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Employers are taking advantage of this economy!

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

So frustrating. I'm trying to find a new job.  I keep seeing these ads, they are a mile long, with a lot of responsibilities, no problem, asking for a degree, again, no problem for me, I have a BS.  Get to the compensation portion, $14.00-$16.00 an hour!  WTF?

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Replies (21-30):
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:53 PM
Sure. Unless you live in a high cost of living area. Not everyone pays $500 a month in rent.

Quoting ColieO:

It's still a livable wage if you budget.



Quoting conweis:

Depends on location, the cost of gas and childcare.





Quoting ColieO:

Yup. You can live off that wage at least.







Quoting Dzyre1115:

 It's better than no dollars an hour.

shortcake82418
by Silver Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:53 PM

where the heck do you guys live that's double min wage. i'd be happy to get that. all they got around here is 8 dollar an hour jobs even with degrees u can't find a thing.

Quoting Anonymous:

Oh? Maybe in the Podunk Midwest. A 30k a year job here will barely cover the rent where I'm from.

Quoting ColieO:

Yup. You can live off that wage at least.



Quoting Dzyre1115:

 It's better than no dollars an hour.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:54 PM
1 mom liked this
This is true..which is why people should only take out what they need minus any grants and scholarships. As a financial aid advisor on a college campus, so many "kids" take out the full amounts offered of both unsub and sub simply because its a lot of money.


Quoting Anonymous:

Most people can't even pay off their student loans on $14 an hour. You do realize $16 an hour is roughly 30k a year, right?



Quoting Anonymous:

 why does it matter what she does? the point is there are people who did graduate from college  and would be trilled at 14 a hour some have no job AT ALL



Quoting Anonymous:

Cool story. What do you do for a living? Did you graduate from college?



Quoting Dzyre1115:



 It's better than no dollars an hour.



 


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:55 PM
I live in the Bay Area. (San Francisco)

Quoting shortcake82418:

where the heck do you guys live that's double min wage. i'd be happy to get that. all they got around here is 8 dollar an hour jobs even with degrees u can't find a thing.


Quoting Anonymous:

Oh? Maybe in the Podunk Midwest. A 30k a year job here will barely cover the rent where I'm from.



Quoting ColieO:

Yup. You can live off that wage at least.





Quoting Dzyre1115:

 It's better than no dollars an hour.


ColieO
by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:55 PM
You could survive even if your rent was $1000. Would it be a lavish living? No. But it's doable.

Quoting Anonymous:

Sure. Unless you live in a high cost of living area. Not everyone pays $500 a month in rent.



Quoting ColieO:

It's still a livable wage if you budget.





Quoting conweis:

Depends on location, the cost of gas and childcare.







Quoting ColieO:

Yup. You can live off that wage at least.









Quoting Dzyre1115:

 It's better than no dollars an hour.

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kryptomom
by Gold Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Don't take the job.  Get a better paying one.  Our free market will adjust to the short supply of qualified workers.

FooLynRoo
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM
1 mom liked this

And how is this an employers problem? He didn't tell you to go take out loans to pay for your school.

Do you think Employers have magic tree's with money that you dont have?


Quoting Anonymous:

Most people can't even pay off their student loans on $14 an hour. You do realize $16 an hour is roughly 30k a year, right?

Quoting Anonymous:

 why does it matter what she does? the point is there are people who did graduate from college  and would be trilled at 14 a hour some have no job AT ALL


Quoting Anonymous:

Cool story. What do you do for a living? Did you graduate from college?


Quoting Dzyre1115:


 It's better than no dollars an hour.


 


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM
1 mom liked this
College loans are not the responsibility or fault of employers.

Quoting Anonymous:

Most people can't even pay off their student loans on $14 an hour. You do realize $16 an hour is roughly 30k a year, right?



Quoting Anonymous:

 why does it matter what she does? the point is there are people who did graduate from college  and would be trilled at 14 a hour some have no job AT ALL



Quoting Anonymous:

Cool story. What do you do for a living? Did you graduate from college?



Quoting Dzyre1115:



 It's better than no dollars an hour.



 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:57 PM
This scares me... Hubby was laid off last week. They said it is only for a month but Im scared that it will be longer! He was salaried but making around $33ish an hour... Ahhhh! I don't know what we are going to do! :-(
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:58 PM
I took nothing but what I needed and still walked away $20k in debt. That's a $250 a month loan repayment. $14 an hour isn't gonna do it for me.

Quoting Anonymous:

This is true..which is why people should only take out what they need minus any grants and scholarships. As a financial aid advisor on a college campus, so many "kids" take out the full amounts offered of both unsub and sub simply because its a lot of money.




Quoting Anonymous:

Most people can't even pay off their student loans on $14 an hour. You do realize $16 an hour is roughly 30k a year, right?





Quoting Anonymous:

 why does it matter what she does? the point is there are people who did graduate from college  and would be trilled at 14 a hour some have no job AT ALL




Quoting Anonymous:

Cool story. What do you do for a living? Did you graduate from college?




Quoting Dzyre1115:




 It's better than no dollars an hour.




 


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