Re: Asking price
Mine is as above, try and let them give you a number. Something like 'well, Im young and money is not my first concern in a job' (white lie perhaps) would go down well.
Personally, if I was not experienced I would be very nervous about stating minimums. Most jobs are dynamic, by working like a dog initally you will show them you are worth more, it may take a year for the rise to come in though. From the posts above it is clear that if you can get a job at all your doing well regardless of the pay.
> I thought getting a fast food job would
> depress me too, but it actually lifted
> my spirits a lot
The idea of fast food or any other job is you are getting out of the whole depression and gloom of IT and taking your mind somewhere else. Any job where there are plenty of people make life much more enjoyable. I found by sitting at home and mailing anything I worked myself into a hole and it was not a nice period.