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I’m job-searching right now and have been upset to find out what companies are offering.  I am part-time currently and am seeking full-time employment.  I work as a consultant and the jobs I’ve been contacted about are $20,000++ LESS than what I would be making full-time!!  What is going on?  Is this due to the economy?  I’ve been with my current company 11+ years and I remember when I left back in 2007, the salary I received was significantly higher than what I was making.



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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 19, 2012
    • To put it bluntly, the economy sucks.  That’s what’s going on.

      I’ve gone and applied for a couple jobs, only to find out after I applied, that management had decided they wouldn’t hire ANYONE for the position.  Current employees just have to fill in.

      Tulip




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 19, 2012
    • When I was hired for $8.20 an hour at the campus health center, my boss was actually apologizing for the salary they had to offer. I took it anyway because of the experience of working on campus and working in a clinical setting. But, the general consensus here is, salaries are only about $9.00 to $15.00 an hour for anyone with anything less than a bachelor’s degree but not much more than that if they do. There’s not much middle here, you either make a little or a lot. Several people I know have to have more than one job just to make ends meet.




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      Linda L wrote Jan 20, 2012
    • I make less than $20,000 a year which is just a little. I stay w/ my current work despite the instability of school jobs. I love working with kids and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. In my younger years I had a good paying position elsewhere and if I had stayed my paycheck would have been much much more. Well, events in my life led me to quit and for now I’m lucky to be working.




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      Diane17 wrote Jan 20, 2012
    • Oh, Geez!  How depressing!!  I live hear the Washington DC metro area and really expected salaries to be pretty decent...not so crappy!!




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      Monay wrote Jan 23, 2012
    • @ Diane WOW....I would expect the salaries in the DC area to be much higher.  

      The trend is to ask more of applicants and pay less for the experience and or degree.  The technolgy field pays a little more.




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