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post #11 of 18 Old 08-29-2013, 01:16 AM
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Have you thought about working retail at a department store? Some major department stores (Von Maur, Macy's, Nordstrom, etc) pay associates very well and have pretty good commission programs.

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post #12 of 18 Old 08-29-2013, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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I HATE working for commission. Hate it, hate it, hate it. The only time I did it and even remotely enjoyed it was when I worked for Budget Rent-a-Car and made hourly plus commission, which was nice. Most places pay hourly or commission, not both. We only have Dillard's here, too, as far as department stores that do that.

I'm looking for an office-type position or clerical or something like that. That's what I'm good at.

ETA: Just re-read that and it sounded really rude. Didn't mean it that way at all. Just very vehement that that is not something I want to do.
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post #13 of 18 Old 08-29-2013, 01:26 PM
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No worries. I wasn't offended. I'm surprised to hear that. Most stores by me that are commission based have a very good base pay, starting at $8.25 for no selling experience. For example, Von Maur will sometimes give associates with a fair amount of experience $10 an hour plus they earn commission. Since that isn't an option, have you thought about working as a receptionist at an office? I know several people who work reception jobs and seem to like them. Well, as much as anyone likes working. Lol

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post #14 of 18 Old 08-29-2013, 01:58 PM
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So, until July, I used to work for a car dealership. I was fired at the end of July without a valid reason (written reason was "services no longer needed"...reason given by the manager who told my supervisor to fire me was "it's just time"). I have been constantly job-hunting since then. Yesterday, I got hired as a cashier at Goodwill. This is what I did before I worked at the car dealership (worked at Goodwill from November 2010 to May 2012), so I don't need to be trained.

Today is my first day at Goodwill. Usually when you get a new job you're excited and energized. I'm not. I'm just kind of feeling...I don't know. "Eh" is the best way to describe it.

Am I just weird?
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No you're not weird at all. If I went back to a job I'd done before I would be kind of "eh" as well, which doesn't mean I wouldn't be grateful for the job! It just means it would hold no surprises or challenges for me.

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post #15 of 18 Old 08-29-2013, 02:57 PM
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When I once could only get part time, I additionally fed and worked out people's horses. You would be shocked at the number of people that are in fact home but simply need extra help. It is sporadic, but not for long. I did it again after college when money got tight. It sure helped pay the bills.

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post #16 of 18 Old 08-29-2013, 03:08 PM
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i've felt that way before about new jobs i've worked lol but i agree with everyone else. you've done this before, the novelty has worn off.

i always sound crazy asking, but have you considered working for starbucks? i do and it is by far the best place i've ever worked. you get a raise every 6 months based on performance (usually only 15-25 cents an hour but its still something), you can get really affordable health insurance even at part time hours for you and your boyfriend if you are living together, and starbucks gives you stock options that vest every year (free money). you also get good discounts on your phone bill (sprint is 18% for example) and tons of clothing and electronics stores, car insurance, you'd be surprised! the longer you work there the better the perks, too, like tuition reimbursement for college, and there's always management positions available (a.k.a. more money) if you prove you want them. i was promoted to shift supervisor within a year and a half and am working towards assistant manager now. the job can be hard at times and annoying (what job isnt?) but a lot of fun too and you meet some great people, i've gotten really well paying side jobs(babysitting, housekeeping, etc.) through customers off the books that have helped during especially tough times. i realize sound like an advertisement lol but i wouldn't be where i am today if i hadn't gotten this job. it's opened a lot of doors and looks GREAT on your resume if you stick around. just putting it out there lol
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post #17 of 18 Old 08-30-2013, 04:18 PM
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Sorry you lost your job - good luck in the job search. Having to work at a job that doesn't excite you sucks...
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post #18 of 18 Old 08-30-2013, 10:41 PM
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I don't think it's weird if its something you've already done for a long time. Im sure I would feel that way if I had a job that to me was not interesting.

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