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Old 08-23-2007, 08:01 PM   #1
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Sounds like a great opportunity for someone but not me.

I'm certain it would be a drastic pay cut even with all the freebies...
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:36 PM   #2
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I'm certain it would be a drastic pay cut even with all the freebies...
Nah, I don't make that much to begin with....

When I moved down here I transfered from Office Depot. In Austin I made $8.50 as a stocker and down here I made $7. Man did that $1.50 cut suck...


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Old 08-23-2007, 08:46 PM   #3
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I volunteer every time I'm in the store (I love to spend my lunch hour there). I've noticed you've been pretty busy lately and I have helped a few customers whenever I can. Of course you just moved the store around a bit, so now I have to learn where everything is again.

Good luck with the new hires.

 
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:54 PM   #4
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Office Depot, Austin = $8.50 as a stocker and down here I made $7. Man did that $1.50 cut suck...
Man, I feel sorry for you....no, really!! That sucks!!! I make several times over that much (per hour).

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Old 08-23-2007, 09:03 PM   #5
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the difference between the minimum wage and the average living wage is huge isn't it? I barely make it paycheck to paycheck and could not imagine making close to those numbers... something is not right with our society.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:24 PM   #6
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the difference between the minimum wage and the average living wage is huge isn't it? I barely make it paycheck to paycheck and could not imagine making close to those numbers... something is not right with our society.
Not to sound belittling or anything (that is NOT my intent), but would it have anything to do with your education level and drive or just your location and/or profession??

I mean, I had a day job (which I kept) and played in a band. Both brought in $$$. One was quick $$, the other came with a retirement plan...which one do you think I chose?

HINT: I retire in 2 years at age 55.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:25 PM   #7
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Man, I feel sorry for you....no, really!! That sucks!!! I make several times over that much (per hour).

If we ever meet I promise the first 2 rounds will be on me!!!
Cool!

Well I have a new job now and since my manager went to jail (ahh check fraud, what a beautiful thing...) I'm now the new manager of a storage place and make a reasonable $9 an hour......ok maybe not reasonable but it's the most I've ever made...

 
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:03 PM   #8
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the difference between the minimum wage and the average living wage is huge isn't it? I barely make it paycheck to paycheck and could not imagine making close to those numbers... something is not right with our society.
Not really. It's the market that decides the value for the skills needed for the job. Then it's the number of people available with the skills for those jobs that determine the wage.

Education, skill, experience, and a good work ethic are key to steady wage increases, and if the employer does not recognize that you keep increasing in those catagories, then other employers will and it's time to move on.

There's lots of opportunities out there for very good pay, but you have to be prepared for them.

 
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:03 PM   #9
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Education, skill, experience, and a good work ethic are key to steady wage increases, and if the employer does not recognize that you keep increasing in those catagories, then other employers will and it's time to move on.

Um, in my position right now I am going to have to disagree. After I finished my bachelors degree, I could have landed a biotech job and made $35-50k/yr with the few years experience I had. I am getting my PhD tomorrow, and I will be way over-qualified for those kinds of jobs, but the only jobs open to me are post-doctoral fellowships paying ~$30k/yr. All research positions for PhDs require years of experience in the private sector, which I don't have....talk about one step forward, three steps back

 
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:08 PM   #10
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Um, in my position right now I am going to have to disagree. After I finished my bachelors degree, I could have landed a biotech job and made $35-50k/yr with the few years experience I had. I am getting my PhD tomorrow, and I will be way over-qualified for those kinds of jobs, but the only jobs open to me are post-doctoral fellowships paying ~$30k/yr. All research positions for PhDs require years of experience in the private sector, which I don't have....talk about one step forward, three steps back
What are you getting your PhD in?

 
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