10-03-2012, 10:10 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2004
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The sudden realisation I'm better off financially as a student..
Just been doing some sums ...
I'm in my final year of uni, graduating in June... I've been looking around for jobs for when I graduate, as my daughter lives here and I have a mortgaged flat I'm hoping to stay where I am...
Locally there isn't many decent salaried jobs in my field and I've worked out that commuting would end up more of an expense than the extra income and moving would mean selling my flat and finding a new one and probably end up with a bigger mortgage and having to be a greater distance from my daughter
I have an interview next week for a local company which has a good reputation and would be ideal to get my foot in the door of the industry and its something I would be really happy with and am really happy to have been offered an interview
I've worked out that if I get offered the minimum starting wage the company offer... I'll be £575 worse off a month! If I get the maximum starting wage (very unlikely) I'm going to be £285 worse off...
I was hoping to have my second bedroom for my daughter - currently she has a room at my parents and a fellow student is renting it out.. It looks like I'm going to have to find a new flatmate when he goes, and still be worse off than I am as a student..
I'm gutted - I went to uni to better myself, get myself in a better position career wise and to provide a better future for my daughter....
Okay it may come in time as I gain experience payrises etc but I was looking forward to starting a new career doing something I wanted to do and not actually living payday to payday....
I can see the skyline getting mothballed .. getting a bike and living like the stereotypical student for the next few years at this rate.. pot noodle anyone?
(and yeah I realise I'm being a whingey bitch and I could be in a lot worse a position before anyone points it out)
Last edited by kenny278; 10-03-2012 at 10:17 PM.