What should I do about just getting hired at a low paying job?I am 24 and have major responsibilities,but?
Topic: Business plan office building
June 19, 2019 / By Delinda Question:
I know the world is in a major financial crisis.For any job to offer me a position is a blessing for sure.This particular job is called Ross Dress for less.They hired me on the spot and offered me a retail position(and stocking).Everyone I have met so far online and in person that has worked there(recently) have all quit their jobs,even in this financial situation we are all in,they all quit because the company worked them like crazy and wages were very low.
I was so excited about finally getting hired after a long search for a job.Then the manager said to me that she would start me out at $ 6.55/hour.WOW! I feel like I have just taken 40 steps back.I am a 24 year old woman with major responsibilities of course.This job is only offering me part time,so the funds I will be making,is not enough at all.I have medical fees to pay as well.I am trying to save to leave North Carolina.
I am supposed to go in at 3pm today for orientation(which I plan on doing).I just feel that at age 24 ..damn I could atleast get 7 bucks a hour,but $6.55/hour.That is what I call working poor.Especially with my experience and educational background.How are you to build and make it from those wages??
I have goals,but how am I to make them happen with that amount of money??? I just feel kind of bummed and wanted some advice.Now I have a vehicle(my sister bought one the other day) and I am able to get too and from interviews now ,so I can apply at new places and be able to get there without getting lost on the bus.Please only mature people respond.I am feeling kind of lost...help me please
Best Answers: What should I do about just getting hired at a low paying job?I am 24 and have major responsibilities,but?
Bunny | 8 days ago
With the amount of people out of work and if the job is not union, good luck getting anything higher. There are people taking anything they can get so employers are using that to only pay minimum wage. It does not matter what education you have. In business its called supply and demand. If you go to your local state office building, unemployment has hundreds of openings across the country in the processing dept. with your age your experience is low, so an older person would be more qualified for some positions remember. Good luck in your search.
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Originally Answered: Neuroscience major high paying jobs?
What level degree? Pay in NS depends A LOT on how much education you hold.
PhD level researcher is the best pay that does not have a Medical Degree. Top researchers make around $300,000. However very few of these researchers do not also hold an MD in addition to a PhD in NS.
If you are good looking and spunky, you can make around $200,000 as a Pharmaceutical Representative. You'll need a Master's degree or PhD to do this, plus you truly do need to be young, fun and good-looking. Pharmy-rep is one of the most sex-biased fields I've seen outside of political pages.
If you add a bio-statics degree, you can make $150,000 as a general researcher doing post-doc work in the field. Although, only about $50k before you have published very much. The same is the "seasoned" career pay for top-half PhD neuroscience professors. Many top NS PhD work without a strong bio-statistics background, but if your IQ is under 150 like me, you need the stat emphasis to keep up.
A better route for simpletons like myself is to become a heartless business-person, and get an MBA on top of your BS in NS. Business managers at Pharmy companies and hospitals make between $75k and $200k.
Entry level pharm or general research pays about $100,000, maybe only $75,000 if you are not a top-notch graduate with at least a Master's degree. You can teach at most colleges for about this same wage, with a Master's or PhD.
Rehabilitation pays between $50,000 and $150,000, depending on which hospital you can get into. One of the best areas for this kind of work is in the military or hospitals in elderly-rich areas like Homestead, FL or Needles, NV. Working with dementia at nursing homes is the best here, although you'll likely need a nursing degree on top of NS to actually get hired.
General mental disability work, especially with children, is among the lowest pay - and it's sad that we put so little focus on disabled children. Children and social-welfare rehabilitation work pay about the same. Pay can run as low as $30,000 for entry-level if you only have a B.S. degree. You may want to consider getting a Psychology license with your NS degree to up your salary for this kind of work. Generally, a BS in NS is considered to be a top-tier Social Work degree.
Look at the situation from a different perspective - you now have a modicum of income that will sustain you temporarily while you look for a situation more to your liking. While the pay sucks, one of two things can now happen - a) You impress the boss and get offered a full-time position with a raise or b) You use the part-time aspect of the job to full potential - scheduling interviews for other jobs during your hours off.
Use the income you will be getting to continue your job hunt...even at $6.55 an hour, for 20 hours a week, that should give you $80 to $90 a week that you can use to help fund the job search (nice resume, cover letters on bond paper, etc.).
Look around for professional organizations that you can join (use the activities for networking), talk to supervisors at Ross and let them know you are interested in something more than just part-time/low-wage, keep in touch with friends and others that can help find open positions, don't burn any bridges (always act professional, even if it galls you ;) This is a tough time economically speaking so you need to use all avenues open to you.
I note that you say you have experience and educational background. If the education is college, check the school and see if they have a career/job center. Ask about the on-campus interviews (are they open only to current students?), post resumes wherever you can. Look for additional training opportunities (especially if you can get one cheap through a government agency). Heck, take an HR Block income tax prep course for the extra money :)
good luck in your job search.
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This is not a good answer, but I l will answer what I know from life experience. Nobody starts at the top. My first job was at 1.25 per hour. From age 18 to 61, I was never out of work other than vacation or sick. The most I made from a salaried job was $55,000 per year. How did I do it? I took what was available until I found something that paid 1/3rd more than I was making. You have to work your way up in life. My reward now is a good social security check, military retirement check, VA disability monthly check & private company retirement check. By the way I have a B.S. in business administration.
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What is your educational background? Is it just highschool or did you take a trade in College or University? There are tons of jobs out there if you are trained properly and not have to deal with minimum wage jobs that go nowhere. If you are unhappy with your current education, there are support systems in place you can look into that will allow you to train in needed professions and help you out financially. You also might want to start looking in a different city if you have the education. Some companys will pay for relocation expenses. I hope everything works out for you.
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If you have a resume, post it on the job boards (CareerBuilder, Monster, Yahoo Jobs, etc) and check out those sites for job possibilities. It always looks better in a job-search to already have a job, but it could also be nice to be able to go on an interview whenever they ask for you, which is hard to arrange when you are already working.
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Originally Answered: Instead of one parent paying Child Support to the other, should both parents be paying into a trust fund?
Ah, what a can of worms. Who would administer the trust? Our legal system is clogged up enough as it is without a judge having to rule on every bill pulled out of every account of every child of a divorce. Who would have access to the funds? Who decides what is being spent on the child versus the household as a whole? Who is going to guarantee each parent is actually contributing the correct percentage?
What about parents who abandon their child, providing neither financial nor emotional support despite court ordered support? What if that parent is feckless and goes from job to job, never holding one for longer than a few months? What if that parent just simply stops working so they don't have to pay child support?
Our system isn't perfect, but it's the one we've got and we have to learn to work with it. What you are suggesting is seriously over-complicated and way too easy to abuse. Say custodial parent thinks there's X amount in the account and goes to withdraw some to pay for school tuition or books only to find out that, hey! the ex withdrew a bunch of money to take a trip to "find just the right car" for the kid. Believe me, there are ways the underhanded could get around this system that you propose.