[windows2000] Re: Salary (windows2000: addressed to exclusive sender for this address)

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 16:33:32 +0100

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 09:57:46 -0500, Bill Beckett wrote:

>You make $29K? You are underpaid

I believe I am. Approximately the same services I do here at the
uni, are paid with about 100000 SEK more a year in the industry, or
as consultants. I do have some perks, like an informal agreement
with my employer to be able to go to at least one conference or
course a year. Also the working hours are pretty flexible. So the
salary isn't that high, but OTOH I have perks that are occasionally
pretty sweet.

However as the rent increases for my flat, my overhead kinda'
shrinks. Also the car needs petrol (Am. "gas")... Insurances have
to be paid, me and my wife (and birds) got to eat and so on.
Getting a house would probably be chaper in the long run, say 40
yrs, but then the housing market in Uppsala is pretty inflamed due
to the ppl from the nearby capital city (Stockholm) then do abandon
Stockholm and move to Uppsala with vicinity, and they bring a lot
of money with them, raising hosuing costs. Simply put, I can't even
afford the 10-20% down payment on a 2,5-3 million SEK house... And
not even a big house but rather a small one, at that. 8-(

Or maybe I'm just greedy. And besides, skilled labour isn't that
easy to find. 8-) I also notice how IT digs its own grave in
Sweden, with unions and ppl that don't really need a higher salary
demands more and more. And how companies more och more outsource
their IT to India and similar low-salary countries. Just like in
Dilbert. 8-)

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
>Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 9:47 AM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Salary (windows2000: addressed to exclusive
>sender for this address)
>On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 14:38:38 -0000, Angus Macdonald wrote:
>>I'm senior IT Tech management on £27K
>I'm underpaid... Ie about 270000 SEK (37884,63 USD/29442,88 EUR/20489,47
>GBP) a year before taxes and any sickdays. I'm not an IT manager on paper,
>but I'm who makes all IT-stuff (give or take a
>few) happening on our dept. I've got to get out in the industry instead, but
>considering how the market for IT-ppl looks in Sweden right now l, I'd
>better stay in a safe place for another while... I work at a university BTW.



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