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  • 18-03-2021 6:27pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭ Luke774


    Hi I'm currently in my first year as a apprenticeship electrician has been going good apart from the salary part Haha, I have started working on the side to earn extra money especially in the first year .

    I'm looking for any ideas you think is worth doing on the side I'm making just over €500 a week at the moment coming out with just under 300 in my apprenticeship and the rest on my side job . Hoping to add another €100 a week if I can which will give me a good wage for an apprentice.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,882 ✭✭✭ carrollsno1


    Luke774 wrote: »
    Hi I'm currently in my first year as a apprenticeship electrician has been going good apart from the salary part Haha, I have started working on the side to earn extra money especially in the first year .

    I'm looking for any ideas you think is worth doing on the side I'm making just over €500 a week at the moment coming out with just under 300 in my apprenticeship and the rest on my side job . Hoping to add another €100 a week if I can which will give me a good wage for an apprentice.

    Was milking cows at the weekends since January after the high rate of tax, USC and PRSI i was losing 52% and was getting €120 for my weekends work, €60/day. Not worth it in my opinion and i am putting a stop to it in the coming weeks. Nearly onto my 2nd yesr now thankfully.


  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭ Luke774


    Was milking cows at the weekends since January after the high rate of tax, USC and PRSI i was losing 52% and was getting €120 for my weekends work, €60/day. Not worth it in my opinion and i am putting a stop to it in the coming weeks. Nearly onto my 2nd yesr now thankfully.



    I'm doing delivers myself and collect rent for family relative and get cash in hand . Fair play once first is over will fly in


  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭ Luke774


    Just doing it for the first year maybe see how I get on my salary doesnt look to bad now for a first year apprentice on that side of it it's worth it definitely.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,753 ✭✭✭ 2Mad2BeMad


    Well done op
    Your priorities are in the right mind.
    First year is always the hardest but it will get better as each year passes plus the money is pretty good once you become fully qualified
    Hell it's even a livable wage once you hit year 3(sort of) depends on many factors though.

    Do some deliveries on the weekend maybe or some part time warehouse work. Just try not to overwork yourself or you will burn out which will effect your motivation to do your apprecticship work which is obviously way more important right now.

    Best of luck op


  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭ Luke774


    2Mad2BeMad wrote: »
    Well done op
    Your priorities are in the right mind.
    First year is always the hardest but it will get better as each year passes plus the money is pretty good once you become fully qualified
    Hell it's even a livable wage once you hit year 3(sort of) depends on many factors though.

    Do some deliveries on the weekend maybe or some part time warehouse work. Just try not to overwork yourself or you will burn out which will effect your motivation to do your apprecticship work which is obviously way more important right now.

    Best of luck op



    Yeah il try not do to much as it will burn me out in the long run just something for extra cash really.

    Goal is to save 170 a week wont be much at end of the year but better then nothing then next year save a bit more .
    I don't want to not save anything as I know my wage will be low for the first year least I can save a bit and that will go towards the rest of my savings I already have for a mortgage.


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