#1
I did a quick search but couldn't find anything. If there is a thread on this, just shout abuse at me and I'll delete.

Where do you work and did you go to uni? Also wondering what peoples hourly rates are.

I may be getting kicked off my college course with 3 months to go, so I'm wondering how many people have got jobs in their chosen uni path as I know a ton of people who finished their degree and but didn't get a job out of it..

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#2
Senior assistant at a movie theater, went to BCTC and UK. Haven't gotten degree yet.


edit: Hell i'm going for a degree in business management, which doesn't really mean shit. It'd just look good for when/if i apply to become a General Manager at another theater.
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#4
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There probably isn't, but can I do that anyways. It sounds just too fun.
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#5
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There probably isn't, but can I do that anyways. It sounds just too fun.
Pleeease?



Maybe tomorrow.


Anywhoo I work part time as a sales advisor for Maplin.
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#6
Working at the university pub. Getting a degree in molecular biology. Hopefully going to get a summer job at a commercial analytical chem lab.
#7
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Working at the university pub. Getting a degree in molecular biology. Hopefully going to get a summer job at a commercial analytical chem lab.


Woah thats crazy. What sort of pay would that be? I can imagine it will be quite high
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#9
Software development test engineer, $17.50/hour, currently in second year of electronics engineering.
#10
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Woah thats crazy. What sort of pay would that be? I can imagine it will be quite high

I'm not sure. Don't plan on asking until they confirm that I'm hired. But I don't think it will be that high.
#11
Sales staff in currys, 16 hours a week £6.20 an hour, halfway through a degree in civil engineering degree

Friend from school finished a law degree last year, he worked in currys part time too, now hes got his degree and is still in currys, but does sales for samsung at the weekend getting £10 an hour
#12
I just got $400 for 3 days work, I was the lowliest employee but the highest paid, I started work at 5:30 am and finished at 10pm for 3 days in a row, my job was to lift heavy things and be 6 foot tall.
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#13
i work at mcdonalds, never made it to a university. went to junior college and it was sad. it was high school part 2. i gave up and never wet back to school. but i study on my own every now and then on khan acadamy and read my textbooks to stay up to date on my brain power. $8 an hour, about 20 hours a week. thats my life breh, cant afford school so 9 months at mcdonalds for a 1000 dollar scholarship is my only option
#14
I went to university studying Music Tech. I am currently volunteer tutoring but am trying desperately to find a job to make some money so that i can either move out or learn to drive, then maybe take a PGCE. Kind of frustrating that i spent the money to go to university and am finding it impossible to get a job, whilst my friends who didn't bother with uni either have stable careers, or at least something to bring in money.
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#15
Mechanical Engineering, undergrad and masters. Always have a job and make enough to buy lots of guitars.
#16
I'm currently an overnight (10 PM - ~4:30 AM) delivery driver at the Jimmy John's at my uni (which I'm currently going to). I make $7.50/hour without tips, which are about $40-$60 a day on average.

It's a pretty good gig for a college student. ~$400 paychecks while making about $200 a week in tips is pretty nice and usually leaves me with quite a bit of spending money (even after taking out $80 or less a week on gas). The only hard time is balancing classes in the day, work at night, recording my album, a social life, and workout time. I usually end up with about 4-6 hours of sleep a day, if I'm lucky And that's if I don't hang out with people!

But I love it. If I wasn't so busy I would end up wasting time away doing nothing, including homework.
#17
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I went to university studying Music Tech. I am currently volunteer tutoring but am trying desperately to find a job to make some money so that i can either move out or learn to drive, then maybe take a PGCE. Kind of frustrating that i spent the money to go to university and am finding it impossible to get a job, whilst my friends who didn't bother with uni either have stable careers, or at least something to bring in money.


This is exactly what I'm worried about. You have the same plan as me. I was going to do a music tech course at uni and then take a pgce...hmm.
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#18
Went to uni, got a law degree. Now I write contracts for the pharmaceutical industry. Pays well, pretty stable and they're more than happy to fund me studying more.

The most difficult part of finding work is getting your foot on the ladder. Once you have experience it is much easier.
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#19
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Went to uni, got a law degree. Now I write contracts for the pharmaceutical industry. Pays well, pretty stable and they're more than happy to fund me studying more.

The most difficult part of finding work is getting your foot on the ladder. Once you have experience it is much easier.


Nice.. One of the only success stories I've heard..
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#20
Retail management. I've helped open 2 stores in the last year, 1 of which I was a part of the management team. I'm a furniture department manager right now, making $10/hr. Full time with benefits, haven't gone to uni.
#21
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Retail management. I've helped open 2 stores in the last year, 1 of which I was a part of the management team. I'm a furniture department manager right now, making $10/hr. Full time with benefits, haven't gone to uni.



Nice.
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#22
Was working on an electrical engineering degree and decided I had no desire to do that. Now the military pays me to take jet engines apart and put them back together.
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#23
i used to flip houses for people. drywalling, tiling, painting and all that. but it wasnt steady. so now i work for walmart. 11.40 an hr. nightshift stocker. full time, benefits. pay off my car by next march then finally see about going to college...
#24
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Kind of frustrating that i spent the money to go to university and am finding it impossible to get a job, whilst my friends who didn't bother with uni either have stable careers, or at least something to bring in money.

I have neither
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Retail management. I've helped open 2 stores in the last year, 1 of which I was a part of the management team. I'm a furniture department manager right now, making $10/hr. Full time with benefits, haven't gone to uni.

How long have you been working in retail?
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#25
very airline, big and small, needs administrative support staff to keep the office running smoothly. These positions include secretaries, data entry workers, receptionists,communications and PR specialists, and those who work in the human resources department who handle or oversee the hiring, labor relations issues, training, and termination of employees
#26
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This is exactly what I'm worried about. You have the same plan as me. I was going to do a music tech course at uni and then take a pgce...hmm.


Well my first mistake was waiting until after i finish my degree to properly concentrate on job hunting. If i started applying for jobs every day like i do now about a month or so before my contract on my house was up, i might have got a job around the town that i lived and managed to continue living there.
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#27
B.S. in psych, double major in pre-law philosophy right now. Working in my school's administration for $14 an hour. Applying to grad schools.
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#28
UK here.
I went to Brighton Uni, read Geology.
Now work for an offshore oil service company as a Logging Geo. Lowest of the low on the rig, but the career path is pretty good from it.

Pay, I get a base salary, which you can just about live on, and then a day rate for every day I'm offshore. So, it works out alright, and rapidly gets better over the next few years.


Frustrating thing in the UK is that if you have no qualifications (or just A levels, equivalent to High School for you Americans), you're competing for low wage, unskilled jobs with every other dropout going. Bloody hard to find a job that way.

But, if you get a degree, you find you're overqualified for the unskilled jobs, but you have no experience, or you're underqualified for most jobs in industry.

It's a bit of a catch 22 - haven't got enough experience to get a job, but without a job, you can't get the experience needed.

And, of course, it's made harder by there being so many bloody useless degrees going.
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#29
Work on golf course maintenance crew at my uni course. It's actually a pretty sweet job. Don't do much and get paid a good amount, plus I can work pretty much any day I want/can. I'm a 3rd year chemistry major, so hopefully this bullshit pays off and I can get a real job. But I don't want to go to grad school, so idk. Life is hard.
#30
Not got a job atm, but I've got an interview for a month long work experience in about 40 minutes time.
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#31
Hey, I just wanted to add an auxiliary question aimed at the UK UGers:

Hey, I'm trying to find work, and I'm just stumped for everything. The jobs I call almost never call me back, and when they do, it's to answer my voicemail with "That vacancy's filled already". What's the easiest way to find a job? It seemed easy at first, a ton of things came in, but those appointments started to overlap with the classes I was taking to increase my employability. So I had to drop a lot of them, which I'm regretful for. I'm just wondering: what is the easiest type of job to actually land?

Sorry if I derail, don't mean to.
#32
Quote by Chris3235
I did a quick search but couldn't find anything. If there is a thread on this, just shout abuse at me and I'll delete.

Where do you work and did you go to uni? Also wondering what peoples hourly rates are.

I may be getting kicked off my college course with 3 months to go, so I'm wondering how many people have got jobs in their chosen uni path as I know a ton of people who finished their degree and but didn't get a job out of it..



Grad scheme within a big company. went uni, got a 2:1. i would recommend uni to anybody. not only is it the best time of your life, but a degree in anything helps big time for any job.
Originally posted by Diminishedfaith

6. Lied? Would I?
10. Done LSD? who's she?
17. Cheated on someone? it was an accident, i didnt remember i had the gameshark on.....
41. Been called a *****?yes, they rate me 5 stars...
46. Kissed someone in a moving vehicle?no, i dont have insurance
#33
Start working at an icecream shop on Friday
selling frozen milk to paki gangstaz
pretty excited
starting wage of £4p/h cash in hand
****ing pakis

start my degree in sept
gonna have to spend a gratuitous amount of hours scouring the lands for an hourly wage once more
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#34
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Hey, I just wanted to add an auxiliary question aimed at the UK UGers:

Hey, I'm trying to find work, and I'm just stumped for everything. The jobs I call almost never call me back, and when they do, it's to answer my voicemail with "That vacancy's filled already". What's the easiest way to find a job? It seemed easy at first, a ton of things came in, but those appointments started to overlap with the classes I was taking to increase my employability. So I had to drop a lot of them, which I'm regretful for. I'm just wondering: what is the easiest type of job to actually land?

Sorry if I derail, don't mean to.


hope i dont offend anyone by saying this, but supermarkets i found easy enough. shop floor and stocking up can be done with flexible hours (night shifts too)
Originally posted by Diminishedfaith

6. Lied? Would I?
10. Done LSD? who's she?
17. Cheated on someone? it was an accident, i didnt remember i had the gameshark on.....
41. Been called a *****?yes, they rate me 5 stars...
46. Kissed someone in a moving vehicle?no, i dont have insurance
#35
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hope i dont offend anyone by saying this, but supermarkets i found easy enough. shop floor and stocking up can be done with flexible hours (night shifts too)


Just went for an interview at Wilkinsons, on the way out I asked the guy what it was like working there, and he replied with '****in' piss easy,' so you might be right there.
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#36
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hope i dont offend anyone by saying this, but supermarkets i found easy enough. shop floor and stocking up can be done with flexible hours (night shifts too)


Not looking for an 'easy' job. I'm just looking at a job that is 'easy' to actually get. Like, for a guy without any type of GCSE to speak of (AHHHHHH!) I'd think I'd go to a cleaner operative job before a bricklayer (damn CSCS).
#37
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Not looking for an 'easy' job. I'm just looking at a job that is 'easy' to actually get. Like, for a guy without any type of GCSE to speak of (AHHHHHH!) I'd think I'd go to a cleaner operative job before a bricklayer (damn CSCS).


its both, i got a job at coop before i had done my gcses, and then tesco when i was 18 (although tesco took over the coop).

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Just went for an interview at Wilkinsons, on the way out I asked the guy what it was like working there, and he replied with '****in' piss easy,' so you might be right there.


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Originally posted by Diminishedfaith

6. Lied? Would I?
10. Done LSD? who's she?
17. Cheated on someone? it was an accident, i didnt remember i had the gameshark on.....
41. Been called a *****?yes, they rate me 5 stars...
46. Kissed someone in a moving vehicle?no, i dont have insurance
#38
I went to uni and got a 1st in Computer Science. Skillz!

I'm now a software consultant.
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#39
Hmm.. More successful uni stories emerging now. Maybe I should of made a poll..
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Snatch is such a crude term - Use a better one like axe-wound or cave-opening.

Gear:
Ibanez ART300
Roland Cube 20X


I make trip-hop
https://soundcloud.com/chris-thomas-214
^ Check it out
#40
I am a certified emt but i work with dogs. its fun dough. and most other emts i have met through class, clinicals, and volunteering are huge tools anyway. emt certification isnt that hard to obtain but you wouldnt know that by talking to some of those guys haha

edit: Get a job at a doggy day care. Its super fun and real easy.

no uni here. have you ever heard of that place called uti. haha thats hilarious. like urinary tract infection or ugly terrible infection hahaha
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