I have never been paid to be interviewed for a position at a job...in my opinion i would rather get free food instead of nothing
@Firefighter95, getting "free food" is paying you. It's called bartering.
@That one lurker, yeah, but i have literally never received anything but a handshake at interviews. Like zip, nada, nothing.
@Firefighter95, I have been taken out to lunch. Not uncommon in higher paid positions
@Firefighter95, the point is that they won’t pay their workers a livable wage so no one wants to take a job there, so they’re offering free food for interviews instead of just increasing their wages
Every place around me is offering way more money. I don’t have enough time for a second job! This needs to stop!!
Food is just one of those natural things that puts you in a good mood, so I feel like it helps them be coercive.
Who gets paid for an interview?
@Mkb617, now that places like restaurants are fully opening up again, businesses are having a hard time finding people to hire.
There are many factors, but a common issue is that potential employees aren’t taking service jobs because they make more on unemployment or moved on to a different industry and are unwilling to return to the low wages and high stress of restaurant work.
@Mkb617, i think it would raise more issues if places did pay for interviews, i know to keep unemployment you have to apply to a certain number of positions in a set amount of time, and i had to deal with a bunch of people literally showing up to interview and intentionally tanking it to keep benefits, so that would just make thinks worse, imo
@Mkb617, no one. He's saying they should pay their current employees more instead of losing them and offering free food to new people
@Mkb617, I've never been "paid" for an interview but I have had prospective employers buy me lunch/dinner and have had a few fly me to their main offices in San Jose. It was nice to feel important enough for them to go the extra mile. Even something like a cup of coffee can make an interviewee (I think that's a word) feel special.
That being said, the Wendy's in my neighborhood just put up a banner for new employees to start at $9/hr and managers at $12/hr. To me that is just a slap in the face. $9/hr is bad enough but when you are offering only $12/hr for managerial positions you get what you pay for.
Yes I realize that not every job is going to pay great right off the bat & that everyone has to start somewhere and sometimes it's at the bottom. But if you're willing to work and "pay your dues", starting at the bottom shouldn't mean you're stuck there. It's hard to "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" when you're cut off at the knees.
Maybe Applebees could, but has this guy stopped to think that maybe most businesses can’t afford to pay people his arbitrary dollar amount.
turns out that guy thinks he should be paid more to do a bad job
Speaking of paying people more money, Florida (kind of) recently passed a bill or whatever to increase minimum wage to $15 over the course of the next few years. So now my bf who was already making 14ish, and was away from minimum wage, now is basically going to be working minimum wage because prices will go up. Kind of sucks.
(Also that is the extent of my knowledge on economics and inflation and all that jazz, so if there's something I'm not understanding then let me hear it)
@BrenadryI, All companies attempt to maximize profit no matter what, but if costs go up and stay up its because thats what people are willing to pay. Helping people out of poverty is not just good morally but improves almost every social metric, except for amount of angry people who seem to think that poor people should just use their marginal resources and become successful through "hard work", which is a completely empty platitude and not at all an enactable path to success. The current minimum wage is not enough to rent a two bedroom apartment in any state so good on Florida for taking steps to improve the lives of the poorest Floridians.