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The obvious shortcoming of such sites is the fact that there is a fee to cover. Some such fees can be pretty affordable. Still, what if you do not like this site? What if you cannot find your date or match there? The fee is still there to cover. But along with this obvious shortcoming paid dating sites do have many pros to offer. As a rule, they offer you many useful features unavailable at the free dating sites. They may offer you extended profile options, chats, gift sending services, etc.
They may also provide you with tools and services for finding your best dates or your match. Of course, they do have the money for a nicer type of service and features, because they get paid for what they do. And this is one of the best and most obvious pros of such sites. This means you can get registered with as many of them as you like at no cost to you! If one does not work, just move on to another one.
Still, freebies are not the only reason to get involved with the free dating websites. Some of them have pretty nice structure and search options. They can do just what they promise you to do: In fact, some of the best dating sites out there have free membership option. Still, there are certain cons to deal with. If you compare paid and free membership sites, the free ones would lose, because they may not offer you some of the best online dating tools and features.
Often physical characteristics, personality, financial status, and other aspects of the involved persons are judged and, as a result, feelings can be hurt and confidence shaken. Because of the uncertainty of the whole situation, the desire to be acceptable to the other person, and the possibility of rejection, dating can be very stressful for all parties involved.
Some studies have shown that dating tends to be extremely difficult for people with social anxiety disorder. While some of what happens on a date is guided by an understanding of basic, unspoken rules, there is considerable room to experiment, and there are numerous sources of advice available.
There are now more than businesses worldwide that offer dating coach services—with almost of those operating in the U. The copulatory gaze, looking lengthily at a new possible partner, brings you straight into a sparring scenario; you will stare for two to three seconds when you first spy each other, then look down or away before bringing your eyes in sync again.
This may be combined with displacement gestures, small repetitive fiddles that signal a desire to speed things up and make contact. When approaching a stranger you want to impress, exude confidence in your stance, even if you're on edge. Pull up to your full height in a subtle chest-thrust pose, which arches your back, puffs out your upper body and pushes out your buttocks. Roll your shoulders back and down and relax your facial expression.
There are numerous ways to meet potential dates, including blind dates, classified ads, dating websites, hobbies, holidays, office romance, social networking, speed dating, and others.
A Pew study in which examined Internet users in long-term relationships including marriage, found that many met by contacts at work or at school.
There is a general perception that men and women approach dating differently, hence the reason why advice for each sex varies greatly, particularly when dispensed by popular magazines. For example, it is a common belief that heterosexual men often seek women based on beauty and youth. All of these are examples of gender stereotypes which plague dating discourse and shape individuals' and societies' expectations of how heterosexual relationships should be navigated.
In addition to the detrimental effects of upholding limited views of relationships and sexual and romantic desires, stereotypes also lead to framing social problems in a problematic way. For example, some have noted that educated women in many countries including Italy and Russia , and the United States find it difficult to have a career as well as raise a family, prompting a number of writers to suggest how women should approach dating and how to time their careers and personal life.
The advice comes with the assumption that the work-life balance is inherently a "woman's problem. Accordingly, an issue regarding dating is the subject of career timing which generates controversy. Some views reflect a traditional notion of gender roles. For example, Danielle Crittenden in What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us argued that having both a career and family at the same time was taxing and stressful for a woman; as a result, she suggested that women should date in their early twenties with a seriousness of purpose, marry when their relative beauty permitted them to find a reliable partner, have children, then return to work in their early thirties with kids in school; Crittenden acknowledged that splitting a career path with a ten-year baby-raising hiatus posed difficulties.
Columnist Maureen Dowd quoted comedian Bill Maher on the subject of differing dating agendas between men and women: In studies comparing children with heterosexual families and children with homosexual families, there have been no major differences noted; though some claims suggest that kids with homosexual parents end up more well adjusted than their peers with heterosexual parents, purportedly due to the lack of marginalizing gender roles in same-sex families.
It is increasingly common today, however, with new generations and in a growing number of countries, to frame the work-life balance issue as a social problem rather than a gender problem. With the advent of a changing workplace, the increased participation of women in the labor force , an increasing number of men who are picking up their share of parenting and housework,  and more governments and industries committing themselves to achieving gender equality, the question of whether or not, or when to start a family is slowly being recognized as an issue that touches or should touch both genders.
The prospect of love often entails anxiety, sometimes with a fear of commitment  and a fear of intimacy for persons of both sexes.
There's something wonderful, I think, about taking chances on love and sex. Going out on a limb can be roller-coaster scary because none of us want to be rejected or to have our heart broken.
But so what if that happens? I, for one, would rather fall flat on my face as I serenade my partner off-key and all in a bikini and a short little pool skirt than sit on the edge of the pool, dipping my toes in silence. One dating adviser agreed that love is risky, and wrote that "There is truly only one real danger that we must concern ourselves with and that is closing our hearts to the possibility that love exists.
What happens in the dating world can reflect larger currents within popular culture. For example, when the book The Rules appeared, it touched off media controversy about how men and women should relate to each other, with different positions taken by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd  and British writer Kira Cochrane of The Guardian.
Since people dating often do not know each other well, there is the risk of violence , including date rape. Sara McCorquodale suggests that women meeting strangers on dates meet initially in busy public places, share details of upcoming dates with friends or family so they know where they'll be and who they'll be with, avoid revealing one's surname or address, and conducting searches on them on the Internet prior to the date.
Don't leave drinks unattended; have an exit plan if things go badly; and ask a friend to call you on your cell phone an hour into the date to ask how it's going. If you explain beautifully, a woman does not look to see whether you are handsome or not -- but listens more, so you can win her heart. That is why I advise our boys to read stories and watch movies more and to learn more beautiful phrases to tell girls.
The Internet is shaping the way new generations date. Facebook , Skype , Whatsapp , and other applications have made remote connections possible. Online dating tools are an alternate way to meet potential dates. Dating customs and habits vary considerably throughout the world. The average duration of courtship before proceeding to engagement or marriage varies considerably throughout the world.
According to one source, there are four ways that marriage can happen among the Nyangatom people: Asia is a mix of traditional approaches with involvement by parents and extended families such as arranged marriages as well as modern dating.
Patterns of dating are changing in China, with increased modernization bumping into traditional ways. One report in China Daily suggests that dating for Chinese university women is "difficult" and "takes work" and steals time away from academic advancement, and places women in a precarious position of having to balance personal success against traditional Chinese relationships.
But in China, we study together. Like other women in my social circle, I have certain demands for a potential mate. He doesn't have to make much more than I do, but he must be doing at least as well as I am, and has to be compatible with me, both morally and spiritually He should also own an apartment instead of us buying one together.
Remember what Virginia Wolf [ sic ] said? Every woman should have a room of her own. The game show If You Are the One , titled after Chinese personal ads, featured provocative contestants making sexual allusions and the show reportedly ran afoul of authorities and had to change its approach.
There are conflicting reports about dating in China's capital city. One account suggests that the dating scene in Beijing is "sad" with particular difficulties for expatriate Chinese women hoping to find romance. Each year, November 11 has become an unofficial holiday  known as China's Singles' Day when singles are encouraged to make an extra effort to find a partner.
In Arabic numerals, the day looks like "", that is, "like four single people standing together", and there was speculation that it originated in the late s when college students celebrated being single with "a little self-mockery"  but a differing explanation dates it back to events in the Roman Empire.
There is concern that young people's views of marriage have changed because of economic opportunities, with many choosing deliberately not to get married,  as well as young marrieds who have decided not to have children, or to postpone having them.
Jinguoyuan organized periodic matchmaking events often attended by parents. Chinese-style flirtatiousness is termed sajiao , best described as "to unleash coquettishness" with feminine voice, tender gestures, and girlish protestations.
Romantic love is more difficult during times of financial stress, and economic forces can encourage singles, particularly women, to select a partner primarily on financial considerations. Some men postpone marriage until their financial position is more secure and use wealth to help attract women. One trend is towards exclusive matchmaking events for the 'rich and powerful'; for example, an annual June event in Wuhan with expensive entry-ticket prices for men 99, RMB lets financially secure men choose so-called bikini brides based on their beauty and education ,  and the financial exclusivity of the event was criticized by the official news outlet China Daily.
A brave lover in Beijing must be prepared to accept a paradigm shift to enjoy the cross-cultural dating experience. There was a report that sexual relations among middle schoolers in Guangzhou sometimes resulted in abortions. Indian dating is heavily influenced by the custom of arranged marriages which require little dating, although there are strong indications that the institution is undergoing change, and that love marriages are becoming more accepted as India becomes more intertwined with the rest of the world.
In the cities at least, it is becoming more accepted for two people to meet and try to find if there is compatibility. The majority of Indian marriages are arranged by parents and relatives, and one estimate is that 7 of every 10 marriages are arranged.
Writer Lavina Melwani described a happy marriage which had been arranged by the bride's father, and noted that during the engagement, the woman was allowed to go out with him before they were married on only one occasion; the couple married and found happiness. Until recently, Indian marriages had all the trappings of a business transaction involving two deal-making families, a hardboiled matchmaker and a vocal board of shareholders — concerned uncles and aunts.
The couple was almost incidental to the deal. They just dressed and showed up for the wedding ceremony. And after that the onus was on them to adjust to the 1, relatives, get to know each other and make the marriage work. Relationships in which dating is undertaken by two people, who choose their dates without parental involvement and sometimes carry on clandestine get-togethers, has become increasingly common.
When this leads to a wedding, the resulting unions are sometimes called love marriages. There are increasing incidences when couples initiate contact on their own, particularly if they live in a foreign country; in one case, a couple met surreptitiously over a game of cards. Dating websites are gaining ground in India. Writer Rupa Dev preferred websites which emphasized authenticity and screened people before entering their names into their databases, making it a safer environment overall, so that site users can have greater trust that it is safe to date others on the site.
During the interval before marriage, whether it is an arranged or a love marriage, private detectives have been hired to check up on a prospective bride or groom, or to verify claims about a potential spouse made in newspaper advertising, and there are reports that such snooping is increasing.
Transsexuals and eunuchs have begun using Internet dating in some states in India. The practice of dating runs against some religious traditions, and the radical Hindu group Sri Ram Sena threatened to "force unwed couples" to marry, if they were discovered dating on Valentine's Day ; a fundamentalist leader said "drinking and dancing in bars and celebrating this day has nothing to do with Hindu traditions. Another group, Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha , threatened to do the same, for which it was severely mocked online  and on the day after Valentine's Day , had protesters outside its Delhi headquarters, with people mockingly complaining that it did not fulfill its "promise",  with some having come with materials for the wedding rituals.
There is a type of courtship called Omiai in which parents hire a matchmaker to give resumes and pictures to potential mates for their approval, leading to a formal meeting with parents and matchmaker attending. The reasons for dating in Korea are various. Research conducted by Saegye Daily showed that teenagers choose to date for reasons such as "to become more mature," "to gain consultation on worries, or troubles," or "to learn the difference between boys and girls," etc.
Present Korean dating shows a changing attitude due to the influence of tradition and modernization. There are a lot of Confucian ideas and practices that still saturate South Korean culture and daily life as traditional values. It is one of the old teachings of Confucianism  and reveals its inclination toward conservatism. Most Koreans tend to regard dating as a precursor to marriage.
There is no dating agency but the market for marriage agencies are growing continuously. Also, "Mat-sun", the blind date which is usually based on the premise of marriage, is held often among ages of late 20s to 30s. However, the majority still takes getting into a relationship seriously. Dating in Korea is also considered a necessary activity supported by society.
College students in their sophomore to junior year who have not been in a relationship feel anxious that they are falling behind amongst their peers. Most of them try "sogaeting", going out on a blind date, for the first time to get into a relationship. Dating is a duty that most people feel they must take on to not seem incompetent. Where Are We Going? Dating has also been depicted to be an activity of fun and happiness.
According to a survey by wedding consulting agency, men consider a physical relation as a catalyst of love, otherwise, women regard it as a confirmation of affection. Adding to it, both Marriages and courtship in Pakistan are influenced by traditional cultural practices similar to those elsewhere in the Indian subcontinent as well as Muslim norms and manners.
Illegitimate relationships before marriage are considered a social taboo and social interaction between unmarried men and women is encouraged at a modest and healthy level.
Couples are usually wedded through either an arranged marriage or love marriage. Love marriages are those in which the individuals have chosen a partner whom they like by their own choice prior to marriage, and usually occur with the consent of parents and family.
Arranged marriages on the other hand are marriages which are set and agreed by the families or guardians of the two individuals where the couple may not have met before. In either cases and in consistency with traditional marital practices, individuals who marry are persuaded to meet and talk to each other for some time before considering marrying so that they can check their compatibility.
The original SDU, which controversially promoted marriages among university graduate singles, no longer exists today. On 28 January , it was merged with SDS [Social Development Services], which just as controversially promoted marriages among non-graduate singles. The merged unit, SDN Social Development Network seeks to promote meaningful relationships, with marriage touted as a top life goal, among all resident [Singapore] singles within a conducive network environment of singles, relevant commercial and public entities.
One report suggested that in southern Taiwan , "traditional rules of courtship" still apply despite the influence of popular culture ; for example, men continue to take the initiative in forming relationships.
What caused relationships to break up? In Britain, the term dating bears similarity to the American sense of the tentative exploratory part of a relationship.
If two people are going out together , it may mean they're dating but that their relationship has advanced to a relatively long-standing and sexual boyfriend-girlfriend relationship although they're not cohabiting. Although Britons are familiar with the term dating, the rituals surrounding courtship are somewhat different from those commonly found in North America.
Writer Kira Cochrane advises daters to "get out there and meet people" while noting a trend of temporary suspension of marriage until an individual reaches his or her thirties. She felt "clueless and unwanted", she wrote, and found advice books such as The Rules helpful. Online dating safety in the UK is a concern for authorities and individuals.
While analysts such as Harald Martenstein and others suggest that it is easier for persons to initiate contact in America, many Germans view the American dating habits as "unspontaneous", "ridiculous" and "rigid".
Membership in voluntary associations is relatively high in German-speaking countries and these provided further chances for possible partners to meet. Strolling on Esplanades and Promenade walkways such as the one in Hamburg called the Jungfernstieg maidens way , have been another venue for introductions as early as the 19th century. Analyst Geoffrey Gorer described dating as an American idiosyncrasy focusing on youth of college age and expressed in activities such as American proms.
In contrast German speaking countries and the longstanding musical tradition there provided ample opportunity of persons of varying ages enjoying social dances, such as the Vienna Opera Ball and other occasions. The German term of Stelldichein as translated by Joachim Heinrich Campes is used to signify dating when the age of consent to marriage was relatively high.
German traditions to signify lovers who met in hiding were described with terms like Fensterln windowing or Kiltgang dawn stroll used in Bavaria and Switzerland. Today, most German couples in long-term relationships get to know each other through mutual friends, at work or while going out at night; the first few months of dating often involve sexual intercourse, but are still rather casual and do not imply a serious wish to get married.
Italians maintain a conservative approach to dating. Also, inviting friends or relatives during a date is not uncommon. More modern approaches such as blind dates, speed dating and dating websites are not as popular as abroad, and are not considered very effective by the majority of the population.
However, social network members outnumber the European average,  and they may use Facebook for dating purposes too. One report suggested Spanish women were the "greatest flirts", based on an unofficial study by a dating website which ranked countries based on initiations of contact. In North Africa like in many parts of the Middle East, sex without marriage is considered unacceptable. Dating in North Africa is predominantly done under family supervision, usually in a public place.
People of different sexes are not allowed to "mix freely" in public. Clerics run officially sanctioned internet dating agencies with strict rules. In Israel, in the secular community, dating is very common amongst both heterosexual and homosexual couples. However, because of the religious community, there are some religious exceptions to the dating process.
In the Haredi and Chasidic communities Ultra-Orthodox Judaism most couples are paired through a matchmaker. In this arranged marriage system, young adults meet a couple times under the supervision of their parents, and after they meet, the two are asked whether they will agree to be married.
Furthermore, in terms of marriage , because the state religion is essentially Orthodox-Judaism, Conservative and Reform Liberal denominations of Judaism Jews cannot get married through a Conservative or Reform Rabbi without the approval of the State's Orthodox Head Rabbi.
There are similar problems in Israel for people of different denominations of other religions as well. Essentially, if you live in Israel, and the head of your religion doesn't want you to get married, you can't get religiously married. Because people of two different religions or people of the same sex cannot get married in Israel, people in these situations oftentimes have to go overseas to get married since Israel does recognize overseas marriages.
One report suggests the Lebanese dating game is hampered by "the weight of family demands upon individual choice" and that there were difficulties, particularly for people seeking to marry across religious lines, such as a Christian seeking to marry a Muslim.
The Saudi Gazette quoted a Wikipedia article on domestic violence , suggesting it was an issue for Saudis, including abusive behavior while dating by one or both partners. The downside is you have to fly your entire family home on your own if you want to visit family during your 3 year assignment …super super expensive. Oh, though they have reduced the number of languages in the program, if you have a certain level of reading and speaking proficiency, you do get an incentive bonus to go to places where they use that language.
Lest you despair, you are generally taught that language for 6 — 24 months as your full-time job. I am actually the one on the open thread who said she is looking to get out of her well-paying great job.
I do love what I do, but it can be really tough on families. It can take time. Read the Post, the Times, the Economist. Brush up on geography and generally know culture and history American music, art, etc.
The idea of the written test is: Or at least fake it? They are searching for well-rounded people who can write and have great interpersonal skills. The oral assessment is a different beast. Anyway, I think it is the career of a lifetime, whether that career lasts five years or thirty-five. Just remember, it is very rarely Paris, and quite often Guangzhou.
This is a common concern, as no one agrees with everything all the time. We are free to disagree during the foreign policy sausage making and with our vote. I regulate and enforce on local, state, and Federal waste discharge regulations.
Inspect businesses ranging from one-person shops to the largest manufacturing building in the world. Sample wastewater flow ranging from less than a gallon a day to in excess of 1.
Receive and review self-monitoring reports for compliance. Draft and issue discharge permit and discharge authorizations. I manage 5 systems administrators and do substantial project management as well. I also write lots of reports. BS in Computer Science from regional public university female. I do operations and some customer service for a retail branch of a large mobile phone carrier in US. We get great benefits: No other traditional benefits like k, health insurance, EAPs, etc.
I should add that we have a very generous vacation policy: Seattle, WA Years experience: Summer Fridays leave at 2 p. Much better than industry usual. So while it seemed like I was raking it in … yeah, not so much: No PTO, no insurance. Definitely had one of the higher salaries, possibly contributing to my eventual lay-off. Female, mids, BA in English. Used a mix of Chicago and AP Style if you were wondering. Development Associate for a small theater within a larger community organization.
Develop content guidelines and work with doc writers, marketing, product management, engineering, and support to create and manage different forms of content for both customers and company initiatives. Remote, Texas most staff is Boston or Raleigh, though Pay: This makes me feel better, since we have roughly the same experience and job description.
Good to see that Content Strategy positions are paying well. This is the next step for me as my duties are essentially project management for documents and ensuring that the content produced by engineering and related department aligns with user and company goals.
Programme Support Officer Writing and editing lots of reports, especially for donors; producing communications materials, such as case studies; keeping track of donor deadlines; some research including desk and field research, some strategic planning and support. Lagging behind on the flexible work arrangements that so many others seem to have though.
Part of a dedicated tech pubs team; my role is to edit technical documentation written by other authors; manage the style guide; write internal process and quality documentation. Payroll with some HR First year and a half that was true now due to streamlining payroll Current position make up is: HR Generalist The Job: Administer HR for sales-heavy company with employees.
I do benefits admin, payroll, new hire orientations, timekeeping, expense reimbursements, commissions, and manage our intern Location: Midwest, mid-size metro area Years of Experience: High School English Teacher Description: I teach at a charter high school for underprivileged students.
My main responsibilities include fostering a love of literature in students, working with students to bring their reading up to grade level most ninth graders come to our school reading on a fourth grade level or lower , creating a safe classroom environment where students feel empowered, tutoring after school, planning lessons, and sponsoring the Chess Club. I was just going to ask if this was Teach For America — otherwise it seems under minimum wage, no?
As a fellow teacher, I hope you are looking for something else. They are taking advantage of you. Assisting with or running clubs and being the sponsor for a certain class like she would sponsor the freshman class and be their faculty representative for the 4 years, helping them with spirit week activities, putting together prom and home coming their senior years, etc earned her extra stipends.
I have heard that is a pretty normal salary for a staff accountant in the SE with less than 10 years of experience.
Office Manager at a small machine shop. I am responsible for most of the accounting and human resource aspects of the business — the company has an outside accountant to take care of the tax filings and a benefit coordinator to take care of the claims submissions and processing for medical and dental. I am also responsible for some of the less glamorous aspects such as phones, reception and making sure the coffee is fully stocked, but it is understandable since I am the one and only office staff other than the company president.
I feel my current employer is generous given the area and level of responsibility. I earned substantially less with the corporation, but had more responsibility and was a supervisor to other staff. Create Maps and Analyze spatial data. Was it easy for you to get a job in GIS given that your masters was not in say, urban spatial analytics? I work for Nike. I write FAQs and internal knowledge base content about our digital products apps, wearables, watches and serve as a general subject matter expert on the technology.
Manage print and online communications for a faith based non profit. New Orleans Years of Experience: I work a 40 hour week, and receive comp time if I work extra. I work for medical school school pathway, basically creating the exams adding questions the director chooses, building, formatting, etc. Put their peer evaluation data into a spreadsheet they can all take with them and counts for a grade. I put together the medical cases they study about 70 a year for me.
I have been in this position over a year, at my company nearly 3 years. Are you near a city in PA? Philly, Pgh, Scranton, or Hbg? Most areas of PA have a very low cost of living, except for the cities. I am near a city. And, perhaps oddly, the prices go up or at least stay the same away from the city because of the local universities spread out around here.
I work for an Enterprise Learning Management System developer so I troubleshoot with clients, contact the development team about bugs, write help documentation, interface with clients, user integrations, client tutorials and work to solve any problems that affects the clients use of our web-based software.
Forgot how many sick days. Grantwriter at large non-profit arts organization Area: I am considering exactly this kind of move. All I really enjoy doing is grantwriting and I would happily take a pay cut to do that full time! Undergraduate Program Coordinator for a small-mid-range Social Sciences Department at a , student university in the Northeastern United States Scheduling Classes, Student Advising are main duties 32, take-home, after health insurance, monthly train pass, union dues, retirement are paid.
Sorry, forgot to mention experience: Boston company age, size: So I had a bit of workplace experience, but was still considered entry-level when I was searching for a new gig. Large-ish city in southeastern US Employer: Private college Years of Experience: Chief of Staff Industry: SF Bay Area Gender: I think of all the people struggling to pay their health care premiums each month, and am mortified by how much people make in my industry.
Note that I am at the low end of my salary bandwidth and one of my direct reports makes more than I do. But people should know how effed up the health care industry is. I work for a broker but in a non-commissioned position. I should add in here, if I went freelance this would likely be more in the 70K range, but I hate freelancing as a rule and am trying not to go that route if I can help it. Environmental Consultant, with a focus on air permitting Geographic Area: Seattle Years of Experience: Litigation Paralegal; handle work-up for cases and clients for a small team of attorneys at a small to mid-size firm Area: Project Manager for major retailer.
I manage multi-million dollar systems and technology projects. Admin Assistant at a University Metro Detroit almost 5 years 2 in non-profit work; 2. Update website and various linking tools, answer reference questions, work the occasional weekend.
Oracle development, Crystal Reports, documentation. Net, ColdFusion, server issues, user training, troubleshooting, user support, implementation, and anything else that anyone came up with. I made a career change after 7 years in technical roles because I wanted to learn more of the business side. This sounds like an amazing job — really interesting work.
Large Canadian city Salary: Software development for web and server systems. High school education only Location: Service Management Deployment Lead — I gather business requirements and then help design a Service Management solution using a particular Service Management application tool set.
Making money, have a job. Was at that point in time a male dominated field. People like Peggy made the first strike. The business world was warmed up by the time women my age came along. Determination and meeting your destiny rather than waiting for it plus skill, a measure of luck and location, location, location can pay off!
Architect, trainer and now also project manager on a specific piece of software in the Microsoft stack for enterprise implementations. Female and had to work hard to get my salary up with negotiations, etc. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, for a Swedish company — approximately I review documents to be produced in litigation as well as those produced to us by other parties and do a lot of factual research to support legal arguments. This tends to be very long hours.
I do not receive any benefits. We rarely get any notice that a project is ending, we are just told not to return the next day. Each project pays people at my position the same amount. The only people who receive a higher rate are team leads or are doing a different type of review. In my experience, these people are split pretty equally between men a women. Supervise several hotel outlets on the floor…in practical terms, put out brushfires as they come up, facilitate communication between departments, do various projects Geographic Area: We also get decent health and dental.
This is an entry-level management position in the hotel world. Java Software Developer woman Germany MSc, but not in Computer Science Three years of experience in a more support focused role, first job as a pure software developer. Also Germany, also female. We do website programming. Title is a bit inflated: NYC metro Years of Experience: I know Masters degree 4 year program, still paying it off Work about 50 hrs per week.
Love seeing ministry jobs post salary! And YES— still paying it off! Editorial assistant for a mid-sized book publishing group a division of a much larger organization doing administrative work for several senior editors as well as some research, writing, editing, and general project management of my own. Graduated with a B. Have been in this job since November. Can I ask how you got into this field?
The field is very competitive—any kind of editing experience will give you an edge. I volunteer copy edited for a few local nonprofit magazines. Public Health Analyst federal contractor working on-site at a government agency Gender: Atlanta, GA Years of Experience: Do you mind expanding on what exactly you do as a public health analyst?
Public Health Analyst or Public Health Advisor is a very broad title that includes a lot of different roles. In my case, I am contracted under a specific, short term, funding allocation to coordinate a project with state and local awardees.
However, since I am not a government employee, I have to defer any significant actions to the official project officer. This is my second contract like this and although I have had basically the same responsibilities for both, I have a lot more autonomy on my current project partially because I have a lot of experience with this particular project area and partially because the office I am contracted to is extremely understaffed.
After reading all the comments, just wanted to add a couple of things. I started out as a secretary in a state health department and worked my way up. Forgot to add that I have medical, dental, and K, though no matching, and three weeks of vacation.
IS Support Specialist Area: Prospect Researcher with a large university. Less than one year Salary: I am a woman. I have a decent benefits package health plans to choose from, dental, vision, and education benefits.
Thanks for doing this, Alison! Various currently WC Insurance Salary: Clients in Atlanta, Las Vegas. What mainly qualified me for the position was that I have a graduate degree in accounting, although those other things probably helped sway the decision to hire me. Upper level finance positions are pretty scarce in my agency.
Wages on average are lower where I live, so I probably make more than private sector people at my current experience level. Benefits are good, not great, and I think it says more about how poor the benefits can be in the private sector.
Many state and municipal employees tend to have far better benefits, as do postal workers [as far as healthcare premiums. BA was in English so I had to start all over when I went back to school. I was fortunate that I only had to take an extra year of pre-reqs, so it took 3 years total. Ended up making more sense for me anyway, since my first job after school paid me a bit more for having a graduate degree, and I was able to substitute the degree for experience to qualify for my current job.
The additional courses also allowed me to qualify to take the CPA exam. I will say though the job market is tougher than people think for accounting, and I had a very long gap in employment between my public accounting job and my current job. To those planning a career change to accounting be warned, take a look at your age.
They discriminate very much. If you past a certain age you might not get hired in public accounting. Where I worked at Big 4 I did a lot of college recruiting.
I found that, just as you say, the managers, directors and partners did not typically bring older candidates back in for interviews. A director told me once: After two years, I left all my accounting duties behind, received the Professional Human Resources certification, and have two additional years as HR-Payroll only. Proposal Manager at a small but growing government contractor Salary: I do a bunch of things that all generally add up to being the local accounting person for the field office, reporting to our corporate accounting department where all the actual accountants are.
We get solid benefits. Health, dental, vision, FSA, 3 weeks vacation increasing with years of service , 8 days sick, 10 paid holidays a year, life insurance, short term disability, K with a match. The health insurance is particularly awesome and pays for freaking everything. Dang, forgot to specify that I only have 2 years experience in my current role.
Prior to that I was the receptionist. Marketing Specialist at University for profit Years experience: I manage and maintain all our social sites, writing copy, responding to fans. I work a normal day and then do extended monitoring on nights until 8pm and weekends until 8pm as well. I also do a few other projects like internal communications and student communications on occasion, and work with agencies on strategy and my team on strategy.
My manager hired me and did so at the top of the salary range because she knew raises might not be forthcoming. I was supposed to have a 10k bonus but that was eliminated shortly after I was hired never count on a bonus! I negotiated for an extra week of vacation at hiring time.
Also known as a Field Service Engineer, but I mostly do software application support managing the application and the servers it runs on. Some medical equipment service in hospitals and clinics. Travel within the state, but overnight days per month.
Training out of state weeks a year. I wanna play too! Big 4 consulting firm Salary: My responsibilities vary somewhat from a project to a project but basically this is all Project Controls: About 13 years of experience, an undergrad from Europe born and raised there but I am the US citizen totally not related to what I do which was hurting me a lot at first. I am seriously underpaid: No way to verify it except my own personal experience.
Of course, that only applies to the boom part of the energy industry cycle. I think salary history has a lot to do with it. You should be making more, I think. It seems like people in our office there get a lot more headhunters calling than we do in my region. It was an engineering-side position in the office, too, not field. At most major Texas Universities those would require much more math and science. Executive Assistant Manhattan Salary: Can also sell back 3 weeks of vacation every year.
I work for a high-powered individual at a very competitive organization. I also had a boss who gave me two huge raises before she quit, which means I make more than the other admins. This is the ultimate golden handcuffs job! Worked in journalism before I became an assistant. Can you tell me about making that transition? Hi Lucy, I worked as a photo editor when I was in journalism.
When I decided to leave the media world after a disastrous stint at Sports Illustrated, I went to a headhunter who got me an admin job — I was able to get a good-paying one because I had some experience through earlier jobs and to be honest, I have a degree from a top school which always helps open doors. I do think a communications background would make for an excellent assistant.
The job is ideal for someone who is type-A, organized, with good follow-through skills. The ability to communicate well verbally and via email is essential. I am not naturally organized or type-A, but I have a very strong work ethic and force myself to stop procrastinating when I get lazy. Having a good boss makes all the difference. Account Supervisor at a big, international PR firm.
Job includes a bit of everything— lots of writing, media relations, strategy, client service. I did other sorts of work with transferable skills. I wear many hats, but focus on social media. Other day-to-day activities include brochure production, internal communication, advertising and content writer.
Health IT project with 16 people — software development and delivery solution. I am project manager with no direct-reports so responsibility is process Geographic area: I am female, which I think matters a little.
Benefits are standard with 15 days PTO and normal insurance coverage but no employer matching for K. Scientist who inspects labs for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I also plan and manage conferences. I took this job to gain experience and leverage it into a new job. High School Teacher Experience: Mid-size city Midwest Salary: Female—not that it matters in education, ours is all by our union contract. Decent benefits and we self-fund our pension in our state with the district only paying a small percentage in my specific district.
No benefits at all, just that amount. New England your approximate years of experience: I work in one of their pharma plants in Southern California. I have about 3. Can I ask how old you are? Can ask you questions behind the scenes? Customer Service Representative Industry: BA in education, 2 years in rental car industry, little background in insurance been here for about a month thanks to AAM Area: Pacific NW Years of experience: I do miss the higher pay, though, and if anything happened to my partner, I would need to move back to the technology world to maintain our standard of living on our current combined incomes.
Pittsburgh is cheap and I live within my means. My original title was social media specialist. Philadelphia, PA Years Experience: This would probably be mine. Minneapolis, Minnesota Years of experience: Benefits vary widely; usually FT jobs come with very good PTO benefits weeks in the first few years but things like health insurance usually provided, but varying quality , training, b etc.
Right now, acting manager of department as well. I handle all of our social media, email, and print materials. Graduated in May and got this first!!
No previous experience or schooling in Marketing. Three years of experience in this particular career track, but years of white-collar office-work career experience in general. Plus extensive PTO and flexible hours. I would be a happier person if I was less aware.
Retail Basically I make sure the product that is bought goes to the correct stores in the correct quantities. A major city in Texas. Generous by US standards vacation and sick time, which rolls over with no cap. Would you mind sharing how you got into the role? Work as a secondary data manager and primary data manager for contract research organization, running the data management for phase clinical trials.
In San Diego county. I am also male, but regardless, the salary is what it is no matter who sits at desk as all salary is part of union neg. This also has been a thorn in side as no matter how hard some work and how little some work, everyone gets the same. Large Midwest metro area Company: A top 3 mortgage lender Years Experience: Sick rolls over, personal does not. Plus school holidays and snow days. Decent health insurance and non-matched b.
And my children will get preference at my k school, which is one of the best in the district. I architect and design smaller solutions, though architect is not in my title; this includes both back-end and user-facing gui changes, including UI design mock-ups, usually accepted as-is or with minor changes.
I also document the design, provide information to the documentation team, implement, and bug-fix. Some of my designs are passed to other, generally more junior, engineers for implementation.
I review designs created by other engineers for their features as well, and am one of the people who can provide code review before the code is committed. I also work with the actually titled architect on architectural level problems at times, as a sounding board or offering suggestions, and am one of his code reviewers when needed. I communicate directly with clients for some bugs and features, and I am occasionally sent to a client site or required to support a client in the middle of the night.
Advisor to first year college students in a large public community college system Location: US, midwest Years of experience: Oh, almost forgot-benefits package is pretty nice. I have no less than 2 months leave accrued right now. Manage all traditional and online media, manage a national coalition including annual conference, webinars, a working group , support program work by writing proposals, track legislation and create content.
Member of a 4 person team. Which is not a traditional perk but boy is it nice. Actual Official Payroll Title: Information Systems Tech Consultant Industry: State government Years Experience: Standard State benefits — good time off, health insurance, pension, k , short working hours I work as part of an internal consultancy-type group that provides project management and business analysis to other State agencies for their large, complex IT projects. My title is Business Analyst, but I do stray over into the project management realm as needed.
And, as someone noted above, public sector jobs generally have salary information available online if you search. I work for a university library in their interlibrary loan office. My institution also has decent benefits with medical, dental, retirement, separate sick and annual leave, and paid holidays.
I work circulation and computer support at one of the largest public library systems in the country, located in the Pacific NW. This means I spend most of my time showing people how to attach documents to their email. They pay my excellent healthcare, with dental, a pension, mass transit discount and tuition assistance. I get roughly 2 weeks off per year. Research coordinator formerly assistant in a small health research unit at a large Canadian research university Where: One-and-a-half out of school, about two years of part-time RA experience as a student.
I have a Masters degree in my field. Plus I like my coworkers and boss and the general environment. Also I am mids and female. My director and manager are also female and I feel like they emphasize work-life balance, which is really nice, since I like my work but also like having a life outside of it. So glad to find other public accountants. You are exactly on par with me and I am in TX.
I wonder how this compares to the Big Four? I made 58k as an entry level hire working in the Bay Area with a graduate degree.
Tax apparently is considered specialized enough to be paid a bit more, of course the downside is there are fewer exit opportunities depending on the market…but there were quite a few more places to go at my former workplace since they had so many large companies that had very specialized tax issues. Was that including scads of study leave and lecture fees though or were they on top? My brother works at one of the Big Four and lives in a major city also. He makes about Northern Virginia Years of Experience: Library manager for a government library Salary: British Columbia, Canada Benefits: Defined benefit pension plan; good extended health and dental benefits.
I run 4 discussion sections per week, grade quizzes and exams, hold office hours, answer emails, and have various quasi-professional responsibilities like attending colloquia with visiting scholars. Almost 2 years cumulative experience doing a couple different kinds of contract work online.
This is bog-standard pay across the industry. And we have a good department that actually fights to get funding for its grad students. Heck, the TAs here actually have a union, which will almost certainly not be the case wherever I end up next. All of this to say that this is as good as it gets. Raise pool this year is only 1.
I telecommute exclusively with very little to no travel. It is not uncommon for me to work 12 straight hours with only quick dashes to the bathroom. Performance expectations are extremely high. By the way — I love my job and the people I work with.
I am often amazed by how much I am paid. We have a proprietary publishing system that allows users to annotate specific sections and paragraphs and share those annotations collaboratively, etc.
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