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Old 06-25-2007, 01:00 AM   #21
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I've done the boring factory work. Like MOS said, if you want something monotonous, that'* the way to go. In all honesty(This is how I got my present job somewhere around 3.5 years ago), you always have the option of checking out a temp agency. I don't know if they exist in your local, but all you do is go in, fill out an application, and what you would like to be paid. Talk a person who basically gets calls for employment opportunities, then they report back to you. They will skim some of the money off of the top(they won't tell you how much, but will try to get you what you want to earn per hour), and the biggest downside is that it'* mostly factory work(here anyways) where they maintain the option to lay you off at any time. It'* not the BEST option, but it will give you a good go around of different places. I was let go from one temp job, saw the guy at the temp office that same day and had another job lined up for the next day. The ones around here have it set up that you work so many hours or 90 days and then the company can hire you on full time, or keep you as a temp. You probably won't get any benefits through your temp agency. Just my buck o' five.


*edit* I hear good things about the UPS stuff.

Also, if you feel like it, you can look into driving semi trucks. Just kicking out ideas.
I have a temp. agency just down the road a little from my work I looked up jobs at ups. there all to far away and not enough hours. :(
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You know, you actually could consider staying at McDonalds. They do have advancement opportunities and you can make decent money in management. And, it'* not that hard to get promoted because most people quit after not too long, and most of the ones who do stay for a while are...well, let'* just say not management material. If you have half a brain and do what you are supposed to do, getting promoted is pretty easy.
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To bump this old thread. I had a chat with a lady who works at the West locaton around here. She said what she does there is take credit card and other financial applications. How does that sound? Only taking calls when they call u? I should have asked how they pay too :(
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Also, if you feel like it, you can look into driving semi trucks. Just kicking out ideas.
Wouldnt that require a CDL? Im not sure about Illinois, but I know in Missouri you have to be 21 to get your CDL.

I think almost all jobs get boring and monotonous after a while, theres usually always a little something different about each day. But theres a lot of the same crap over and over again.

Stick with what youve got until you find something you really think youd like. Dont jump around from job to job, and if you do, dont put it on a resume, jumping around from job to job doesnt look good on a resume at all.
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Staples.

Theres one in downtown South Beloit, so i dont know how close that is to you.

This is back to school season so they might be looking for extra help if you get in soon! (Time to train limits the chances later)

They let anyone 16+ work, you jsut wont be able to touch the big things like cardboard compactor or money or such things.

They give you flexible hours pay is not bad (gets better as you go on) great opportunity for advancement. They will even give partial tuition reimbursement (depending on how long you work there, i get $2000 a year) incase you decide you want to go back to school or whatnot. And they offer many benefits too.

And to be honest the work isnt hard, just give it your all and you will be one of their most valuable assets very soon.
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Many car dealerships love to hire people who are 16-19ish to vacuum & wash cars and such. Maybe some local machine or wood shops could use someone to help clean up. (God knows we could use an extra hand at my shop to clean up after a few people)

Just donít quit your current job till you have another one lined up.
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I haven't personally worked there, but every friend I've ever had, young and old, poor and rich, part-time or full, have said great things about UPS. Plus they were voted in some list of top great companies to work for. Good luck!
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To bump this old thread. I had a chat with a lady who works at the West locaton around here. She said what she does there is take credit card and other financial applications. How does that sound? Only taking calls when they call u? I should have asked how they pay too :(
To be honest, it has been several years since I worked for West, and ALOT has changed from what I heard.
When I worked there it was horrible. We took orders for the things sold on infomercials. We had to force customers to listen to "upsells", which could take up to 20 minutes, even if they repeatedly stated they didn't want anything except for what was on tv. Also, we were held to a strict "call conversion", meaning we had to convert a certain percentage of all calls into an order. The worst part is even if they hung up and as soon as we answered, it counted against us. Then, to make matters worse, they could, and often did, hold your shift one half hour past the scheduled end time. If was busy all day, breaks and lunches could and were delayed or suspended all together. Also, on a slow day, they could release you early, sometimes before you even started, with no pay of course.
I tell you, the place was pure evil.
So, taking just credit cards aps wouldn't be bad, i did that for a while there too. But don't be deceived, things change there often and quickly. They'll add stuff into the apps, like make you try to get so many of the aps to take the credit insurance, or they will just come up with some new program and make you do it. And, they had a turn over rate that would make a fast food place cringe.
If you do not NEED a certain amount of money, you could try it for a while, and quit if it starts sucking.
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