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    Okay, what the FUCK?

    I filled out an application at a store today....It's like a grocery store/home store and I could use some extra money AND the discount...saw they were hiring so I'm like, "oh what the hell..." thinking I could work there maybe fifteen or twenty hours a week.

    Okay, I sent out a resume to this store....It had obviously the pay levels of my previous jobs, dancing not included, and the fact that I graduated from fucking college obviously...

    Okay I get in the interview and this MOTHERFUCKER is like "what is the pay rate that you are looking to start out at?" SO I'm like ten dollars/hour thinking that's pretty low.... he goes, "Yeah our UNION starts out new employees at 6.60 an hour (minimum wage in my state)!!"

    Oh my God! I could not even be polite... I was like, "Umm... no, I'm not going to take that. Did you even look at my resume? What about it gave you the impression that I would work for Minimum wage? (there was a form right ont he application too where I said ten/hour is the minimum I would take)!!

    I got up and started walking out of the office, and I asked him "I can't believe that a UNION would pay people minimum wage? How are they supposed to live on that?" and he shrugged his shoulders and goes, "I dont know."

    What the fuck?
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    That is exactly why I dread getting a conventional job. They want they Earth, Moon, and Stars for $7.00 an hour. I wouldn't even put the effort into putting together my resume for a job that pays minimum wage, let alone work there after graduating from COLLEGE!!!! And people wonder why I'm a stripper lol.

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    What position were you applying for?

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    ^^^

    To work in the customer service department!!!
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    Did you ask him how often you would get a raise?
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    I doubt a place like that would want a college grad anyways. They assume college grad just need a job until they find a better paying one, so they invest their time to train the grad and then they leave the company after a month or two for bigger and better things.

    If they do accept the grad even though they are over-qualified they still aren't going to pay them well because they assume they will leave and because there is probably 5 other college kids still getting their degree desperately needing a job and will accept it at minimum wage.

    It sucks but I see it happen all the time. Could you try going for a managerial position?

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    Having a college degree is being way overqualified for most customer service positions anyway. Good thing you gave him a piece of your mind, I know I would have.

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    6.60/hr? thats ridiculous!
    i got paid more than that at my first job at 16... 3 years ago.... when cost of living wasn't as high as it is now.
    I'd be so annoyed if I were you... because the guy called you in even though you said on your application you expected at least 10/hr. what a waste.

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    that is crazy. good for you for walking out.

    I'm also in the market for a part-time job, just something to make my rent money so i can save as much as possible with my stripping money... and i'm amazed at how much places like borders, wholefoods, pharmacies, etc expect for NOTHING!! 7 dollars an hour is nothing..... I just applied at a little health-related place that pays 10- that's reasonable to me for a part-time job while in college, isn't it?

    Especially since the economy is the way it is, you would think minimum wage would be higher to make up for how expensive everything is. 6 dollars isn't even 2 gallons of gas!!
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    Demand for jobs, any job, is so high, people can get away with it. The jobs that teenagers used to hold are now going to desperate adults. It's sad.

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    ^^^

    you're right! totally.

    As for my degree, unfortunately I have my BFA in dance so it's kind of like having a degree in basketweaving, lol. I did still work really hard for it though! I dont think I am qualified for a manager position...

    I was just SHOCKED that is what they paid people... I was looking around at all the people in the store like "this is what they are getting paid? Seriously, how do they live?"

    I guess I will just put more hours into webcamming... I didn't say this to the guy of course, but the amount of money I get for doing a 2 hour show is the equivalent of putting in 40 hours at that store!! OMG! (Thats only 264 dollars... and thats what they get BEFORE taxes! Afterwords they could be working full time for 800 a MONTH! That is fucking rediculous)

    Joplin, you're right about them not wanting to hire college-educated people because they probably will just leave... this is just another scary incident for me! (Not being qualified for any good paying jobs) I guess I better just stay in shape, get plastic surgery and dance til I'm 36 and hopefully start my own business along the way!!
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    ^what do you do with your BFA in dance?? Can't you get a job teaching ballet lessons to 6 year olds at a studio with that ?
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    ^^^

    Technically, yes. A BA in dance is normally the "teaching degree" and a BFA is a performing degree... when I started college I wanted to perform, and then as i went through the program to be honest I realized that I was good enough to get into smaller companies, but that I wasn't going to be good enough to get into the company of my choice or a similar once.... So, I don't have a lot of experience teaching but I have done it before. I could teach dance, I just really don't like teaching kids! I suck at it big time. I would be happy to work with teenagers/more advanced dancers but I am not good at teaching the fundementals to be quite honest.

    The thing about teaching at a studio is a lot of times, you only get one or two classes. So you teach for like 1 hour, and get about 20 bucks for that... but the classes take a lot of time and planning, and since I dont have a love for it or want to do it full time, I haven't looked into it.

    Good question tho!
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    What boggles me is the fact that a union job is paying minimum wage, I mean i know it's not unheard of but it is uncommon right?
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    That's what I was thinking too! What kind of fucking union is that? You dont need a union to get minimum wage... thats the lowest amount you can legally be paid!
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    Exactly, that's what unions are for. IDK, well just be glad you don't work for a union like that, to me it sounds like it's a shitty union.
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    If it's UFCW, especially in SE WI they suck. I know tons of people that are in that union and get screwed over with pay.
    That sucks that they insulted you with offering minimum wage... That's ridiculous. What store was it? I'm curious since I'm in MKE too

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    It was Sendiks. Shocked the shit out of me too!!
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    Yea they are really bad, the family that owns them are notoriously cheap yet charge outrageous prices for their stuff. I tried getting a job there as a manager a couple years ago. I had more than enough experience, as I was a manager at another store. They told me (though not as straight forward) that I couldn't do it because I was a girl. They suck in my opinion too.

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    Welcome to the world of today's workforce. It stinks. I've been seeing jobs requiring college degrees and experience, yet paying minimum. The worst is when a company sees your resume online, then offers you low. Awhile back Wal-Mart saw my resume online then offered me a cashier job for minimum. No way would I take a job like that (or even work for Wal-Mart). I suspect it's because of the economy that places are being pickier.

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    Chipmunk that sucks!

    Hey btw pm me where you work I'm looking for a new club

    And Kelly, it's fricking scary!! Tons of people who went to college are flooding places like Target bc they can't find a job in their field... so now its like you have to have a college degree to work at target ? WTF??
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    Very scary. I got laid off from my corporate job last January and still nothing. Many are in the same issue. Yes, many college graduates are taking retail jobs, which is traumatic. Here someone gets a degree, then find the only job they can get is the same job a high school dropout gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockell View Post
    That is exactly why I dread getting a conventional job. They want they Earth, Moon, and Stars for $7.00 an hour. I wouldn't even put the effort into putting together my resume for a job that pays minimum wage, let alone work there after graduating from COLLEGE!!!! And people wonder why I'm a stripper lol.

    COMPLETELY true. I have a good friend with an impeccable resume - Bachelor's degree, tons of glowing references from previous jobs and she had started her own successful company that went downhill with this shitty economy. She then had to start applying for jobs again and to settle for managing her company on the side. I could not believe the salaries/per hour amounts she was being offered. They hardly differed from someone who hadn't even graduated college!! No wonder most of America is losing their homes and everything else right now! It makes me soooo mad to think about it. People get offered so little per hour that with these insane gas prices, you practically pay to drive to and from work!
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    Since you have a movement background, have you thought about getting into the fitness industry? You can even teach adult dance-based classes (it'll be painful to watch but it'll pay more than a customer service job). Hey, you can teach a cardio striptease class.

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    ^^^

    I would love too !! Do you know how to find a good program? The only ones I've seen are at my gym and they're only like a week long, although I would feel comfortable teaching pilates and have in the past, I'm not certified for that and the process is UBER long... do you need to be certified?
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