So I went full-time, salaried in the beginning of June. If any of you that responded remember, I asked for advice on salary negotiation and what a fair asking price was given my responsibilities and my education.
Almost everyone agreed that somewhere in the neighborhood of $40k/yr was appropriate for someone with a Master's degree in urban planning and real estate development in the Midwest, particularly St. Louis, MO-IL region.
Well, here's my situation, I accepted the position because it was offering me a lot of responsibility that I thought would give me an advantage but I'm quickly realizing that my net take home pay annually is about $25,000. I do not have health insurance and they expect me to find it myself and I'm assuming contribute to part of it. Add on top of that, I will have student loans due in about six months.
I am going to start looking for new opportunities immediately. Does anyone think I'm being unreasonable?