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'My first salary was Rs 4,500 in 2005'

January 05, 2020 09:58 IST

We'd asked you, dear readers, to tell us what your first salary was and what it meant to you at the time.
Rediff reader D N Basavaraj, 40 from Davangere tells us about his first job and salary.

Basavaraj

I graduated in agricultural economics from Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth in Dapoli, Maharashtra.

In 2005, I got my first job in CIMAP, Bengaluru as a project assistant.

My first salary was Rs 4,500.

It was a different feeling -- to be independent.

I was very happy when I received my salary.

As I was living in Bengaluru, away from home, I couldn't splurge.

I spent most of it on my living expenses.

I am currently working as research and development manager at Green Agro Pack Private Limited in Hebbalu, Karnataka.


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