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On 8 Dec 2017 at 10:40pm Tabitha wrote:
So what I want to know is, what salary are you earning?
No need to give your name or your job title if you don't want to, but just what salary you earn.
I'm interested to see what earning bracket there is in Lewes.
I'll start. I earn a very low wage of £32,000.
What's yours?
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On 8 Dec 2017 at 10:52pm Dexter wrote:
Hi Tabitha. You do realise that your wage is above the national average?
Are you impying the majority of us are low paid?
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On 8 Dec 2017 at 11:03pm Underpaid wrote:
Very Low Wage? Try £23000.
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On 8 Dec 2017 at 11:03pm Horseman7 wrote:
Considerably less than £32,000. I would consider that a fortune.
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On 8 Dec 2017 at 11:21pm Underpaid2 wrote:
£21,000. Christ yours would be a dream!
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On 8 Dec 2017 at 11:49pm endoftheouse wrote:
£5701.80 and still not begging on the streets of Lewes.
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On 9 Dec 2017 at 12:54am Nobby wrote:
My heart bleeds for you Tabitha
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On 9 Dec 2017 at 2:43am Local wrote:
Retired, but used to earn upto around £178,000
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On 9 Dec 2017 at 5:29am Hmmmm wrote:
Your salary is not low. I'd give anything to be on that. I work for the nhs and I'm on 23.500 ... be grateful my friend.
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On 9 Dec 2017 at 5:44am Billy wrote:
Retired at 56 and on a pension of £34,000. I bought a house (which I rent out) with cash lump sum plus some of my savings.
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On 9 Dec 2017 at 6:42am Lewes born and bread wrote:
£22,650 p/a and i'm 51. I can only dream of earning £32k
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On 9 Dec 2017 at 7:04am Kay wrote:
£34k and totally skint all the time due to £1,000pcm rent, a child and a partner on about £5k.
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On 9 Dec 2017 at 8:16am bastian wrote:
£17,000 PA - that's a low wage and not the lowest wage in the place I work, that's considered good money. The state pays poorly.
My son earns the same and we are both qulaified for the jobs we do, he's in the private sector.
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On 9 Dec 2017 at 10:27am Raspberry wrote:
State sick pay - but I had 10 years paying into a pension and get £300 a month from that. Looking forward to 2018 when I get State Retirement Pension. I'm a kept man My wife's pensions keep us. No good coming to Lewes to join the beggars, I'd sieze up in this weather
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On 9 Dec 2017 at 8:55pm Coping wrote:
I'm on £28,000 and get £400 a month from a lodger. Going down to a single income household a couple of years ago didn't help but I managed to stay in Lewes, go out now and again and treat myself occasionally. I'm certainly not complaining. I'd feel rich if I were on £32k.
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On 10 Dec 2017 at 12:04am Tabitha wrote:
Well hang on a minute @ coping, with £400 a month on top of £28,000 a year you ARE getting (more than) £32,000 a year!!!
These all sound like phenomenally low incomes to me with the exception of Local's salary.
£32,000 is ridiculously low compared to that!
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On 10 Dec 2017 at 8:50am Jester wrote:
I take roughly the same about 2000 a month after taxes. And I work 30 hours a week. I consider that relatively small wage. But some of these wages are silly low. I wouldn't get out of bed for less. How do people survive? I'll consider myself more fortunate in future.
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On 10 Dec 2017 at 8:50am Cabinet maker wrote:
200 a day minus workshop rent minus van cost.
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On 10 Dec 2017 at 9:09am Pot cupboard wrote:
Hope you're paying into a pension, cabinet maker. And hope you've got plenty of work on
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On 10 Dec 2017 at 10:20am Andy wrote:
I would love to earn or your wages I'm only on 3.504 because I can't get a job
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On 10 Dec 2017 at 4:22pm Fairmeadow wrote:
According to the East Sussex in Figures website the median household income in Lewes town is about £30K. That is household, not individual, as the average household has more than one earner. Across Lewes District the median household income varies from around £25K on the coast, to not far off twice that in the Low Weald parishes within distance of Haywards Heath. So at £32K you are above the middle, just, even in a single earner household.
Official figures may of course understate actual incomes.
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On 10 Dec 2017 at 6:12pm Undisclosed wrote:
£70k. 32 years old. I work my socks off for it, though!
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On 10 Dec 2017 at 6:44pm Interesting wrote:
...what people consider ‘working their socks off’ to be. I know people who graft and graft for low wages and other people on the same sort of money as Undisclosed for doing, it appears, nothing very taxing. They all think they work hard, but I know which ones really do!
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On 10 Dec 2017 at 7:32pm Undisclosed wrote:
...In pure hours terms, very regular 12+ hour days without a break, not including any commuting. More often than not some time at the weekend too.
Not complaining. I know I earn well and equally I know many others earning far, far less who work just as hard or harder. I've been there on the minimum wage.
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On 10 Dec 2017 at 8:04pm Jester wrote:
I'd rather work 30 hours a week taking home 2 grand a month spending time with my family and friends than work 12 hour days getting 70k a year, not having any time for anyone else.
Some things are more important.
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On 10 Dec 2017 at 10:05pm Gasman wrote:
Cabinet maker, I’ve no doubt you’re a skilled tradesman, but you’re a terrible business man if you think your workshop and van are your only expenses
Add in telephone, Internet, bank charges, accountancy, tool renewal and repair, work clothing and pension
If I charged 200 a day I’d be better off working for a company
(before you all ask it works out like this, 1000 per week on say an average of 46 chargeable weeks per year =46,000 pa
Less 13,000 expenses =33,000
British Gas pay 35,000 pa to someone of my experience
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On 11 Dec 2017 at 9:20am Thank you Gasman wrote:
You have answered a question I have wondered about for decades. In 1970 I left school and was always interested in the building industry. I was offered an apprenticeship in Either Gas - with the local board, or plumbing . I thought gas would be boring as I had only seen the guys doing small repairs and cookers, fires etc.So I did plumbing, of course fitting gas appliances etc. in those days. I wish I had a crystal ball then - Maggies sell off, CORGI, Gas Safe. and decades of a company pension ! Plus no tools to buy myself. That decision was the only one in my life that I regret.
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On 11 Dec 2017 at 5:01pm @Gasman wrote:
If you're a sole trader, telephone, internet, bank account are usually personal accounts, plus the van is probably a shared vehicle and accountancy is £3-400 a year tops.
His expenses are NOT really £13,000 a year
I can only talk from my own experience, but mine is closer to:
33k taxed
13k expenses, plus vehicle/insurance/tax/fuel paid for the year, phone, internet etc covered (got to be worth 2k) and probably 5k of that 13k straight in his back pocket, 40k income is probably closer to the truth.
40k for me
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On 11 Dec 2017 at 6:46pm Cabinet maker wrote:
@gasman. No not a terrible business man but don't want to bore you all by posting a full set of accounts! I don't want to work for accompany thanks. I know I won't get rich doing this but I have a fulfilling time and am my own boss. Very hard to increase charges in my sector and I don't get paid for my imagination unfortunately.
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On 11 Dec 2017 at 6:48pm Observer wrote:
Salaries are quite a misleading way of understanding how rich someone is. If you bought a house in the early 90s and are paying a couple of hundred quid as a mortgage you can be quite flush on 35k. If you bought recently and are struggling with a four figure mortgage payment each month, then life can be a struggle on 60k. It all depends.
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On 11 Dec 2017 at 11:17pm Gasman wrote:
I don’t think any of you commenting are running the type of business that I am
My explanation was if I charged 200 a day which obviously I don’t
My liability insurance is 700 a year, van leasing 300 a month and not a shared vehicle, cheeky Cnut!!!
Accountancy 900 pa, I guess your using a bloke who works out of his spare bedroom
My lock up is 90 a month
These are the costs of running a sole trader business, not just someone calling them self ‘self employed ‘
As you can see, I wouldn’t be doing this for 40k pa
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On 12 Dec 2017 at 5:11am @gasman wrote:
Thanks gasman. Well aren't you amazing. Bit of a pedro syndrome about you. Your accountant is having a laugh mate.
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On 12 Dec 2017 at 8:43am Gasman wrote:
I guess i deserved that , trying to talk business with a retard.
 
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On 12 Dec 2017 at 10:30am @Gasman wrote:
I am the first @Gasman and not associated with the second @Gasman.
£900 for your accounts, presumably you're seriously unorganised with your paperwork. Accountants do tend to charge a lot when you give them bags full of receipts at the end of the year (have you never heard of a spreadsheet?).
 
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On 12 Dec 2017 at 11:44am @gasman wrote:
Gasman are you one of those plumber types who wears a Bluetooth headset cos it's cool? I will do your books for 800?
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On 12 Dec 2017 at 11:51am Gasman wrote:
And I’d let you if I thought you could count
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On 12 Dec 2017 at 11:59am Engineer wrote:
£31,900 at the age of 24. Very fortunate to have that and very happy with it.


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