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Old 02-10-2006, 07:59 PM   #11
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what exactly are you doing for the school?
Computer Technician -- broke computers, i fix em
Computer Technician - $5.15 per hour - What'* wrong with this picture???
You'd probably do better at a Wal-mart!!!(no offfense to anyone working there).

BTW - Happy 18th B-day
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!!!! Son of a B***h!!!!

So i go to work today and there is a new schedule sitting on my desk, my boss made me a new schedule... I now get 5 hours a week! How the H*** do they think i am going to live on pay from 5 hours a week. And what i havn't mentioned before they only pay me minimum wage. -- 5.15. So i am really pissed now. I am now looking for a second job.

Time to leave.

by the way this is an old trick to get you to quit.
so they dont have to lay you off and collect on there budget.
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Computer Technician - $5.15 per hour - What'* wrong with this picture???
You'd probably do better at a Wal-mart!!!(no offfense to anyone working there).

BTW - Happy 18th B-day
Yea thats what i said 5.15 is just not enough for what i do for them, as for the wal-mart thing i made more money working at McDonalds then this place, and thanx for the b-day wish.

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Time to leave.

by the way this is an old trick to get you to quit.
so they dont have to lay you off and collect on there budget.
Hmm.. i never thought about that
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Woah! $5.15 an hour for SKILLED labor just isn't right. When I was an independent computer repair person/consultant I charged upwards of $65 an hour.

When I worked for a computer repair place they paid me $10. And this was back in 1998!
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Woah! $5.15 an hour for SKILLED labor just isn't right. When I was an independent computer repair person/consultant I charged upwards of $65 an hour.

When I worked for a computer repair place they paid me $10. And this was back in 1998!
yea i'm getting jipped
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I'll say it agian its a good thing he didn't fire you, he likes your work. Thats a good thing!
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I would say to keep the job and not let them force you out (if that is what they are trying to do), get you another job like WalMart or Walgreens- something that has flexible schedules to work around your 5 hours. My son works 2 jobs, Walgreens is his primary and he is moving up the ladder on the way to some good money. The other job is his piddly money that he is going to use to help make his new car payment.

The longer you stay at that position the better your resume. Just do your best and don't burn any bridges!! You'd be amazed at how many times you might have to cross that bridge.
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Wow your school system sounds terrible. Here we get paid very very well. And we are guaranteed at least 8 hours a week, and we are just support staff. And yes that includes the tech people and the janitors, and the secretaries. Even the lowest paid job (which is one of my two) I make almost $18.00 an hour and my other job I make almost $21.00 an hour.

I agree with Tracy, let them force you out, what you do is very valuable and very important. We are always begging for the tech guys to come to our schools here.
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That is why a lot of folks won't do do computer repair, the pay is the same non-skilled work (In some cases)

The worst mistake some employers make is thinking they can pay low wages and expect good workers.

I was looking into computer repair, but most of those jobs around here start at $7 an hour. Simply not worth it, especially when I get paid more than that to sit around the shop at night doing next to nothing but reading books.

On that note, why do some bosses expect a maximum effort on slave wages?
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thanks for all of the input guys i appreciate it, i am going to start looking for a second job once i turn 18, but i am going to stay, for as long as i can, with the school.
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