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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have looked and looked put in everywhere!!! I dont care where I work I just have to find a job...Ive put in at Wal-Mart, Mcdonalds, US Cellular, Goodwill, Sheetz, and Tuesday go to Shoneys(they do open interviews) I dont mind waiting tables not a bad job really I get to walk a lot which is good Im trying to lose weight. Im sure I could make good tips but around here waitress pay is between 2.13 and 3 dollars an hour. Which means I have to make good tips or we can not financially make it...please send me some that I find a good job soon!!
post #2 of 16
Where have you worked before? What kind of experience do you have?
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ive worked since I was 15...I started at Aunt Beas a fast food restaraunt during the busy season and was laid off as soon as it slowed down...from there I went to a Day Care job started at 16 in FEB there and worked Until September(17 by then) when the business was bought out and 30 of us lost their job from the day care...Then I went to Mcdonalds I worked there for just a couple of months before giving a 2wk notice and moving to Wal-Mart(good pay for this area) then moved from walmart into nursing done nursing from October06 to Feb 2007 (home health) got out when my patient passed away and then I went to XM and worked there from March of 2007 to 12/13/2007(20 now) when I walked out(the reason is in a different thread) Ive had all kinds of expierence the biggest problem with finding a job is my college schedule I have class on monday nights from 6-9:20 I can work that day but I need to be off by 5pm 5:30 if its local to the college. I have class on Wednesday from 1-2:45 and I can work from 3:30 to whenever that day.
post #4 of 16
Lots of vibes coming your way!
post #5 of 16
What part of Virginia? Anywhere near Norfolk? I have an office there and will see if we need any clerical/filing people if it is local. We work 7:30am to 4:30pm.
post #6 of 16
Sending good luck vibes your way. I hope you can find something soon.
post #7 of 16
Lots of "find work" !
post #8 of 16
BIG new job vibes coming your way!!
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Im several hours from norfolk...but thanks so much Spyral! Thanks to everyone else as well for your vibes!!! Im starting again on monday going out job hunting
post #10 of 16
several hours is a bit of a commute! Good luck with the job hunt!
post #11 of 16
Heading straight to you!!! I will keep fingers and toes crossed as well
post #12 of 16
This time of year really stinks for finding a job. For retail everyone is winding down from the Holidays shoppers and probably will need still mid-January until they can start rehiring (that's usually when the holiday help leaves).

Then for businesses, often times their new budgets hit after the new year. So definitely begin looking after January 2nd!

Good Luck! Its rough everywhere!
post #13 of 16
Now, I'm not familiar with waitressing, but $2-$3 an hour is far below the federal minimum wage. I know there are exceptions for the federal minimum wage for smaller businesses, but you might want to look into that to see if it's actually legal to pay you so little.

Tricia
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Green Bunny View Post
Now, I'm not familiar with waitressing, but $2-$3 an hour is far below the federal minimum wage. I know there are exceptions for the federal minimum wage for smaller businesses, but you might want to look into that to see if it's actually legal to pay you so little.

Tricia
I haven't researched this, so I may be way off base, but I think restaurants are exempt from having to pay minimum wage because of the tips.

Actually, I just did google and found this at http://www.restaurant.org/legal/law_minwage.cfm

Restaurants covered by federal minimum wage law (a.k.a. the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA) are required to pay hourly employees at least $5.15 an hour, and tipped employees a cash wage of at least $2.13 an hour.
post #15 of 16
Good luck! Finding a job took quite awhile for me, and it stunk! But a bit of persistence (2 applications to one job) got me a position there, and 7 applications to my current job got me in the door there and I love it. Just keep trying and keep positive!!
post #16 of 16
Have you tried any of the temp firms such as Manpower, Kelly Services etc..... ?
I don't know the closest locations of temp firms to your location but they should have choices from office type work to light industrial?? Also what about cleaning services-esp office cleaning firms???
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