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Working on the night shift in a bank in London..........

Old Jul 7th 2013, 3:05 am
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........... was an 'interesting' experience for this lady...........

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...cs-worker-bank

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...scist-ideology

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wow! nicely written and sadly sounds very close to the truth!
btw which bank is it?
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I'm always really curious to see what the person looks like.

I reckon she's probably quite honest that some people in high-pressure jobs can act like massive knobheads and they're all out for themselves....but so what?

I'm offering good odds that she's a whiny individual who wouldn't be happy if they doubled her money and let her work from home. I mean....she chose to accept a job on a night shift earning 60%(ish) more and chose to accept that you can't have a break....(before anyone says anything, I don't care how hard it is to get a job in London drawing charts and graphs, if it was that shit she'd have left sooner).
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if it was that shit she'd have left sooner).
financial constraints?
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Another illustration of the horrors of wage slavery in post-modern Britain ?
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Originally Posted by Irishbeekeeper View Post
financial constraints?
24 quid an hour. As a contractor. If she's as smart as she says she is, it'll be sole trader / limited company paid. So that's 22% tax (give or take).

24 x 8hours = 192
5 day week = 960
48 weeks a year (she surely took some time off) = 46,080

- 22% = 35,942 annually, nett.
= 2,995.20 Per month, nett.

That's not shit money, which is probably why she chose to moan instead of leave.
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24 quid an hour. As a contractor. If she's as smart as she says she is, it'll be sole trader / limited company paid. So that's 22% tax (give or take).

24 x 8hours = 192
5 day week = 960
48 weeks a year (she surely took some time off) = 46,080

- 22% = 35,942 annually, nett.
= 2,995.20 Per month, nett.

That's not shit money, which is probably why she chose to moan instead of leave.
Except that it's only 4 days a week, and not guaranteed to work or be paid the full shift.
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Default Re: Working on the night shift in a bank in London..........

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24 quid an hour. As a contractor. If she's as smart as she says she is, it'll be sole trader / limited company paid. So that's 22% tax (give or take).

24 x 8hours = 192
5 day week = 960
48 weeks a year (she surely took some time off) = 46,080

- 22% = 35,942 annually, nett.
= 2,995.20 Per month, nett.

That's not shit money, which is probably why she chose to moan instead of leave.
Which is slightly over 16K dhs a month here...which , if it was "all in", would be considered an average salary here.
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Default Re: Working on the night shift in a bank in London..........

Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
Another illustration of the horrors of wage slavery in post-modern Britain ?
Have you ever got anything positive to say?

Or are you of the mentalist school of thought?
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Except that it's only 4 days a week, and not guaranteed to work or be paid the full shift.
But that's freelance life...you get more cash in your pocket because you're not guaranteed work. It's definitely a choice.

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Which is slightly over 16K dhs a month here...which , if it was "all in", would be considered an average salary here.
Oh yeah, Londoners are peasants comparatively.
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But that's freelance life...you get more cash in your pocket because you're not guaranteed work. It's definitely a choice.
Even if you allow for the four full shifts - £2400 a month is not the greatest of wages in London
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Even if you allow for the four full shifts - £2400 a month is not the greatest of wages in London
That's after tax remember, I reckon that equates to about 45-50k gross, in a PAYE job.

I absolutely guarantee that it's perfectly livable to a nice standard, even in London.
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That's after tax remember, I reckon that equates to about 45-50k gross, in a PAYE job.

I absolutely guarantee that it's perfectly livable to a nice standard, even in London.
See the posts above - it was £46k gross with an assumption of 40 hour week. On 4 nights (32 hr week I know) it'll be £37k gross which is pants for a permanent nights job in London - and if its a family trying to live off that wage it will be a struggle
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See the posts above - it was £46k gross with an assumption of 40 hour week. On 4 nights (32 hr week I know) it'll be £37k gross which is pants for a permanent nights job in London - and if its a family trying to live off that wage it will be a struggle
Sorry I meant as PAYE not on a ltd co / sole trader. I took a stab in the dark, to nett 2,400 a month as a normal employee somewhere you need to earn (as you say) about 37/38k.

Family - makes it a different situation altogether, which we don't know about....but folk do it.
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Sorry I meant as PAYE not on a ltd co / sole trader. I took a stab in the dark, to nett 2,400 a month as a normal employee somewhere you need to earn (as you say) about 37/38k.

Family - makes it a different situation altogether, which we don't know about....but folk do it.
Definitely - but I'm sure if I could find something else for the same money I wouldn't be working nights in a bank in London
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