Retail and fast food do not offer full time hours

Kingston, New York
January 29, 2017 8:31am CST
I have friends saying that i should Quit the job i have if a other plave offer me 30 hours this does not exist any more for Non management.this includes all fast foodplaces. All tpye of retail stores including the gas stations. I work like 22 hours a week evening time i had some interviews with those typeof gas station stores but they only are offer liek 4 to 1p hours a week at min wage no joke. My friend who think i go for 30 hours has their own business grow up with family owning a busi2 so they never work low wGe jobs so they just do not understand what it like to work the type of retail stores i work at.
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
29 Jan 17
I think you are better off learning a skill in building cleaning. I bet those window cleaners for high rise apartments earn more a week than you earn in a month. Their jobs are very specialize and with considerably risk. Their pay is second only to crime scene cleaning crew. These are the jobs that pay well but with few takers.
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• Kingston, New York
29 Jan 17
Yes those people get good pay But were i live no high rise buildings A lot of cleaning companies in my area All ready. My town is kind of farm country
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
30 Jan 17
@eagletrek2 I think in this case, you have to keep your eyes open, and see who are the ones doing hard labor and yet make big money. There bound to be people who are highly skilled in certain areas but lack paper qualification. These are the ones who can command high pay.
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• Kingston, New York
30 Jan 17
@scheng1. Yes good skills do get great pay But me i am not mechanical cline not sure uf I spell that right.in the summer season on and off I work for my friends who owns a tree business I just do the ground work.Now it the winter so tree work is slower and he just plows snow when it snows.In my area some big retail stores close up for good JC Penny,Macys.sport authority,models and office depo close down their stores in my area.My town is farm country kind of. Use to be a IBM town.IBM left to Which hurt the county i live in.
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
30 Jan 17
Wow, that is a tough situation. I would keep looking for full time or a second part time that doesn't conflict. My aunt used to dog sit in her home. She earned a good amount. I mystery shop for extra money. It can be planned around my part time substitute teaching.
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• Kingston, New York
2 Feb 17
@paigea I use to cat site. but one problem every time I sat on the cat she meow. lol I did not rally sit on the cat
@paigea (22199)
• Canada
2 Feb 17
@eagletrek2 loved the joke.
• United States
30 Jan 17
a lot of service type jobs now seem to not want to give more than 20-25 hours anymore-probably to duck insurance for employees..and the few that do,make combo jobs where you do 2 for one wage (which should be illegal) i've been having the hardest time trying to find a 40,i'm probably going to have to settle for 2 jobs.
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• Kingston, New York
30 Jan 17
In my area it very hard to get a second part time job The job i have now get weekends. I had a prospect part time job this manger Say he would hire me part time if i quit my other job. I ask why should i quit a job that im getting10 a hour For a job that pay 8.00 hour. Min wage in new york state was 7.25 hour at that time .This manger still looking for people.but he want those worker's To be alvlible 40 hours and not work other jobs but This company only offering 10 hours a week.
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@miesse2 (227)
• Canada
29 Jan 17
It all depends where you live I guess, but yes there are less options for full time and makes looking for a new jub difficult. When I first started where I work I was told that I would never receive full time as retail doesn't hire full time anymore. But then I moved to the pharmacy in that retail location and was given full time so I guess it also depends on what you are doing in retail. It can be frustrating I guess if you don't like your job and can't find something that provide financial stability!
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• Kingston, New York
29 Jan 17
That gettting lucky
@ricki_911 (19457)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Jan 17
That is very true, they keep cutting more and more. Yet, those working full time are lazy. I found one for the gas station full time and I am happy. But it's up and down so I am not sure of the future. But other jobs I've applied for say anywhere from 4 to 25 hours thats a big range for steady hours.
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• Kingston, New York
29 Jan 17
Today the 4 to 25 is the stanard