What does /fa/ do for a living and how much do you get payed? How can you afford all these clothes?
I work at a hotel and get payed a little above min wage, but not much. I get a shit ton of hours though.
Ready to graduate and get an engineering position so I've got sufficient cash at my disposal
>inb4 middle class fag
It's nice to know there's still work for projectionists somewhere. Seems like more an more of them are getting laid off and replaced with machines that don't know when to turn the lights off in a fucking theatre.
>19yo professional gamer
>never go outside
>no friends except for online
>no girlfriend ever
>kissless hugless handholdless virgin
In other words, I can afford all these clothes because I have nothing else to spend my money on
DOLLAR TREE CASHIER, GET ON MY LEVEL
spent half of what I made this summer on cloths instead of paying my uni bill.
Im god level atm
Pic is a school supply wevsell, I think its funny
Anyway, OP, I'm a full time student at uni but then I work part time at Wal Mart (~32-36 hours/week) during nights. 10pm-7am normally.
Shit sucks, but I get paid over minimum wage and I don't have any expenses, so just lots of cash money dolla bills for sick fits.
Man, I thought you would have figured it by now. Look at the inspo threads and compare to what waywt, look at the watch threads, the wallet threads and compare them to the every day carry. People here are fucking fantasists. Only a few of them actually buy these clothes, and even then a bunch of them are fakes off aliexpress.
I work produce at a huge chain of grocers. I get about $534AUD a week pre-tax for 3 days work.
>lift heavy shit all day
>based Sunday pay
>1hr unpaid break + 30 min paid break a shift
>work in one of the most upscale areas of my city/country, and have not seen a single girl that wasn't a solid 7.
It's pretty gud.
I fucking love how every single gamer projects this random and outoging image of themselves online, but are complete sperglords in the real world.
>Gaming is a real sport
Go outside and realise that life isn't meant to be lived in front of a screen.
work at a coffee shop
get paid slightly above min wage
i basically cop basic-core shit, wait for collabs with elite designers, and imitate high end fits with basic core tailoring and combinations
Literally just walk around Beijing and look like you aren't just a tourist, people will come with job offers to you if they spot you. I often just hang out in pubs or cafés alone and someone will walk up to me with a job offer.
If nothings come for a while i'll do a quick thebeijinger daycare english teacher job or something.
It's a great life, you don't need anything but your pale skincolor and somewhat decent looks (I've seen ugly ass people get model jobs here, just for being white.)
The only thing is that you have to be out there, and often can't just sit around in your apartment waiting for jobs to come to you. (Even though sometimes they do.) Seem approachable, and strike up conversations with locals on said bars and cafés.
You don't need it, but just knowing how to introduce yourself and your nationality helps a lot. Also, say n? h?o instead of hello to people. They appreciate that.
Furthermore, when talking to a job provider, adress them by surname and profession. (???? / Di?nwú teacher, so follow their gramatical system on that.)
Software developer. Before tax and with my bonus, $65k/yr.
For a 24 year old who has been out of college for a year in a midsize midwest town, it seems like a lot of money. I did statistics so I get to do development in areas that are more related to that, which I enjoy. I think I might go for a PhD though.
Also, for those interested, it's always best to get into personal finance early. When people mention how much they make, that leaves out health care costs, 401(k), other retirement accounts, stock options, etc. I use my company's employee stock purchase plan to get an extra $3k or so in a bad year, I max out my 401(k) match, and I max out my IRA. Additionally, my health savings account usually adds $800 or so per year, $500 of that being from my employer.
My point is that it's best to keep in mind that the numbers people throw out can mean incredibly different things, and there are plenty of ways to optimize your savings so you can retire earlier or wealthier. I can still go on vacations and make plenty of luxury purchases, but I save and invest first. Takes a load off my mind.
There's plenty of in-between, especially with electronic music.
Play a lot of shows, have good merch, DJing at clubs- theres a lot of ways to make money with music that are much more profitable than selling albums.
In Denmark, you get paid for studying. If you work part-time along your studies, you're basically rich. Even with the high taxes and equally high cost of living.
Well maybe not rich, but you can easily make it on your own without any savings when going into it. And still be rather /fa/.
Going to have to call bullshit on the notary. You can't charge more than $10.
>30 years old
>still live with parents
>got laid off at beginning of summer
>starting new job $40k job as entry level IT tech in two weeks
Getting laid off at past job made was the best worst thing that could happen to me as I'm more careful of my spending. I plan to save up for a house so I plan to limit my monthly expenses to $500.
I'm still a student.
I still live at my parents because i've got too much work to have time for a job/live on my own (muh doctor studies).
The few money they give me is spent on clothes because i have nothing else to buy.
>tfw living like a middle shcool kid
32-36 hours isn't part time. If you're listed as part time and not getting benefits you're getting ripped off.
I work part time for $13 an hour (22-28 hrs/week). My take home pay is typically $350-$425 every two weeks with a $100 bonus every month. Once I pay for gas to drive to work and school and back, plus food every day I save maybe $20 from every paycheck.
No idea how you guys afford even basic shit on your min wage jobs. I haven't been able to afford new clothes for over a year. I'm wearing the shittiest clothes at all times of the day. I probably get made fun of behind my back even though I study tons of designers and try to come up with potentially good fits, I just can't realize them because of how little money I have left over every paycheck.
Bureaucrat for my city's Symphony and Opera (recently combined into one organization). It's pretty great, all my coworkers are cultured. The job is mostly romancing the Old Money. I have to dress pretty menswear though, so I go for Ervell or EG.
Student loans. Yeah, I know how stupid it is to buy expensive stuff for money that basically aren't your own, but I can't help myself. Shopping clothing is one of the few things that make me feel better.
Lol, do you really think you can make that judgement accurately through literally two sentences I wrote on the internet?
I'm probably less materialistic than most people because I've seen exactly how happy these things actually make you.
My department is called Patron Services. We are basically concierges for the VIPs that attend the Symphony or Opera.
We'll do anything from exchange tickets to another night or add more if they have more guests to hiring a driver for their evening and buying them dinner before the show.
Sometimes we'll have to take them out to dinner to try and get them to donate more. We also exchange tickets with businesses, so we get spa days, 5 star meals and other fun things. And tattoos once.
Best job I've ever had.
I'm a cashier at Sport Chalet, but I don't really spend any of my paycheck. I get cash from doing yard work for my parents, selling stuff on Craigslist, and birthday and christmas cards. Most of the clothes I buy are in the $50-100 range, and I don't really have any other expenses.
I've read that some corporations in Malaysia/Thailand/Taiwan offer 60k starting jobs to anybody with a bachelor's degree from an American University because we're taught how to be confident and independent and make better leaders. And my friends wonder why I want to leave the US.
Construction in alaska during the summers, still here actually
I hate my job, life and everything. Income depends on who I work for during the summer and so between 20k - 60k for 3-5 months of work.
All my money goes to rent, booze, gym memberships, trucks and sunglasses
Currently receiving unemployment.
I outright own my house and car so my expenses are relatively low.
Plus I knew my job wouldn't last so I saved like a motherfucker.
>pro tip pay all utilities in advance
A CS student at one of the top colleges in the US. Not taking classes this semester because interning, but living on campus because RAing gives me free college housing and free meal plan in the middle of a big city. Collecting all them moneys straight into my pocket. Feels nice to be able to satisfy your /fa/ needs and have money left over
currently a NEET
I need to get a job by October so I can work for three months. That way I'll have enough saved up to pay my car insurance for 12 months once I get conscripted in January.
>mfw I'll only make 5 euros a day
sort packages at a warehouse
paid $13hr anything over 5hr is time and a half meaning I generally make around $300 week. Really becomes worth it when you factor in the health insurance (2 bottles of adderall costs me a flat rate of $10, when getting glasses frames the minimum cost of glasses is like $90 so once you get >$200 frames you get half off etc.) yearly raises($.70), 3 weeks paid vacation, all holidays paid off. The work is hard but I actually stopped going to school for awhile because I love my job so much.
650 yuros as an electrochemist
plus what ive managed to jew from various projects
i'd get at least 5 times as much if i moved to a more advanced country but i really dislike life in the west
heck i spent a night sleeping in a bush drunk as fuck the other day and i lost nothing, in france i couldnt go 2 steps out of my home w/o someone trying to steal my shit
>Live in America, went to an Ivy league school.
>Spent a month applying every grant, and bursary I could, even if I didn't qualify.
>Most of these programs have money left over at the end of the year.
>Was making money going to school. Came out debt free.
>People are too dumb to fill out some forms.
>Don't have to live in Europe. Don't have high taxes or high cost of living (by Euro standards.)
artisan baker here, food industry sucks :(
shit pay, work nights and weekends, long hours, can't get holidays off. when the rest of the world is enjoying themselves you're working your balls off
>middle class parents
>have decent pocket money and some side jobs
>don't have any friends
>go out to high end clubs by myself, but I don't drink, and don't pay the entry because I know the doormen
>only eat clean
>never had girlfriend, only fuck buddies
>the only thing I spend money on is sports (amateur athlete), fashion, and traveling
>have a decent sized wardrobe full of designer clothes, rarely buy them at full price
Wish I had enough money for tailored clothes, but that's still outside my budget. Other than that, life is pretty good.
$20.50 an hour as janitor at an art school
I eat a lot of ramen and have a rich girlfriend
Military, at the third lowest rank. Pay isn't that great, but at the moment, I eat free at the chow hall on base and get free medical/life insurance, and discounts on important stuff like auto insurance and stuff. Plus I live on a base right now, so I don't have to pay for rent or anything. I could ideally stick every cent I earn into a savings account and not touch it, and be quite alright.
But I like to splurge every once in a while.
I have mostly C grades, a level 2 in IT (computing for anyone across the pond) and I'm on a health and social care course now.
Am I fucked? Looks like minimum wage is what I'm cut out for and I can't see it getting me far unless I do some shit on the side.
After Level 3 IT networking it will earn me 30k/year after uni I could earn 60k+/year. Just be patient do level 2 when you have done do level 3, you will be making bare p fam. But It's a long process.
i dont do anything
40k a year
i live with my mom
i just bought a 2,000 dollar camera i have made 2 pornos so far
i bought a 2700 dollar 15 inch macbook pro
i have 4 rick owens peices
i get laid easily when i want
i make enough to eat like king
i make enough to travel the world on my 2 weeks vacay
i make enough to go to coachella edc everyear since 2010
im hot enough that i have a very rich GF that father owns a million dollar pipeline company,
when i work out i feel i accomplished something worthwile
not a bad way to live, im very content with my life
almost too content that im stuck on only making 40k which is not alot of money here in so cal
>looking for job
>nobody wants to hire an unskilled worker for just three months
Server, bus boy at overpriced pizza place. I make about 4.63 an hour plus 4-7 dollars in tip outs an hour for busing tables, and serving I make 2.26 an hour plus plus $3-15 dollars in tips every hour. I make 13 cents more than mostly everybody on support and front of house because I got a bonus in 2012 and they did away with those extra weeks worth of pay bonus' so that was the last year to get it. I make about 590-650 every two weeks working around 40 hours or so. I mostly spend my monies on car payment plus insurance and other shitz. I just wear American apparel tri blend shirts, black dickies 874 work pants and dr martens 1925 oxfords. I have two jackets, a levi trucker jacket and a german flecktarn parka. I don't really give a shit about clothes but I have a lot of stuff from levi vintage clothing, our legacy, hickoree's hard goods ect. like 3,000 dollars worth of clothes sitting in my closet from purchases from the last three to two years.
I just like browsing /fa/ for all the beta fags who go >why no girl dancing with me? >am I ugly? >should I get a HY?
second lead developer in a rising tech firm
making ~$90k post taxes etc
>get summerjob after first year of studies
>now at fifth year
>get fulltime job last winter
>I only need to be around for meetings, events and if the lead dev needs me, otherwise I can come and go whenever I want to
>master's thesis done, four courses left for masters
Also I can still study up to 2 years for my masters and live on campus for $350/mo compared to $1300 duplexes so why the fuck not 8-)
It's a bit fucked up tho since from my class (we were about 60ish) 7 have finished their masters, 12 are finishing their bachelors this year and the rest are 50/50 working actively at their masters/doing minimum courses to stay at school while working full time
[spoiler]i still dress like a fuccboi tho kek[/spoiler]
I live in Norway and I pay taxes. If he pays more than 30 % he's getting fucked up the ass. The most anyone here pays in taxes is 42 %, and the ones that pay that much all earn over $1.1m a year. Norway isn't as retarded as Denmark and the NL, where people pay like 55 %.
>How can you afford all these clothes?
Pro tip: nobody here wears expensive designer shit all the time. ESPECIALLY the brand whores who claim they wear expensive designer shit all the time and call everyone else poorfags.
For every one Loro Piana sweater I have I probably own 5 from brands like Zara or Uniqlo. That's probably typical here. You pick your spots and you make a decent investment when you find a good piece on sale.
No you basically go get your basic certifications from recognized classes(most only last a day), apply to any decent oil construction company, start at the bottom as a laborer for a couple months (which still nets you a really nice sum), pester your boss to operate machinery for a while, get operating hours under your belt, get promoted or leave said job to get promoted at a new company as an operator.
Raises in this line of work are pretty normal if you're competent so your pay will go up with experience. I should also mention it depends a lot on where you work too, western canada pays a lot of money for anything oil related.
I work in a Paul Smith warehouse. Pay sucks big time (barely above minimum wage) and in the couple of years I've worked there, I've seen a handful of stuff I actually like. It's all ridiculously overpriced and I can't believe the prices of some of the things. I literally got my first Paul Smith piece of clothing a few weeks ago (pair of jeans) because I didn't have to pay anything on them (staff discount).
work 16 hours a day
six days a week
52 weeks a year
living the dream
I don't know mate, as a guy I don't know anything about it but I wouldn't be surprised if that actually happens. We only get high and fuck together, that's it. We tease a lot each other at work too.
I used to work at american apparel, it was def a fuck fest. No orgies, but everyone was sleeping with each other. Worked there in LA and fucked hot, insecure 18 yr/old pussy all summer. everyone is young and attractive, and in-store sexual encounters was a thing. Stock room bj's most common. Pay is shit and the management is generally borderline retarded tho. also, the girls are some of the most vapid pieces of shit you've ever met... head game on point tho lol
>live in Hong Kong
>graduated in college studying IT
>can't get into any university
>get fired at my first job after a month
>can't find any job since then
>want to move to UK but no money
>undereducated, unemployed, friendless virgin
>account balance is reaching zero
I work a government (Aus) position.
25 hours a week, $28.60/hr, though shifts have died recently so I'm hoping to get a new job in a different government department at $33~/hr, 40hrs/wk.
Only shitty think is it's fucking Australia and rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in the right area is $350 a WEEK.
what school? this is probably my dream but I thought you had to go to a really notable school for it to be even worth it. (if you're not bullshitting me). also what's your expertise?
HF trader at a small prop shop.
I'm 25 with a degree in economics, and last year I made 540k, mostly bonuses. I'll probably retire when I hit my thirties given how frugal I am with my expenses.
Just finished reading Flash Boys. Neat book. Still conflicted as to how I feel about HFT. What use would a prop trader be at a firm that trades (I'm imagining) entirely off of algos?
As for the OP, I'm a timeshare salesman in my first year of work. I make $11k base. With bonuses, it looks as though I'll take home around $120k this year.
Are you honestly telling me you graduated with a degree in babbymath economics and were hired at a HFT firm? I'm graduating with a major in finance and a minor in math, could I expect to get hired at a firm like that, or did you have connections? I was under the impression that HFTs hired masters and Ph.Ds in physics & mathematics, etc.
I'm 18 and working as a barman in some bar in downtown, I pay my school, so yeah, pretty much it
Studying management so I can make my own label or at least be the manager of some shitty business or store
Make most of my money from lecturing and marking papers.
Recently got an advance for a fiction book I've written under a pseudonym. Here's hoping it sells.
not that guy but I work in a movie theater. not independent but im assuming its the same thing at most theaters.
Basically get hired at a movie theater (easy as hell btw, just make sure youre available all day friday and weekends) then after working there for a few months and moving up the ladder a bit you can request to learn about other functional areas of tthe theater(meaning stuff besides concessions and ticket monkey) and projectionist is one of those areas. Its a lot of stuff to learn and can be pretty shitty when something goes wrong during a show and everyone blames you but its easy once you get the hang of it
Phoenix. Just walk in and talk to them like you already own the place. Dress in menswear/business casual with flair for the interview. I already had a year of retail experience though
I had a job valeting at a high end restaurant. Met a guy while working and he became my sugar daddy. He buys me nice things and gives me an allowance. All I have to do in return is take dick up my ass.
I am an elementary school teacher but I started in kindergarten. I loved it it. Kinder is way better than highschool and even the entry university courses I taught. Its tons of fun if you like the kids.