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    Around here, private IT, unless you are very high up, doesn't pay a lot more than education, and sometimes less. I have been looking as I would really like to get away from education and be able to take holidays when I like, but there has been nothing really worth going for

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Around here, private IT, unless you are very high up, doesn't pay a lot more than education, and sometimes less. I have been looking as I would really like to get away from education and be able to take holidays when I like, but there has been nothing really worth going for
    You didn't fancy the job in Poole then?

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    @witch same here where I am. Loads of jobs but all minimum wage!! I am desperate to get out of education. Fed up being shafted big time
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryMonkey View Post
    You didn't fancy the job in Poole then?
    Which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Ben View Post
    I've recently made a step away from education to the local authority team, and won't ever look back. I've spent 11 years in schools, starting out as a tech and ending as a network manager, going from 13k to 26k whilst learning as much as I can.

    At some point though, I had to admit to myself that 26k is not enough to raise a family in the way that I want, or for the responsibility as a network manager, and this was compounded by those in similar positions earning more.

    The new job is 33k (to 36k), and is fantastic - I have time to concentrate on projects that I've never had before. Whilst it's not 'private' sector we compete with other companies, so as close as I could get whilst keeping my final salary pension!
    This is exactly my point of what i had in mind also. 14K is enough for a young lad, but not at 33 and want to start a family it is just plain not enough, and also having to travel 40miles return to work each day, 220miles a week, cost a bit on fuel, plus clocking up the mileage on the car, and expensive wear & tear on the car, getting a job much closer to home is quite hard, it is just too competitive.

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    I bring home around 12k a year! It annoys me this works out to be just under £8 per hour. My girlfriend just got a new job at Aldi stacking shelves and earns £8.10 an hour, she doesn't have any qualifications yet and it's a part time job though they have asked her to go full time after college WTF!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Around here, private IT, unless you are very high up, doesn't pay a lot more than education, and sometimes less. I have been looking as I would really like to get away from education and be able to take holidays when I like, but there has been nothing really worth going for
    I totally agree, i once applied for an administrator job at a new extended shopping centre, the pay wasn't that great either but definately more than what i get now, and you are a 1 man army, having to look after IT in the whole shopping centre, and the skills that are required. I did get through to second round at the interview, but didn't get the job. First round was a written/multiple choice test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    I bring home around 12k a year! It annoys me this works out to be just under £8 per hour. My girlfriend just got a new job at Aldi stacking shelves and earns £8.10 an hour, she doesn't have any qualifications yet and it's a part time job though they have asked her to go full time after college WTF!!!!
    I know exactly what you mean i take home 12K after tax. My sister is working at boots store, and i think she gets more than me at £9 per hour, makes me want to change jobs desperately, she is working behind at one of the counters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Which one?
    ICT Systems Manager - Poole - £25,727 - £28,127 pro rata

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    I changed from school to private to self employed to private to school. I find the school environment to be far less stressful as there is no money involved if something isn't working. Just children's futures....

    I love it here. Sure I get paid eff all, but at the end of the day, they pay me to not work too. Can't wait for the summer holidays. Totes gonna go snowboarding every week at Chillfactore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    I bring home around 12k a year! It annoys me this works out to be just under £8 per hour. My girlfriend just got a new job at Aldi stacking shelves and earns £8.10 an hour, she doesn't have any qualifications yet and it's a part time job though they have asked her to go full time after college WTF!!!!
    Amazing isnt it
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    Never got that notification - but had seen the job - still in education though

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Never got that notification - but had seen the job - still in education though
    Still not enough for the skills you have and the responsibity of the role. Remember when IT in the whole school goes down, and they can't do registration, lessons, admin work, who will they call and who to blame. The phone will not stop ringing. i reckon in a school £40K for manager, £23K for technie, £30K deputy manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raimon View Post
    i reckon in a school £40K for manager, £23K for technie, £30K deputy manager.
    Haha sounds good to me. But what world do you live in

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Haha sounds good to me. But what world do you live in
    Neverland LMAO



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