How much $$$ do you make?
Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:39 PM
I did have a quarter-life crisis a couple of years ago and I actually considered being a wedding planner! I'm very organized and obviously good at budgeting so I thought I would be a good fit...but I started watching some wedding programs on TV and I realized that if I was working with a bride who was picking ugly stuff, I wouldn't be able to shut my mouth and not say anything...so there goes that dream!
It doesn't help that my FI LOVES his job, and I'm totally jealous of that. It's inspiring but really hard to find.
Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:48 PM
Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:25 AM
I work as a Sr. Program Manager for an Educational Assessment Company. for those in the school system, or with kids in the public school system, the company i work for creates the end of year tests that the students take (like the EQAO, MCAS, TAKS, NJ ASK etc). My job handles all components of these contracts, reporting, distributing, content, statistical analysis etc. I am not an expert in these fields, but I oversee the entire project. I make double what my FI does..but fortunately that has not caused any issues...yet! He doesn't seem to mind it. He is very smart with his money, and is not a spender - whereas I am definitely a SPENDER and not so good with his money - so after i pay off my cc's each month, he actually does better than me - ha ha. I've learned that it doesn't matter how much you make, it really matters how much you spend
PS Kudos to the girl who makes $25,000/year and is able to save, max out her IRA etc - THAT IS IMPRESSIVE!!!! Way to go.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:00 AM
Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:16 AM
| Originally Posted by LC_Rachel |
I'm an Executive Admin Assistant for a casino director. I make $40,000 a year which isn't too bad considering my day to day duties are helping the boss problem solve the tough decsions like "how do I get a squashed bug off my computer screen?" No joke. I had to fix that one yesterday because it got squished behind the privacy screen and she thought it was actually stuck IN the monitor. She even called our IT dept for help until I stepped in and solved the big problem.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:17 AM
I've only been in my position since March so it's hard to tell, but this is the slow season and I am bringing home just over $3000 month. It appears that if that is the low-end .. then during the busy season (Sept-Jan) I will at least double that ... and continuously work to grow my territory sales.
The guys who have been in the business for many more years than me, and as such have more experience and wine knowledge, make 6-figures and earn lots of the incentive trips and bonuses ... which I also count as 'salary' since it's part of the perks of the job. I already went to Napa and Sonoma for 'training' and to me, that is all part of the 'benefits' package, you know?
I always look at jobs not only in terms of paychecks, but the 'total compensation plan', which includes benefits, perks, bonuses, expenses, etc...
Posted 08 October 2008 - 11:11 PM
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:46 AM
Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:30 AM
I am a chartered accountant in a small but growing rapidly, public accounting firm. I have a contract to be partner in 4 years, so by the time I am 30! I just got really lucky finding this firm and working with the people I do. I make 6 figures, but as mentioned taxes in Canada are quite high. I am also doing the CPA designation, and typically the more qualifications an accountant gets, the more their billing rate increases, so hopefully they will give me a raise!
I have to say though that teachers are waaaaaaaaaay underpaid. I know they get summers off, but for the other 10 months they put up with so much. And it is pretty much one of the most important jobs!! I know I don't have it in me to do that job.
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