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

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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.


Allegany county in New York =. Its a shitty county that cost of living is just about as high as living in the city, wile having very little places to work. I would say the people on Welfare in the county is about 50% Its that bad.. and how do they fix this, well are democrat leaders believe we should raze the cost of living and taxes on anyone who does have a job.
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I'd look into moving.
The way to fix welfare issues is to introduce industry to an area.
They could offer an incentive for a factory to be built :/
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I suppose if employers offered the option, I'd go for more cash. I'm not likely to go back to school and I have pretty good insurance.
In most rural areas, families manage to get by on basically the same wage but with kids.
To be honest, I could afford to have a kid. I'd have e to swap my weed budget for a child budget.
I definitely manage my income better than most of the people I grew up with. Most of them have kids and make less than I do.
If 20 an HR is too much, I'd suggest moving somewhere with a lower cost of living.
I supported myself, my bf, and sent him back to school making 10 at Sam's club.
Comparing available jobs, the effort, pay, and benefits, I'd say Amazon is a pretty sweet deal. Especially for those of us who happen to not walk very well...or long.
Considering he didn't mention added factors, it was safe to assume.
It wouldn't have been a big deal if I had been wrong. Simple correction.
I took care of my two neices and nephew for a year without financial help, excluding SNAP.
It's about managing money and balancing wants with needs.
Several of the people I went to school with are either single parents or only one is working. High paying jobs are not what my town is known for. Most people make around minimum wage unless they work at one of the two factories or Walmart. Then they'll make 10ish.
You have to adjust your life to make it sustainable.
It's mind boggling that someone can get the equivalent of 55 hrs at 20 an hour and struggle.
If you've got some specialty skills or training, I wouldn't mind looking for a job that may even give relocation benefits.
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ravenskyfire wrote:

I'd look into moving.
The way to fix welfare issues is to introduce industry to an area.
They could offer an incentive for a factory to be built :/


I know. Trouble is with the heavy tax and regulations on newly starting companies most go belly up before even getting started, again do to those in charge of not only the county but the state.


So yes I have plan to move, but again saving up enough money to live a month someplace else as I look for work is not going to work. I can look online and put in to job wile I am still working up in NY but getting the time off to go to an interview in another state will be a little tricky. The company I work for like any time asked off filled out at least more than a month ahead of time. Not many people are train to do my job so its even more of a pain in the ass. On top of that I work with perishable goods so I work around the product so never know wen I be needed.


Ok ranted and rambled on long enough.
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dulun18 wrote:


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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


https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/03/28/california-raises-minimum-wage-15-hour/82348622/

"A deal to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 was reached Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislators, making the nation's largest state the first to lift base earnings to that level and propelling a campaign to lift the pay floor nationally."


"Under California’s plan, its minimum wage, currently one of the highest in the nation at $10 an hour, would rise to $10.50 in 2017, $11 in 2018 and a dollar each year through 2022."

Min wage will be $15 in 2022 unless California decides to reverse direction.

As for your over time questionhttps://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/FAQ_Overtime.htm answers it pretty well.
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$15/hr is what people want but the federal minimum wage would apply in this case. However, it is kind of cool... I might have to take this up on part time. I really could use the extra income.
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It's definitely worth having as a back up or spare time job.
Minimum 1 hr per pay period required to keep your position. A Max of 40 a week. It's extended to a Max of 60 this week, again.
Training is paid and is about 50 hrs total.
It's also a good way to make yourself mobile.
Which would be a good solution for your time off to interview issue, Dark.
Also a great fall back just in case something happens.
If I didn't have this job, I'd be super boned.
I had back surgery a month ago, I haven't been able to walk for almost a year. Getting slowly better after.
I tried going back to some of my fall back skills before it got crippling. Tires, alignments, minor repairs, store associate..
Couldn't make it.
I'd be in the middle of nowhere between two other middle of nowheres and in huge medical debt because I wouldn't be able to afford insurance, and living with/off my grandpa. Which he'd be fairly happy with lol Grandparents raised me on a small farm.
I'd be stuck with no job and none around to be had.
I suppose, if I moved to California and switched to their virtual center, my pay would be increased to 15 an HR.
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Also anything over 8 a day counts at OT!? That's awesome!
Posted 6/23/17

ravenskyfire wrote:

Also anything over 8 a day counts at OT!? That's awesome!


Keep in mind that salaried employees never get overtime. I work three different jobs (about a total of 110-112 hours per week). One job takes up 80+ hours and I still get the same pay regardless of working 20 hours or 80 hours. Of course, I negotiated a fair amount of my salary away to ensure that my co-workers would still have their jobs at a reasonable salary. This is why three jobs are required to make as much as I was when my salary was higher.

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As for working from home - I do this as a developer (working remotely/at home - did so even when I was the CTO). Every so often I'm asked to go back to the headquarters and get a few "handshakes" out of the way (meeting new people, interviewing people, etc). So it's often that I'll be in the office for one week every 2 months (this is the minimum requirement as part of my deal with the other executives). It does take a significant amount of willpower to make sure you only "divert" away from the work to a degree that it doesn't impact your overall productivity levels.
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Posted 6/23/17
My only problem is staying awake some times. My meds make me sleepy and usps
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Posted 6/23/17
Salaried = company whipping boy/girl
Lol I learned from that mistake.
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Posted 6/23/17
I lived in Indonesia and can I apply for this job?
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Posted 7/4/17
Pretty certain :)
How is your enunciation?
People are dicks sometimes even when you speak clearly. Rarity on those calls.
You'll have to filter to see if anything is available in your county.
https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/SF170009985
We don't hire everywhere, so it depends.
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Posted 7/4/17
Hey is this stable work? Like, when I get laid off in 6 months I'd want to be hired back soonish, instead of out in the cold.
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bellaardila wrote:

I lived in Indonesia and can I apply for this job?


I would check their original job listing.
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