A quick Googling shows this:
Average Windows admin salary: $76,000 USD
Average Linux admin salary: $89,000 USD
Maybe $13,000 more every year will sway OP's parents
Fellow UK based career changer here.
The languages you're going to get recommended to you are usually:
A quick check on Indeed shows a significant difference in volume of job postings for each.
I'm not going to get into the technical merits of any particular language as they're all great at something and if you were just doing this for fun you'd try them all.
If you're looking to go from zero to employable I would consider Web Development in some form as the industry to start in. It has the benefit of being both in demand and easily learned right from where you are reading this.
You can get a taste of the whole workflow in a week and that might be worth the time investment.
Quincy Larson's Quora answer here is worth reading too.
this is why ents need to rise up and make it legal so we don't have to put up with abusive drunks and ill informed peoples crap about it. im not bad mouthing your father but this shit is extremely fucked up. you literally are fucked because he doesn't understand what you do. Good luck with job and even more good luck with getting into another school. although ITT Techs really don't give a crap since most of the staff is ents.
good job hunting site BTW
I don't know if that's a good source or not but even if it's close... these guys have to run around and give emergency medical care, deal with junkies and get traumatized for $34-40k/year? Fucksakes. Yeah, they're underpaid.
Depends what your ideal career is: if you're interested in AI, data science or web programming, Python's a better bet. If you prefer things like game development or low-level code, C++ might suit you better, since it's a lot more popular for these purposes.
In terms of job postings, on Indeed, Python is more popular. Obviously that doesn't represent all of the industry, but it's quite interesting to see that Python's taking the lead.
The relative growth graph is also pretty interesting, since it shows that C++ job postings have been in decline constantly since mid-2012, whereas Python jobs are growing more and more.
Anyone who tries to tell you that 'Python isn't used in the industry' or 'Python is a beginner's language only' is almost certainly wrong - although C++ has been around longer, Python's become widely adopted. Some major companies that use Python in their stack include Reddit, Dropbox, Instagram, Google, and more.
Also, you'll probably find that it's a bit easier to learn Python and improve your skills with it, and it should allow you to become a better programmer overall and transition to other languages more easily if you need to.
> What about the thousands and thousands of T1 and T2 suppliers? What about the other related industries, RV's? Delivery trucks? Upfitters?
So much this.
I cringe when I see /r/EngineeringStudents limiting themselves to Boeing, Lockheed, Ford, GM, et al.
Eaton? Honeywell? Rockwell Collins? There is just as much, if not more, R&D and engineering going on at these non 'big-3' suppliers that some students don't even know about.
Edit: Here are a listings of entry level full time jobs within 150 miles of Detroit that you should qualify for.
U.S. government maybe, U.S. corporations are still over there going nuts and continuing/getting new contracts.
>Should the Afghan government sign a security agreement, the U.S. plans to keep between 6,000 and 9,000 American troops in Afghanistan even after the U.S. and NATO's combat mission officially ends late in 2014.
>Beginning in 2015, the remaining troops would train Afghan soldiers and mount operations against any remnants of al-Qaida.
>But they wouldn't be the only ones who stay behind: U.S. troops would almost certainly be outnumbered by civilian contractors.
Thought you were exaggerating.
~$40k a year gross, probably ~32k-35k take home, $2,600 - $2900 a month net. i.e. 55%-60% of net income going towards paying for student loans. (You can deduct that from taxes though, right? Not educated on the tax implications of the situation - I know in Canada, I can)
Edit: A good point, I deduct the interest from my loan repayments in Canada. :)
12 dollar die Stunde. http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Aldi/salaries
Lidl und Aldi legen Wert auf gut geschultes Personal und gut durchstrukturierte Filialen, sodass sie mit wenig Personal auskommen. Dafür bezahlen sie auch besser.
Wal mart beschäftigt lieber eine Horde schlecht bezahltes Personal, oftmals nur minimum wage. Sie sind dabei super ineffizient. Einen preiskrieg gegen Aldi können die ohne eine Umstrukturierung nicht gewinnen.
Not sure why you're getting down voted, seems like an emerging industry that could be pretty lucrative. I found one place on indeed
I mean there's more than 1,000 postings with more than 150 jobs being 6 figure salaries. Not bad.
State: California (mentions being from "cali")
Race: Nordic like (Swedish, Norwegian and finish like.)
Paid bills on 5th march 2011
(1-5 = Ex army?)
Based on weather reports for rain, very much of northern California had rain -
(also mentions where he lives has earthquakes) San Francisco?
(there was also rain there at that time in San Francisco according to weather data)
Taken out life insurance that has been directed to be given to his brother and has plans that are in motion and can't be changed. (suicide that will be made to look like an accident?)
EDIT: One last lead for you guys to finish. As its 5am here and I need sleep. He mentions he works in pneumatic line of work and he might of quit this weekend to be considerate in his own ways. In the job ads here for san fransico in past few days there is an phenomics job offering at an airfield (tie in with para jumps) and an army one, could one of those been his job?
-heres the link: http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Pneumatic&l=San+Francisco+Bay+Area%2C+CA&rbl=San+Francisco%2C+CA&jlid=6cf5e6d389fd6d6b
( a shot in the dark I know, but.)
New job came up today on the site the link directs to for a newly opened position as a phenomics mechanic in San Francisco bay today for Aviation, if anyone from America won't mind phoning them and asking if someone of his description worked there if so then explain the situation. you may well save a life.
The biggest factor for game design budgets is salaries. Rockstar has over 900 employees and an additional eight studios globally. If 900 employees make even just 40k per year, they cost the company 36 million dollars annually.
Hiring, not just a competent, but highly qualified computer programmer and game designer is considerably more expensive than 40k/year. The average salary of a game designer was 79k/year in 2014, or over 71 million dollars annually with those 900 employees.
Rockstar North began to develop Grand Theft Auto V in 2009 and released on the 17th of September 2013. That's three years of development time. A conservative estimate of how much Rockstar paid in just salaries over those three years would be about 200 million dollars. Imagine how gutsy it must be, to sink 200 million dollars into something before it ever hit the shelves. Coincidentally, GTA V by Rockstar's numbers cost 265 million to develop and market. Which if my estimate is even somewhere inside the proper ballpark, would mean 75% of the cost of GTA V was paying people to make it.
Not on supercomputers, not on super high-tech software licensing, not on rendering hyperealistic fronds - they spent it on people. People are why triple A games cost so much to make. Because domestic triple A games are made by American corporations that by definition employ a large amount of people. People are great, because we are them and we like to be paid, but we are by far the number one reason these games are so expensive.
For some reason a lot of recruiters do this.
I just talked to one today that was shocked I cracked her code. The words she used could easily be googled to narrow it down to a single company.
"I didn't put [Company] in the Ad did I?"
"No, but you named the division which you can find on Google"
"I'm sure I didn't put [Company] in the Ad"
"You didn't, but ... eh nevermind".
Cost of living in the valley or Manhattan doesn't scale at all. A quick google showed the average salary of a software engineer in the valley to be 134k. This sounds about right with the research I did when my boss hinted at wanting to move me out to the valley. In most big cities with a decent amount of tech you can easily pull 80-95k if you're moderately skilled. So you're looking at a 50% increase in pay and at least a 200-300% increase in cost of living if you want to keep the same living standards.
What many people don't realize when you start talking about moving out to the valley is that there isn't many different options for housing. With your cities you get a wide range of options. You can slum it downtown with a bunch of roommates for relatively cheap. If you want your own bedroom you can go to the city limits and have your dollar go a bit further. You can go to the edge of where the city starts turning into suburbia and get your own place, or even move into suburbia if you really want space. If you do some research you can find safe options for all those, places to live where a little street smarts is all you need.
Not in the valley. There are no cheap options, or at least cheap options that do not include a 2+ hour commute. So unless you want to spend 2 hours going twenty miles twice a day five days a week be prepared to spend 2k a month on rent for a studio you split with 2 or 3 other people.
You might be getting the name of a degree confused with a job title. They don't always have to be the same. :)
Edit: Sorry, I didn't realize you're just here to argue the 'S'. Carry on, I can't help.
I should change my SN to "IndeedShill", because I love indeed. I think its the hands down best job search aggregate.
Other than leveraging your school's career center and your contacts, the best way to go about doing it is to do a generic entrylevel/junior software development search in your desired area and plug it into indeed. I've created one for the DC area.
No sir, that's a grill. For example you can find job listings for a grill cook but there are no griddle cook jobs because it's called a grill.
I've worked a grill in Baltimore and in Portland OR so I dont think it's a coastal thing at least. Waffle House is southern and they hire grill cooks too.
Unless you're joking and I missed it 😃
If I were you, I would ask for a raise or find an other job.
The average salary for a SQL developper is around 93k$ in Michigan
Don't undervalue yourself OP.
> Anyway... I'm stunned. I'm pretty sure that guy makes easily about 5x what I do, so I'm crying a little on the inside.
So, if you can beat him, join him.
Joking aside. Yes, the first 5 - 6 years of my career was much similar to what you've just described. EXTREMELY annoying to have to spoon feed more senior engineers, while getting fucked about by management for being young. And not getting the $$$ you're worth.
There's only one logical path to take - if there are bad senior network engineers, apply for their jobs.
For real. Teachers too are going to drop what they're doing when they realize their teaching credential is worth little more than minimum.
Are you kidding me?????? Salary: $25,000 - $45,000 a year !!!
Really, Florida sucks so bad sometimes...
Line cooks at the average restaurant in the US? You start at minimum wage with no benefits, and it can be years before you rise above that.
Indeed.com isn't an exact number, but here's what they say for the US median:
Line cook: $24,000
Registered Nurse: $77,000
Here, I fixed it to include C# and C++
Notice how Ruby, Python, and PHP are always below C++ and C#
True and countries have recessions at different times, which is why accounting for purchasing power makes it a much more accurate comparison. In Stockholm, a software developer makes less than a Mississippi wage, pays 30%+ in taxes, then pays Chicago prices
> Some of the leaked emails had headers indicating they were SCI level, aka the 'lol that doesn't exist' level of security.
SCI isn't a higher level of security than Top Secret, and, AFAIK, people who get TS clearances also get SCI clearances since both require a single scope background investigation. Far from being "that doesn't exist" level, the use of SCI is rampant on job listings, and can be read about by curious perusers on Wikipedia.
Further, intent does matter. From 18 U.S. Code § 1924:
> (a) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
The annual cost of incarceration of an inmate is $47k. The average firefighter salary is $32k. And firefighters pay income and property taxes. Your logic should lead you to believe the pressure should be on to have fewer people incarcerated and more as firefighters if this is all a plot by the state to save money.
You need to put quotes around your search otherwise you are getting any job that has communications in the description(read: every job ever).
1: a suggestion -
2: In the U.S. at least, everything after death has to go through the courts unless it was a trust. Even the remainder of her bank account usually has to go through a court to ensure everything is "divided fairly" to avoid legal battles later down the line.
3: Understand that you are not looking for a glorious job, or even a joby you'll want 6 months down the line -- but just a job to pay the bills. With that in mind, leaflet local places with your resume. Use online resources like http://www.indeed.com, and ask all your friends if they know anyone hiring.
4: Since you're in an urban area, it will be easy to find employment.
5: Ensure your landlord understands that you'll make good on payments, but will just need some time to figure out how to pull funds from her account or get a stable job of your own.
Looks like most JR PHP positions in Brooklyn are starting in the $50k area, with about half of them starting at $70k plus. You're being severely underpaid and your company is making a killing off of you.
I like the salary search on indeed.com
It provides a more precise target based on job title and location. It is based on actual job postings and you can click on some of the postings to see if they really match what you are trying to find.
One issue I do have with this method is that many technical job postings appear to be head hunting outfits who may be posting inflated salaries to entice people into providing them with resumes and contact information they will then use as a contact list for real jobs. If my suspicions are correct then the results will be skewed high in some cases.
But again, you can look at some of the job listings and decide for yourself if the numbers are inflated on fake jobs or if they are real job postings.
yeah man. ask people you know if the places they work are hiring or look at indeed.com i think that's the biggest online job board. once you get out of furniture retail that might open up some avenues for you.
i read some of your comments and you seem definitely smart enough to do more than a furniture store. just give yourself a kick in the fanny and look at other stuff.
oh and i forgot you can even go to community college for free if you get pell grants instead of loans. they come from the government and you just have to fill out the fafsa. i helped my cousin the phlebotomist do it. i love her but she is dumb as pile of garbage. if she get out of retail then certainly you can man.
thanks for wishing me the best too! someone in the pro wrestling area wished i would die because they obviously take pro wrestling too seriously and now this evens everything out for me. you know like in a cosmic way!
http://www.indeed.com/ really is a one-stop shop for jobs. Enter your job title, keyword, etc. and your city. You can also sign up for daily/weekly job alerts. It scours and aggregates thousands of job sites which is pretty helpful.
Also check out "Jobr" which is a new app for job hunting that works like Tindr or Grindr.
As far as callbacks are concerned, the best way to ensure a call back is by stalking the hell out of the company and its employees. Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Know the company inside and out and you will not only write a better cover letter/resume, but you may also find that you have some kind of "in" at the company.
Not horribly scientific, but pretty accurate. Put in your own terms!
Just a quick note, I did not doctor these terms to find a beneficial result. "BS CS" and "BBA" were the first things I entered and $62k vs $47k was my first result. The site is one I use regularly to figure out if I'm getting screwed (I'm not).
Also THERE IS NO QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT for happiness value. Lead parents down the "what's the point of life" road. It's not to be rich (unless that makes you happy).
The one number that drives me nuts about this area is that all the local jobs pay much less than I can find nationally. Indeed has the Pittsburgh area at 14% below the national average on all jobs (and almost every category I search on). I work for a company not based here and from home and/or on the road. So to move up in my career locally I'd have to take a huge pay cut.
The other number I hate is how people say that the housing market is so good. Yes, it is good from a how much does this house cost perspective but the taxes here are NUTS. My house is a 4 bedroom 3 bath home and I pay over $6k in taxes a year. The same house in Tampa pays only pays $2k. The same house in Denver pays $1.2k. The same house in the Philly area pays around $4k. With all this extra money I pay it drives me nuts when I read about the shitty water, police no responding, shitty schools, etc and makes wonder where all my money is going because its certainly not going towards public works that I can see and that make a difference in my life.
One step in Google and this is what I see for the average bus driver salary
Here is the average salary for a beat cop.
There may have been instances of over paid people in these positions, but that does not mean that it is the average.
How do you feel about CEOs who make millions on companies that collapse? I hope you are just as angry at overpaid executives and middlemen in the private sector who soak up money and produce nothing.
All your talking points are basically propaganda. They are the very definition of talking points because you repeat the same thing almost verbatim everytime.
My sense here (and I mean this in the best possible way) is you seem to lack plan and ambition so far, in your responses here anyway. How can you say that a bachelor's in biology is almost totally useless, or that you are looking for an unskilled labor job?
Nobody is going to sort this out for you. We can give you some advice, but you need to own this. Leverage your school contacts like professors. Use any special expertise you developed through projects. I assume you didn't do any internships, which would have been a big help.
Here are 1,000 entry-level jobs in biology. Many of these probably are not really entry-level, but a lot of them are. Roll up your sleeves.
Yeah I googled the town and "assembly jobs valve" and Flextronics came up on indeed.com. found the location address that was then confirmed in the first shot of the video where is says Flextronics on the rafters up top.
Edit: the job http://www.indeed.com/rc/clk?jk=5b4395f64c885805
If @MelAlton is correct about your housing & travel expenses being paid, take that advantage to grab the bull by the horns turn this into a success. From a quick search of "Intern" in "San Francisco, CA" there looks to be quite a bit of opportunity available (http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=intern&l=san+francisco%2C+ca). I don't know anything about it but there's also www.internmatch.com. Try to write an engaging cover letter to each contact (you may also want to reach out via LinkedIn to the decision makers, explain your situation (due to an unforeseen internal structural change you are in SF, available and hungry for an internship… you can start now, do they need coffee brought to them?! make it personal, quirky, short & to the point and hard not to pay attention to), follow up and be aggressive in your approach (but not your manner) to create a solution. In the future you may be asked an interview question similar to "tell me about a time when you faced an obstacle and what you did" - figure this situation out and you've got a golden answer! I love this advice for a cover letter which I typically am not a fan of but sometimes it's just what you need: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140827010005-516413-let-me-hire-you-five-things-that-will-kill-your-application Good Luck!
EDIT: adding InternMatch and "short & to the point"
Apparently the average salary of a welder in AZ is around $25k and the average salary of a teacher is $45k. The welder salary seems really low so I'm not sure how accurate the source is.
I went with "Systems Administrator" in the Charlotte, NC area:
The first two sound high unless you have 7+ years experience.
Important thing to keep in mind -- the biggest raises you ever receive are those you get when you switch employers.
edit: fixed formatting
Because it's directly lifted from a video game series. Especially the "weenies" reference. That I have played. Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney.
That, and the median salary for a police detective is around $68,000. If you are making that much and living in a cheap apartment, eating ramen noodles and hot dogs, you are a liar, or doing it by choice/virtue of very poor spending habits.
I wish I made what a research technician makes, I'd be living the life right now even with kids.
Now lets say that his wife makes 20k a year as a full time McDonald's worker, that's about 60K a year!
I make 25k a year, my wife is unemployed (We have no kids) and I'm able to pay my mortgage and utilities on time, what the hell is this guy wasting his money on?
> Sr. Unix / Linux Systems admin whose last 80 hour paycheck was 660.00 US
You live in the US? For the love of all that is good in the world, GET ANOTHER JOB.
If you've got the skills you say you do, you're being criminally underpaid.
I am almost done reading all of the reviews and what I have noticed is:
Senior management sucks.
Half (or more) think Vince needs to go
Very long hours for not so good pay
People work in fear
That seems to be the consensus, but the reviews are pretty detailed. Definite eye opener.
Reviews from another site
....yeah. People whose job it is to literally run into burning buildings to save lives, or to contain fires to ensure they don't spread are overpaid. Or as in West, Texas, the people trying to put out a fire before the building literally explodes due to lack of regulations on volatile chemical storage and lack of regulations/enforcement requiring that companies report that shit to the fire department, are totally overpaid at, in Wisconson, an average of $27,000 a fucking year. Oh, and the national trend is dropping. The nationwide median pay is $43,250 a year for firefighters. That's lower than the median pay of every worker in the entire nation by nearly $10,000. People with one of the most dangerous jobs out there are paid less than the majority of the other workers. Yeah, TOTALLY FUCKING OVERPAID. Oh, and a little known fact I learned when I was in school to be a firefighter, in the US, we actually lose more people to fires in unoccupied buildings than any other developed nation. So a bunch of firefighter deaths, for shitty pay, are not even to for sure save lives, but merely from the possibility that someone may have been in there, so they go and search it anyway, in case there is someone to save. And you, you fucking asshole, claim that they get paid too much? Yeah, fuck off asshole.
It sounds like you have no experience programming. C++ is a hard place to start and Python is much easier. I say this as a game instructor for computer science: C++ is hard.
It's a good career choice however for games. This will take you years until you understand most of C++ but if you are asking about a career choice, then C++ may be the way to go.
HOWEVER: any rudimentary search comparing C++ to other tech shows that C++ is on the decline. This example illustrates that while Python jobs are few, they are on the rise while C++ is on the decline. It may be harder going forward to find jobs doing C++.
I'm surprised they can find drivers considering what you can make with a CDL:
You don't even need to go super far afield to make decent money, just stay local/regional.
Here's from deeper in the post. 25 - 45k a year with an explicit warning that this is based on a 40 hour / 12 month schedule and it would likely be less. So 25 - 45k * 0.6 (hours per week and months per year) = $14,750 - $30,000 per year before taxes.
Not trying to be disrespectful but Iowa City is one of the most educated cities in Iowa. It's a college town and has one of the highest percentage of adults with a Bachelor's Degree, you didn't list that she had one. Depending on her experience it may be more difficult for her to find a job in the arts or bookkeeping than others with a degree.
Back on topic, you will want to check the University of Iowa jobs website, Indeed, and CraigsList. The top employer's in IC are The University of Iowa, IC Community School District, VA Hospital, Mercy Hospital, ACT, and Pearson.
I wish you both good luck!
That list is really not very good. There is a lot of cherry picking of individual stocks and retail BAU going on there. For instance, the stores Walmart is closing were experimental Express stores that deviated significantly from their normal business model in that they tried to compete against convenience stores. Overall, like it or not, Walmart is expanding globally. And, it's unfortunately just BAU that layoffs are now a part of life.
Even if you agree that the US Dept of Labor cooks the books when it comes to unemployment figures, and under counts the underemployed, the reality is that employment in the US is more robust than it has been since 2008. And, if you want proof of that, go to http://www.indeed.com/ and search several of the rapidly growing metro regions and see how many decent job openings there are.
2016 may well see a global economic slowdown, but the point is you can't really see it yet except in terms of oil prices and declining goods orders. Is this the calm before the storm? . . . Maybe.
"Linux" is a pretty broad category. I assume the linked graph plots sysadmin related jobs. I would always assume an android job is a development role. I have ever heard of an android admin before...just raise a ticket for devops.
I would trend android and ios against LAMP, Java, and dotnet; business and web development.
EDIT: Delicious plots:
If this is true then Louis is just damn cheap. That's like what, 1% of his salary and he couldn't even pay it himself?
Edit: this is my estimation:
According to http://www.indeed.com/salary/Secretary.html, I would say a secretary for such a big firm would be at 30-35k range. The fact that Louis thought it should be a zero less, I think Donna was making at least 300k.
Caramba cuanta informacion equivocada y anticuada existe en este discusion, parecen mitos y leyendas de alla de por los 70s, mucho de lo cual no es cierto al dia de hoy. Digamos que por mi trabajo vivo por periodos largos en EEUU, y tengo informacion de 1era mano.
Nadie prohibe hablar en Español a los Mexicanos, al contrario, el hablar en Español "it's good business", se le abre el mercado a el mesero bilingue, ademas de los anglo-parlantes puede atender a los hispano-parlantes. El dueño del negocio le importa un bledo nacionalismos mal entendidos, el quiere vender a quien tenga dolares.
Incluso sucede lo contrario, hay categorias de trabajos donde los Mexicanos tenemos dominado el mercado laboral, o hablas español o no trabajas de: cocinero, mesero, construccion, obras publicas, enfermeros, ayudantes generales. Los anglo-parlantes le batallan para poder entrar a esas categorias en algunos estados como California, etc.
Los Mexicanos que radicamos en EEUU nos gusta hablar el español, hay muchas estaciones de radio de español unicamente, y algunos programas de radio son mas populares que sus contrapartes anglo-parlantes, tienen mas rating, por ejemplo: El Piolin y El Cu-cuy, son conductores muy famosos de la zona de Los Angeles.
Para insultar no hay nada mejor que hacerlo en tu lengua materna, ah! que bien se siente insultar a los que manejan mal, asiaticos sobre todo, y les mientas las madre y ni cuentan se dan. Ja Ja.
Ofertas de trabajo de California donde se solicita hablar Español o ser Bilingüe
I'd imagine because salary isn't that big in terms of the budget. A quick google search estimates there pay to actually be around 110k on average so it's like 8% of the budget.
Number of employees:
Well if you seriously need job help here is my advice from yesterday (copypasta):
Then make it your 9-5 job to find employment, add skills/exaggerate to your resume that you learn from YouTube videos. And just apply everywhere.
Even better, go on indeed.com and find a bunch of people's resume and use their ideas/thoughts/formatting/etc in your field.
Example: You are Mechanical Engineer here you go: http://www.indeed.com/resumes?q=mechanical+engineer&l=NYC%2C+NY
Here is the site to find resumes: http://www.indeed.com/resumes?isid=find-resumes&ikw=hometop&co=US&hl=en
most unsecured POS website itw, use it to your advantage
If you legitimately tried finding a job for significant amount of time and are on the verge putting down our labor participation rate, it's time to bend the rules.
I think www.indeed.com is hands down the best job search aggregate on the internet. I would start there with a query similar to this.
San Fran $36.5 more. Pittsburgh $33.4 more an hour.
Housing is only one aspect of cost of living. If you made the average in Pittsburgh, you would have to make 17% more than the average in San Fran, to be better off.
Here is Seattle.
you would have to make 16% more than the average for it to be a better place to live.
If you were to live in Pittsburgh, you could have a comparable life style making $14,000 less than average than the average in San Fran, or $10k less than the average than the average salary in Seattle.
If you already make $65k that's not bad money at all. A quick search on Indeed seems to suggest that in the short term your salary would actually go down if you switched to programming.
Unfortunately the responsible decision may be for your husband to delay his plans while you take courseware and get started in your career. It will probably take you a few years once you break into the field to exceed your current salary.
You might be right about all this but none of it contradicts the claim that Ruby is dying.
The trend certainly doesn't look good over the past 18 months.
I wanted to do the same thing a while ago.
I decided against it because the pay is the worst out of basically any other type of trade/labor career. The amount of work and hours you put in is not justified by the pay you get at all.
The entire career needs a giant overhaul. Below is a link of master techs and a bunch of others that have worked in the field for countless years. I've read about some being techs for 20 years and only making $18 an hour. Not to mention you have to buy your own tools (expensive as fuck), are around noxious chemicals, and are breaking your back all day.
I decided to go with another trade (Plumbing) where I'll be making as much starting out as some techs are making 20 years in.
Just read through the above link and I'm sure you'll change your mind. And if you don't, hey, good for you. If money doesn't matter and that's your passion, go for it.
Wow I am really sorry to hear this. I don't want to be an annoyance but have you continued to check for an open spot? A surgery prelim or even an EM program that just opened up?
Search Indeed for PGY-1 positions (some even get posted there!)
Clinical research jobs in EM
I really wish you the strength to get through these next few months. As much as we joke, the mental duress we are put under on this career path is extreme. I wouldn't wish a stumble or a failure or an unmatch on my worst enemy. Keep your head up and know this pain will eventually pass; many others (more depressed, more talented, more broke, more hopeless, more embarrassed than you)have gone down this road and made it through to the other side somehow. You will never forget these moments, this time in your life and while I certainly don't think suffering breeds wisdom, you will come out of this a different person with a different perspective and it will be up to you to find something (maybe even positive) in it.
I don't think you get it. "Negotiating" up to $52,000/year just means accepting a position at half the national rate. Even in Florida specifically, the average is $95,000/year.
Learning how to weld will not necessarily get you a 120k/year job at age 20. There are so many other factors involved.
90% of welders in the U.S. make less than $25/hr, or about $50k/year.
The average salary is $31k/year
Now, perhaps you are a 20 y.o. welder who makes $120k/yr. That doesn't mean that every welder will make this much. If this was the case, the market would flood with welders - and the wage would sharply drop. That's how supply and demand works. The chances of O.P. landing a welding job that pays 4 times the industry average seem very slim.
Filling out 3-4 applications a day on indeed.com got me the job i have now. Also if you need a little extra cash in your pocket untill the job falls in place, try /r/beermoney. Without trying you can easily earn $3 - $8 a day, which doesn't sound like much, but just $3 a day is $90 a month, which is a whole lot more than nothing. Good luck OP.
>Oh, I have. City salaries are crazy compared to many markets. 90k for Firemen, 80k for cops, ave CPS teacher 85k, etc. Please.
This has what to do with the CTA again?
You seem to be looking for a reason to bitch, not looking to have rational discourse.
Anyway. Where are those numbers from? The things that I find from casual searching indicate you are making things up.
> and the shittiest public trans of any major city.
Have you BEEN to Los Angeles? Atlanta? Denver? New York City may have Chicago beat on transit, but that's about it. And do you know why? Because New York has been willing to sacrifice automobile access to improve public transit. Chicago's bus infrastructure is actually pretty good.
…And before you pull out something about a European city, think about that "highest taxation rate" thing again first.
You dad was doing pretty damn well by today's standards.
$45k/year in 1982 is a little over $100k/year in today's dollars:
To get a true comparison you would have to compare industry to industry, but in the US, the average factory worker's salary is around $33k a year.
So maybe a factory worker today works the equivalent of two jobs (somehow finding the work) and makes $66k a year. The music playing will bring in a but you would still struggle to reach that $100k mark.
You're dad was doing pretty damn well compared to today.
These numbers are revenue, not profit. Who knows what their costs are, but I'd be amazed if they've actually been making money for a quite a while now.
Assuming 0.4wbn as the max for Q4
Ignoring all their other expenses, that'd barely cover keeping a dozen developers on staff by that point
Musk said it really depends on your problem solving ability. If you can prove that you can solve difficult engineering problems then you got a shot. Be warned that working for SpaceX is not really what it is perceived to be. I suggest reading some reviews from employees who are currently working there or have worked there in the past:
Not trying to discourage you but maybe it isn't the best place to start out at or maybe it is depending on your point of view and what job you are applying for.
Based on what you've detailed here, I think an appeal is probably very unlikely, and a reversal/dismissal is probably out of the question. An early expungement is also highly unlikely; in some states, even requesting an expungement before the mandatory minimum wait time can push back your eligibility. But, if you continue to stay on the right path, you will be able to request expungement soon enough.
There are some resources that might be worth checking out, which can help you find a job in the meantime:
Dos and don'ts of job searching with a felony
Finding jobs that will hire people with a felony
The nature of your crime is certainly a major factor, but please don't let this dissuade you. You made a mistake, and you'll need to prove you won't do it again, but the great thing about this country is, we love a good comeback.
Of course I use it for personal gain. It is going to help me even if I don't want. But I want a lever not a hammer.
Ok say I move to California. Since nude is illegal here.
This is the SF average. The nude model average is lower and the time they can is shorter. Some nude models outlier make more than this just modeling. Not a lot. Some. Maybe sleep for work maybe not. Maybe more in the end. Maybe start pretend it’s 'dating'. Can make money just modeling only for five to ten years maybe. But at the cost of social capital. After that being taken serious in a profession. Only looking like a model is different than having been in sexy magazine. After 10 years being a coder who looks like a model but choose not to improve my social capital and professional reputation. By focusing on my repository and open source contribution instead of travel and assignments. I make a lot more in the end.
Yes. It is a good way to keep track of people you've worked/networked with.
I would also add that you should upload your resume to:
I've gotten more solicitations for jobs through Indeed than LinkedIn.
Forgive me, BA, for I have sinned.
I can't help but notice that everyone yelling about how tech companies are exploiting immigrants like me, never bother to ask us if we feel exploited. Because we really, really don't
Day 2 of job searching. I have a couple leads that I'm going to be applying for today, which is good. I also saw this job listing for an Etsy clothing store in Gilbert. Is this legit?
Edit #1: Job application complete for Target. First job application done for the day. Yay!
I can see that it would be unfair to recycling workers to be making less than their trash counterparts, as if that were me, I would not be pleased. Could they not opt to pick up trash instead? Then WM would have to adjust salaries for supply/demand.
I can also understand WM's position that a 43% salary increase (from $21/hr to $30/hr) would be quite drastic. The news I read suggests that WM offered to increase salaries already (though not to $30/hr), or make the two salaries meet in the middle, both of which seem reasonable from an outside perspective. In that case, the union would be the one that does not want to accept anything besides raising the recycling salary to the trash salary.
According to CBS, "Waste Management is offering a six-year deal it says would raise average salaries from $58,000 to $68,000 a year. If benefits are included, the offer is worth $98,000 a year to a driver at the end of the sixth year, the company said."
I'm a little skeptical of the 58k figure (because of the typical problem of reporting a mean for salary, which is skewed upwards by managers/executives) so I checked on some salary sites, and Glassdoor reports trash collectors being paid $42k per year (source below) and Indeed reports $56k. Everyone seems to be in agreement that WM offers excellent benefits.
Anyways, my personal opinion (which matters to no one) is that the trash collection salaries are maybe a tad high for a not-too-skilled-labor job, and it makes sense to raise recycling salaries. Maybe they could do something like having their employees bid for which job they want, and have slightly higher salaries for the less desirable one. But the two proposals by WM seem reasonable to me.
indeed.com is good.
linkedin.com is helpful as well.
Not a job board, but a list of NYC tech companies and if they're hiring.
Three things to consider:
1) If the pay is awesome, then stick with it. Otherwise, the number of Web Programming jobs out there is ridiculous and find something that pays well.
2) Sorry to say, but VB.Net and similar tech is slowly declining in importance. This link on Indeed should help. Further: while the numbers still look good for MS tech, there is a huge upswing in the last year in HTML5 and PHP has been growing for years. Basically, the future is probably not in MS technologies, but I am not an Oracle (see what I did there?)
3) What is interesting to you? Clearly not what you are doing now. Expand your horizons into more Web Design on personal projects. I guarantee that this VB.Net gig will not last 30 years and 5 years from now you will probably need to find another job. Make sure that it's something that's fun: something that you love.
There really aren't enough outlets for the unemployed to come together and share their pain without judgment. The Indeed forums were great and I'm still furious they killed them, there was one thread called "frustrated job seekers rant" which had accumulated over 30,000 comments over the years, really miss it...(https://web.archive.org/web/20170511212856/http://www.indeed.com/forum/gen/Career-Advice/Frustrated-Job-Seeker-s-Rant-Feel-Free-Add-Your-Thoughts/t240208)
I actually saw this very same article and I have to say that I really wasn't shocked at all. Now I personally am a computer engineer of sorts by day and I live and breath technology. I also realize that my silo-like world of the highly educated, highly paid techies is a dot on the map compared to the ordinary American lifestyle.
As someone who started humble in the lower level of tech support I can say it's staggering to see how absolutely dumb people are with technology. I thought for sure that by now the Desktop Support Analyst role would be a thing of the past but it's still strong and in-fact stronger than ever.
At a desk: Data Entry
On your feet: Warehouse Worker
*$21,000 per year is about $11/hour if you do 40 hours per week.
Interesting comparison betwen salary ranges.
Dance Therapist ~ 83K NY
Electrical Engineer ~ 110K
I think both are well above national median income.
Directly from their site:
> Baggers are not government or commissary employees, and are paid solely by the tips that commissary patrons offer in exchange for bagging/carryout services.
There are 77 reviews on the job site Indeed about working for the commissary.
you're a nice lady, but you gotta tell him to get off his butt, work on a cert like A+, and post his own reddit questions. someone with his resume should be able to learn quick and be presentable enough to find an IT job, at least entry level.
Your company is doing mobile because they can charge more for it. Just like you can charge more for being a mobile dev. Take a look at these, likely imperfect, numbers from indeed.com
This negotiation is not about what you deserve it is about your best alternative action, what they need, and what you want. Write those things down, after careful thought, and be ready to discuss respectfully.
If they say they do not negotiate, I assure you they do. Just stay calm and tell them what you think is fair. If you do not get it, just smile and say that is dissapointing. Let the meeting end nicely and start looking for a new gig very privately.
They will either counteroffer in a few days or you will get a new gig, or you will quickly realize you are asking for to much when you do not get any offers.
Unless you have been working professionally for less than 3 years then sit down and shut up, you are fine.
This might help. From a quick google search I'd say the pay is purely commission. Places like this are basically avon but with life insurance instead of cosmetics.
Fair enough. Indeed.com says $76,000. The AAPG says $103k for 0-2 years experience. Glassdoor says $104k average.
Anyway, more than 29k. I don't have to trust sources as much when the error of margin is so big and when common sense supports this interpretation of facts.
Mas a babysitting é bem diferente de babá. Aqui, babá é funcionária em tempo integral, que praticamente cria a criança. Babysitting é alguém, geralmente jovem, que cuida das crianças por um tempo enquanto os pais estão fora (em um jantar por exemplo).
As babás de lá são as nanny, e são bem caras. Pouquissímas pessoas que tem babá aqui poderia ter uma nanny lá.
You can get a student license of Tableau (http://origin-www.tableau.com/academic/students) which is a pretty hot job skill (http://www.indeed.com/jobtrends?q=tableau) right now. They have plenty of online, free, training ( http://www.tableau.com/learn/training)
Yeah, your question is too vague for a real answer. And you're right there's tons of variables. But there's some general research you can do. For example, here's some findings using the indeed salary research tool.
senior front end developer - $102,000
front end developer -- $92,000 source
junior front end developer -- $64,000 source
Also another interesting thing to note. Between late 2013 to today, salaries for front end developer positions have gone up 20% to 35%. So if you haven't gotten a real raise since 2013, you're due for a big increase, even if you're still at the same skill level and responsibilities as you were in 2013.
I apologize if this is something you've already done, and I totally understand if you're not at all in a place to get back in the workforce, but if you can find your way over to Redwood City there are a fairly sizable number of tech companies in that area. From a look at Indeed, a lot of them are hiring.
Either way, man, my heart really goes out to you and I wish you the best. Internet hugs.
Highly unlikely to find work in those job categories. Your motivation does not really match the location.
>Is "programmer" a real full- time job?
Yes. They tend to make good money as well.
You can't go wrong with mechanical engineering or software engineering -- lots of opportunities out there for both careers.
I noticed the article didn't include any hints at what the salary of a COBOL developer might actually be. I found the average to be $88,000 here.
As a young developer I can't see COBOL attracting any new talent. There are plenty of positions that will pay at or above that rate AND give modern / futuristic / interesting experience (ie scala, go, D, etc.). I imagine this will force both the public and private sector to replace their legacy systems rather then augment them. I guess we'll see.
Just like the field of robotics varies significantly, so do companies and the level of experience that they expect. Nonetheless, I think a broad, but apt, statement is that hobby/DIY robotics typically won't stand on their own, unless you're looking for a robotics technician job. Just do a job search and see how many engineer positions require Master+. Robotics companies tend to focus more on academic experience for entry-level positions, and it's hard to cover robotics-relevant topics unless you do graduate study (Master to Doctorate). Will this always be the case? Probably not, especially as robots become more and more mainstream and integrated with our daily lives. But for now, robotics is still a nascent and R&D-heavy field, and I think that academia is a levee. If you don't have an MS or PhD, and you want to be a robotics engineer, I think your odds are much better using DIY robotics projects to get into academia first and then launching from there. Hope that helps...
I'd go a little higher than that... I was making 50g as a chef in a small restaurant in NYC 14 years ago and barely scraping by. Everything is fantastically expensive in The City. Here's a handy reference.
Considering that the average Wisconsin teacher is actually being reimbursed around $46k or $48k and not $100k, no, I do not think they are ripping people off.
I was actually in your exact position six years ago but I was in San Francisco. I passed the first round and was told to come back the next day for "field training". Fortunately I googled the company that night and found out it's a huge scam so I never showed up. They prey on young people who wouldn't ask too many questions such as what exactly the job entails and if you will be paid in commission only. Unfortunately the only thing you can do is warn as many people as possible (but speak truthfully, don't embellish anything) so they don't waste their time.
See this and this for other examples, there are countless others with similar experiences.
I'm pretty sure /u/MustBeBear is right. DC is a pretty good market for IT work. If your husband has SC or TSC, that's even better.
Start by checking out indeed. He'll find work.
That's just his starting pay coming out of an eight month school. Once you have experience you will make more money and most of us end up contracting out on our own if we are willing to deal with the added stress. Guys who are out on their own easily pull six figures.
Edit: here is a posting with a 45/hr starting wage for just three years experience http://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=7d627a7ccaa37275&from=serp
Just searching for "spring" may give you many seasonal jobs as well.
Take a look at this:
Then for Java EE jobs you actually have to add jobs for "Java EE", j2ee, jboss, websphere, weblogic and a bunch of smaller implementations of Java EE, since all of that boils down to the same thing, a job using Java EE.
Just "j2ee" already has a small edge over "spring java", but when you add the other term the distance gets bigger.
Still, even with adding those other terms the distance doesn't get huge. For practical intends and purposed I'd say Java EE and Spring have approximately as many jobs available.