What Are You Doing Right Now



  • @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    The job is Partime clerk who works full time.

    Illegal, charge the business for your time. If they don't pay you, sue them (literally any lawyer would take the case)

    No one said they weren't paying.
    The position Name is "part time clerk" who can work a max 40 hrs a week = Part time Clerk who works full time.

    40 hours a week is a standard "full time position" their made up title has nothing to do with the fact that you'd be working full time.

    You're literally Fighting me on the name of the position right Now?
    are you bored?

    Not fight, just telling you the position title is made up, and doesn't reflect what it actually is.

    It's a full time position - clerk.

    Nothing more or less.

    You'd think you were right, but that's not the case.

    for W4 reasons, they are part time clerks.



  • @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    Security = 123k/ yr

    Security as like Security Guards or Technical security?

    Security Guards in Certain areas, like Texas, IA , Georgia, Arizona, . Not offered in my district at the time, and only offered to retired police officers, Military in those areas.

    That's odd that a security guard would be paid so much more than the district manager.

    They're protecting the money, so the incentive has to be higher.

    So these are site security personnel, but money truck drivers that go to each location and get the bags nightly/weekly etc? I guess that makes sense that they would make good money. Still doesn't make sense from the point that they would make double what the DM would make.



  • @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    Security = 123k/ yr

    Security as like Security Guards or Technical security?

    Security Guards in Certain areas, like Texas, IA , Georgia, Arizona, . Not offered in my district at the time, and only offered to retired police officers, Military in those areas.

    That's odd that a security guard would be paid so much more than the district manager.

    They're protecting the money, so the incentive has to be higher.

    So these are site security personnel, but money truck drivers that go to each location and get the bags nightly/weekly etc? I guess that makes sense that they would make good money. Still doesn't make sense from the point that they would make double what the DM would make.

    I may be wrong, but If i remember correctly, yeah.



  • @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    The job is Partime clerk who works full time.

    Illegal, charge the business for your time. If they don't pay you, sue them (literally any lawyer would take the case)

    No one said they weren't paying.
    The position Name is "part time clerk" who can work a max 40 hrs a week = Part time Clerk who works full time.

    40 hours a week is a standard "full time position" their made up title has nothing to do with the fact that you'd be working full time.

    You're literally Fighting me on the name of the position right Now?
    are you bored?

    Not fight, just telling you the position title is made up, and doesn't reflect what it actually is.

    It's a full time position - clerk.

    Nothing more or less.

    You'd think you were right, but that's not the case.

    for W4 reasons, they are part time clerks.

    I just double checked and no where on the W4 is there a "job title" field. It's all about your pay. So I still don't know where you're getting this from a "W4 reason".

    They just made up a title and expect you to work full time? What would a full time title be for someone who works over 40 hours a week? Full Time Clerk?

    Doesn't make sense, because anything 36-40 hours a week is considered full time.



  • Which, technically only the DoL cares about how many hours you work, and the IRS only cares about how much you need to pay in taxes.

    This title topic just makes no sense, logistically.



  • @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    The job is Partime clerk who works full time.

    Illegal, charge the business for your time. If they don't pay you, sue them (literally any lawyer would take the case)

    No one said they weren't paying.
    The position Name is "part time clerk" who can work a max 40 hrs a week = Part time Clerk who works full time.

    40 hours a week is a standard "full time position" their made up title has nothing to do with the fact that you'd be working full time.

    You're literally Fighting me on the name of the position right Now?
    are you bored?

    Not fight, just telling you the position title is made up, and doesn't reflect what it actually is.

    It's a full time position - clerk.

    Nothing more or less.

    You'd think you were right, but that's not the case.

    for W4 reasons, they are part time clerks.

    They just made up a title and expect you to work full time? What would a full time title be for someone who works over 40 hours a week? Full Time Clerk?

    assistant manager.
    Trainer.

    Doesn't make sense, because anything 36-40 hours a week is considered full time.



  • @WrCombs okay I'm done with the topic. It's making my head hurt lol.



  • @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    The job is Partime clerk who works full time.

    Illegal, charge the business for your time. If they don't pay you, sue them (literally any lawyer would take the case)

    No one said they weren't paying.
    The position Name is "part time clerk" who can work a max 40 hrs a week = Part time Clerk who works full time.

    40 hours a week is a standard "full time position" their made up title has nothing to do with the fact that you'd be working full time.

    You're literally Fighting me on the name of the position right Now?
    are you bored?

    Not fight, just telling you the position title is made up, and doesn't reflect what it actually is.

    It's a full time position - clerk.

    Nothing more or less.

    You'd think you were right, but that's not the case.

    for W4 reasons, they are part time clerks.

    They just made up a title and expect you to work full time? What would a full time title be for someone who works over 40 hours a week? Full Time Clerk?

    assistant manager.
    Trainer.

    Doesn't make sense, because anything 36-40 hours a week is considered full time.

    Not bad!



  • @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @scottalanmiller said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @scottalanmiller said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @Dashrender said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @scottalanmiller said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    Just Secured an Interview for a Job I'm not sure I actually want but willing to hear them out. We'll See.

    At this point, take ANYTHING.

    lol - well, it might not be IT, assuming that's where he wants to continue forward....

    No, It's in the field but it's not IT work. It's an IT company that does 5 different things and the position is Sales, Uncapped.
    Weirdly enough Im only hearing him out because I need the interviewing experience.

    Good way to look at it. Yeah, skip that. Gas station attendant would literally be better.

    already did gas station attendant.

    Going back to it from where you are now (in terms of work place stability) would probably be better.

    absolutely not.

    Well I guess you get to deal with the abuse monster that is your supervisor/not-supervisor weirdness for a while longer.

    Going back would mean Overnights, or Clerk Position and wouldn't be able to pay bills at all, and would mean dealing with yet another Horrible Store manager / Monster Supervisor who just want to take advantage.
    at least here It's Stable.

    How can this be? In lower cost markets gas station work pays better than what I think you are getting now.

    Overnight managers make 32k a year plus benefits, but have to work 9pm-8am. Clerks make 11/hr and have limited hours.

    Overnight manager would be perfect. Good money, benefits AND you can then use the daytime to build an ACTUAL IT career. This would give you the option of moving forward at an incredible pace compared to what you are doing now, which is getting you nowhere.



  • @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs okay I'm done with the topic. It's making my head hurt lol.

    and that is the Gas Stations in the local area.

    Wanna hear more?
    NO? okay well..

    we didn't get clock in clock out lunch breaks and they said because "we are a gas station, and legally as this type of business, we are able to withhold your break. " which i talked to a lawyer, and since they stated it up front in the interview, in the training and before you finished the application process they could actually do that legally here in Nebraska. 😃

    Couldn't sit down anywhere. there was no sitting involved. you were required to stand all day, regardless of what was going on.

    If you were a clerk you were required to work in the kitchen at least 20 hours a week, and had a daily list of assignments that needed to be complete before you could leave, if someone called in and there was no coverage, youd be stuck running the kitchen and floor by yourself, most times you only got 2 clerks and an assistant manager running the stores. They ran you down and stressed you out for (at the time I started 8.25/hr) about 10/hr.
    You got bonuses based on Secret Shoppers, if you failed you'd get the report and a meeting from the DM to walk your store within 24 hrs of receiving the report.



  • @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    we didn't get clock in clock out lunch breaks and they said because "we are a gas station, and legally as this type of business, we are able to withhold your break. " which i talked to a lawyer, and since they stated it up front in the interview, in the training and before you finished the application process they could actually do that legally here in Nebraska.

    As long as that is a Nebraska break, yeah. But they get to pay you, which isn't so bad. It's amazing what can be forced on you in an employment contract.



  • @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    If you were a clerk you were required to work in the kitchen at least 20 hours a week, and had a daily list of assignments that needed to be complete before you could leave, if someone called in and there was no coverage, youd be stuck running the kitchen and floor by yourself, most times you only got 2 clerks and an assistant manager running the stores. They ran you down and stressed you out for (at the time I started 8.25/hr) about 10/hr.

    Upside, in order to do those kinds of things, you have to be classified as a manager. So you get to put that on your resume.



  • Just crossing over the Canada 🇨🇦 border.

    I’m on the run.



  • @WrCombs Remember in the US, there are no lunch breaks.

    https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/workhours/breaks



  • @VoIP_n00b said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    Just crossing over the Canada 🇨🇦 border.

    I’m on the run.

    In which direction?



  • @scottalanmiller Wouldn’t you like to know!

    I’m on to you CIA!



  • @scottalanmiller said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    If you were a clerk you were required to work in the kitchen at least 20 hours a week, and had a daily list of assignments that needed to be complete before you could leave, if someone called in and there was no coverage, youd be stuck running the kitchen and floor by yourself, most times you only got 2 clerks and an assistant manager running the stores. They ran you down and stressed you out for (at the time I started 8.25/hr) about 10/hr.

    Upside, in order to do those kinds of things, you have to be classified as a manager. So you get to put that on your resume.

    Where do you get that you have to be classified as a manager?
    You worked as a part time clerk until you got a job as a manager.



  • Sitting in a seminar about Kari's law and the Ray Baum act



  • Forgot to post this... me on stage a couple of weeks ago.

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  • job interview yesterday for 5 new sites.
    interviews get harder as you get older. you get asked the same questions year after year and with benefit of age you can see the types of questions they should be asking they don't.
    they still want to hear what your skills are, how do you thin that down after 30 years.
    I was asked how do i handle conflict. i've just worked 10 years on my own, said I couldn't answer that.

    one of the most important things to look for in new staff is how well you think they'll get on with existing staff and fit into the culture of the workplace.

    skills can be learnt in a week, getting people to work harmoniously together sometimes never happens.



  • @WrCombs said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @DustinB3403 said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @WrCombs okay I'm done with the topic. It's making my head hurt lol.

    and that is the Gas Stations in the local area.

    Wanna hear more?
    NO? okay well..

    we didn't get clock in clock out lunch breaks and they said because "we are a gas station, and legally as this type of business, we are able to withhold your break. " which i talked to a lawyer, and since they stated it up front in the interview, in the training and before you finished the application process they could actually do that legally here in Nebraska. 😃

    Couldn't sit down anywhere. there was no sitting involved. you were required to stand all day, regardless of what was going on.

    If you were a clerk you were required to work in the kitchen at least 20 hours a week, and had a daily list of assignments that needed to be complete before you could leave, if someone called in and there was no coverage, youd be stuck running the kitchen and floor by yourself, most times you only got 2 clerks and an assistant manager running the stores. They ran you down and stressed you out for (at the time I started 8.25/hr) about 10/hr.
    You got bonuses based on Secret Shoppers, if you failed you'd get the report and a meeting from the DM to walk your store within 24 hrs of receiving the report.

    Is that $10/hr for an adult worker?

    The business would be taken to court for underpaying / exploiting workers here.





  • @siringo said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    Is that $10/hr for an adult worker?
    The business would be taken to court for underpaying / exploiting workers here.

    Minimum wage laws make sure that you are allowed to pay down to minimum wage. Can't sue someone for obeying the law.



  • @scottalanmiller said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @siringo said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    Is that $10/hr for an adult worker?
    The business would be taken to court for underpaying / exploiting workers here.

    Minimum wage laws make sure that you are allowed to pay down to minimum wage. Can't sue someone for obeying the law.

    Nope, but that level of remuneration would be considered underpayment for an adult worker down here.



  • @siringo said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @scottalanmiller said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    @siringo said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    Is that $10/hr for an adult worker?
    The business would be taken to court for underpaying / exploiting workers here.

    Minimum wage laws make sure that you are allowed to pay down to minimum wage. Can't sue someone for obeying the law.

    Nope, but that level of remuneration would be considered underpayment for an adult worker down here.

    It's not here. That's the difference. That's way above the minimum adult rate set by law here.



  • US minimum wage, which includes the high cost cities, is $7.25/hr. So $10/hr anywhere in the US is way, way above the federal minimum. Local governments can raise local minimums, but this is rare. Nebraska does have a locally high minimum, but it is $9/hr for adults. So getting $10 is 11% higher than what has already been determined to be an acceptable level for an adult. And that's a really high number in Nebraska considering how cheap it is to live there.

    Texas keeps the minimum at $7.25, but no one pays that low. Gas stations here are $13 minimum. It's plastered everywhere.

    Keep in mind, the cost of living in the US is dramatically lower than in Australia. At $10/hr you are poor, but minimum wage jobs have to be. But that's over $20K/year for working just 40 hours a week. And white collar professionals are expected to work 50-60 hours a week on salary.

    If you actually care about putting food on the table and are willing to work professional level hours, $10/hr in the US will bring in a final number more like $27,500/year. Nowhere near rich. But plenty high enough to live as a single adult, and a couple both working at that rate can do quite all right.



  • When I worked those kinds of jobs, the motivated almost always get offered loads of overtime, and the lazy almost always get chances to fall way below 40 hours a week. I worked hotel overnights to jump start my IT career and got 50-60 hours every week, on the overnight, with all the extra hours being from other shifts that just didn't bother to come in on time or wanted someone to cover last second.

    As a "near minimum wage" earner, even in NY, I was able to have quite a nice apartment and an acceptable car.

    I have friends in Texas that make $9/hr and get under 40 hours a week and manage to live in a decent apartment, in a decent area, without any roommates! The US is pretty cheap.



  • Yep, went over in 2000 and can still remember how everything was so cheap. I can remember wanting to buy a Sony Discman I think it was called. Around $AU80 at the time or $US30ish.

    We're paying about $AU6 a gallon for fuel down here, not sure what it is in the US?



  • @siringo said in What Are You Doing Right Now:

    Yep, went over in 2000 and can still remember how everything was so cheap. I can remember wanting to buy a Sony Discman I think it was called. Around $AU80 at the time or $US30ish.

    We're paying about $AU6 a gallon for fuel down here, not sure what it is in the US?

    In the south east, it's around $2.15 per gallon USD.



  • My brother-in-law has a friend that he was in the military with and comes to visit every year. In fact, he just flew in Monday from Denmark. While he is here, he buys tons of clothing, etc and flys home with it to save a bunch of $.

    Oh, last time I bought gas it was $1.99/gallon


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