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Old 04-30-2014, 08:23 PM
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Well, the interview was a success. But...they want to pay me minimum wage.

I have years of experience in my field and a Bachelors.

*sigh*

So, I don't think it will be a go. Even though I wouldn't mind working there. I just don't know if I could live with myself working minimum wage. I didn't even ask for what I wanted (in said I'd be fine with 9.00/hr) and they basically said even that wasn't doable.

I just don't know...
I hope you find something that will pay you what you are looking for.. Unfortunately the entire state is like that. Minimum wage is most of the jobs, college or no. Server jobs or warehouse is the only thing that really pays. And the state is extremely poor, so you might not get much as a server either since people either can't or won't pay out.

Thus why we are moving. I am sorry you are having a hard time. Are there any jobs on base? Leaning on a government job or contract might be the best way to go.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:18 PM
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7.55 an hour is minimum wage. :/

The more I think about it, the more I don't think I'll do it. No, I don't need a job for the money...but dang. I said 9 was the lowest I'd go and I think I'll stand by that.

The other place that won't have a job until September said they'd start me at 10/hr.
Ah..our minimum wage is $8/hour, so my store pays more than normal, but yeah. Although on the same token, I also just hired someone with a Bachelor's Degree at $9/hour. I'm seeing more degrees come across applications. So... it sucks out there!


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I hope you find something that will pay you what you are looking for.. Unfortunately the entire state is like that. Minimum wage is most of the jobs, college or no. Server jobs or warehouse is the only thing that really pays. And the state is extremely poor, so you might not get much as a server either since people either can't or won't pay out.

Thus why we are moving. I am sorry you are having a hard time. Are there any jobs on base? Leaning on a government job or contract might be the best way to go.
This is why I'm having a hard time deciding the Carolinas vs Arizona... the jobs just really suck down there. :/
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:45 AM
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I still have to tell our neighbours that we're moving out. =/ I like our neighbours... they're basically the only part about this apartment Ill miss -.-
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:48 AM
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I hope you find something that will pay you what you are looking for.. Unfortunately the entire state is like that. Minimum wage is most of the jobs, college or no. Server jobs or warehouse is the only thing that really pays. And the state is extremely poor, so you might not get much as a server either since people either can't or won't pay out.

Thus why we are moving. I am sorry you are having a hard time. Are there any jobs on base? Leaning on a government job or contract might be the best way to go.
This is very good to know. Makes me feel better that they weren't just being cheap, but that it is the norm.

I don't need to support myself. Michael makes enough that we're comfortable. Me working is purely to help with saving/big ticket purchases and to stop me from going insane. I just spent most of my early career being paid way under what I was worth, and not caring about it, and now that I actually do care and want to be paid for what I can do...I can't. Just kind of sucks.

That being said, I have a few options. I've interviewed at three places, and they all wanted to hire me. Option 1 is 6 minutes away from the house, has the hours I want, and will start me at $9.50/hr, moving up to $10.00 after the probationary period. No job until September, however. Option 2 needs me starting July just to cover maternity leave, but the end point of that will happily be coinciding with Option 1's start date. Option 3 offers immediate start, 40hrs a week, a great environment with up to date procedures and diagnostics, but minimum pay and LONG days (I'd be gone 7-6 every day, and on call for emergencies one weekend a month) and a 30 minute commute.

I told Option 1 if he can guarantee that he will have a position for me in September...I would be very interesting in accepting. I'll just work Option 2 in the meantime. He's checking, but he may be able to make that guarantee. So fingers crossed.

I probably could get a job at the NEX on base. But I've missed working at a clinic, and I really want to do so again. Retail work = sad face for me.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:38 PM
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Well, I was just contacted about scheduling yet ANOTHER interview with a different vet clinic.

I AM ABOUT READY TO GO INSANE.

On the bright side, this clinic looks very promising. Easy commute (only about 10 miles away, down roads with mild traffic instead of the stressful main road commute), very nice up to date practice with equipment I'm familiar with, GORGEOUS boarding facility, and hours that sound very appealing. I am very hopeful.

On the downside, I feel absolutely horrible because I have three other clinics "on hold", basically, waiting for a concrete answer from me. The one will be a no, but I just contacted the other two this morning and basically said, "Very good chance of a yes." And now if this clinic fits what I want, I'll have to tell them, "Sorry, just kidding, I accepted a job elsewhere" after they have both been super helpful and accommodating. I feel like a jerk.

Working interview Tuesday at 8:30am. Hopefully everything will go smoothly, I fit in well with the team, and I can finally stop stressing about all of this.
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So I have been informed that Charlie Hunnam is in my city this week for a movie and meeting fans.... This makes my first day in the new house much better, contemplating stalking film locations but poor Josh is working evenings and would be very jealous if I managed to meet him.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:48 AM
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Staying up for more then 24 hours messes me up. I can already hear the birds.
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I was thinking, if the Lux books were made into movies... Alex Pettyfer would make a good Daemon/Dawson... But now I think Chace Crawford wouldn't be so bad either.

Or.

Or maybe they could both be there. Idk who would play who though. Maybe Chace is a better Daemon.
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One of the weekdays I'm off is going to be hot, eventually. Right? Right?! Romeo would like to go swimming.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:48 PM
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One of the weekdays I'm off is going to be hot, eventually. Right? Right?! Romeo would like to go swimming.
No, it's never getting warm again I don't think, we are under a snowfall warning.
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