i quit!!

@ersmommy1 (12596)
United States
March 31, 2008 6:41pm CST
Last week I quit one of my 2 part time positions working from home. Why may you ask? Well 2 reasons. 1. It was about to cost me $$. I was an employee(I did not have to pay for the job)But they wanted me to start making long distance calls from home w/o reimbursement. I have a residental unlimited plan. Not a business unlimited plan. Phone companies frown on that and could decide to charge you. Secondly, my last paycheck before deciding to call it quits, $.74. for 2 weeks work. I worked for a charity scheduling donation pick ups. Someone on the other end didn't do their job. It effected me. And it wasn't the 1st time.Supervisor was of NO help. So I will be checking my sources for new part time. My question is this, as hard as real at home work is to find would you have quit??
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19 responses
• Australia
5 Apr 08
Job is very difficult to find. Especially for those who live in regional area. Even if we don't have job at the moment, we can be self-employed before of My lot. It's my world of earning money. More posts, more photos, the more money you earn. I decide to post 40 responds and 2 - 3 photos per day. So that I can earn $2 Some Website needs $$ for membership. But it's my first time to do it, i can't be guaranteed that.
• United States
3 Apr 08
To be honest, there are few start at home jobs I would do. If I were to be a house-husband, I would probably concentrate on meal preparation, using coupons, or rebates and save the house / make money more quickly than a job like the one you described. It is a hard thing to earn extra money from home. I have heard of one woman making candies and selling them. I have heard of other women offering to watch children. But beyond that, it is a lot of work for very little money. Those who work so industriously from home to make a little extra money have my respect for their hard work. I am blessed with the freedom to go outside the house to make money to run my house. This is far easier to accomplish. Working from home seems to be a constant search for other opportunities and wariness over scams and tricks. So many people would like to make a bit of extra money from the house, while raising children, that this becomes an attractive niche market for scams or employers with an interest in taking advantage of someone. It is, succinctly, a shame.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
1 Apr 08
74 cents for two weeks work, I most definitely would of quit. I think you earn more on mylot for posting and responding and there is no need to make phone calls :)
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
1 Apr 08
oh yes... i will definitely quit... sounds to me that the earnings is not too much and they start asking you to take out money out of your own pocket... what for??? it doesn't worth the time and effort that you put in... may be your phone bills will be even greater than what you earn from them... so i will definitely start to look for a new job... good luck...
• United States
1 Apr 08
There are so few work from home jobs but i understand where you are coming from good job
• United States
1 Apr 08
when you work two weeks and only get $0.74 cents,its not worth your time. i would of done the exact same thing.
• Canada
1 Apr 08
I would have quit too if that were me. Seventy four cents is not worth my time and effort and long distance calls can be very very expensive when they add up. I wish you the best of luck in finding something that will help you work from home. Good luck and God bless
@paid2write (5202)
1 Apr 08
You were right to quit. These were not good work at home opportunities. I know it is difficult to find a good one but if you spend time researching on the internet you should be able to find something that works for you. Of course you are right to look for opportunities which do not require you to pay anything. These are best avoided. I do hope you will soon be able to find some other way to work at home.
• India
1 Apr 08
Hi ersmommy, part of life is getting into a job and quitting. I too have quit many times for some reason or the other. It is good that you quit your job. They had no right to bully you like that. You will find a more suitable job I am sure. While one of the curses of modern life is that there is neither job satisfaction nor job security, it cannot be denied that there are scores of opportunities out there. Cheers and wish you luck.
@ltmoon (1008)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Considering the changes and short check, sounds reasonable to look else where.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I would have quit too. I also would have sent them back the 74 cents check and told them where to stick it! I am a b!tch though. I would be looking for a better at home gig. Heck, you make more on myLot than that.
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
1 Apr 08
if my work was yours.. yes i'd quit. I have done much from home work and I would not put up with that...you should not.
@Darkwing (21588)
1 Apr 08
I don't blame you for that my friend. The job wasn't even paying for local phone calls from the looks of it, and seems a complete and utter waste of time and effort. It seems they need to get their act together, or they won't be running for long... they need better organisation and a better compensation plan. Brightest Blessings.
@StereoDiva (2143)
• Canada
1 Apr 08
Do you really mean 74 cents? If so I sure would have left as well unless my boss told me there was a mess up and more coming on my next pay!!! I would have quit too.
@aretha (2538)
• United States
1 Apr 08
yeah i think if i was in your shoes i woudl of. for .74 its not worth it at all.
@compumom (738)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Congrats for standing up for yourself! I would have quit too.
@casita (237)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I believe you did the right thing. There is a different between a work at home job and any myriad of bizops one can find online. Even then, one must always look at costs involved and what work will need to be done before one sees any real dollar amount. Your probably making more money here at Mylot! At the very least, we can have fun here!
@whittby (3073)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Sure I'd have quit. You weren't making enough money to call it a job. I don't know anything about work at home, except my step daughter works at home doing medical transcription and she is one of the lucky ones I think. Good luck on your job hunt! I know you'll find something! You were being taken advantage of and were wasting your time.
• United States
31 Mar 08
Yes. I believe I would have done the same exact thing. When they are costing you money because things weren't done properly and they want you to make long distance calls with no reimbursement, yes it would be time to look for another job. Sounds like they were taking advantage... good for you to not get taken. Good look in your online search!