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Jeremy G
04-19-2003, 05:38 AM
Ok, just got off a gawd awful grave yard shift, and decided to look for a new job ASAP!

First thing to start off the night, one of the guys who works grave yard shift came in Hopped up on Coke!(yes, the drug). So we kicked him out--and hes fired too. (Side note: He managed to get to the 7-11 gas station right by our store and once there tripped out and collasped, hes in the hospital--almost dead from overdose--oops.)

3.5 hours later into the shift and the store manager calls up (a REAL ANAL guy) he decides he's cominn in to help. He gets in and practicaly takes over the whole kitchen reducing the 3 staff to menial tasks like dish washing and cleaning up and stocking everything. THEN starts lieing to the customers about what we have (saying the shake machine is down, out of chipolet sandwitches etc. etc.). I mean he was doing some shifty stuff!

Any how I finally got off at 4am (thank god my schedual had me off a little early)

I also found out (earlier in the night before the coked out guy came) that my next raise won't come for 6 months (and Im working for $6.00 a damn hour!! 35 hours a week. So thats bull $$$$.


Im out of there as soon as possible. I'll take any lowely clarical--data entry job i can find as long as its upwards of $8 and hour.

Jesus what a freakin night.

alpha
04-19-2003, 07:43 AM
well, I hope you have better nights.

golfinguy4
04-19-2003, 09:40 AM
I thought 6.75 was minimum wage?

ygfperson
04-19-2003, 09:50 AM
In massachusetts. And probably in other states, too. The national minimum wage is $5.15.

CheesyMoo
04-19-2003, 09:51 AM
Well obviously his boss is a Nazi.

Unregd
04-19-2003, 11:05 AM
Jack in the Box is a slave driver. It's good to get out IMMEDIATELY! You're probably better off staying away from McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Rally's, Sonic's, Hardees, and the all other burger places if you can. Fast food relies on teen and dropout slavery for its cheap (price and quality) food.

Always remember to tell your potential slave master that you won't work in the middle of the night (don't put down negotiable for hours!), and, if they want you to anyway, I'm sure you can think of a few choice words to tell the slaver.

Xei
04-19-2003, 11:31 AM
When I was 14 I worked at a fast food restaurant (I wouldn't call it restaurant) as a cashier and after school I would work from 5:00 to 10:00, then on weekends I worked 8 hours each day. They kept me just under full time so that they didn't have to give me benefits. I got minimum wage $5.90 per hour, then they decided that I had to pay them $7 a night to drink pop from the tap, so I'm like "No. I simply will not drink." then they tried to tell me that I had to legally if they made that policy(which is BS, I asked Better Business Beuraeu(however you spell it))... then later they posted a very obscene letter on the wall saying "We put our ..........ing blood and tears into this place, blah blah lbah" so I removed that from the wall and replaced it with my resignation going something like "I [Name here] resign from Willy's Hamburgers at December 17th [Signature Here]" then I waited for 2 months and came back and told her I wanted my cheque. After that I started working at a warehouse from 4am until 8am removing, and sorting, thousands of pounds of meat from trucks so that it could be shipped. Currently I am a dishwasher for very expensive weddings, and it sucks. It's hell. I hate it. But I plan on quitting during the summer. Don't worry man, we're all in the same situation in a way.

edit: A couple months ago I phoned work to see what time I started that night (I was at school, so I was cranky) and the manager said "Oh, sorry, nobody is downstairs to check for you, you'll have to call later." then I called 1 hour later and I asked again and their like "Would you like to talk to someone downstairs?" then I said "I don't really care. Just tell me what time I work!" then she got mad and told me that she was busy and had a business to run (go figure..) so I told her that she wasn't running it very well and that I had a life so she better tell me when I worked. Well, I almost got fired and I was very happy to make a new enemy at work. I never say hello to her, she just glares at me... there goes my reference... This is what I have learnt: Most authoritative figures, such as managers or owners, believe that they own you, and they are usually cruel self-centered pricks.

confuted
04-19-2003, 06:49 PM
Heh. I get $7 dollars an hour working as Arbys corporate slave. I'm surrounded by people that as me if I'm sure when I tell then 30*3=90 without using a calculator. Eventually, they gave up on trying to get me to punch the amount of cash into the register when they figured out that I actually got it right when I did it in my head, and I could do it faster than they could punch the buttons. Then they yelled at me for some seriously stupid reasons. I work next Saturday, and then I'm free...I'll go try to find a job that doesn't suck as much after AP tests.

Brian
04-19-2003, 08:04 PM
I avoid corporate places when looking for work. I'm still in school, but I recently had a weekend job at a library. Not too boring and you meet nice people.

itld
04-19-2003, 10:49 PM
howdy,
Welcome to the REAL world!

M.R.

DavidP
04-19-2003, 11:16 PM
I get paid a measly $5.15/hour working at Fazolis. Luckily we close at 10 PM so we have no late night shifts, managers are nice, and we have good hours.

lightatdawn
04-22-2003, 07:14 PM
>>Luckily we close at 10 PM so we have no late night shifts, managers are nice, and we have good hours.

Which would explain why DavidP is the only one here who doesnt randomly lash out violently and hysterically. ;)

Would everyone hate me if I said I make $10 cash, get to pick my own hours, my own days, leave early or late, come early or late, take days off on a moments notice or work OT and extra days whenever I need the cash, work outside in the sun during the summer, and under a roof when it rains, drink beer at work (to be fair, thats only on occasion), and actually enjoy my fellow workers company? Oh ya, and though my boss pays me, and tells me what needs doing, I get to tell 'em how it gets done. Ahh, the benefits of getting into a trade.

RoD
04-22-2003, 07:35 PM
im pulling 11.25 at gateway

Perspective
04-22-2003, 07:45 PM
i was making $13 / hour stacking beer on skids (picking orders) and i got to drive around on a power jack. good money, hard work. id rather write programs than lift stuff.

Bajanine
04-22-2003, 09:07 PM
I make $22/hr. and pull down lots of overtime but I've been in this trade for 10 years and started at a meager $6/hr.
I'd like to add that money isn't everything.
If I could I would like to earn my living programming it's something I enjoy even though I'm not proficient at it. I'm years from reaching that goal.

itld
04-22-2003, 09:23 PM
howdy,
Echo Bajanine!
I own my own company so income isn't an issue at the present, still i agree with Bajanine 100%.

M.R.

rick barclay
04-23-2003, 08:06 PM
I've worked the graveyard shift here for about 15 years now.
It's not easy and a lot of the times I'm confused about what
day it is. I'll never get used to it like some people here I know.
They stay awake all night with no trouble at all. Some times I think I'm going to collapse because I'm so sleepy. But I like third
shift. Second shift sucks for obvious reasons, and first shift also
suck because all the bosses are around and I can't get on the
Internet like I am now ( :) ).

Silvercord
04-23-2003, 08:28 PM
Graveyard shifts aren't all bad, from what I understand my mom makes like 24 an hour normally, but when she works the dreaded graveyard shift she makes 32 an hour! (she works at a hospital or assassinates people or something, I can't remember)

the Wookie
04-24-2003, 08:09 PM
i make 5.50 and hour doing programming for philips research...thats minimum wage her ein NYS...i work sorta part-time ish..whenever i have time i just go in, like during breaks in school. and its like real stuff too..thats why i hate working there..but otherwise its pretty cool, i dont mind at all. its a awesome place to work tons of cool people and lots of freedom.

CheesyMoo
04-24-2003, 09:06 PM
You get paid minimum wage for coding? That sucks.

minesweeper
04-25-2003, 03:18 AM
My first job was 9 years ago when I was 13. I was washing dishes for 1.50/hr (times by about 1.4 to get the dollar value, I'll let you do the maths). There ain't no minimum wage here for youngsters.

Then I worked at a pub for a few years, waitering and washing dishes. Money was better 3.50 - 4.00 but I was a couple of years older by then. The best monkey job I did was on a kiosk at a putting green. Just sat there selling ice creams and taking money for putting. Had free rounds whenever I wanted, cool. Money wasn't quite as good as the pub, can't remember what it was.

And you know what? I saved every penny of it so that I could come to university. That's why I don't give the time of day to people who moan about tuition fees.

It's capitalism, deal with it.

the Wookie
04-26-2003, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by CheesyMoo
You get paid minimum wage for coding? That sucks. Yeah..damn economy. It started out as a paid internship though, but now it's more of a part time job

minesweeper
04-26-2003, 03:39 PM
>>Yeah..damn economy. It started out as a paid internship though, but now it's more of a part time job<<

I think it's good stuff. I mean you are still at school right? Most school kids get paid poor wages to wash dishes. At least you get poor money for doing something you like and that you could actually mention on your CV.

confuted
04-26-2003, 06:01 PM
FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST! THANK GOD ALMIGHTY, I AM FREE AT LAST!

Today was my last day at Arbys...now I don't have a job.

the Wookie
04-26-2003, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by minesweeper
>>Yeah..damn economy. It started out as a paid internship though, but now it's more of a part time job<<

I think it's good stuff. I mean you are still at school right? Most school kids get paid poor wages to wash dishes. At least you get poor money for doing something you like and that you could actually mention on your CV. Yeah that's true...it's mainly the reason I'm not leaving...good experience and all.

Yay for no Arbys! My friend just got a job at Toys 'R Us...hehe

RoD
04-26-2003, 11:11 PM
im banned from toys r us for trying to snowboard off the second level of the bike rack. The landing wasnt the problem, it was the fact that i landed into a large playstation display.

the Wookie
04-27-2003, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by RoD
im banned from toys r us for trying to snowboard off the second level of the bike rack. The landing wasnt the problem, it was the fact that i landed into a large playstation display. ROFL :p

CheesyMoo
04-27-2003, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by the Wookie
Yeah that's true...it's mainly the reason I'm not leaving...good experience and all.

Yay for no Arbys! My friend just got a job at Toys 'R Us...hehe

Well see people get paid minium wage for unskilled labor, like washing dishes, picking fruit or whatever.

Coding takes knowledge, skill, education etc., so if you had to learn it all I think that a minimum wage payement is crap.

From the employers point of view, I would think that they would see anyone else could get an easier asembly line job for the same pay, so they would pay you more. That's the entire point of getting an eduction, to get higher pay.

confuted
04-27-2003, 04:01 PM
>>That's the entire point of getting an eduction, to get higher pay.

Or simply the pursuit of knowledge...

the Wookie
04-27-2003, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by CheesyMoo
Well see people get paid minium wage for unskilled labor, like washing dishes, picking fruit or whatever.

Coding takes knowledge, skill, education etc., so if you had to learn it all I think that a minimum wage payement is crap.

From the employers point of view, I would think that they would see anyone else could get an easier asembly line job for the same pay, so they would pay you more. That's the entire point of getting an eduction, to get higher pay. I agree...it's crap...but I'm not really in a position to demand for more pay or anything. I don't need the money either..but that's not really the point. I've asked, and the funding is really tight...over 200 people have gotten laid off. In fact, the entire department in which I work except 3 people got laid off (so about 9/10 people)

If you're wondering I work for Philips (http://www.philips.com) at their NY research plant...who get all their money from outside sources, like grants etc..so it's pretty tight :(

CheesyMoo
04-27-2003, 09:00 PM
Originally posted by blackrat364
>>That's the entire point of getting an eduction, to get higher pay.

Or simply the pursuit of knowledge...

HA HA HA! Good one man!

Seriously dude, don't get after school special on me.

Edir: By the way I am the biggest nerd ever so I do love to learn, this is all a joke. Now go beddy-bye.

Edit Edit: You know you've been programming to much when you end your sentences in semicolons.