Your road to the elusive $50k/yr. The realistic salary discussion thread.
Common guys... We all know it.
Most people in Canada make around this much or less. Sure there are the hot shots in certain regions with high paying jobs... But for the most part, the median family income in Canada is $76,000. If you assume just a 2 working person household, that's only $38,000/yr per person.
This doesn't include the trend of multi generational families. Its not uncommon for a household to have 2 parents working, and adult children living @ home working. This might inflate the numbers... so individual incomes could be a lot lower then we think.
So how is your road to $50k/yr going? What entry level job are you working to try and get ahead?
Did you just hit $50k/yr? What did you do to get there?
I'll say it... I work in retail banking. It was one of the few ways I could earn a living with the security of benefits, pension, and employee share ownership. I worked as a security guard and GAP sales associate prior to this. Also had a stint in Non-profit management industry. Still trying to figure life out. Still in a basement apartment, driving a 15 year old car lol.
This thread goes out to all my regular joe bro's and sisters. (no disrespect to the other rfd $100k/year champs. good for you. But you guys have 99% of the other threads in the careers section).
I'm particularly interested in... People with not much education , or less practical education.
Edit : NEW RULE. Your first job out of school or dropping out etc... must be under $39k/year. Otherwise... You're in the wrong thread. You should be in the $100k/year thread if you already make anywhere close to $50k/year out of school.. or even anything above $40k. I mean... How fun is that "Oh hi... My name is Joe... I finished shcool got a job making $49,999... Then i got a gift card at christmas so I guess i made $50k/yr right after school..."
There is no road to that. Believe it or not.. You had some luck, talent and skill to be able to do that.