That's me maxing out the days. That sucks. I worked 16 days.
How much did I make in February 2015? Yeah, £2200. If I made less than £2000, I'd consider if the job is still worth doing. And how many days did I work in that month? 14. So less work and signifncantly more pay. Were there transcripts? Yeah, a few. And one was pretty long so I made £300 on it.
So...actually am I making less?
Plus, I'm getting paid for travel. So how much of this £1700 was just travel and lunch costs being reimbursed? £200. So that's not a profit. But with my old job, I paid for travel and lunch. So...hmm...I'm not sure if I have the mathematical foundation for this.
But yeah. I'll have three transcripts this month. Already did one. And two of them are pretty long. Even the short one should net me about...£80. Something. So that will bring in some cash. Might get up to £2000 this month if I work steadily.
This still sucks, though. It wasn't that unusual to make £3000 at my old job. I even made over £4000 one month.
And I should be making the big international deposition money. £350/day, all expenses paid, plus automatic transcripts at £4/page or whatever. I don't even want to know how much money I'd be making if I started doing that shit.
But also bear in mind that I live in crappy Glasgow with its lower cost of living. And maybe it's in poor taste to air my pay grievances to a worldwide audience. To some people, £1700/month might be good money. I don't know. Everything is before taxes, bear in mind.
How much would somebody making £8/hour get a month? £1300. What? Really? Yeah, I guess. That's before taxes as well.
And £8/hour is about what most of these jobs in Glasgow pay from what I've seen on Gumtree. Let's try £9. Yeah, even that is £1462.50. I don't think I've seen a job that pays £10 here.
And that's full time, five days a week. I'm not doing that.
So...well. When you put it that way, it seems alright. But I should rightly be getting way, way more. I have a rare skill that pays well on the international stage. Let's check out Tinder.
Exchanged a couple messages with some weird Scottish Asian woman. 27 or 28 years old. Looks alright.
Also got a reply from a 19 year old who's really 17. I asked her about prom in Scotland. I'm hoping to go. I never went to mine. She's a chubby goth.
How awesome to go to the prom as a 37 year old, though? She says it's just like a dinner and dance. So...not like in the US (from film, at least) where they decorate the school gym and the spike gets punched and the nerd is trying to "get some" and whatnot.
And yeah, yet another Asian woman. I read a semi-interesting article that addressed this.
Women of all the races we studied revealed a strong preference for men of their own race: White women were more likely to choose white men; black women preferred black men; East Asian women preferred East Asian men; Hispanic women preferred Hispanic men. But men don't seem to discriminate based on race when it comes to dating. A woman's race had no effect on the men's choices.
Two wrinkles on this: We found no evidence of the stereotype of a white male preference for East Asian women. However, we also found that East Asian women did not discriminate against white men (only against black and Hispanic men). As a result, the white man-Asian woman pairing was the most common form of interracial datingóbut because of the women's neutrality, not the men's pronounced preference.
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