I need to vent *jobs*
Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 01:18 PM
They have two horses sheep, dogs, a greenhouse, a vegtable garden....the person they are going to hire was supposed to be in charge of the vegtable garden mainly,which is fine with me, but because I have office experience they want me to do a 50/50 job of being in the office(I TOLD them I hate working in the office) and being outside.......
This job would be permenant, I'd be able to purchase health insurance, but.....they only offered me $8.50!!! I'll be making $10 when I go back My cureent job, albeit as a temp.....I was thinking of this new job as the job I'd have for life.....but that ain't gonna happen at $8.50 an hour.....
I was thinking ow, my first Full time job, I'll finally be able to move out of home, get a new car etc......those thoughts are all gone now.....I was thinking more along the lines of $12 to start out with.......to make it worse I think it's my fault because under acceptable wages I put 8 and up......becasue that's what I started with at Grounds....not expecting them to actually start me that low....
I lOVE my coworkers and my boss, to the point that the thought of not going back to work with them makes me tear up(I've been there 3 years).
Giving up a permenant position isn't stupid is it? I mean if I get my pesticide liscense and CDL,I could get a job where i am now when/if they ever get another opening(although they generally go to long time employee in other departments, mostly custodians)...............I'm horrible at making descions, i still have to talk to my mom about it.....
Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 03:01 PM
But I can feel your frustration...I sell cars part time and its too many hours and I dont believe in working 6 days a week if I want full time...so I am stuck P/T cuz I only believe in working to live not living to work... I've been looking for another job for 2 years now.
How bad is it in America? In Chicago a few months back, 25,000 turned out for only 325 jobs at Walmart. I applied for a manager job at Aldi Foods...along with 1000 others...but Gov Bush says everything is fine...oh well...then tell me why I havent heard from:
I have managerial, office AND outside skills, but all these jobs wanna do is start folks out at $8 -9 bucks an hour...AND some of them (namely the airlines) have the audacity to take out union dues at those low hourly rates!
Be prepared for changing jobs MANY TIMES over your life if you dont get a college education.
Ever hear the saying: The only thing thats guaranteed is "death & taxes?"...its no cliche'
Good luck..dont be too upset.
Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 03:24 PM
Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 03:32 PM
Dang, my first ever real job(I did farm labor for $5) was $9.00 to start out....go through a temp agency....around her starting, entry level work in an office or factory is generally $8.00. The only places that pay less are food service or retail...yuck.
Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 03:33 PM
home - $13.40 - fast food
uni - $8.70 - bar
i've converted it
could you not just apply for better paid jobs? really sell yourself? get yourself a top CV, and dont under sell yourself?
Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 03:44 PM
Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 03:57 PM
Find a carreer, not a job. What do you love to do? Which of the things you love could become a carrer path? Pick one and start working toward fulfilling that goal.
Don't like office work? How about Park Ranger, veterinarian, greenskeeper on a golf course, etc. Try to find a career goal that lets you be yourself - this may mean working 20 hours a day for shit income, but if you love what you do, you will be WAY happier making $8/hr doing what you love rather than working for $32/hr at a job you hate. ideally, you'll find a profession where you can make that $32/hr doing what you love, but if the choice is high pay, low job satisfaction vs low (but livable) pay and high job satisfaction, that's the one you will be happiest in.
You will not be able to immediately fulfill this goal, but once you have one, it's way easier to stay on the crappy job knowing it won't be forever.
(And to keep it on-topic in this forum) and you'll have more time for partying and GOOD SEX!!! ::mbeer::
Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 04:17 PM
Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:53 PM
the thing is you also need stepping stones, maybe you should go to college the bit between high school and university ( for us we do A levels, Avces, Btecs and multiple vocational courses) and get that first rung in the ladder, maybe a horticultural qualification, or soil science or vetnurse certificate. that way you can climb the vocation ladder. its much like buying a house, you cant go straight in at the top, at the fastfood place i work at i started off at £5 and hour, i had to work for 3 years to get upto the £7 something i'm on now
i cant write anymore its 4.53am, i've just got in from work and i'm tired.
Posted Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:14 AM
dude I hate to break it to ya, but the economy in Mich really, really bites..
For the sake of your resume it's better to stay with the perm job tha to switch all over the place. 8.50 is shit... I dunno where you're from in Mi, but yea in order to live on your own in Mi you need to make a min of 10 an hour and have fulltime work with benefits included.. Then you can afford a place that will give you 1bdrm for maybe 600.. (rent alone) Buying insurance? have you looked at the cost? If it's partly paid by your employer than it's bearable, but otherwise it's sky high.
I was in absolute shock when I came to NY. Here, you get a closet for a 1000 - maybe..