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    Somewhat Unstable superimposedhope's Avatar
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    BTW yeah $8 an hour [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] I made $10 an hour 5 yrs ago starting as a rewinder. Let alone designing the labels. I just cut large rolls apart into handheld small rolls for application. (peon)

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    Well, I'm an electrician and I use too change jobs whenever the money was better. I traveled around the country, doing huge projects. When they were done I would then look for the next highest paying job. I made a lot of money, I made $35,000 in 6 months once. Then it caught up with me. I had a long resume of former employers. Almost all, I left on good terms. When I tried to get a new job the interviewer would look at all the times I changed jobs, and would ask why I couldn't keep a job for more than 6 or 7 months. No matter what I had to say it was always a strike against me.

    I settled down found a job wiring houses, which I hate, because after nuclear power plants, slaughter houses, steal mills, ect houses were pretty boring. The company I was working for was small and the owners was very good to me. I got 3 $1 raises within 9 months. When I got married, they gave me a bonus check for $500. During the Christmas party the owners bragged about me and another guy, and told us how good and dependable workers we were.
    While I was working there I got a call from a guy that I use to work for, he told me he had a job a few miles from my house and offered me $7 more dollars than I was making at the time. I told him I liked the guys I was working for and I can't just leave them.
    Less than a month after the Christmas party me and the other guy that they bragged on so much was called into the office. We were told that we couldn't do our job and we were both fired. It turned out that two guys applied for jobs and said they would work for $2 less than we were making.
    So in the end you have to do whatever is best for you. I agree that you need to get more experience, that is your best asset. If I were you I would apply with the other company and see what they have to offer. If it's a better deal take it. You can gain way more experience if you're working 40 hrs a week instead of 20.




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    RamPuppy's advice was dead on!

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    I'm with Ozzy,
    I've done the same thing and got up to a fair amount of money but then all of a sudden employers start askin "Whats the deal with constant jumping?" Then all the good pay in the world don't matte if nobody will hire you cause they think you'll jump ship at the first chance. Then again as I said befor and Ozzy, Companies will let you go at the drop of a hat if it benefits them after all there in business to make and save money. Double edge sword I guess.

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    My advice is keep the 20 hour a week job, and do freelance from home for the other 20 hours a week. The grass may look greener on the other side of the fence, but you might find out its just because of spray paint.

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    always always always always always always take a better job when you can.
    "company loyality" (by employees) really cant exist anymore, because you can get laid off at any time.
    you could stay with a company for 30 years, then get laid off 6 months before you are eligible for retirement.(happens all the time)
    of course, dont do it every single year unless its a much better position, but if an opportunity comes along, jump at it.
    the company cant care about you,
    so always look out for #1..
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    Sadly, I agree with Scot. $8/hr is just too low to warrant any loyalty. You can't pay the bills and have a life on that.

    Your skills are worth more, and while your employers may be nice people, they need to pay more and/or give you full-time work. You can't be forced into relative poverty out of loyalty, and nobody would be upset if you took full-time employment elsewhere.

    Once you are paid a decent wage in a full-time position, then the question of loyalty can come into play. Just remember, they are going to do what's right for their business, you need to do what's right for yours.

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    I'm not happy [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

    I had a second graphics interview on Monday, which lasted all afternoon, and they said they'd let me know by the end of the week. Now it's Friday 5.45pm and I haven't received a phone call. I've been sat next to the phone all day!

    On another point, I'm still going to disagree with the two above [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] You're getting paid something at least for the experience and the commercial work for your portfolio. Nobody would employ me straight from uni because I had no experience. I managed to get a work placement for 4 months, which cost me 26 a week in petrol (when I was getting 44 a week on jobseeker's allowance). I started looking for work again after Christmas and I managed to get the second interview I'm waiting to hear the result on. At the first interview the guy said he was the first person he'd seen that had got some experience and hadn't come straight out of university.
    Stay where you are Joel for 3 or 4 months and then look for a salaried position.



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