I got the job

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
February 1, 2013 12:22pm CST
I got a phone call, and I was hired. I start next Friday from 4 - 8pm, then Saturday 2 pm - 6pm. This is for training, then it will be Friday 4pm - 8pm, then Saturday 9am - 6pm. It may change when his wife retires in a feww months to all day Saturday, and maybe all day Wednesday. I start off minimum wage $10.50 (which doesn't bother me), then a 15% discount.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
1 Feb 13
That works out at around £6.68 per hour in our money, which is about the average we pay. It keeps going up so it might be over £7 now, I'm not sure. Anyway, good for you.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
It's funny how minimum wage can be so different within different countries.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
1 Feb 13
I bet you're glad you don't live in the US. Is the minimum wage the same all over Canada?
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
I don't believe so, but other provinces don't have the same standards. Ontario as the highest education, and we have the best health care. There is more job aspects here, whereas the other provinces aren't simmilar.
• United States
1 Feb 13
Great! Ricki, is this the pet sitting job or is this a store? I'm glad for you.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
In store, I work at Global Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, then work their competitor at Pet Valu from Friday, and Saturday. My new boss even knew I was working at Global and didn't care. I am a regular customer with them, and he wanted my experience and knowledge.
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• United States
1 Feb 13
Well, I'm glad for you Ricki. You are a hard worker and put a lot of people to shame!
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
Noone will hand anything to you,you have to work for it. I love looking around and seeing what I work for. This new job will catch up on my bills, then a new winter jacket. After that it will go into savings, I am hoping by September to have the down payment.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
hey good for you and thank you for that correction. i was worried about you there! minimum wage is way better than nothing at all!
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
I wouldn't want to go back to nights again. I will keep my other part time job for the time being, but once my seasonal job starts I will most likely leave it. I am not sure what I will do for next winter though. I will talk it over with my boss, but I normally work 7 days a week with him, but he is lenient and work around me and my other jobs.
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• United States
1 Feb 13
Wow, and your going to live long I was just thinking about you. I will make my post and you will see why. shame on me I think. lol. I am glad you got the job. what will you do there and what do you buy there with the discount. your pay is much higher than ny pays. I think min wage here is $8
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
I haven't seen the discussion yet, I am trying to catch up from the day I had my scope, and colonoscopy, still a little off from it. It's a pet store, I buy majorty of my items there so it will save me more money. I usually pay $50 a month on hay alone from this store, canned food, they do sell my dry cat food as well. But I will be keeping my other job for the time being until my seasonal job comes back in, so I will be working Monday - Friday days with job 1 , Monday, Tuesday and Sunday with Job 2, Friday, and Saturday with Job 3. My seasonal job will be before nad after these jobs and my days off all summer, then petsitting on the side.
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• United States
1 Feb 13
I can't post that's why. I can only respond through emails. I can't log in normally. I really feel sad that your working so hard. but,I am glad for you because your looking to buy your own home. I think you should try for a double wide trailer since your working so hard. they are more like a real home. the single wides are way too small to entertain and grow a family in. not saying your looking to have kids or anything. but,you might want more space later on. I saw inside a few down south and we were looking for a place and lord knows I could not live in a single wide. I am glad you got your new job as well. good luck.
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@MandaLee (3741)
• United States
1 Feb 13
Dear Ricki, Congratulations on your new job. That is terrific news. I am happy for you. What will you be doing? Your boss is blessed to have you. I wish you all the best.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
Thank you! I will be a cashier, and stocker the job is very similar to my current job.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
It is better than nothing. This is always my principle: accept any offer no matter how small. It adds up.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
SOmetimes that makes yours vulnerable, and people take advantage of you.
1 Feb 13
Ur right 10.50 isnt bad
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
It's minimum wage, so it's the lowest you will make.
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
1 Feb 13
Congratulations! Looks like this year looks good for you.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
Let's hope it continue to be positive.
@TLilly12 (1230)
• United States
1 Feb 13
Congratulations Ricki, when you want some thing you just, go after it that is really nice, I am glad you got the job, because this is something that you, really wanted to do.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
2 Feb 13
Thank you, I am really happy I got the job as well.
• United States
1 Feb 13
That is great that you have the job. Hopefully, you do get expanded hours in a few months. Are you looking for something else now as well to completely replace your job with the competitor? I know how utterly nasty your manager there can be.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
I will keep both jobs for the time being, to get a little extra money then will put my two weeks in when my seasonal jobs comes into play. But I am still looking for a job to replace it come the winter.
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
1 Feb 13
thats great news !! Im so glad for you. Will make your weekend great there....
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
It will, I start next Friday. But it will give me some extra money, and reach my goals faster. The first few pays will go towards bills, then buy a new winter jacket for myself.
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@GardenGerty (105494)
• United States
1 Feb 13
Sounds great to me, and those discounts can really add up. Your minimum wage is a lot higher than ours. Does this mean you can quit the job with the awful manager?
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
I was thinking about keeping both the jobs, until my seasonal job comes back in. So a few months, just to try and caatch up and getting a little money on the side for the time being.
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@ksktika (271)
• United States
1 Feb 13
congrats ! it's good start and nice to have a job. good luck with your new job and be happy with it. :)
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
Thank you! I hope it goes well as well.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
Wow congrats there! Goodluck in your new job and all your future endeavors! Your minimum wage is a lot higher than what i currently get and i am hoping for a raise in the coming months or else i need to look for extra work to add to my salary.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
It depends on where you live, Canada has a very high cost of living. So lower wage, means lower cost of living.
@jagjit273 (1740)
• India
1 Feb 13
Congrats on getting a job in this period of recession and inflation. Do your best and give your best. I hope you enjoy your time doing it and may progress and get promotion and better pay. Have a nice day.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
Thank you@ I hope it turns out as well, I am happy to get the job, and am sure I will really like it.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
1 Feb 13
I should move to Canada. Minimum wage for my state is $7.25 I believe, unless it's gone up a bit. When I was hired on I was hired at $7.50. Now I took it because I needed the job and wasn't having much luck otherwise. Now I am paid $7.70 per hour. Though when I was a cashier a few years ago I started off at $7.50. I wish they'd have started me off higher but like I said it's a job, I won't complain too much.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
Our cost of living is a lot higher here, I make $10.50 with this new job, and my other job. Most cashier jobs pay minimum wage or slightly over minimum wage. When I worked in the coffee shop for 8 years I made minumum wage entire time. This new job I was told start $10.50 then in a feww months it will go up which is a bonus, also the training you have 15 hours online and get $100.00 cash.
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@BarBaraPrz (21380)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
1 Feb 13
YAY!!! A nice steady job working for a reasonable boss! And the opportunity for increased hours later. When do you give notice at the other store?
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
It's actually lesss hours a week 10 hours, but Friday and Saturday maybe Wednesday in teh future as well. But the boss is 100% better, and sounds more reasonable. I also get the discount which I buy more items there. I was thinking of keeping it until I get my seasonal job full time again, just so I can make a little extra money for the next few months. I was looking through my bank from last year, and my seasonal is part time for February , and most of March, so I will discuss it with my seasonal boss, and see for the next few months to work around it then I will put my two weeks in.
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@subhojit10 (7382)
• India
1 Feb 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well that is really a great news and i know u must be very much excited after hearing this news. I think u should brace yourself up properly so that u can enjoy yourself at the workplace. The timings are not that bad and hence u should take this to your advantage. What say?
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
Yes, I will it works around my current jobs, then I will resign from my other job come the spring when my seasonal job comes into play.
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@natliegleb (5184)
• India
1 Feb 13
wow it is awesome and the discount is quite good also and the wages are quite high and hope you enjoy the job for sure
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
Minimum wage is the lowest wage they can pay you here, so no it's not a high way at all. The discount is nice, and will save me some money on items I already buy.
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@Archie0 (4669)
1 Feb 13
Minimum wage is per day i suppose. Well it is a good start. Congrats
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Feb 13
? minimum wage is the lowest they can pay you per hour. So I will be making $10.50 per hour or else it is illegal.
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