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Old 09-20-2015, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Salary is a Scam

I waited like a month after moving back to Montana to even look for a job. I really didn't want to relive the cubicle experience in Portland. I always liked the people I work with, but the company was/is slowly disintegrating and the people I used to smoke out with at lunch kept drifting away into the Layoff Jungle, until the floor represented some hellish, Orwellian sort of ghost town. I figured since I'm moving into my sister's comfy big house and she owns the place, rent wouldn't be much more than a piddly few hundred a month for bills and expenses and such. And it'd been cheap and I hadn't even dented my savings, but my asshole family and friends kept acting like I was a degenerate for not working forty hours a week and I figured that I was really only spending money which is not really sustainable so I applied for the first job that sounded decent enough, and that was closest to our house. It is literally a five minute walk from where I live. It is a desk manager job at one of my town's swankier hotels.

Since I had managerial and desk experience and am (literally not trying to brag) fucking awesome at nearly every interview I have ever gotten, I was given the job. The work is ok, it was confusing because we do a lot of actual paperwork and have cabinets full of papers like it's the sixties. There was a learning curve but I got it down relatively easy. Coworkers are cool especially this cute German fraulein housekeeper.

The shitty thing is the salary. I got salary at DirectTV and Linktech but it was chill because I only had to do about 40 hours a week. Here I have been pushing sixty hour weeks almost weekly. Now some of you may say this is because I am shitty at my job, but really the night manager works even longer hours and she has been here for like 19 years. I worked it out mathematically and what I am being paid, were you to include the overtime twenty hours, is only like a buck and change over minimum wage.

I do get bennys and two weeks paid vacation after a year, but goddamn I am getting up five days a week at 6am and leaving at 5-6pm if I am lucky. Shit is ridic. Komp plz advise.
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Find another job?

I just got a job that i have to wake up at 5am, be at this dudes house 20 mins drive away by 6:15, then sit in a work van for an hour drive, then do 8-9 hours labor, then hour drive back. Don't get paid for time in van.

Ima find another job.
You should too.
You can totally find something better man.
If you got money saved for rent n shit what's the big deal? Just quit and find something else.
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Old 09-20-2015, 04:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 09-20-2015, 04:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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grab some boots and get back on the farm
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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grab some boots and get back on the farm
Yeah but I don't want to work on the farm for money, my parents need me to do certain shit that I already do for free, I don't want them to have to pay me the sort of wage I'm making now.

I'd rather help the old man redo the deck and put in some gravel for the walkway for a half bottle of scotch and steak dinner plus the nice cigars he smokes with me than charge them.

And if you mean working enough to make it a working, profitable farm christ. I would be pulling double the hours I'm doing now. Better to keep the grass for all the horses we have and teach the wannabe city girls how to gallop without being bucked off for twenty an hour. Then throw some grain at the chickens, steal their eggs and call it good.

I haven't drove my dad's 4-wheeler for anything but pleasure in three years, and I really don't want to start again.
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Also this thread isnt so much about me being mad about my job (which I like) but rather working for salary which people dream to do but turns out to be bullshit.
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ya I'm not one to be hunting the next best desk job, or salary oriented career.

I'm cool with my day time IT gig, which isn't even an every day type thing, but the pay is good for each job completed, and I knock out the jobs, as they come, on my own time.

I quit my other computer repair job, to go back to serving/bartending at night, which comes with a decent hourly as well, which is cool. 10.50, plus what I pull in from tips is a hefty little second part time job.

I use to hate the stereotype of the label which I placed upon myself from serving, but I look at it differently these days. I don't work hard, I really don't have anyone breathing down my neck, no deadlines, little stress, and I can pull easily 300+ on a good day from both jobs combined, which never even equals an 8 hour work day.

Pretty content with it all.
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At least relish in the fact you're back to where you're supposed to be.

Montana is pretty alright.


Edit - my only experience with salary was when in the military. At times it was pretty great, like when on vacations and still being paid or those work weeks that ended early and were very easy to skate by. But there were also many times we were forced to stay ridiculously late, or be away from home for weeks and be up for days. I would say all in all I felt like salary was a good thing for that time in my life, knowing when & how much my pay cheques were going to be, made it easy to plan the month/budget for my savings. Also it helps to make purchases when you know you'll be receiving that pay.
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fuck that bullshit get a real mans job where you're using tools and either sweating/freezing your nuts off in the elements.

i'm sorry but i can't respect a "man" who has a cushy ass job and has hands like a women. when real men go to work they wear steel toed boots, a hardhat and safety glasses.

plus those wuss jobs don't pay SHIT....the more danger involved the higher the pay.
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i actually like making salary. i still have to track my hours though which is lame.

if i made more money in total i wouldn't have any problems. at least i know at the end of the month how much i am getting paid no matter how many things i am working on
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Pretty sure if you went with the horses you'd be getting serious ass.

Horse girl ass. They may be weird but we've all known some hot ones.
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Salary used to be a cool thing. The company trusted you to get the job done, so you didn't have to punch a clock, you could go home early if there wasn't anything to do, etc. Now, it's just a way for companies to get free overtime out of people. As long as the final paycheck is equal to or greater than what you'd have made on min wage working hourly, it's legal for them to work you to death.



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fuck that bullshit get a real mans job where you're using tools and either sweating/freezing your nuts off in the elements.

i'm sorry but i can't respect a "man" who has a cushy ass job and has hands like a women. when real men go to work they wear steel toed boots, a hardhat and safety glasses.

plus those wuss jobs don't pay SHIT....the more danger involved the higher the pay.
lol I bet you don't even know how to change a sprinkler pipe or stain a fence. Suck it!
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