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TedRogers321
12th Aug '09, 22:22
Allow me to to continue my celebration of misery by posting another gloomy new topic this evening.

I guess everyone's in the same boat regarding salaries regardless of profession, but what brought it home to me was recently seeing an ad for a job I left 3 years ago (same job - same company). The salary was 35K. I was on 36K when I left that position.

You can get a job as a bus driver where I live for 35K. How utterly depressing.

Anyone else got any anecdotes or opinions to this effect?

s.mcclean
14th Aug '09, 15:00
Where do you live?

Might give up Engineering and become a bus driver ;)

aknotley
17th Aug '09, 22:40
I am inclined to agree with you. Salaries have stagnated, so with the effect if inflation they are in reverse. :x

That said, I don't think this phenomenon is exclusive to Mech Engs. Everyone's in the same boat with the economy in its present state (unless you're a banker, of course).