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Could you believe I took onto a job and the pay is less than what I started as an entry level 25 years ago?

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      Brimstone1968 wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • Yes dear I can believe it.  At this stage of your life it is the quality of life you desire with a peace of mind.  Priority changes.  Continue to grow and enjoy it.  If you were not comfortable within yourself you would have not accepted it, celebrate where you at, it is a wonderful place to be.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • I was curious about the job market over here and the average wage for retail and office work is $8 an hour. Then because our state requires that health insurance is provided beyond 20 hours a week, many employers only give 19 hours. A lot of people here work several part time jobs just to pay their bills.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • In the past, we usually get insurance after 30 days of hire.  Now I am seeing longer and longer eligibility requirement.  For my job, though with big company, I have to wait 6 months .




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      Anne E wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • wow!  Just goes to show you how bad our economy is.




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      Tuliplady wrote Jun 5, 2010
    • When it comes right down to it, most of us are making less than we were 20 yrs ago.  The numbers on the paycheck may be higher, but it sure buys a LOT less.




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      Lisa Brown wrote Jun 5, 2010
    • I was making $19.47 hr 5yrs ago and quite because the company was unethical.  Now I’m making a whopping $11 hr and this co. can be unethical at times....guess that will teach me...lol




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      Cuddlz wrote Jun 5, 2010
    • I went from 1200 wkly to 400 wkly because of Carpel Tunnel Surgery. It turned out to be a blessing in disquise, I have none of the pressure or stressors of my previous job and can enjoy what I do instead of being pushed constantly.




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      Maria Louise Van Deuson wrote Jun 5, 2010
    • I was a contractor and then became an employee. When I converted I took a two thousand a month decrease in take home pay. Instead of that money I have health insurance, vacation, and all holidays off.

      Economy is bad for workers, but employers can take advantage of us.

      Honestly, I’m grateful to have a job when so many do not.




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      Kyah wrote Jun 5, 2010
    • I agree it’s better to be working than not working, but what I can’t stand is to be used as a “body” because a company is short-handed and you are doing work that is not part of your title’s responsibilities. You can lose the skills you came with by doing work that is mindless and boring.

      Remember the word “hire” means “to use.” However if you work for a place that adds ‘ab’ to that ‘use’ you need to find somewhere else to be!




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      Msj wrote Jun 5, 2010
    • absolutely!
      things change




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      UK Girl wrote Jun 6, 2010
    • It’s the same everywhere - plus I have noticed lots of companies running on unpaid interns as the graduates can’t get a job so they are interning and some businesses are really running on free labour




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