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    Would you be a train driver?

    Wow the salary seems generous- up to £60,000, this is more than many pilots are paid having trained for several years and in most cases paid upwards of £90,000 for the privilege.

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    Original Poster

    Train driver
    Pay: From £44,215 (ScotRail) to £63,569 (Eurostar).
    Workload: Shifts of up to 11 hours on a rota basis, on either a four or
    five-day week.

    Teacher
    Pay: Average £37,800.
    Workload: Long hours during term time, usually more than a 50 hour-week. Schools open for 38 weeks a year.

    Police constable
    Pay: £37,254 after seven years.
    Workload: Average of 40 hours a week in eight-hour shifts, although nights and emergency call-outs are a regular feature.

    Do you have to bring you own scraper for the suicides?
    Thats one reason they get paid so well.

    No to young

    Original Poster

    Treboeth

    Do you have to bring you own scraper for the suicides?Thats one reason … Do you have to bring you own scraper for the suicides?Thats one reason they get paid so well.



    Maybe driverless trains would solve that problem.

    airfix

    Maybe driverless trains would solve that problem.


    Can`t see the unions being to happy with those, also another reason train drivers are so well paid.

    You missed off the 14 weeks holiday for the teachers!

    Banned

    I suppose the high wage is because the economy is collapsing and brexit is to blame! X)

    I guess train drivers must be smarter than pilots if they worked out they get paid more without having to pay anything towards career training. Fair play to them. I always say think those who moan about what someone else is getting paid should get off their backside and apply for that position they are so jealous about.

    airfix

    Train driverPay: From £44,215 (ScotRail) to £63,569 (Eurostar).Workload: S … Train driverPay: From £44,215 (ScotRail) to £63,569 (Eurostar).Workload: Shifts of up to 11 hours on a rota basis, on either a four or five-day week.TeacherPay: Average £37,800.Workload: Long hours during term time, usually more than a 50 hour-week. Schools open for 38 weeks a year.Police constablePay: £37,254 after seven years.Workload: Average of 40 hours a week in eight-hour shifts, although nights and emergency call-outs are a regular feature.


    No idea where you've got teachers having an average of £37k per year. Way less than that.

    When I was a lad I wanted to be a train driver when I grew up, thanks to Casey Jones.

    youtube.com/wat…QN4

    You don't exactly have to steer. Go when it's green. Stop when it's red. Deal with the odd suicide-by-train incident. Not a bad wage really.

    sure i saw a thing in paper few days back (yeah.. an article (_;) )
    think virgin were recruiting 90 drivers, 200 applicants per job, 1 years training before being let loose

    Treboeth

    Do you have to bring you own scraper for the suicides?Thats one reason … Do you have to bring you own scraper for the suicides?Thats one reason they get paid so well.



    ​More so the underground train drivers.

    Original Poster

    brilly

    sure i saw a thing in paper few days back (yeah.. an article (_;) )think … sure i saw a thing in paper few days back (yeah.. an article (_;) )think virgin were recruiting 90 drivers, 200 applicants per job, 1 years training before being let loose



    15,000 people applied for 78 jobs starting in 2018 to drive a new generation of Azuma trains on the east coast mainline. ScotRail was recently inundated by more than 22,000 applications for 100 train driver jobs.

    airfix

    15,000 people applied for 78 jobs starting in 2018 to drive a new … 15,000 people applied for 78 jobs starting in 2018 to drive a new generation of Azuma trains on the east coast mainline. ScotRail was recently inundated by more than 22,000 applications for 100 train driver jobs.


    ah 78... pfft details (_;)

    Banned

    Drive it !!!!! I'd Feaking push the **** up hill from London to Crewe for that much X)

    Original Poster

    brilly

    ah 78... pfft details (_;)


    Yeah, what's 12 whole people?

    brilly

    sure i saw a thing in paper few days back (yeah.. an article (_;) )think … sure i saw a thing in paper few days back (yeah.. an article (_;) )think virgin were recruiting 90 drivers, 200 applicants per job, 1 years training before being let loose



    I was told that they are on £85,000.
    If true it is worth the wait!

    Rich069

    ​More so the underground train drivers.



    Again I was told they are on £54,000.

    airfix

    15,000 people applied for 78 jobs starting in 2018 to drive a new … 15,000 people applied for 78 jobs starting in 2018 to drive a new generation of Azuma trains on the east coast mainline. ScotRail was recently inundated by more than 22,000 applications for 100 train driver jobs.




    You have to have really good eyesight too, they do check.

    airfix

    Yeah, what's 12 whole people?


    as opposed to half people?

    Original Poster

    brilly

    as opposed to half people?


    Could be dwarfs?

    Incredible wages. Spoke to a train driver who I was buying a car off. His colleague had 9 months paid time off work for a suicide. Said it can be that traumatic...

    westy125

    You missed off the 14 weeks holiday for the teachers!


    Where does the 14 weeks holiday come from? You really should think before you post such immature comments

    £110,000 for air traffic controllers

    It is not a case of how well that they are paid as their take home pay (after stoppages and they get caught by 40% tax band too) but how others are not paid enough by their employers especially in the public sector.
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    Then need to factor in unsocial hours, shifts and weekends/holidays.
    .
    As for comparison with teachers you need to compare with independent schools and they are comparable with train drivers, as effectively you can have an entire school on a train slwi7144fhb3skz422v5djm1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-…pdf
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    And if you compare a train driver with a first line manager in a professional firm then a train driver has more responsibility and carry more people than a first line manager whose pay is average £50-£60k.

    sowotsdis

    £110,000 for air traffic controllers


    Lots of trademen make close to that thisismoney.co.uk/mon…tml

    junglenik

    Where does the 14 weeks holiday come from? You really should think before … Where does the 14 weeks holiday come from? You really should think before you post such immature comments


    Would have been better if they'd have said 14 weeks away from their place of work.

    darkstryder360

    Incredible wages. Spoke to a train driver who I was buying a car off. His … Incredible wages. Spoke to a train driver who I was buying a car off. His colleague had 9 months paid time off work for a suicide. Said it can be that traumatic...


    How much time off did the Fire and Ambulance crews get for the cleanup? Sod all I bet and they earn less.
    Hello, is that my union rep? Oh, good how long can I string a trauma out? Great, I'll multiply it by 9, should be safe enough.

    sowotsdis

    £110,000 for air traffic controllers


    Well they do stop all the low paid pilots running red lights andhitting each other.

    Crucially, above the Project Envy, as can be seen from Virgin Train job vacancies recently, it is 200 applicants for each job, so it is not easy to beat the other 199 applicants for each job vacancy, why are you better than the other 199 applicants if it were to be easy money.
    Edited by: "splender" 22nd Oct 2016

    for comparison pharmacists ..3 to 4 good a levels. 4 years at university. after graduation another 1 year training and another exam. salary starts at 30 to 40k.

    darkstryder360

    Incredible wages. Spoke to a train driver who I was buying a car off. His … Incredible wages. Spoke to a train driver who I was buying a car off. His colleague had 9 months paid time off work for a suicide. Said it can be that traumatic...


    6 months full then go to half pay if the company dont decide to fire you on technical reasons

    deeky

    An old roster from a train driver I used to know. It's not easy getting … An old roster from a train driver I used to know. It's not easy getting up at 02.30 to go to work.


    is that a piccdilly link?

    groggy

    is that a piccdilly link?



    Dunno, I thought he was a M/cr Victoria driver tbh.

    darkstryder360

    Incredible wages. Spoke to a train driver who I was buying a car off. His … Incredible wages. Spoke to a train driver who I was buying a car off. His colleague had 9 months paid time off work for a suicide. Said it can be that traumatic...



    Have 3, they retire you off, how true it is I'm unsure?. Just heard it before?..

    There is an awful lot of "I Heard" in here

    sowotsdis

    £110,000 for air traffic controllers



    Thats got to be a stressful job, and the accountability.

    haritori

    There is an awful lot of "I Heard" in here



    'I heard' there is an awful lot of reading and learning involved. I don't think it's a walk in the park.
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