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03/23/2006 10:55 pm
So I got a job. It's just a weekend job. It's at a turkey farm. Apparently I just gotta collect eggs and clean them. Sounds pretty easy, and it's $8 an hour, which is just a shred above minimum wage. I start this Saturday. At 5:30. Yeah, that's right. 5:30. Not "wake up at 5:30, be here for 6." More like "be working by the time 5:30 rolls around."

Yeah.
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03/23/2006 10:57 pm
$8 seems to be quite reasonable for the job description, and since I didn't get paid to lose part of my tooth I'm not really seeing the leverage.
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03/23/2006 10:58 pm
Originally Posted by: earthman buckSo I got a job. It's just a weekend job. It's at a turkey farm. Apparently I just gotta collect eggs and clean them. Sounds pretty easy, and it's $8 an hour, which is just a shred above minimum wage. I start this Saturday. At 5:30. Yeah, that's right. 5:30. Not "wake up at 5:30, be here for 6." More like "be working by the time 5:30 rolls around."

Yeah.



Good for you Earthman!!

I collected eggs once, it was fun until I ran into a rooster... lets just say it was an experience I will never forget... and that you can punt a rooster pretty far... :D
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03/23/2006 11:01 pm
Minimum wage is 5.15 an hour. 8 is well above it.
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03/23/2006 11:03 pm
Originally Posted by: Jolly McJollysonMinimum wage is 5.15 an hour. 8 is well above it.

He's in Canada.
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03/23/2006 11:03 pm
Originally Posted by: Jolly McJollysonMinimum wage is 5.15 an hour. 8 is well above it.


Not in Canada... I think its 7.65 or something like that...
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03/23/2006 11:04 pm
Ohhhh, right, but it's canadian money. Pffft.

Oh boy, a whole 8 loonies.
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03/23/2006 11:05 pm
Originally Posted by: Jolly McJollysonMinimum wage is 5.15 an hour. 8 is well above it.

Here in Canada, it's like $7.50 or $7.75.
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03/23/2006 11:09 pm
Originally Posted by: Jolly McJollysonOhhhh, right, but it's canadian money. Pffft.

Oh boy, a whole 8 loonies.



HEY WAIT A MINUTE!! ARE YOU DISSING CANADIAN MONEY!?!

Oh yeah right, Canadian Money does suck.. Sorry... Carry on...
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03/23/2006 11:10 pm
Originally Posted by: Tonja_ReneeARE YOU DISSING CANADIAN MONEY!!

Is that supposed to be a question.
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03/23/2006 11:12 pm
Originally Posted by: Jolly McJollysonOhhhh, right, but it's canadian money. Pffft.

Oh boy, a whole 8 loonies.

Somebody give him rep for that. This "spreading it around" business nauseates me.
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03/23/2006 11:14 pm
Originally Posted by: Cryptic ExcretionsIs that supposed to be a question.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=earthman buck]Somebody give him rep for that. This "spreading it around" business nauseates me.


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03/23/2006 11:14 pm
minimum wage varies from state to state in the US.

minimum wage in california is $6.75/hour
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03/24/2006 12:45 am
Originally Posted by: PonyOnethere's federal minimum wage though, you can't dip below that.

one thing I miss about MA is that you get paid time and a half on sundays. Old blue law.

we're supposed to make $.50 per hour extra on sundays.. but they recently decided to make a "new contract" which is screwing everyone over. so courtesy clerks (what I am) don't get such benefits.

but I'm going to be quitting that job soon probably (seriously, I put in an online application to another grocery store.. and was called by them less than 9 hours later!)
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03/24/2006 1:03 am
Originally Posted by: Tonja_ReneeHEY WAIT A MINUTE!! ARE YOU DISSING CANADIAN MONEY!?!

Oh yeah right, Canadian Money does suck.. Sorry... Carry on...


Meh, we got those sweet ass blue bills with the hockey players on them. :D
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03/24/2006 2:47 am
Originally Posted by: Jolly McJollysonMinimum wage is 5.15 an hour. 8 is well above it.

i worked for $4 last summer at my pool. but this year i'll be getting 8, so im fine.
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03/24/2006 3:20 am
Originally Posted by: ericthecableguyMeh, we got those sweet ass blue bills with the hockey players on them. :D

Ain't nothin' sweet about a $5, my friend.
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03/24/2006 7:54 pm
Originally Posted by: AkiraBecause working at another grocery store will obviously be so much better.

let's see, I'm not sure if they have the same rules as safeway does. they may allow me to work in some other department before I'm 18. I could be a checker, or work in the produce. and, there is one guy in my health class that works there, in the produce department, and I overheard him say "yeah, all the managers are pretty chill. it's cool" which sounds totally opposite to the managers at my store, who are so uptight about everything. I'm still unsure whether the pay will be more, less, or the same though. I expect it to be around the same, as places will usually pay a bit more if you have experience.

I have an interview today at 4:30 (PST, in other words, it's noon right now for me) so wish me luck!
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03/24/2006 11:08 pm
This is trippy. Here's the bill:


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