How picky are you when it comes to appling for jobs?

@sedel1027 (17854)
United States
May 16, 2008 4:58pm CST
Since DH looked like he was going to get stuck making $18/hour I started looking for a job. Anyways, he was telling me that I am too picky. I do admin work, I am tried of doing it. So I am looking for something different. To be home during the summer I would like something evening/night/weekend. I don't really care where, just as long as it pays $12 or more per hour to help pay some bills. He says I am too picky in where I will work. I prefer places like Barnes & Noble, Petsmart, Starbucks....places that I am interested in...is that so wrong?
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@Gesusdid (1681)
• United States
16 May 08
well i guess im the same way but i would be in heaven if i could get a job for 12 an hour , right i have a severly part time job that pays 7 an hour i cant even get decent hours or a schedule at that it sucks ..only thing for me is i dont want to work at fast food or anything that starts at 5.50 which is minimum wage
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
16 May 08
Fast food here hired for quite a bit more than minimum wage. At one point they were up to 12/hour + benefits. I think they have dropped to 8.50/hour. Taking something @ 12/hour is a pay reduction for me. If I stay in my field I can easily get $16/hour. I am just tried of admin work.
@Gesusdid (1681)
• United States
16 May 08
wow 8.50 at fast food starting at that , that sucks cause were getting cheated over in this state , i think Assistant Managers make that much ,i still wouldnt mind a nice 12 dollar an hour job so , if you found a job at the place that you liked what would you be doing ?
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
16 May 08
At petsmart I would be a pet trainer; barnes & noble as sales associate; starbucks a barrista. My other option is working at the apartment complex we are moving into, I know they are hiring. Debating if I want the job there. Even though I have real estate experience I have never managed properties.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
19 May 08
how picky I am, I guess, depends on how desperate I am. If finding a job is not urgent then you can be more specific about the job you will take. If it is an urgency then preferences can be put aside as necessities take precedence. I think it makes perfect sense that one would hold out, if he can, for a job in an area of interest - not only will it keep you motivated it will reflect in the kind of service you render. $18 an hour is stuck? my husband makes far less and I do not have employment. Of course the cost of living here may be much less than your area.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
14 Aug 08
thank you for the rating! it is appreciated.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
16 May 08
I don't think that is so wrong if you have the time to wait for one of those jobs to hire you. I would take anything I could get my hands on at first if I had to have and still keep trying to get hired at a place that I liked. I have settled for alot of jobs that I did not like but I always looked for something else also in the meantime.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
16 May 08
I don't need to have a job until about July if DH doesn't find anything else. Right now he is interviewing with a few different places that pay $22 or more an hour. My best job would be working in the school system.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
18 May 08
Oh you probably are, you sound just like my daughter and I..Both of us don't want to work at McDonalds or Walmart, we prefer to work in areas that interest us too..My daughter has applications in at a vet's office and the Humane Society and I have one in at the local school district and going to put one in at another school district this summer.. Unfortunately everyone we talk to said we should take the "flipping the burger" job for a step up..My daughter says, "how is that going to help me by flipping burgers, so I can flip dogs or something?" She has taken schooling for dog care and grooming and she was the best in her class and feels she should get a job doing what she does best..Unfortunately this goes to show, no matter how much college eduction you get, in the long run for some people, it doesn't matter..
• United States
17 May 08
No I don't think its really so bad at all. I guess it depends on how badly you need the job, and if homelessness depends on you having that job. We all need to be happy and self satisfied with what we do. That is part of the reason I believe that depression is so prevalent. We are just not happy where we work.