LOL. Hopfully Once I get my lookout and a few other tickets, I want to transfer to ultrasonics or S&T where hopfully I could actually do some technical stuff and use my brain. Also hoping I might get sponsord to do the railway degree, but be a while before I find out.
    Last edited: 3 May 2006
  5. dirtydog


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 47,396

    Location: Essex

    Yep I seem to remember a similar thread recently.
  6. The_KiD


    Joined: 19 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,333

    Location: West Yorkshire

    IT manager

    Am I happy with it? depends what day you ask me. Am in a great position, answering only to the MD, company is going from strength to strength, but money isnt what it should be and there is no investment in the staff.

    Am looking to branch out on my own as I truly believe to get anywhere in this life you must be your own boss.
  7. Sequoia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,948

    Job - Company owner/director, consultant, property developer and investor.

    Happy - yes, but semi-retired.

    Aim - full retirement, when I feel ready

    Earning - enough for my needs.
  8. SexyBetty


    Joined: 10 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,427

    Job - Credit Controller

    Happy - Yes, now Financial Year is finally over :D

    Aim - No idea, was marketing, then photograhpy, now who knows?

    Earning - Enough to get by on
  9. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 5 Jun 2003

    Posts: 87,780

    Location: Falling...

    Senior Electronics Engineer for a company specialising in setting up telecomms/satcomms/datacomms/IT/network/entertainment systems/electronic systems on luxury superyachts (35-130m).

    Full time employee. Happy? A bit fed up with the travel, and I don't see myself "going anywhere". Am currently starting a hunt for a new job - whether or not in the same career I don't know, I don't feel techy/geeky enough to be a technical person anymore - I prefer getting the junior engineers to do the work for me and getting things done rather than getting my hands dirty :o

    I am happy with the choice of doing this job though - it's different, has it's good moments and certainly has got a "wow" factor with some of the locations, yachts and wealth involved in this industry - it's a very niche and privileged market that not even 0.5% of the world's population will ever know about or ever get to experience.

    Earnings? Well enough to make ends meet and to go on holidays and buy my "toys". Not enough for me not to worry about being careful with my money.
  10. Burbleflop


    Joined: 7 May 2003

    Posts: 4,247

    Location: Away from here

    IT Director for a pan European distributor of electronic components, fibre optics, lasers and that sort of crap.

    Full time (and then some!) and happy enough at the moment. Once I stop having to do so much travelling I'll be even happier.

    I earn > £50K and < £80K
  11. tenchi-fan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,011

    Location: Ireland

    Accounts Assistant,
    No, Permanent but leaving on Friday, No clue,
    Industry avg but still not enough for the hassle!
  12. Superdude


    Joined: 8 Mar 2005

    Posts: 767

    Location: Cardiff

    I'm a "******* lazy, no-good student who needs to get a real job" according to one of the bar regulars where I work when i'm not at uni.

    Shame I held a big enough position to not only get him barred for a month but also earn extra money for creating their website, somthing no other person in that place had a clue about doing.

  13. Superdude


    Joined: 8 Mar 2005

    Posts: 767

    Location: Cardiff

    Get a job working at a Public school as the IT techy. A friend of mine said it's the best thing that ever happened to him. Noone else has a clue about IT so noone can question him and the pay is good too.
  14. Arcade Fire


    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 5,426

    Location: Cambridge

    Job? Student, just completing my masters in applied mathematics.

    Happy? Yes, definitely, I love the course - though exam time is near so the work is piling on.

    Aims? To get a research placement and get a PhD - and then who knows?

    Earning? I think that £12,500 is the going rate for PhD students. Not much, but I'm very low maintenance.
  15. Libs


    Joined: 10 Aug 2005

    Posts: 152

    Job: Technical sales representative

    Happy: Yes, some aspects I love, get to travel and stay in many hotels and have nice dinners and lunches. Sometimes being in the office can be slow, like today :o

    Money: Is very good for the work load. I have limited stress at the moment and live very close to where i work so no travel expenses
  16. Bennah


    Joined: 1 Jul 2004

    Posts: 7,223

    Location: Sunny Manchester

    Job? Currently unemployed :D

    Happy? Yes I am. Life is good atm. Moving forward on the career side of things.

    Aims? Become a Computer Technical Engineer at a leading manufacturer of Industrial pumps. Left my job for the last year to get into an apprenticeship. Dad has been working there for the last 20 years. They treat you well. I hope I pass the selection tests and get in :)

    Earnings? Start off £13,400 per year (first year) Somewhere around £18,000 once fully trained. Yearly bonus's and pay increase's after that.

    Hopefully this would be for the rest of my life. Get into this industry and never leave, unless Im not happy with it all or family things make me change.
  17. Snow-Munki


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,059

    Location: At home

    Job - IT Technician, general monkey boy for anything which uses power

    Happy - so-so, good experience

    Earning - not enough tbh
  18. jezsoup


    Joined: 9 Jun 2004

    Posts: 3,024

    Location: Bradford

  19. Bar


    Joined: 9 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,555


    Business Architect/Enterprise Architect/Senior Change Analyst/Design Authority (Basically doing a lot of jobs under the one role as the company I work for do not actually know what to do) within the Public Sector.

    Do I enjoy it:

    Yes I do, its a very stimulating job and is constantly changing under my direction. It is very challenging though and some additional training would be nice.


    £30k at the moment, progression plan to £36k but hoping for a new job at £40k.
  20. Mat


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,928

    Student IT support officer, Cambridge Uni. college.

    Enjoying it? Its ok at the moment.
    Athmosphere? Relaxed
    Surroundings? Cant be beaten :D
    Salary? > £20k < £30k