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    In the UK, is 14 pounds/hour a lot?

    I was just looking at a website where the highest salary for a temp (though with professional qualifications) employee was 14/hr.

    Is this a lot?

    Looking at a couple of sites, the average salary is 39k/year, whereas 14/hour works out to 29k/year.

    Is there something I'm missing?

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    ^ Part time?

    Hours, does not mean a gauranteed 40 hours per week.

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    what position what level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart
    Hours, does not mean a gauranteed 40 hours per week.
    I didn't think about that. It still seems low to hire a professional, though temp employee for that rate.

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    Here's one guy advertising for a job....

    Years of Experience: 30+ Rate per Hour: 14
    That's just sad.....

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    Still twice the national minimum wage. A couple would get by on that but a mortgage would be difficult to finance.
    Average house price nationally is about GBP200k you can multiply by at least 3 in London and the south east.

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    What type of temp work was it CS? I do temp work and live really well from it,average about 50K a year with nothing to pay out, live in hotel room all food paid for and travel expenses, and pay zilch tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower
    I do temp work and live really well from it,average about 50K a year with nothing to pay out, live in hotel room all food paid for and travel expenses, and pay zilch tax.
    You're very special. You're amazing.

    It's about temp work in Britain.....nothing special.

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    Yes i know I'm special,but what type of work is it you are looking at.?

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    Considering the min wage in your Home country is lower than the UK it would be interesting to know.

    Whats the average teaching salary in Thailand.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower
    Whats the average teaching salary in Thailand.?
    Comparing someone with decades of experience working in England is a wee bit different than comparing that salary to a teacher in Thailand.

    I'd doubt the average house cost here is 200,000 pounds as well.

    I honestly would have thought professionals would be more highly paid.

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    I would of thought considering the US is the world's number one country in the world wages would be a lot higher.

    So what temp work was it you were looking at.?

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    Amazing....

    For 16 - 17 year olds working in McDonald's company owned restaurants, employees start on 4.25 per hour. 18 - 21 year olds in company owned restaurants start on 4.65 per hour and 22 years and above start on 5.55 per hour. The pay rates may vary in franchised restaurants. Trainee Managers receive a generous package with a starting salary between 18.5 and 21.5k per annum, six weeks holiday per year, Life Assurance cover and a Private Pension scheme.

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    They don't make 14.00 per hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower
    They don't make 14.00 per hour.
    'tard, they haven't worked decades to only triple the salary they earned at McD's...thus the point of the thread.

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    So what temp work was it,or have you forgot.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower
    So what temp work was it,or have you forgot.?
    It was on a website I found for chefs, though I would imagine that the same thing applies to most temp workers with tons of experience in the UK.

    Would you like to post up the link?

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    Out of interest how many weeks annual leave a year do Mc'ds give there employees in the USA.?

    Thats surprising you seem very interested in chefs nowadays.

    temp work is becoming in demand in the UK with its zero hour policies Chefs nowadays are making very good money 50k not bad hey.

    Thing about temp work in the catering indusry you make your money very quickly and work when you want to, great bonuses as well when you contracting out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower
    Out of interest how many weeks annual leave a year do Mc'ds give there employees in the USA.?
    Google is your friend....this is about the UK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower
    temp work is becoming in demand in the UK with its zero hour policies Chefs nowadays are making very good money 50k not bad hey.
    Not bad at all. Most seem to be making a lot less though and are probably paying taxes and stuff like that. They're not like you.

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    Well being an expat has its advantages.

    possibly you need to look at your own country before commenting on other countries.

    Have another beer on my Tab.

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    In answer to the original question. It's a middling income and outside the South East of England you can live on it. It's higher than the average income but you'll have very little left for luxuries or savings if you're paying for your own accommodation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower
    possibly you need to look at your own country before commenting on other countries.
    I'm not commenting, I'm seeking information, thus the OP being a question.

    Did you want me to post that link? I'm sorry, you forgot to answer.....

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    It's middle of the road for a tradesman, 18-20 ph for high end stuff, 10-11 for labour. 50 hours x 14 700 a week, PAYE with expenses accounted will give you 500, LTD will give you 600. Just enough to keep your head above water these days, depending on location.
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    A Polish plumber in the south east will just think of a number and double it.

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    Wetherspoons is 7.25 p/h for full-time bar staff. Now hiring in multiple locations around the UK.

    PM me for application form.


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