will you accept the employment of "zero-salary" ?

zero-salary - employment of zero-salary
China
August 8, 2010 1:28am CST
these years, with the increase of employment pressure, more and more just-graduated students have taken jobs of "zero-salary". some say they would like to take it if they can improve their ablitity, gain experience and get development in the long run? my dear friends, will you accept the job of "zero-salary" if u just graduated? do u think the graduates should focus on the salary or the career development?
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21 responses
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
Some companies only accept applicants with previous job experiences. So even though it seeems unfair for you to do volunteer work after you and your parents spent so much for college, it could be your stepping stone to a better job.
@MsTickle (24976)
• Australia
18 Aug 10
And many companies will not hire staff to whom they must pay wages or salary, instead they will only use zero salary workers. This makes it hard for anyone to get a decent wage and also allows the company to exploit the worker.
@creed30 (127)
6 Sep 10
No problem in accepting no salary if your newly graduate or on job traing.It helps you to get a perment job. sometimes they absorb you as regular employee according to you performance. Good luck.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
16 Aug 10
I will not!. If I work its mean for money I don't wanna waste my time just for nothing even for good reference. I hate to wake up early in the morning for nothing. I thing if you can not find a job after graduation its better to learn how to make your own business.
@andy77e (5170)
• United States
11 Aug 10
Nice picture Fen. Um.. no, I don't think so. Depends on the job, and if I can survive the year without income. Since I can not, and since I don't have a job that would pay enough to warrant staying on a year free, no... No I would not.
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
yes because this time now lots of graduates and no work available. so others will just work for free for there work experience so that if they have opportunity to apply for another work they have an experience already.
@gaboni (644)
• Israel
9 Aug 10
Well like everything else in life, career is something that is being developed. Today a person might be a regular worker, just a small nail in the system, but in few more years he might grow bigger at the company he is working for, earning better with less effort. I know I were working in the cinema for like... six months. it was hard and tiring, and the salary was not the best hting ever but I needed that money and therefore had to work in that job. Sometimes we have to do things even if they are not to our liking.
@frishy (222)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
I don't want to work without salary, i thinks there's other job whose wage is not that high but i think it's much okay than to have no salary i think i will be frustrated and depress when that happened.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
For me not the reason why you get a job just because you want to pay your bills and to have food to eat and have a car's i don't want to have work and no salary.
@sjaswon (639)
• Jamaica
9 Aug 10
I disagree zero-salary. You are welcome around here.
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
nope, i don't think so.. fresh graduates though inexperienced with the new job, have the right to received right amount of wage.. though he/she just graduated in his/her course, he/she also have his/her personal needs to be meet and he/she could achieve it through his/her income.
@angelajoy (1840)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
I understand people who do this, really I do, but I think it's wrong because if they don't stop accepting nonpaying jobs, more employers will become abusive. Lots of employers are taking advantage of the fact that many people can't find a job nowadays. I think the best thing to do is just to keep on looking for a paying job. If you really want to work without payment, at least do it only temporarily and not for the long term.
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
9 Aug 10
Well actually I think that I would because I have had no luck in finding a job right now still they say that they will train you, but I think that they want someone that does have experience. Right now it really is hard to find a job till I don't think that their is any zero salary jobs in my area.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
9 Aug 10
I think I would take a zero salary job, especially at a place I'd really want to work, because it will let me get my foot in the door and give them a scene of your work ethic. If I really didn't care to work somewhere though i wouldn't do so without payment
@sunilpaul (173)
• India
8 Aug 10
Well there's this difference between been an apprentice...or being a volunteer...your concept of "zero salary" would only apply to the later, because even a apprentice is paid in some kind or other. NO, I don't think anyone should accept a employment for "zero salary"...unless and until that institution calls it self a training center for charity...
• India
8 Aug 10
i will not accept the job of 0 salary. i think the graduates should focus on their salaries.
@Goldamier (104)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
Definitely not..After how how many years of studying I would just end up working without being paid for my labor? If my allowance, transportation and accommodation will be provided then I might accept the offer for the sake of experience.
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
8 Aug 10
Hi fensophi, There are different views on this as I have seen above. But if I were in this "just graduated" stage, I would have considered taking up the "zero-salary" jobs. True that there would have been expenses, but I was lucky that I had the support of people around me - my parents and relatives were there to support and I would have not felt bad asking them for help till I finally got a job that paid. I would have got experience and that would have been helpful in finding my next job. As you mentioned - just graduated - this scheme would work fine as we freshers are still dependent on our parents and this can continue for some more time. It is better to be engaged with something than just whiling away the time at the crossings. Parents and the concerned students should be open on this thought.
@youless (86625)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Aug 10
I can accept low salary but zero-salary is really unfair. I don't accept a job with zero-salary because it totally denies my work because I can't get paid by my hard working. This will be a bad cycle. I love China
@wennyyih (26)
• China
8 Aug 10
of course no. how can i live on for the zero-salary. i will never accept that item. i know we should focus on the career development, however, if we really take the "zero-salary" job,i think we should ask for money from our parents or friends,and then we will in debt. i guess our parent wont like to see that happened.
@diogz22 (516)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
It is not practical to accept a job of "zero-salary" since there are different factors that you need in order to do your job. Which includes the following: 1. You need to eat so that you can perform well in your job. 2. You need to use transportation in order for you to go to your job. 3. You need to have a place to rest so that you can recharge your energy after your work. But if you don't have any salary how can you perform your job to the fullest? Not unless the company you work for will give you a place to stay, will give you meals and will even give you a vehicle and transportation allowance. If for experience sake you will take that job. You are totally making a mistake. It is better to find a job with little salary than to have job that don't pay at all.