27 years old, paid 50K, work a crappy job in respectable company

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why is your job crappy?sadandunemployed10/19/12
Every job is crappy unless you're your own boss. Every singchicagojoe10/19/12
Being your own boss can be crappy too! I would prefer to benaksala10/19/12
34, work part-time out of my parents' home, make $400 - $700homelesscrackheadesq10/19/12
Yes, HCE is much worse off. Maybe one of the worst on the bounemployedtroll10/19/12
Nisan seems pretty bad off too. At least he gets out and runnaksala10/19/12
Are you obese?calidude10/19/12
Are you obese?calidude10/19/12
Are you obese?calidude10/19/12
Hey Crackhead, that's about how much I make a month! I guessrogue88810/21/12
Are you married?homelesscrackheadesq10/21/12
50k is living large if you are in a small market with no depbodog10/19/12
exactly. $50,000 is the median income for a family of 4 in tcattleprod10/19/12
Even in one of those cities 50k no debt no dependants can begarga10/19/12
50K at 27 is pretty good. I don't think many of my friends kickflipninja10/19/12
I live in DC so yeah...it's not a lot. Worse is that it's kuarse10/20/12
I made 28k the year I was 27, and I would guess my credentiachicagojoe10/20/12
50k plus bennies at 27 is ok. Keep moving forward and leeraggalacticdocreviewer10/20/12
Soon to be 27 y/o, 50k is shitty bennies, work 60+ hrs per wlongtttimelurker10/20/12
*50k plus shitty bennieslongtttimelurker10/20/12
You better be banking some of that cash like a boss.ispeaktruth10/22/12
To OP, if you are not a lawyer and are indirectly asking whelazlo10/21/12
Just for clarification, I am a lawyer and this job is somewhuarse10/22/12
Best way to feel better. Get a shoe shine and berate the shigalacticdocreviewer10/23/12
What the fuck is wrong with som of you? 50k at 27 or omeowawaweewa10/23/12
I agree with the above poster. I mean making 50k a year foruarse10/23/12
50 k at 27 with a jd in a big city simply isn't good enough.wanka10/23/12
At least you aren't unemployed and work at a well known compjc1910/24/12
uarse (Oct 19, 2012 - 1:02 am)

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sadandunemployed (Oct 19, 2012 - 1:19 am)

why is your job crappy?

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chicagojoe (Oct 19, 2012 - 1:48 am)

Every job is crappy unless you're your own boss. Every single job.

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naksala (Oct 19, 2012 - 6:46 am)

Being your own boss can be crappy too! I would prefer to be independently wealthy.

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homelesscrackheadesq (Oct 19, 2012 - 3:23 am)

34, work part-time out of my parents' home, make $400 - $700 per month, and don't get to interact with anyone all day. You feel better now?

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unemployedtroll (Oct 19, 2012 - 6:58 am)

Yes, HCE is much worse off. Maybe one of the worst on the board.

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naksala (Oct 19, 2012 - 7:16 am)

Nisan seems pretty bad off too. At least he gets out and runs and stuff. Sounds like he gets a fair amount of tail too.

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calidude (Oct 19, 2012 - 10:27 am)

Are you obese?

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calidude (Oct 19, 2012 - 10:27 am)

Are you obese?

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calidude (Oct 19, 2012 - 10:27 am)

Are you obese?

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rogue888 (Oct 21, 2012 - 2:48 am)

Hey Crackhead, that's about how much I make a month! I guess I don't live with my parents but I DO have an extra mouth to feed...should I be hustling more?

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homelesscrackheadesq (Oct 21, 2012 - 3:04 pm)

Are you married?

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bodog (Oct 19, 2012 - 8:46 am)

50k is living large if you are in a small market with no dependents.

It only sucks in NYC, LA, SF, DC, CHI, etc...or if you have to support a family...or service an outrageous amount of debt. Income is all about lifestyle.

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cattleprod (Oct 19, 2012 - 11:50 am)

exactly. $50,000 is the median income for a family of 4 in the USA. For many families that $50,000 is with both parents working to reach that level.

For the OP at $50,000 by 27 years old is great. Get married to a spouse that also makes $50,000 per year and you are on a path to a top 20% lifestyle in this country.

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garga (Oct 19, 2012 - 2:26 pm)

Even in one of those cities 50k no debt no dependants can be a very good lifestyle. You just get a sweet place with roommates. I made less than half that taking a year off college and living in one of those cities. Had a great time and still managed to save money to pay for part of undergrad. This is late 90s.

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kickflipninja (Oct 19, 2012 - 10:18 pm)

50K at 27 is pretty good. I don't think many of my friends made that.

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uarse (Oct 20, 2012 - 9:09 am)

I live in DC so yeah...it's not a lot. Worse is that it's kind of a demand end job.

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chicagojoe (Oct 20, 2012 - 1:00 pm)

I made 28k the year I was 27, and I would guess my credentials at that point looked better than yours. I know very few people, in big cities or elsewhere, who were making that much, aside from engineers and a few who got into banking. You're living well in a terrible economy to be under 35. Stop complaining, or you'll make yourself a perfect stooge for a can't-miss law school admissions pitch.

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galacticdocreviewer (Oct 20, 2012 - 8:58 pm)

50k plus bennies at 27 is ok. Keep moving forward and leerage moves to competitor companies.

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longtttimelurker (Oct 20, 2012 - 10:36 pm)

Soon to be 27 y/o, 50k is shitty bennies, work 60+ hrs per week and sleep on a couch in the one bed room apt I share with my parents.

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longtttimelurker (Oct 20, 2012 - 10:37 pm)

*50k plus shitty bennies

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ispeaktruth (Oct 22, 2012 - 11:02 am)

You better be banking some of that cash like a boss.

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lazlo (Oct 21, 2012 - 10:39 pm)

To OP, if you are not a lawyer and are indirectly asking whether or not going to law school and becoming a lawyer is a viable alternative, the answer is NO to 99% certainty.

If you want to find out for yourself, study for the LSAT and take the test. Get over 165, have a college GPA better than 3.5, then come back and we can talk more.

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uarse (Oct 22, 2012 - 5:30 pm)

Just for clarification, I am a lawyer and this job is somewhat law related but no jd is needed. The company and title look on a resume but that is about all, the work is tedious and boring but so is most work. I just don't like being 27 almost 28 and making 50k while some law friends are making twice my salary

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galacticdocreviewer (Oct 23, 2012 - 5:08 am)

Best way to feel better. Get a shoe shine and berate the shiner for going too slow, being lazy and seeking "handouts" in the form of tips

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wawaweewa (Oct 23, 2012 - 6:18 am)

What the fuck is wrong with som of you?

50k at 27 or omeone with a college degree isn't some great feat. I'd say it's decent but a lot depends on the potential in the field and t the current employer.

All of my friends are 26/27 and make way more than 50k. Way more. I'm th schmuck not in that category. Lol

Sme of you are thinking of 50k from a lower clas perspective. I guess that's because you've been so beaten down and dejected that 50k sounds like a fortune. For a professional career 50k is at the very bottom of the range.


Op, you're on the right track but in 5 years 50k isn't going to cut it. Like someone else said, shop around and look for better. Don't limit your search to one city r region ( unless you really have to) . Someone out there will give you more unless you're a total fuck up.

At this point in your life, the potential at an employer and the ability to learn at a quality employer is much more important than the money.

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uarse (Oct 23, 2012 - 9:32 am)

I agree with the above poster. I mean making 50k a year for a lawyer may be a good thing in rural Iowa but not in the nations capital. I accepted the job primarily because of having been unemployed and being on the doc review circuit. I wanted the name of the company on my resume and some steady employment. I know I could make more doing doc review, but despite the low salary, this is just a more respectable job. I think I could have bargained for a higher salary bit I had been unemployed for close to 4 months and my confidence was down
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wanka (Oct 23, 2012 - 3:16 pm)

50 k at 27 with a jd in a big city simply isn't good enough...but look at the bright side, you work at a reputable company probably alongside a bunch of kids and not doing doc review where you see being bosses around by a paralegal. Tell us where you are when you're 30. Did you go to a good law school and do well?

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jc19 (Oct 24, 2012 - 7:19 pm)

At least you aren't unemployed and work at a well known company, so stop moaning. Half the people on here are either unemployed or work doc review and haven't had long term employment in years.

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