Massive amounts of overtime. Its sickening how much they get, and most of em know how bad it is, but its the system in place that allows it. I dont blame em, I'd do it too.
I've looked at it here, starting wage is 34k/yr, have spoken to a couple officers that did their bike licence here, one woman said the hours are horrible, she was on her 7th day of 9, 10pm-6am, then back at work the next day 4pm-midnight.It's crazy I know, some start at 60-80k+ it just depends on the area, experience, and level of education. It can be a high stress job. For me, 94k is a decent salary but not worth it to be a cop.
While the system is corrupt and yes they do get paid insane money, the city had to do it. They were facing a crisis a few years ago because nobody wanted to join the NYPDbecause, let's face it, $35k a year is basically working poverty. I had a friend who was a sergeant at the time tell me that two rookies he was taking out on the street would never buy lunch when they stopped and would always make an excuse about how they weren't hungry. Turns out, he found out the guys could barely afford their own rent. Christ the city even had to cancel a years worth of classes because enrollment was so low.
Same here, not my kind of job. Some cops/ sheriffs in my area would pull 12hr shifts, luckily it's a quiet city. For me, I prefer being alone messing with financial numbers. I finish school in a year and I'm going into the Accounting field where I can be by myself.I've looked at it here, starting wage is 34k/yr, have spoken to a couple officers that did their bike licence here, one woman said the hours are horrible, she was on her 7th day of 9, 10pm-6am, then back at work the next day 4pm-midnight.
Not my kind of job, especially when I get 50-60k just for sitting in an office answering a phone.
I wouldn't mind another job, but with no qualifications and a family to provide for, its something I have to do.I wouldnt be able to sit that long.. or be in an office that long.
For me, I prefer being alone messing with financial numbers. I finish school in a year and I'm going into the Accounting field where I can be by myself.
Hope that all this amounts are before tax, if not i must take a tiket and come over there. An average wage here with a degree is 20.000$/year.
this is crazy, I'm a management engineer working as junior channel marketing speaking italian,english, french and a little of dutch, my first sister is a nurse and the other one is working for UN as immigration flow check and custody protection for ppl that got raped and other bad things..But to give you an example, an Engineer here fresh out of college will usually earn $60k/year average (before taxes).
Nurses about $50k/year to start with.
However, there is a big income gap.
My Wife is a Registered Nurse, and dropped back to part time. Works 2 x 5h shifts per week and clears around $580 after tax.Nurses about $50k/year to start with.
Even then I don't mind working with a financial team, to me that's almost working by yourself compared to the job I have now, but I will probably start with a small financial firm doing taxes for individuals, there won't be much interaction there, I will prepare the return and then submit it for processing. It really depends on what your doing in the accounting field as there are many sectors out there, at least you have a smaller area of responsibilities and have one office. Depending on the salary offered to me I might even do auditing. I'm just burned out of my current job.That's what you think. LOL!
You're NEVER alone in the Accounting world. You will be surrounded by other Accountants and upper management. I did Accounting for many years, then switched to Financial Analysis.
It's a great job though if you're in a good company. The money is good and you have potential to make a lot more as you gain experience, without the need to put in massive overtime, and deal with the angry public (like a cop does).