Scottish⑦Canuck Posted August 5, 2013 Share Posted August 5, 2013 I have no idea why I've come here for advice... but here goes. I finished uni in June with a pretty good degree in geology and I've been applying for all sorts of geology related jobs since. However, it isn't the best time to be a graduate as a lot of the major industries are in pretty bad shape, so I haven't heard anything back from pretty much everyone. Anyway, I finally got myself an interview after a whole summer of virtually nothing, which was in Glasgow today (geotechnical graduate placement position). It went really well (I think?). However, for the first couple of years the salary only equates to at or around $20,000 Canadian. I've been adding up the total living costs (now that I have to pay income tax, council tax, rent, utilities, internet etc.) and I'd barely make enough to break even at the end of the month. My problem is that I want the job for the experience as I don't know when the next chance of employment will come up, and I really am eager to start working full time. However, I'm not sure if I want to be in a situation where I have no savings whatsoever and I'm limited in what I can and can't afford to do in my limited free time. And I'd be tied to the apartment in Glasgow until the lease ran out and all of the contracts that come with it (electricity, gas etc.) Somebody give me some advice. Should I just tough it out for a while or look for something better? I'm not sure that I can afford to be fussy at the moment. Link to comment
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