I hate it...
Know what. I was about to go off on a rant about people complaining about not having money or a job when there are so many stores and restaurants hiring. People just don't like the jobs that are available. Or they haven't made themselves a competitive candidate.
Well would you look at that. I still went off on my rant.
@SWAT the fireman, I still think working for a living wage makes a fair argument. My time at my work should guarantee a reasonable home near the job, cover all other expenses, healthcare, education and a small amount of entertainment. Working for McDonald's shouldn't be a luxurious life, but definitely one with breathing room.
@KingofFunnypics, the only thing I would correct about what you said is substitute career with job. A career should support those things. But bussing tables or flipping burgers is supposed to be your first job not your last. I’ve worked those and I wouldn’t pay me a living wage to do it. But I also work 3 jobs in college each paying over 20 an hour. There are tons of jobs requiring little to no skill or training that pay a wage because they require more than a bare minimum effort to do. For example doing trash valet where you pick up all the trash at an apartment and go compact it. Made about 30 an hour doing that. A big reason why is cuz no one’s doing that job if the pay is anywhere near what a burger joint is offering cuz it’s way harder and more disgusting.
It’s also why I’m a huge fan of tipping culture. I happily tip good service much more than lousy service. It allows low wage jobs to get a bump for real reform put in.
@BigJohnson86, I think a lot of people work those jobs as careers. And even if it's a first job it's still a job that people support themselves with. A career to me isn't about training, it's how long you train for or do one thing. Some jobs should pay more but most workers are underpaid in my book. To each their own though.
@KingofFunnypics, the thing is, working as a burger flipper or cashier for McDonald's, and the like, is the job for young people in high school and college. People who don't have lots of bills. By the time these people do have bills, they should have built up their resume enough to be promoted within their company, or develop skills and training so as to be a strong candidate for what they really want. If you're 35 with 3 kids and have no training or skills to make more than $10/hr, then that's unfortunate. I know some people were just dealt a bad deck of cards, but I'd say many people didn't set themselves up for success. If you truly were just unfortunate in life and have no options for additional income, then the government has programs for that. But I don't think I'm out of line when I say that every job shouldn't be required to pay you enough to live comfortably for going through life doing the bare minimum. If you want more than minimum wage, work for it.
@BigJohnson86, I think the biggest issue right now is that the bottom keeps getting raises but those of us who invested in ourselves are not getting raises which effectively means we are taking pay cuts every time minimum wage goes up. (Ex. The cost of goods we purchase goes up with the minimum wage even though we still make the same.) the fact that people are okay with this and downvoted ensue every time it’s pointed out says a lot.
@SWAT the fireman, it depends partly on the area. I used to live in california, and youwould be lucky to hear back if you put in 1000 applications, but where i live now, as a customer, i am occasionally offered jobs.
@KingofFunnypics, look up Dave ramsey. Look up a single budget. McDonalds pays way more than a livable wage. Your idea of a livable wage is luxurious, and you won’t admit it.
@Child Slapper, the point is that it is comparatively luxurious. People should be able to live happily on any job at full time period. No crazy budgeting, no ramen for dinner. No caviar or vacations either.
@KingofFunnypics, that sounds like communism with extra steps…. No wait that’s just communism.
@Child Slapper, communism makes people even. I don't want everyone to be equal, just happy. People should be rewarded extra for intellectual contributions.
@KingofFunnypics, in the real world, you don’t get to be happy by making continually poor choices. No matter how badly you want that to happen. Of course there are exceptions, but in general, the more good choices you make, the wealthier you become. And vice versa. There are some family’s in real need of help, yet it’s people make these continually poor choices that are ruining what should be good charity.
You need to be a pretty bad candidate to not be hired by anyone right now.
This was me after graduation with my masters degree. Took forever to find a job. Finally got one with a really low salary but overtime. Worked a lot of overtime and made decent money. Moved to my next job and things are much better now, working way less for way more. Now trying to decide if I apply for a manager roll somewhere else or give it 1 more year to see if I get a manager level job at my current company.
@Coozination, tbh if you wanna climb the ladder you have to do it by zig zagging which means changing jobs everytime you want better. Though If your current did promote you it would be easier since getting management with no management experience is more difficult haha. Unless you have some all ready. Don’t wanna assume.
Can't be any easier than right now to get a job
I'm a coward. I've only ever applied for jobs where I was guaranteed to get hired, because they basically hire everyone. I've never been confident enough to apply for a job that I wasn't overqualified for. One day, I'll step out of my comfort zone.... maybe
@Sexyphonist, give it a shot. Somebody has to get the job, so why not you? If you don’t, then you’re in the same position you were in before you tried. Nothing lost but experience gained.
@Sexyphonist, I've always been of the opinion that job applications are more along the lines of winning the lottery and less like asking a girl out. A lot less fear of rejection when you look at it that way
@Sexyphonist, give it a try. The worst they can do is tell you no (which sucks, but isn't the end of the world), but every attempt gives you experience to make you better for the next application and interview. Consider it practice for the job you're going to get some day.
@Oh so cherry, the secret is to only answer the extremes, i.e. “have you ever considered stealing from your employer?” answer: “holy moley! People actually do that?! I would never!”
Business: “We’re always behind and were losing business.”
Consultant: “Just hire more people.”
Business: *slap* “Help Wanted! MUST BE VAXXED!”
Business: “We have a labour shortage!”
Yikes! That brought back bad memories of my early 20s.
I think the bubble should say “minimum wage starting”
There was a job I applied for once at Sprint. The manager told me to apply as I knew all about the phones and everything like that.
The 3rd party company that owned the store had an online application system I had to go through along with their online test which I took. While I waited for the results I met with the manager and the district manager for an interview which went well and then the manager was so sure I would was a good fit I filled out all the paperwork (a giant stack of stuff you wouldn't even believe) I would need to fill out to start work that people don't usually fill out untill after their results come in.
A few days later I go back in to meet with the manager and district manager again for the district manger to let the manager and I know that I wouldn't be getting the job as I scored very high for management but not high enough for the entry level position which everyone has to start with so sorry but cause of their online test I didn't get the job.
@G1ngerB0y, recently there was a study done and it wad found that the virtual online tests that most companies now require are causing companies to eliminate the candidates with the most potential.
After I got out of the army back in 06, I couldn't get a damn job anywhere. Not one business would hire me. It was pretty shjtty
That's why I like having a license in the trades. I could give my boss the finger in the morning and be at work for a different company somewhere else by lunchtime.
I find this be pretty accurate to my own experience. I when I was 24 so eight years ago I had lost my job at a call center and went a month unemployed before I finally got hired on at Walmart. The job was unloading trucks in the back of the store, part time, $.40 more than minimum wage. I worked at that store for nine months. The entire nine months that I worked there I put in applications at any other place that I could. If they were paying more than what I was currently doing, I put in an application. Restaurants, factories, stores, offices, you name I put it for it. Almost every job I put in for. I never even got an interview and several jobs. I got an email, saying thanks for the interview and stuff but we decide to move on to other candidates, but I never had an interview to begin with. I finally got a job for a warehouse logistics position an hour away from where I lived. But it was the first one that actually gave me a chance.
It's not hard, you just aren't applying at the jobs that will accept you.
What a loser
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