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Posted 6/19/17 , edited 6/19/17
http://www.stayathome.com/amazon-is-now-hiring-5000-work-from-home-employees


http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/17/amazon-is-hiring-5000-remote-workers-this-year--but-theres-a-catch.html



personally, i think more people should be able to work from home if they can do the same work at home instead of having to flood the streets driving to and from work-- i'm sure we can use the time wasted for commute more effectively + reduce the carbon footprint.


i thought $15/hr is the new standard :? so $10/hr Amazon ?


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Posted 6/19/17 , edited 6/19/17

dulun18 wrote:

http://www.stayathome.com/amazon-is-now-hiring-5000-work-from-home-employees


http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/17/amazon-is-hiring-5000-remote-workers-this-year--but-theres-a-catch.html



personally, i think more people should be able to work from home if they can do the same work at home instead of having to flood the streets driving to and from work-- i'm sure we can use the time wasted for commute more effectively + reduce the carbon footprint.


i thought $15/hr is the new standard :? so $10/hr Amazon ?




Amazon is known for underpaying people.
No surprise really.
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Posted 6/19/17 , edited 6/19/17

Ryulightorb wrote:

Amazon is known for underpaying people.
No surprise really.


Amazon vs Wal-mart. which is worst ?
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Posted 6/19/17 , edited 6/19/17
Don't those type of customer service jobs typically require no background noise? And depending on the shift hours available, I'd be a bit hesitant to call that an ideal job for a stay-at-home parent.
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I don't remember calling Amazon customer service for assistance :/ it was through their Chat 100% of the time
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Posted 6/19/17 , edited 6/19/17

dulun18 wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:

Amazon is known for underpaying people.
No surprise really.


Amazon vs Wal-mart. which is worst ?


Amazon does give good benefits...

Walmart shits on you every step of the way.

I'd say Walmart based on people I know working there.
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Used to be if you were white male, marketing degreed, and a manager for Wal-Mart your future would be good for no more than 5-6 years before either dismissal, firing, burnout from overwork, moving frequently within regional would do you in. Women had a better shot at careers on the floor or management with Wal-Mart bc the government stood behind them and watched Wal-Mart like a hawk regarding employment chicanery. At least that's the way it was late 1980's. I knew several Wal-Mart managers back then when I worked for a corporation located a few miles south of Bentonville, Arkansas (Wally World's HQ) at that time.

They (Wal-Mart) treated their company truck drivers well for years but I think even that area has been contaminated with leasing more rigs versus company ownership and amplified part-timers versus keeping full-time drivers on the payroll (but not 100% sure).

Of those I know currently it is still a challenge working at Wal-Mart. A high tolerance for public dumb-fuckery and co-worker brown-nosery is a must. Most guys I knew left years ago but their mates soldiered on and managed to last into actually getting retirement.

Amazon is not your friend unless you' re a stockholder......

ADD: I work from home currently as an ebay seller. Although it's magical at times you have to watch that you don't set yourself up to be married to the computer 20 hours/day doing ebay followup work once items get sold.
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Posted 6/19/17 , edited 6/19/17
$10 per hour......

I worked at Kohls in CA with a pay just like that, the work is no joke.
Retail for just that amount of hourly pay is extremely tiring, let alone holding down part-time for several months.

Anyone who can work at home must have great self-discipline.
I force myself to go to the library every day when I need to do work or study college stuff, simply because, if I try to "work" at home, I end up getting distracted with phone,laptop, etc.
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$10 for a work from home job is actually quite amazing; most work from home customer service jobs I've ever seen got around paying minimum wage by paying per customer dealt with (leading to a subpar experience for the customer, as service reps were dealing with multiple customers at the same time to make more money). Customer service jobs (non-work-from-home) in my area pay 7.25 per hour, I get that it's higher in many areas but it ain't in mine. If I were looking for a job, $10 per hour to get to work from home - so I don't need a car, gas money, work clothes, nor childcare - yes, that would be amazing. And benefits? Heck, I might have to think about whether or not I could dedicate 20 hours a week toward this...

Edit to add: Oooo, and they're looking specifically for Japanese/English speakers. But you probably can't get time off Thanksgiving - mid-January; dang, that counts me out, that's my busiest time with my bussiness.
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Posted 6/22/17 , edited 6/22/17

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$10 per hour......

I worked at Kohls in CA with a pay just like that, the work is no joke.

Retail for just that amount of hourly pay is extremely tiring, let alone holding down part-time for several months.

Anyone who can work at home must have great self-discipline.
I force myself to go to the library every day when I need to do work or study college stuff, simply because, if I try to "work" at home, I end up getting distracted with phone,laptop, etc.


? i thought CA is a state with $15/hr requirement no ?

btw, in CA if you work for more than 8 hours a day it would be overtime right ? since it has to be 40+ hours a week before they will count it as overtime here. I can work 10-12 hours one day but if my total hours for the week ended up under 40, there's no overtime pay. Arizona is also one of the "at will" states
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Posted 6/22/17 , edited 6/22/17
well it's not that bad, my first few jobs didn't pay me that much lol and they were full time. plus they offer benefits

im not saying it's great, but it could be a lot worse
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Posted 6/22/17 , edited 6/22/17
'make the job full time, and pay me what I am making now I would be up for it. But this is to much of a pay cut and I can barely pay my bills now. working 50 hours a week at 20$ an hour.
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Posted 6/22/17 , edited 6/22/17
Jeezy Crezy wtf do you live in o.O;
I live comfortably enough. I also can get as many hours as I want and OT when something is going on.
Also there's a nice incentive to go to college. We have one career track benefits.
I could go to college and have all but like...5-10% paid by amazon.
Also, 10 is just starting pay for customer service.That is more than fair considering we don't have to drive, deal with people face to face, or put items back up from returns fo' less almost everywhere else. No bathroom to clean up after other people lol The management staff kicks ass. Check our other depts that are hiring for remote work at different levels.
Executive assistant? Robotics? Logistics?
We've got shit tons of different options for virtual jobs all with appropriate pay levels for the work done.

I also get bonuses ;)

But seriously, if you make 20 an hr and can't supported yourself with 10 hours of overtime on top of the 40 at 20, you seriously need to reevaluate your expenses.
Perhaps the need for frivolously fancier than necessary things.
Housing and automotives usually take the larger chunks followed by utility usage.
Small wooded towns are not generally expensive.
I grew up in one. Even when I lived in the nicer area of atlanta, had a jacuzzi and multi headed steam shower my rent and expenses were nowhere near that bad. I only made 15 an hr then.
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Posted 6/22/17 , edited 6/22/17
"IBM, Xerox & Allergan are also hiring to fill remote positions..."

Then I guess you haven't heard the latest, i.e. experienced professional IT staff directed to NOT WORK FROM HOME anymore, but to brave multi-hour commutes then endure 20+ hour workdays to support customers in critsits then risk death on the tired drive home,
which is merely one minor step in a trend to force workers to quit through maltreatment by a certain IT giant which has essentially rejected the IT Services sector and has been trying to offload that division for over a decade - despite services being a major source of revenue, it apparently did not bring sufficient margin. Much less so now that they have hacked their headcount to the bone & replaced them with inexperienced offshore workers, then started also cutting their headcount, resulting in repeated & continual multi-million dollar penalties paid each month to customers suffering outages, data losses, & other breaches of contracted service level agreements.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/05/ibm-to-remote-workers-come-back-to-the-mothership-or-else/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-25/ibm-to-pay-over-$30m-in-compensation-for-census-fail/8057240

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=9qFWDQAAQBAJ&pg=PT112&lpg=PT112&dq=ibm+paying+penalties+to+customers&source=bl&ots=VB8LuoJ-_6&sig=wE7RsQOrFc8WPmMQPXy4Xl6QLjE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiF-di2tdLUAhVCKJQKHVseBusQ6AEILzAC#v=onepage&q=ibm%20paying%20penalties%20to%20customers&f=false

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Posted 6/22/17 , edited 6/22/17

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But seriously, if you make 20 an hr and can't supported yourself with 10 hours of overtime on top of the 40 at 20, you seriously need to reevaluate your expenses.
Perhaps the need for frivolously fancier than necessary things.


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are you single ?

there are many scenarios when $20/hr is not enough- a family to provide for ? supporting 2-3 kids ?

back then you just need 1 parent working and you can support the whole family, now ? both parents are working and yet they are still struggling. I would not assume anything unless you know their situation.




back on topic.. working from home

$10 with benefits or $30/hr with no benefits ?

which one will you guys choose ?
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