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Who'd be a vicar?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Seems the clergy in England and Wales are after a pay rise. They currently get an average £16,400 salary.

Now apart from having to talk about God all the time, and say prayers, this seems like another reason NOT to be a vicar.

I'd put vicaring alongside streetcleaning, call centering and cleaning out portaloos at festivals as jobs I Most Certainly Wouldn't Want To Do.

Any worse ones?

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hmmm well I am guessing that people who have a strong faith and are devoted to God would want to be vicars and therefore the money is irrelevant.
    but a worse job........
    Our halls of residence cleaner, we do try honest, but sometimes things get a bit messy!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    bollocks job anyway. Rather preach the ideals of satan.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think a secondary school teacher would be a way worse job than a vicar. Vicars probably love their job because they're serving God.

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    But surely taking the cloth is a vocation, rather than a career?

    J9
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think £16,400 is a good wage for a vicar! How difficult can it be? £16,400 is more than most every day joe public people receive a year.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    £16k might be ok in manchester but it's shite in berkshire!

    considering the higher priced housing and council tax.

    someone down here on 16k is gonna struggle financially.

    when u see that a house in manchester worth £30k costs £130k down my end, u'll know what i'm on about <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    so do vicars in different parts of the country get different salaries or what? anyone know?

    I don't think they should get paid owt personally! Thieving bastards. they should live on bread and water. hehehe!

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by GwaiMui:
    £16k might be ok in manchester but it's shite in berkshire!

    considering the higher priced housing and council tax.

    someone down here on 16k is gonna struggle financially.

    when u see that a house in manchester worth £30k costs £130k down my end, u'll know what i'm on about <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    so do vicars in different parts of the country get different salaries or what? anyone know?

    I don't think they should get paid owt personally! Thieving bastards. they should live on bread and water. hehehe!


    snob <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lol! Hey I signed ur guestbook lastnight so bugger off <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;

    Your site's really coming along <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    Yeah, Berkshire is a snobby place but I aint down with that. Well Ali-G is from Berks and he aint a snob - Aiii!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Personally I dont see how anyone can devote their life to something they dont know is true for sure.
    Especially not for that amount of money.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Spirit:
    Personally I dont see how anyone can devote their life to something they dont know is true for sure.
    Especially not for that amount of money.

    looks like you're devoting your life to this site!!!!!

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    Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    my m8s dad is a vicar.. erm well whatever its called for the methodist church anyway, she told us about the different names the other day! all i know is he moves about a lot, not much about his pay... but my boyfriend lives in berkshire (silly w hen im in cornwall really!) and the average wages for like a part time job are waaaaay higher than in cornwall <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt; used to get paid £2.75 an hour for shop work last year! terrible! boyf's getting £5 per house in his job <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just to give u an idea... the typical price of a flat in Reading, Berks is £90,000

    You would be lucky to get a house for that much, if u did it would be a dump in need of major repair in a shite area.

    The average price for a 2 bedroom house is around £130,000 and it wouldn't be anything special.

    Its because Thames Valley is the UK's equivalent of Silicon Valley. There are loads of well paid IT jobs here and to be honest, that's why we moved here.

    My hubby and I both being web developers get paid way more money here and have bigger opportunities than back home in the East Midlands.

    So if you want to go into IT especially web development, the South East is the place to be. And because London is commutable u will have even more opportunites.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh and I freelance from home because I have a small child and there are plenty of web companies willing to offer the projects.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by GwaiMui:

    So if you want to go into IT especially web development, the South East is the place to be. And because London is commutable u will have even more opportunites.

    Thanks for the info <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;



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