So... I was looking up jobs in my field on the internet today and what I found was a little dishearting to my current job situation. Before I looked at any job openings in my area, I already knew these things: 1. I make about the same at my current job as I did working as crew at Wendy's five years ago; 2. If I were to work full time at Pizza Hut as a server, that would almost double what I make here; 3. They do not pay me enough here--they never have and never will; 4. I have gotten all the "use" and experience that I need from this employment; and 5. Spending any more time here would not only be a waste of my time and my skills, but would only delay me from achieving my goals and bettering my life and myself.
I work (at least a thirty minute drive away from home) for an Association of Realtors(R) as a Temporary Administrative Assistant for $7.50 an hour. As most all Temp. jobs go; I receive no benefits, bonuses, paid holidays, sick days, nor am I eligible for a raise no matter how long I temp. here unless by some act of God I am promoted to a permanent position. I have already worked here 16 days in August; plus five days a week, every week (not including holidays and sick days) since October 1. This particular association must not realize this, but most temps are paid more than fast food servers because they receive no raises or benefits, and they're job IS NOT GUARANTEED. They could be out of a job at any time, because they are just a temp!
Here is a job that I found less than fifteen minutes away from home as an "Substitute Office Worker", which is very similar to a Temp. job and just as unpredictable:
Salary:$8.32or higher DOQ
Category: Work as Required; Substitute to fill in as needed
Duties: Under general supervision performs a variety of clerical duties as assigned by a particular department. Duties may include, but are not limited to, answering the phone, typing and preparing correspondence and reports, filing, copying, customer service, and data entry.
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent with 1 to 3 years of clerical experience and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Prior experience working with the public is preferred.
Please excuse me while I fill out the application for this, and then I will continue on my rant....
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