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*bank tellers*

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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Are you a bank teller? If so your the girl I am looking for :)
I am thinking about applying as full time bank teller at my local bank.They say it is a "floater position". I think that means to go to the other banks of theirs as well.

Ok..

How long have you done it?

How is the pay?

Do you like it?

I pee a lot :/, If you have to pee do they let you run if you have no customers?

Do you recommend this type of work?

I have Z E R O  experience I told them this when I inquired about the job they said that is ok they train. I spoke to the head teller. They know me good at the bank :)

Thanks.  

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shannonmarie77
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:25 PM

I have been out of it for a while but I was one for about 3 years.  The pay was pretty good for what you do.  I liked it while I was there, you have to be a people person and plan on dealing with all types of people.  I use to be required to "sell" products like savings accounts, ect. but would get a bonus if I did.

The most stressful part for me was balancing out at night.  You have to be pretty close to what the drawer total says or after a while there will be an issue.  They might let you go to the bathroom one or two times besides you scheduled breaks but may not like it if you are constantly closing your teller window down to go.

Make sure you ask exactly what branches you will be floating to, it may not be worth it if you have to spend a ton in gas to drive to a branch really far away. As for training my bank sent me to paid teller school for a week. 

ajrjj05
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:33 PM


What do you do now? 

I am a CNA by trade but want to get into other work. I had enough of the elderly. :(

Quoting shannonmarie77:

I have been out of it for a while but I was one for about 3 years.  The pay was pretty good for what you do.  I liked it while I was there, you have to be a people person and plan on dealing with all types of people.  I use to be required to "sell" products like savings accounts, ect. but would get a bonus if I did.

The most stressful part for me was balancing out at night.  You have to be pretty close to what the drawer total says or after a while there will be an issue.  They might let you go to the bathroom one or two times besides you scheduled breaks but may not like it if you are constantly closing your teller window down to go.

Make sure you ask exactly what branches you will be floating to, it may not be worth it if you have to spend a ton in gas to drive to a branch really far away. As for training my bank sent me to paid teller school for a week. 



shannonmarie77
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 4:57 PM

I am a SAHM right now and I also go to college.  I went into the medical field (insurance specialist) for most of my time working which I really liked.  I would give the bank teller job a try, it is pretty easy as long as you pay attention to what you are doing when handling the money, they get pissy when your drawer is off a lot. 

If you want to stop working as a CNA contact your local unemployment office and see if they offer any programs for on the job training.  A lot of states have it were even if you are not unemployed if you meet the criteria they will set you up with a place that will train you to be something else like a medical assistant.  If I go back to work I probably will go into home care, you can take care of just one elderly patient or someone that is disabled.

Quoting ajrjj05:

 

What do you do now? 

I am a CNA by trade but want to get into other work. I had enough of the elderly. :(

Quoting shannonmarie77:

I have been out of it for a while but I was one for about 3 years.  The pay was pretty good for what you do.  I liked it while I was there, you have to be a people person and plan on dealing with all types of people.  I use to be required to "sell" products like savings accounts, ect. but would get a bonus if I did.

The most stressful part for me was balancing out at night.  You have to be pretty close to what the drawer total says or after a while there will be an issue.  They might let you go to the bathroom one or two times besides you scheduled breaks but may not like it if you are constantly closing your teller window down to go.

Make sure you ask exactly what branches you will be floating to, it may not be worth it if you have to spend a ton in gas to drive to a branch really far away. As for training my bank sent me to paid teller school for a week. 

 

 

 

Stephd710
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 4:59 PM

I did it for a month.  It was pretty easy.  There is ALOT of training to do and customers are not forgiving and expect you to know exactly what you are doing right away, after all, you are messing with their money.  I made $9.00 an hour.  We were allowed to run and pee if we didnt have a customer.  

ajrjj05
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:21 PM


I was in home health care for 11 yrs, I gave it up cause it was tearing up my vechiles and I only got .21 cents a mile driven I made $11.22 hour - didn't get a raise in over 3 yrs- I don't want to go that route again. I never or will I ever work in a nursing home. As far as training I am on unemployment so they might pay for a schooling? But I am not really a school person. School it not for me. Thanks for your input :)

Quoting shannonmarie77:

I am a SAHM right now and I also go to college.  I went into the medical field (insurance specialist) for most of my time working which I really liked.  I would give the bank teller job a try, it is pretty easy as long as you pay attention to what you are doing when handling the money, they get pissy when your drawer is off a lot. 

If you want to stop working as a CNA contact your local unemployment office and see if they offer any programs for on the job training.  A lot of states have it were even if you are not unemployed if you meet the criteria they will set you up with a place that will train you to be something else like a medical assistant.  If I go back to work I probably will go into home care, you can take care of just one elderly patient or someone that is disabled.

Quoting ajrjj05:


What do you do now? 

I am a CNA by trade but want to get into other work. I had enough of the elderly. :(

Quoting shannonmarie77:

I have been out of it for a while but I was one for about 3 years.  The pay was pretty good for what you do.  I liked it while I was there, you have to be a people person and plan on dealing with all types of people.  I use to be required to "sell" products like savings accounts, ect. but would get a bonus if I did.

The most stressful part for me was balancing out at night.  You have to be pretty close to what the drawer total says or after a while there will be an issue.  They might let you go to the bathroom one or two times besides you scheduled breaks but may not like it if you are constantly closing your teller window down to go.

Make sure you ask exactly what branches you will be floating to, it may not be worth it if you have to spend a ton in gas to drive to a branch really far away. As for training my bank sent me to paid teller school for a week. 



 



ajrjj05
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Thanks. I will not take a job for under $11 so if they offered me $9 I probally would decline :( Why did you leave?


Quoting Stephd710:

I did it for a month.  It was pretty easy.  There is ALOT of training to do and customers are not forgiving and expect you to know exactly what you are doing right away, after all, you are messing with their money.  I made $9.00 an hour.  We were allowed to run and pee if we didnt have a customer.  



Stephd710
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:39 PM
$9 was the starting wage but it goes up as time passes. Nobody hires for that around here so that's why I took it. I had to leave because it turns out I was not FDIC approved to work in a bank from an indiscretion when I was younger.


Quoting ajrjj05:

Thanks. I will not take a job for under $11 so if they offered me $9 I probally would decline :( Why did you leave?



Quoting Stephd710:

I did it for a month.  It was pretty easy.  There is ALOT of training to do and customers are not forgiving and expect you to know exactly what you are doing right away, after all, you are messing with their money.  I made $9.00 an hour.  We were allowed to run and pee if we didnt have a customer.  





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ajrjj05
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:50 PM


Oh the one I applied for stated it starts at $11. So I assumed that is the going rate?? I could be wrong. 

Quoting Stephd710:

$9 was the starting wage but it goes up as time passes. Nobody hires for that around here so that's why I took it. I had to leave because it turns out I was not FDIC approved to work in a bank from an indiscretion when I was younger.


Quoting ajrjj05:

Thanks. I will not take a job for under $11 so if they offered me $9 I probally would decline :( Why did you leave?



Quoting Stephd710:

I did it for a month.  It was pretty easy.  There is ALOT of training to do and customers are not forgiving and expect you to know exactly what you are doing right away, after all, you are messing with their money.  I made $9.00 an hour.  We were allowed to run and pee if we didnt have a customer.  







Stephd710
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:57 PM
Wages are different depending on where you live. I'm in Missouri.


Quoting ajrjj05:


Oh the one I applied for stated it starts at $11. So I assumed that is the going rate?? I could be wrong. 


Quoting Stephd710:

$9 was the starting wage but it goes up as time passes. Nobody hires for that around here so that's why I took it. I had to leave because it turns out I was not FDIC approved to work in a bank from an indiscretion when I was younger.





Quoting ajrjj05:

Thanks. I will not take a job for under $11 so if they offered me $9 I probally would decline :( Why did you leave?




Quoting Stephd710:

I did it for a month.  It was pretty easy.  There is ALOT of training to do and customers are not forgiving and expect you to know exactly what you are doing right away, after all, you are messing with their money.  I made $9.00 an hour.  We were allowed to run and pee if we didnt have a customer.  











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